Category «Science Experiments»

You are a Special Snowflake: Indoor Snow & Ice Activities

You are a Special Snowflake This is the time of year for winter science with the preschoolers, which includes snow science, snow slime, arctic animals, hibernation, ice science, brrr… you get the idea. Since the weather is sometimes too severe to go outside and explore (or in the case of this winter – warm and …

Valentine’s Day Craft: STEAM Sun Catchers

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   A STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) project that doubles as a Valentine’s decoration? Yes, please! One of my favorite things to do is to use science to create a pretty art project. Even if your child “doesn’t like science” or “doesn’t want to do a craft”, everyone …

Happy New Year: Gifts of Science that Keep On Giving

HAPPY NEW YEAR! First of all, a very “Happy New Year” to everyone! I am excited to start fresh in 2017. Now that the holidays are over, it is time to dig a hole through all of our Christmas decorations, presents, and general disaster of a living room and find some great gifts to explore! Many of you …

Fall Science Wrap Up: Leaves, Cranberries, and Corn

Leaves, Beautiful Leaves I only have to look in my backyard to find beautiful fall leaves. I love our trees. When we moved to Ohio from California, we were looking for a little bit of land and privacy. Our home in CA was lovely, but our yard was so tiny, it could be mowed in less …

Thanksgiving Left-Overs: 2 Potato Recipes, Plus Homemade Butter

Left-Overs There is nothing better than turkey sandwiches the day after Thanksgiving, am I right? But what about some of the side dishes? I have two yummy left-over potato recipes to share, plus a fun science “experiment” making fresh butter at home to spread over those left-over rolls (or anything else- no judging here!). Sweet …

Shark Week Science: Shark Experiments Plus a Sharknado Fail

I decided to celebrate shark week in November, since I do not teach science during the summer months. And don’t worry, no sharks were harmed in the making of these experiments. I found nearly all my shark information from this fantastic website. If you are curious about sharks, I highly recommend this site! Shark Skin Though …

Dinosaur Science: Erupting Dinosaur Eggs!

Dinosaur Skeleton Matching After our skeletons/bones/fossil experiments right before Halloween, I thought it was a perfect time to bring out my supply of dinosaur toys! My son was a huge dinosaur collector when he was in preschool, so we have accumulated a lot of great dinosaur toys over the years. For one of the preschool science “stations”, …

Halloween Science: 6 Awesome Experiments

I picked the 6 best Halloween science experiments and demonstrations to get your little scientists in the Halloween spirit! Witch Science First up is witch science! Everyone knows that witches wear big hats, ride brooms, and have cackling laughter. But, before you can ride a broom, you must learn how to balance it on one finger… …

Skeleton Science: X-Ray Matching and Dinosaur Fossils

Mr. Jones’ Bones The week leading up to Halloween is the perfect time to bring out Mr. Jones’ Bones, and talk about skeletons, bones, and fossils! Mr. Jones is totally worth the dollar I spent for him at the Dollar Store! Can you believe we all have skeletons under our skin? Kind of creepy… X-Ray …

Fizzing Rainbows, Magical Milk and Colorful Bubble Snakes: Color Mixing Science

Color mixing is an all-time favorite activity for preschoolers. Simply mixing finger paints or watercolors can be very fun and educational. I have three exciting ways to explore mixing colors, but first, an excellent rainbow resource. Rainbows Rainbow, by Marion Dane Bauer, is a children’s book about rainbows and gives an age-appropriate explanation of how a …

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