Apr 102016
 

Hot Air Cold Air Science Experiment

Both of my boys are SO into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education) with a huge emphasis on the science part.   It’s funny because I hated Science class when I was in school.  Hated it! Now that I am an adult I have a whole new appreciation for it and am trying to catch up with a lot of what I missed while I was sleeping in class all those years ago.  Lucky for me, my boys love all things science related and get so excited when we do science experiments at home. This hot air/cold air experiment was a lot of fun to do with the kids and the results are absolutely fascinating.

Here’s what you need:

  • Two containers
  • Empty drink bottle
  • Large balloon
  • Ice cubes
  • Hot and cold water

**Note, there is no need for the stick, I just didn’t want my hands blocking your view. Continue reading »

Feb 232015
 

Gross Science Project

Recently, I have been hearing my oldest son, who is ten years old, start to talk about what he wants to do when he grows up.  I have heard a few different ideas floating around like becoming a chef, being an inventor and being a scientist.

I just want him to be happy with whatever he chooses to do with his life, but since he’s still so young, I figure I can take the opportunity to help him explore all of the things he’s been mentioning.  In addition to working together in the kitchen, my son has been busy inventing all sorts of things up in his room.  I also bought a few books with simple science experiments that we can do at home to help encourage his love of science.  My son zoned in on one activity in particular: making boogers.  Yes, boogers.

Have you ever wondered where boogers and snot come from? C’mon admit it, everyone has! Children and adults alike get boogers and snot from time to time; no one is exempt from these things. Snot and boogers are actually formed from proteins and sugars in our bodies, that mix and in turn become stringy. That my friend is where snot comes from. When those strings of protein harden, you have boogers. It is gross and fascinating at the same time! Find out more about how boogers and snot are made when you try this homemade boogers and snot recipe below!

Here is what you will need:
½ cup of hot water
2 packets of clear gelatin
¼ cup of sugar
Green food coloring
Spoon Continue reading »

Apr 252014
 

If you read my Christmas recap post back in January, you may recall that my nine year old got this awesome book from his uncle for Christmas.  I may or may not have been more excited about it than he was and I couldn’t wait to dig and do some of these experiments with the boys.  My goal is to complete all of them by the end of the year.  We’ve done several of the experiments already and you can read about the other ones here if you’d like.

awesome-science-book

I like the experiments in this book because they are all relatively simple with detailed instructions. Continue reading »

Apr 022014
 

If you read my Christmas recap post in January, you may recall that my nine year old got this awesome book from his uncle for Christmas.  I may or may not have been more excited about it than he was and I couldn’t wait to dig and do some of these experiments with the boys.  My goal is to complete all of them by the end of the year.  We’ve done several of the experiments already and you can read about the other ones here if you’d like.

awesome-science-book

I like the experiments in this book because they are all relatively simple with detailed instructions. Continue reading »

Feb 242014
 

If you read my Christmas recap post, you may recall that my nine year old got this awesome book from his uncle for Christmas.  I may or may not have been more excited about it than he was and I couldn’t wait to dig and do some of these experiments with the boys.  My goal is to complete all of them by the end of the year.  We did completed Frankenstein’s Hand and The Bottomless Pit already and today I am going to tell you about our third experiment: Egg in a Bottle.

awesome-science-book

I like the experiments in this book because they are all relatively simple with detailed instructions. Continue reading »

Feb 052014
 

If you read my Christmas recap post last month, you may recall that my nine year old got this awesome book from his uncle for Christmas.  I may or may not have been more excited about it than he was and I couldn’t wait to dig and do some of these experiments with the boys.  My goal is to complete all of them by the end of the year.  We did our first one a few weeks ago called Frankenstein’s Hand (you can read all about it here) and today I am going to tell you about our second one:  The Bottomless Pit.

awesome-science-book

I like the experiments in this book because they are all relatively simple with detailed instructions. Continue reading »

Jan 222014
 

If you read my Christmas recap post last month, you may recall that my nine year old got this awesome book from his uncle for Christmas.  I may or may not have been more excited about it than he was and I couldn’t wait to dig and do some of these experiments with the boys.  My goal is to complete all of them by the end of the year.  We did our first one a few weeks ago and it was called Frankenstein’s Hand.

awesome-science-book

I like the experiments in this book because they are all relatively simple with detailed instructions. Continue reading »