Posts Tagged ‘science’

Social Distance Learning Project: Floating Egg

Here’s a quick and easy science experiment you can do with items that you likely have on hand! Video Tutorial: floating egg DIRECTIONS: Fill a tall drinking glass ¾ full of tap water. Carefully place the egg into the water…and watch it sink. Now fill another tall drinking glass ¾ full of tap water and…

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Social Distance Learning Project: Cloud in a Jar

These rainy April days are a perfect time to introduce kids to the concept of weather, and this simple experiment makes it easy for them to understand. No galoshes required! Video Tutorial: cloud in a jar YOU’LL NEED: A wide mouth jar, shaving cream, food coloring, a small cup, and a dropper DIRECTIONS: 1. In…

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Social Distance Learning Project: Recyclable Planters

Project: Recyclable Planters Video: Recyclable Planters This activity combines a whole lot of learning all rolled into one: recycling, gardening, composting and plant anatomy. Get a jump on spring by growing new plants to fill your yard and garden with great flavors and bright colors. DIRECTIONS: 1. You’ll need newspaper, a cylinder (water bottle or aluminum…

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Social Distance Learning: Butter Maker

Project: Butter Maker Video Tutorial: butter maker You need only a few supplies from your kitchen and kiddos with strong arms to enjoy this old-fashioned activity. Make it a family affair and let everyone take a turn shaking! EXPERIMENT: 1. Pour cold heavy whipping cream into a mason jar with a lid. Make sure you…

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Social Distance Learning: Drops on a Penny

Project: Drops on a Penny Video Tutorial: drops on a penny Have you ever noticed on a rainy day how water forms droplets on a window? Why does it do that instead of spreading out evenly over the whole surface? It all has to do with something called surface tension. Try this activity to learn more!…

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Social Distance Learning: Float My Boat

Project: Float My Boat Video Tutorial: float my boat Build a tin foil boat and test out your design by seeing how many pennies the boat can hold without sinking. DIRECTIONS: 1. Get your supplies. You will need some 6-inch squares of tin foil, a handful of pennies, and a container or dish pan half-filled…

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Social Distance Learning: Build a Bridge

Project: Build a Bridge Video Tutorial: build a bridge Every day we pass bridges, whether it’s a foot bridge, a highway overpass, a span over water, or a viaduct over a valley. We pass on these structures without even thinking of the engineering genius that went into their design and construction, let alone the science…

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Social Distance Learning: Hands, Feet, Oh My!

Project: Hands, Feet, Oh My! Video Tutorial: hands feet oh my Non-standard units of measure are used to introduce young children to the concept of measuring without them having to read. The idea is to focus the child on the concept of longer, shorter, heavier, and lighter before they move onto the next step of…

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Fun and Easy Ways to Connect Math with Literacy

Math is a way of measuring, sequencing, patterning and exploring shapes, volume and size.  Math for young learners should not be complex and can be incorporated into their daily routines. Below are various books that help teach mathematics to children. There are also activities listed to connect math with the literature.   Fish Eyes:  A Book You Can…

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Fun STEM Boredom Busters for Vacation Week

by Krissy Cannizzo, Education Coordinator As a parent of two boys under ten years, I am always looking for fun, hands-on, educational activities to keep them engaged during vacation weeks.  Here are five of our  low-cost boredom busters your kids will be sure to enjoy! #1 DIY Mystery Maker Kits These are brown lunch bags filled…

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