Posts Tagged With: Science

Our favorite slime yet! 

Ater our last slime we decided to try another one that would stretch better.  So this time we tried Saline Slime by Little Bins for Little Hands.  This is by far our favorite slime so far! (Easy to make,  not too sticky/ messy).

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Butterfly Chromatography 

This is Spring break for our County. So it means it is a good time to host another event.  

Today was Butterfly Chromatography. Markers are made up of different colors.  when you put them on some paper and have water travel up the paper, the different colors separate. 

We started off with the story Gotta Go Gotta Go! I love seeing how excited and engaged the kids are! 

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Peep Catapults

I have been trying out events and activities that correspond to a business idea I am working on.  We have now successfully hosted two.  (See details of our first here).

This event was Peep Catapults! After we had it all set up outside,  mother nature decided to change our plans so we hurried and moved it all inside.

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Magical Leprechaun Rock Hunt 

Today was our magical Leprechaun rock hunt.   


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Skittles Experiment 

So A was excited about the skittles from Halloween .  So we decided to do a little experiment (or as she called Magic)!

Did you know that if you places skittles down & then slowly pour warm water around them,  the colors run!  

A & I each took a plate & arranged our skittle.  I put a piece of watercolor paper under mine to see what would happen.  

It was fun watching how excited A got as she watched she colors appear!  The watercolor paper absorbed some of the color,  but it was very faint.   

After we watched the colors spread out,  A had fun looking at the skittles and how they changed. 

SKILLS : Color changes,  Observations,  Describing, Fine Motor 

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Mystical Tree 

We found this Mystical Tree awhile back & decided it was a good day to try it.   

We started it just before nap & saw nice growth by the time A was up.   

It was neat watching the crystals grow & turn the color of the tree limbs.  And interesting that it was white on the trunk. 

SKILLS: Patience,  Observations, Science, Predictions 

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11:pm (A saw it in the morning & called it the broccoli tree! )

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Outdoors Oobleck

A found one of our books today, flipped through,  & then said she wanted to try this one.   So after checking it out & realizing we had everything (cornstarch,  water,  & food coloring)  we got down to business.  

A helped measure the cornstarch, added a few drops of blue food coloring to the water.  Then we headed outside to our little pool to play.  

It was fun watching (& playing with) this substance that is a liquid when sitting, but when you squeeze it is turns solid!

Both A & S had a fun time playing with the oobleck!

*Note: Clean up was easy. Used wet washcloth on the kids & then added more water & was able to easily rinse out the pool.

SKILLS:  Sensory, Imagination, Solid vs. Liquid.

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Toothpick Star

The concept behind this is too advanced for A, but it is a neat visual. 

Take wooden toothpicks & break in half,  but not apart.  Place then so their center (folded) parts touch.  Drip a little water at a time on the center & watch the toothpicks move apart.

(This works because the the water travels through the toothpicks using capillary action)

SKILLS: Observation, Fine Motor Skills,  Water Properties

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