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Category: science

One Giant Leap (Day)!

There’s something just so fun about leap day. I think it must be the novelty of a day that only happens every 4 years and the feeling that you get a bonus day! We wanted to create a day of exciting leap day activities that were still meaningful. We chose

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Seed Fun

All week long I teach 2nd grade.  So when Sunday rolls around I get a big change…I get to teach the 3-year-olds! No rest for the wicked, right? A few weeks back, our lesson was "I'm thankful for plants."  I wanted some different examples of seeds to show them and

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Saturday Story Time–Tomorrow’s Alphabet

I was looking through some pictures and came across these that I'd forgotten about. Are you familiar with Tomorrow's Alphabet? It's a pretty clever idea. For each letter of the alphabet, there's an example of what it changes into. Like, "Y is for wool, tomorrow's yarn." I read it to

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It’s Summertime…

It's the middle of July! How did that happen? I hope you're enjoying lazy days by the pool, sipping cool drinks, and losing yourself in breezy romance novels. Yeah. Me neither. People keep asking me if I'm enjoying my summer and I tell them no. Then I mention something about

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Lucky Science: Cloud in a Bottle

March may come in "like a lion" but this is one cloud that won't dampen your spirits (or your clothes!) Cloud in a Bottle What you need: One liter clear plastic bottle + cap Foot pump with rubber stopper attached Rubbing alcohol Safety glasses While wearing safety glasses, put just

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Lucky Science: Potatoes

Few things are as synonymous with Ireland as the potato. They're a staple in most kitchens and they can also be a great learning tool. What you need: Potato (the older the better). Look for one that's already started sprouting or has several eyes (bumps that show where the potato

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Lucky Science: Green Carnations

This experiment is a fun way to show where water goes when a plant is watered and by using green food coloring you will end up with fun green flowers for your St. Patrick's Day table. Photo source Green Carnations What you need: carnation plastic cup food coloring (green for

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Lucky Science: Irish Harp

Ireland is unique in having a musical instrument as its national emblem. You'll find the Irish harp adorning the coat of arms, seal, and on the Irish euro coin.An Irish harp (or Clarsach if you're feeling Gaelic!) is distinguished by its triangular frame. Originally it was strung with brass wire,

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Lucky Science: Milk Magic

This week we're featuring some St. Patrick's day science experiments. First up is the Milk Magic experiment featured on the lovely Kiasa's blog. Milk Magic – Make Your Own Rainbow Here's what you need: whole milk food coloring liquid dish soap q-tips pie plate Pour the milk into the pie

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Sunprint Paper

This would be a fantastic activity to do with school age kids. It's art and science all in one! It's affordable, too, at $4.95. From the Innovatoys website: "Sun, water, a bit of imagination and our Sunprint Paper Kit, that’s all you’ll need to create your own work of art!

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