Borax Snowflake Crystal making is a fun STEAM activity for children of all ages. Remember STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math! These snowflake crystals are also great if you live in a warmer climate that doesn’t see much real snow or if you just want to make some fun decorations!
Easy Rubber Egg Experiment! Yes, easy! It only takes about 5 minutes to set up and then a week’s worth of observations. Come see how easy it really is!
Did you know that you could freeze bubbles? We discovered the joy of frozen bubbles during our last snow! As long as your temperatures are below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, then you too can enjoy some frozen bubble fun with the kids!
February 15th is Galileo’s birthday, so I decided to search out all of the kids’ books and fun resources to aid me in teaching our son about the man that designed the first pendulum clock. Galileo improved the telescope and thus discovered sunspots, tracked the phases of Venus, and puzzled over the rings of Saturn. He also went on to discover the four massive moons of Jupiter! This is definitely a scientist our son wanted to know more about.
Lets talk kids who love science for a moment. I don’t know about you, but our kids love anything science related! We’re talking chemistry, engineering, geology, robots, STEM and everything in-between. They will spend hours building, tinkering, and completely absorbed in any experiment. So, if you’re like me and frantically searching for science related gifts, then search no more. Check out these fantastic holiday gift ideas for your science loving kids!
I am so excited to share an awesome subscription box that I recently discovered! Do your children love hands on learning that’s fun? I know ours sure do. Do your kids love science, technology, engineering, and math aka STEM? What about comic books? Our son thrives on STEM based learning and being a reluctant reader, comic books have been a big hit with him too! How about all of these things I mentioned with a bit of history and geography thrown in? Then allow me to introduce to you the Know Yourself Adventure Series!
Another week has come and gone. Anyone else exhausted? I know I sure am. Perhaps I just need more caffeine in the way of coffee! I always start my day with coffee and now that we’ve entered into a new school year I like to start my day with a bit of encouragement.
Your brain is the most complex part of your body! It is the part of your body that tells you what’s going on around you. The brain even creates the thoughts and feelings that make up your personality! This is definitely a part of the body we need to know more about! The kids and I enjoyed some fun brain activities, this week, that included interesting brain facts, the different parts of the brain and its history.
August is upon us and for many of us it brings with it the planning of another homeschool year. Curriculum’s and school supplies bombard our senses as we walk through stores and browse online. It can be quite intimidating and overwhelming. I found myself jotting down notes about this upcoming school year while I sipped my coffee earlier this week. Our homeschool doesn’t run off of a boxed curriculum like some. That isn’t to say that we don’t use them at all. We simply don’t use them in the traditional way of starting with chapter one and working our way chronologically to the end. We prefer the ability to follow our interests, tumble down rabbit holes, and to get lost in our passions.
Did you know that your kids can build their own solar oven out of pizza boxes? It’s true! What’s more, there is loads to be learned about the concentration of the sun’s energy and you can all enjoy a tasty treat at the end of the process: Solar Oven S’mores! Here is how we made these tasty s’mores and learned about Reflection, Absorption, and Convection.