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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”

Puddles – Puddles

Most children love to play in puddles. I did when I was young and my children love them too. But, right now there are NO puddles around the house. Since I want to continue my daughter’s learning at home, why not replicate a puddle? In today’s post, we are doing the Chillax Science of puddlesContinue reading “Puddles – Puddles”

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?”

What to teach in Kindergarten

Kindergarten is such an important year in a child’s learning journey. And as such, deciding what to include in the curriculum is key. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) included Kindergarten in their work.  What are the Next Generation Science Standards In general, the current science education standards are grouped into three distinct groups aboutContinue reading “What to teach in Kindergarten”

How are babies made?

Most children, sooner rather than later, ask questions such as, How are babies made? How was I made? Where do I come from? How did you make me? These questions usually catch us off guard and answering them correctly but in an age appropriate way can be challenging. I have been there as a parent!Continue reading “How are babies made?”

Homeschooling When a Rare Disease Attacks

When my youngest daughter was four years old, dermatomyositis, a rare autoimmune disease revealed itself. It was sudden, and caught us by surprise. The disease’s offset was fast and furious-within weeks, my baby couldn’t walk.