This past week I pulled out various science books and we went through and picked out experiments to try. Do you know how freeing that was? We picked them out to do them for fun! No learning objectives other than what the kids observed on their own. Here are a few that we did:
With the air being so dry in my house right now, I knew this would be the perfect time to have some fun with static electricity. It never gets old seeing hair stick up on end or secretively trying to stick a balloon on someone’s back. We had lots of fun and giggles with this one.
Baking Soda and Vinegar Reactions:
We blew up a balloon using vinegar and baking soda! An easy way to observe a chemical reaction and bi-products of that reaction.
Sedimentary Rock Building:
What? This doesn’t look like science? Well we made this creation to demonstrate sedimentary rocks! This recipe is found in Christian Kids Explore Science Earth and Science book.
Neutrons, Protons, Electrons Oh My!
My 9 yr. old and 12yr. old worked on building an atomic model and models of H2O and O2 molecules from Styrofoam balls. We followed the directions found in Christian Kids Explore Science: Chemistry book.
Observing Nature in the Comfort of my Home:
I also got this awesome DVD in the mail from Crowe’s Nest Media. Oh it makes me wish spring was near! I’ll be writing in more detail about it next week along with other bloggers and we’ll be giving away a couple DVD’s too.