The Science of Soapmaking

Ever tell your child, “Wash behind your ears…and use soap this time!”? Ever wonder why you need to use soap, I mean most of the dirt washes off with water, right? Here at Twin Creeks Farm, we take a lot of pride in making our soaps. Each batch is like a science experiment, an artContinue reading “The Science of Soapmaking”

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”

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”

Tried But True Science

Looking for an experiment that has the cool factor? But you don’t want to use your food supply? Chillax Science got you covered! This blog post, is about the tried but true science demonstration that showcases Boyle’s Law. The infamous, soda can crushing. The cool dude and famous Robert Boyle, told us (through what I call)Continue reading “Tried But True Science”

Thermodynamics: What’s that?

Have you heard about the laws of thermodynamics? No? Don’t worry, most people haven’t either. Yet, the study of energy, a.k.a thermodynamics is a key subject in science. The laws of thermodynamics, in general terms, explain that, energy cannot be destroyed or created but rather transferred, energy will flow from one area to another andContinue reading “Thermodynamics: What’s that?”

Storytelling in Science

Have you used storytelling in science? It is an underused technique! We often think of storytelling as an instructional technique in language arts and sadly not one for science. But, it gets children hooked into a topic and can provide a historical context in science. Atoms are invisible and an abstract concept to children. SoContinue reading “Storytelling in Science”

Chemistry Lesson

My fifth grade students were ready to dig deeper in their study of rocks and minerals. So, we started following the “traditional” route of doing simple tests to identify the minerals present in the rocks they found in the playground. However, as we were doing these tests, I realized that I could take an alternativeContinue reading “Chemistry Lesson”