5 Solar-Powered Crafts and Activities
These simple crafts and activities are made with the power of good old-fashioned sunshine.
After the wettest April in a hundred years the sun has finally made an appearance in my part of the world! Yay!!! In order to celebrate we have been making sun-catchers. I remember making them when I was a kid …
Earth’s Orbit Misconception - More Time 2 Teach
This week we started our unit on space and we’ve been having SO.MUCH.FUN learning all about the Sun, the Earth, and the moon! Can I just tell you how impressed I am by how much information my kiddos have learned in just a few short day… It just goes to prove that when kids are engaged, learning takes place To begin our unit, I decided to tackle one of the biggest MISCONCEPTIONS I noticed my class was having…. Many of the kids believed that the Sun travels around, the Earth. Can you blame…
Simple Science Experiment for Kids: What Melts in the Sun? - Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls
Our rainy, rainy spring has finally ended and now it’s HOT! We hit the high 90’s yesterday (haven’t hit 100 yet, so that’s good). The younger boys and I took advantage of the hot sun and did a simple science experiment with melting. This is SO easy and really interesting for the preschool and kindergarten […]
70 Autumn Science Activities for Kids to Do This Fall
over 70 fun science activities for kids to do in the fall, perfect for the autumn season, kids learn weather, plants, stars, ... and more.
Wilderness Survival Skills Training – How to Use a Compass
If you love the outdoors and love to spend time exploring the woods, then it is wise to learn some basic wilderness survival skills. No one expects to ever be in a survival situation, but knowing how to navigate with a compass can be a real lifesaver. A basic compass (even when used without a…
Solar System Unit: The Sun
This week we began our solar system unit. You will find lots of fun, hands on science projects and ideas for learning about the sun, our planets, the moon, stars, astronauts, and so much more. Here is what we learned about this week - the sun. For the first week of our Solar System Unit we learned that the solar system is the sun and all the planets that travel around the sun which is held in place by gravity. Gravity is an invisible force that pulls objects towards each other. What is…
Make Your Own Solar Oven - I Can Teach My Child!
I'm a little sad that all the fun and fascinating science experiments are coming to an end...this is the very last one! I hope you have enjoyed this
Will It Melt? Candy Science - Playdough To Plato
Activity for ages 3 to 8. Science activities are always fun for kids. Make the science about candy, and the experiment becomes mind blowingly cool. This sugary twist on the classic will it melt science experiment is sure to make your little scientists smile. Getting Ready To prep, I printed off the Will It Melt? chart (below), grabbed […]
Human Sundial Shadow Science Experiments
Human sundial shadow science experiments for kids! Fun hands-on outdoor science activities like these can help children learn how shadows are created and measure the earth's rotation.
National S'mores Day Fun! Solar S'mores Snack - Kids Activities | Saving Money | Home Management | Motherhood on a Dime
It’s National S’mores Day! Here is a favorite of ours from the archives (way, way back in the archives…like June 15, 2010)! This is not only a tasty treat, but it’s a fun experiment, too. Grab your kids and supplies and have fun making Solar S’mores together! You could even record your results by filling outcontinue Reading...
Who set the first clock?
In this Mystery, students will learn why our ancestors divided the day into hours and how clocks measure the Sun’s apparent movement.