10 Messy Summer Science Activities for Outside!

One of the best ways to engage in hands-on science learning is by simply messing about. When children’s play leads them to make observations about the things around them and the ways in which they interact with each other, they learn powerful lessons that they’ll remember for years to come. Luckily the time of year messy science learning can be done outdoors! Below are ten suggestions for hands-on science activities that families can engage in both to learn about a specific topic and to encourage self-directed “messing about” with safe science materials once formal experimentation has been done.  Read the rest of this entry »

Fall Science: Hands-On Experiments to Connect with the Change of Season

Fall-Inspired Hands-On Science Inspires Outdoor Experiments

Crisp fall days are a great time for outdoor hands-on science! Using fall-harvested crops and the natural phenomena of autumn as inspiration, families can explore everything from weather prediction to animal tracks. These engaging outdoor science projects can be enjoyed by scientists of all ages, and require few materials – the learning inspired by each project will come naturally thanks to participants’ curiosity and ability to observe! Read the rest of this entry »

Science Experiments with Candy

Sacrifice Your Kids Halloween Candy in the Name of Science!

Candy ExperimentsWondering what to do with the three pounds of candy your kids will be bringing home Halloween night?  How about SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS! Loralee, a mom of three, has created a great web site, Candy Experiments, filled with science experiments you can do with your kids using all that candy. Experiments include Acid Test using Pixy Stixs, Chromatography using M&M’s, Density experiment with Skittles, and many others!  There’s even a series of videos demonstrating several of the experiments.

Experiment with your kids Halloween (or other holiday, birthday candy loot) and share your results HERE.

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