Growing Stalagmites and Stalactites
How 'bout a holla for some home-brewed science fun!? We recently grew our very own stalagmites and stalactites on our kitchen counter over the course of a few days. It was so fun to watch and measure their growth all week (for me and my kids--I'm such a nerd sometimes). To make them, you essentially drip a super saturated salt solution from a cotton or wool thread, but I read a few warnings online that table salt doesn't work very well, so we went with epsom salts dyed green (for a little…
Grains of sand magnified to 250 times real size
Who knew sand could look so damn colourful and interesting? Gary Greenberg, that's who, whose incredible microphotography reveals each grain of sand to be
Soil Erosion Experiment - Life is a Garden
This might look like such a simple experiment but it will definitely show the importance of having vegetation covering the soil to your kids! They will love this hands on experiment! What you’ll need:6 empty coke bottles1 x piece of ply wood (30cm x 30cm x 2cm thick)Wood glueScissors and Stanley knifeStringSoil from the garden and compost4 SeedlingsMulch (bark chips, dead leaves and sticks)WaterStep 1Prepare three of the coke bottles by cutting a rectangular hole roughly 7cm x 25cm along the…
WED Chant 4th Period
Break, move, drop. Break, move, drop. All of these processes happen to a rock. (repeat) Weathering breaks it, Erosion takes it. And when the motion stops, De...
ROCK IDENTIFICATION KEYS Mineral Identification Links that we used to identify minerals: The Rock Key Table of Contents and Information- Rock Key: A Dichotomous Key- ROCK ID- Follow the arrows and …
Rocks and Minerals Lapbook and Lab Report
Rocks and Minerals Lap book and Lab Report unit great for 2nd grad, 3rd grade…
Yummy Soil Model
Years ago, when I first started teaching the soil unit, I was looking for a way to make it more exciting. The importance of soil structure is often lost on students, and I finally came up with a g…
Making A Rock In A Cup | Science project | Education.com
This science fair project idea creates a sedimentary rock and to investigate what takes place during the rock cycle.
Planets For Kids - Solar System Facts and Astronomy
I really hope you enjoy the information that I have provided on this website. You will find lots of information about our solar system with lots of questions and answers and games for you to play. We also have a color in section where you can download pictures and have fun. Remember everything here is … Continue reading "Welcome to Planets for Kids"
Graham Cracker Plate Tectonics - Playdough To Plato
This quick and tasty kids’ science activity gives little scientists a hands on way to explore plate tectonics – the movement of the Earth’s crust that leads to the formation of volcanoes, mountains, and oceanic trenches. It’s the perfect combination to our action packed Landform Activity Pack! Getting Ready Our summer travels led us to several volcanoes so naturally my […]
This snowflake's sparkly clusters are made by dipping shaped pipe cleaners into borax dissolved in boiling water with food coloring. As the water cools, borax forms crystals that cling to pipe cleaners.