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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”

Parachutes on the Moon?

A few days ago, I posted an activity about moon craters. Many of you reached out to me and told me your children loved the activity. So, here is a similar activity: parachutes. Parachutes cannot be used in the moon because there’s no atmosphere. But, they make for a wonderful invention here on Earth. ThisContinue reading “Parachutes on the Moon?”

Swinging Blocks

A traditional experiment physicists study is pendulums. It is a cool experiment for children to semi-replicate at home. This experiment promotes connections to every day life-playground time. So, our question for this activity is: Is it faster to swing by myself or with my friend?  Use these simple materials to answer the question.  shoelace rulerContinue reading “Swinging Blocks”