It is important to encourage a child’s sense of awe – and maybe rediscover it ourselves. The magic and wonder can be a great early draw into a love of gardening and science. I’ve found a collection of bloggers who know that and have some of the best ways to teach kids about seeds and the amazing ways they grow.
Grow your own crystals for a fun family activity. This was actually pretty easy, and there are many ways to try it. The two most interesting crystals we grew as a test were from alum powder and epsom salts.
The only thing better than exploring the great outdoors with kids is bringing a little bit of the outdoors back home or to the classroom. Molding wildlife tracks is so simple that anybody can do it, and the process (as well resulting casts) can be used as both outdoor science and nature activities. Plus, an […]
Whether you home school, or you compliment your child’s education at home like most of the parents I know, you’ll want to check out littleBits. These learning bits are amazing and have some great potential for educational activities and HANDS ON learning. You know I’m a fan of that! What Are littleBits littleBits are kits […]
Kids do not want to do the same old boring science experiments. They want to do something exciting and new. Here are five projects that will keep your kids engaged, excited, and proud to participate in the science fair, or even excited about science as you homeschool year round. Creepy Science How about adding a little […]
“I’ve Been Workin’ on the Railroad” is a classic song for children that can be used to teach an entire locomotive unit study in science, math, reading, art, music & more. Here are some ideas for using a familiar children’s song, “I’ve Been Workin’ on the Railroad” to teach several elementary grade subjects. Most of […]