Adventures in Wonderlab

Adventures in Wonderlab

Fun science adventures for all ages!

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Fall Decorations plus Cleaning & Preserving Gourds and Pumpkins

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Welcome, Fall! For our family, it is usually the busiest and most fun season of the year. So far, we have celebrated 4 family birthdays (my husband, my father, my son, and my nephew), I ran my annual half marathon (yipee!), and in the meantime, I have been working on my fall decorations. First up,… (read more)

Rock On! Find a Rock. Paint a Rock. Hide a Rock.

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Pet Rocks Reimagined When I was a child, I remember having my very own collection of pet rocks.  I was in the fourth grade, and my rock collection was stored in an egg carton at my school (I don’t remember why, exactly). I truly cared for my rocks, and when my elementary school burned down… (read more)

Free and Fun Summertime Boredom Buster

Scavenger Hunt Printable Looking for a fun, free outdoor activity with your kids? We recently went on a Nature Walk Scavenger Hunt, and both of my kids (ages 7 and 9) loved it! The Bird Feed NYC has this great “Nature Walk” printable scavenger hunt! They actually have 15 printable scavenger hunts, including beach, snow,… (read more)

Summer Strawberries plus a Delicious Strawberry-Chia Jam

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For detailed information about growing strawberries, Mother Earth News has a great article all about strawberries. Planting and Growing Strawberries Two years ago, we purchased 3 strawberry plants from Lowe’s. We cleared out a patch of grass in the sunniest area of our yard, and put a small wood border around the patch. Then, we added… (read more)

How to Get Rid of Ants Without Using Nasty Chemicals

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All the Little Ants are Marching The weather has warmed up outside, the birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and the teeny-tiny ants are making their way into my kitchen! We don’t necessarily have an “ant problem”, but we do have an occasional ant visit our home. We have children and a cat, so I have no… (read more)