Can Plants Grow From Leaves?

I don’t know about you, but recent world events got my wallet suffering. Every day I find myself pinching cents here and there. But being more budget conscious has not tampered my love and passion for engaging my daughters with nature. In my quest for new and cheap science lessons, I decided to do plantContinue reading “Can Plants Grow From Leaves?”

Glow in the Dark Slime

I think slime is one of the few things at my house that we unanimously agree that is SUPER COOL. Okay, maybe not when it gets stuck on furniture but in general it is fun to play with. My children LOVE slime! Hence, for many years I have tested every possible recipe I have foundContinue reading “Glow in the Dark Slime”

Best Sink or Float Books

We recently shared a post on how to do the Sink and Float lesson with your children. You can also find a simple instructional plan on our FREE Resources Page. In this post, however, we want to share some of the best books related to the topic.  Disclaimer: Links in this post may contain affiliateContinue reading “Best Sink or Float Books”

Planning the Year’s Science Curriculum

Deciding what science topics to cover in a school year can feel overwhelming. But, with the right tools and mindset, the task can be enjoyable and chillax’ing. We designed the following steps to help you plan science instruction for the whole year.  Step 1: Familiarize Yourself with NGSS In order to plan science activities for aContinue reading “Planning the Year’s Science Curriculum”

Take the Sink & Float Activity Further

If you scroll through social media accounts, you will find a plethora of examples of folks doing sinking and floating activities with children. The popularity is expected because after all, most children love to play with water. We want to however, show you how you can deepen that activity into a core scientific idea thatContinue reading “Take the Sink & Float Activity Further”

How to Create a STEM Corner at Home

These days, entertaining children at home can be a daunting and exhausting task for parents. But inspiring and inviting children to STEM’ing can be easily accomplished with a simple change at home. Here is a suggestion on how to accomplish that, frugally! First Find an area of the house that is empty, accessible, and itContinue reading “How to Create a STEM Corner at Home”

How to Create the Perfect Bug Repellent

{This post contains affiliate links at no additional cost to you.} Do you want bugs to stop loving your children? I do! Specially to my youngest daughter, who has eczema. -So bugs, go away!- Since most bug repellants have chemicals that flare eczema, I created my own concoction.  I used my chillax science knowledge toContinue reading “How to Create the Perfect Bug Repellent”

Kinetic Energy

The concepts of potential and kinetic energy are two well studied concepts in physics. Children, often learn about them in elementary school grades. However, transforming these abstract concepts into concrete ideas can be challenging. So, I thought I would take an engineering activity that children love to do and combine it with science. I amContinue reading “Kinetic Energy”