Travelling coloured water experiment
Very easy experiment to learn about basic colours and water properties. Fill some glasses half way or less with water and add food colouring. Place an empty glass in between each colour and create a bridge using fabric or paper towels. Hypothesis/Question: Will the water travel to the empty glasses? Will we get new colours? […]
Glitter water surface tension experiment
Very short and easy experiment to explain surface tension to kids. Pour water on a plate, sprinkle glitter on top, dip finger in dish soap and watch the glitter floating away from the finger. Why: water molecules cling toghether and they arrange themselves to create a force/energy called surface tension. Glitter does not mix with […]
Make a DNA model out of candy and toothpicks. Warning: kids might eat more than their daily ratio. Explain what DNA and teach them about its structure and sequencing.
Water cycle in a bag
Another activity from Sophie’s homework. Easy way to learn the cycle of water and its stages by putting some water in a sealed bag close to a source of heat (sun/radiator). Learn about evaporation, condensation and precipitation using this small microclimate.
Lighting a bulb with static electricity
Static electricity can provide enough power to light up a fluorescent light bulb for a short time. All you need for this is a balloon, a woolly scarf and a fluorescent light bulb. Go to a dark room, rub the scarf against the balloon, hold the light bulb from the bottom and bring it close […]
This volcano was requested again, this time in the snow. Yet again I only had red dye so the final result looked like a massacre. All you need for this is baking soda, vinegar and some colour. I used powder pigment for this.
Musical wine glasses
Always been fascinated by the sounds of the crystal glasses. It turns out any cheap wine glass does the job. To do it with your kids is best to have a waterproof base and stick the glasses to the base with tape. Pour different quantities of water to the glasses as this results in different […]
Cardboard rocket project
Build a rocket from cardboard boxes. I used thermawrap insulation and party banners to decorate it, but you can also use aluminium foil. Print some signs like NASA logo, flags and a view from space for a pretend window. Put a chair with seat belt (I used the swing chair) or improvise one. For the […]
Space cardboard collage
Sorry for my absence. Between work and school I have little time left for the blog. I love a big cardboard collage. It’s a fun way of doing homework or learning. I use them for discoverig different topics or to practice writing, drawing or counting as well as refine fine motor skills by perfecting cutting […]
Oil lava lamp
In a glass pour some water, add oil and some drops of liquid colours or food colouring and then put an alka salter tablet. Watch the fizz and oil moving while mixing with the colours.