We made these as part of our Brazil Theme Day. We went to the Greenhouse to buy the plants and the charcoal. Here is a great link to tell you how to make your own:
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WHAT TIME IS IT?
Make a paper plate sundial and see if you can tell the time. The paper sundial idea also came from Pinterest and from this link —(NOTE: the original link we used doesn’t work anymore but I found this one to replace it):
HOUSE OF SPONGE & GRASS:
Our Grass Sponge House did not work out. I think we used the wrong type of seed. Let me know if you try it and it works: http://pattersongreenhouses.com/fun-idea-to-do-with-your-kids/
HAVE FUN WITH THIS BIT OF BALLoON SCIENCE: http//www.giftofcuriosity.com/balloon-magic-with-baking-soda-and-vinegar/
FIRE & WATER DO MIX!
Try this experiment with older kids since it involves fire. see if you can get a candle to burn underwater! https://www.education.com/activity/article/candle-burningunderwater/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=october_programming&utm_term=rp_ac_5_s_&utm_content=underwater_candle2
GHOSTLY EGGS AND BLACKLIGHT PHONE:
We paired these two experiments together.
blacklight phone: http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Your-Phone-Into-A-Black-Light-Hack/
Maybe It's not quite science but it does always amaze me wHAT Cornstarch can do. Here's here we learned how to Make Pudding Slime: https://thesoccermomblog.com/edible-pudding-slime/
MAKE A RAINBOW WITH TRAVELLING WATER: http://www.schoolingamonkey.com/rainbow-walking-water-science/
TIME TO FLUB UP!
Make some flubber for some more slime time: http://www.livecrafteat.com/craft/homemade-flubber-for-kids/#ixzz4hT0ghoOD
A Homemade Lava Bottle is not that hard to make: https://sciencebob.com/blobs-in-a-bottle-2/
Solar Oven S’mores experiment?
we found the idea on the following link but we had the wrong type of pizza box and had to improvise by using the graham cracker box as the oven part. The wind kept tipping it over so we needed to add rocks. We had the food outside for nearly two hours and only the chocolate melted! Still delicious! http://www.icanteachmychild.com/make-your-own-solar-oven/?_szp=367169
Squirt Gun Volcanoes:
SUCH FUN WITH BAKING SODA< FOOD COLOURING, VINEGAR AND WATER GUNS! http://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2012/08/squirt-gun-volcanoes-science-experiment-for-kids.html
WHAT DELIGHTS WILL WE LEARN IN 2020?
Check back soon!
Try this simple Egg Experiment: http://www.science-sparks.com/2012/12/24/how-to-get-an-egg-yolk-without-cracking-the-egg/
Try this experiment to learn about sugar water density: