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 …

The Best 5 Magical Gifts: Give the Gift of Magic!

Science is Magic, and Magic is Science **Although all of these magic toys are designed for use by children, adult supervision is needed for safety and to ensure that young scientists get the most out of their new toys!** Magic Pens (ages 3+) Magic Pens are a lot of fun! You can write a secret message in white …

Eat a Rainbow: Healthy Foods for Thanksgiving and Beyond

With Thanksgiving Day quickly approaching, we are learning about eating all the colors of the rainbow in preschool science this week. Have you ever heard the saying, “Eat a Rainbow”? It is a simple mantra, but of course, the rainbow colors need to come from NATURAL foods – namely fruits and vegetables! Fruits and vegetables get their …

My Top 10 Super Science Stocking Stuffers and 5 Big Gifts, too!

**UPDATE: to see how we are enjoying some of these science toys in the New Year, click here** Do you have a budding scientist at home? I have a couple at my house, and I love to find fun and “secretly educational” toys and activities for Christmas gifts! Most of the items I have listed on …

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”, …

5 Things I am Loving This Fall

**Update: my newest list of favorites can be seen by clicking here!** 1. Slow-Cooker Black Bean Soup It’s slow-cooker season, and I am loving every minute of it. Even though my family rarely eats out or gets take-out food, I do not necessarily enjoy cooking our meals everyday. The glory of the slow-cooker is that I can …

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 …

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