Adventures in Wonderlab

Adventures in Wonderlab

Fun science adventures for all ages!

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Do I Have to Use Sanitizing Wipes on my Shopping Cart?

Purell wipes

Most grocery stores offer sanitizing wipes as an option to wipe down your cart before starting your grocery shopping. I really do appreciate the opportunity to decontaminate my shopping cart. After all, I have read that shopping carts are one of the germiest things we touch in public… When you think about it, diaper-aged kiddos… (read more)

Do I Really Have to Wash My Hands? An Experiment with Hand Washing and Growing Bacteria

bacterial colonies

We finally got the chance to test out our new agar plates and do an experiment growing bacteria. Since it’s that special time of year again- when all of the bad germs try to make their way into our bodies and make us sick- we decided to do a hand washing experiment. How effective is… (read more)

Sparkly Sea Foam Slime and a Dreamy Ocean in a Bottle

Ocean in a jar

When you live nowhere near an ocean, sometimes you feel the need to create ocean-themed slime. And while you are at it, why not a beautiful ocean in a bottle, as well?! Sparkly Sea Foam Slime It is slime time! Our slime ingredients included: Elmer’s Clear glue, baking soda, saline solution, glitter (optional), pearls (optional),… (read more)

The Magic of Oil and Water

oil and water

We were having “one of those days” yesterday. Summer break is in full swing, and both kids were restless and cranky – stuck inside the house with another afternoon of thunderstorms. My kids are either the best of friends, or best explained like oil and water.¬†When all else fails to stop my kids’ bickering, there… (read more)

3 Fun Kid-Friendly Activities to Celebrate July 4th

Waterbead fireworks

These fun activities can be done anytime of the year, but if you are looking for a few simple ways to entertain kids this July 4th, these might do the trick! Firecracker Drinks Who doesn’t love a festive and exciting beverage to enjoy on July 4th? Just use sparkling water (or Sprite, or even tap… (read more)