Homemade Slushie: Science with a Tasty Result

This summer has been HOT and we have enjoyed cooling off by making homemade slushies. How to Make a Slushie It is still miserably hot here in the desert, and since we can’t spend much time outside, we have to find ways to be entertained and stay cool inside the house.  We love doing science and this science experiment lets your kids learn about liquid/solid phase changes with a yummy slushie as the result. […]

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Sound Vibrations: Simple Science

Our kids know that we hear with our ears but how does it work?  For our Saturday Science experiment today we are testing out different objects to show just how sound vibrations travel.  How Sound Vibrations Travel All sound travels in waves through a medium such as a liquid, gas or a solid and starts with the tiniest vibration.  The medium  must be present in order for sound vibrations to travel.  Sound vibrations move through different mediums at different speeds.  To test how sound vibrations work in various mediums,  all you need is a few simple objects from around your home. […]

Dry Ice Experiments

How cool are these Dry Ice Experiments from Crafting in the Rain?  My boys are going to be begging to go to the store for some dry ice. Dry Ice Experiments Can I just say how much I love science!  Science is the theme for this week on Summer Survival for Moms of Boys and I am loving all of the experiments that have been shared. If there is one thing that I hope I am doing in my children’s education it is teaching them to love science as much as I do.  Sadly, children seem to lose their enthusiasm for science the older they get but I am determined to keep my boys excited about learning and experimenting.  It is experiments like these Dry Ice Experiments from Crafting in the Rain , that are just the thing to help keep their enthusiasm alive. […]

Easy Water Experiments

These Easy Water Experiments from Let’s Go Junking, are a perfect way to learn science and potentially stay cool. This week on Summer Survival for Moms of Boys,  our theme is Science!  Tracey from Let’s Go Junking is sharing 4 easy but really fun Water Science Experiments including how to make a Tornado!  My boys are so excited to try that. […]

Melting Marshmallows – Simple Science

The theme for this week on Summer Survival for Moms of Boys is Science!  I love this fun and simple Melting Marshmallows Experiment from Mom is the Only Girl. Melting Marshmallow Experiment We have done a few experiments that involve the sun and have even made a solar oven that we baked cookies in.  I love this simple experiment that demonstrates the power of the sun.  This Melting Marshmallow experiment from Mom is the Only Girl is super fun and simple for even the youngest scientists.  It is always fun to let kids hypothesize what they think will happen and then see what actually happens. […]

Exploding Soda – Fun with Science

It is Science week on Summer Survival for Moms of Boys and today Arien with One Krieger Chick is sharing one of our personal favorite activities: Exploding Soda! Exploding Soda You may have seen similar pictures floating around of soda exploding into the air but how does that work?  You can get instructions and see for yourself at OneKriegerChick.com. […]

Top Science Books for Kids

I love science and we love to share our favorite science experiments. Today I am sharing some of the best science books for kids. Top Science Books for Kids A lot of people don’t know that I graduated in Biology teaching so science is kind of my “thing”.  I feel that kids naturally love science when they are young but as they get older they can lose that enthusiasm unless they have parents or teachers who keep science interesting to them.  I was kind of in that same boat until I had a high school Biology teacher who made science exciting again. Children love to explore and figure out the world around them so I always try to find scientific ways for my kids to understand the things they come in contact with in nature.  These are some of my favorite books that we have used to do experiments and to answer a lot of the questions that they have. […]

Ivory Soap Experiment – Only Soap and Microwave Needed

This Ivory Soap Experiment will literally have your kids on the edge of their seats as they watch the Ivory soap grow. Ivory Soap Experiment For this week’s Saturday Science post I am sharing a science experiment so simple, yet so exciting, that your kids will be asking for it again and again.  This microwave Ivory soap experiment only requires two things.  One, some Ivory soap.  And two, a microwave.  Please note that it has to be IVORY soap for this to work.  Other soap just won’t do.  But, it is fun to try out some different kinds of soap and have the kids predict what they think will happen. That’s a great way to introduce the scientific method to them at an early age.  (Ah..the science teacher in my is coming out. 😉 Ivory Soap Experiment […]

Fireworks in a Jar – Simple Science

Fireworks in a Jar is the perfect simple science project to get your kids ready for the 4th of July.  This week’s simple science project only uses 3 ingredients and the results are so much fun! Fireworks in a Jar This is a great experiment to show the interaction of water and oil and most likely you have all the supplies you need in your pantry right now.  The 4th of July is right around the corner here in the United States and since fireworks are a huge part of our celebration, I thought this would be the perfect experiment to share with my boys this week. […]

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