20+ Winter Science Experiments for Grades K through 5

Get ready for some great hands-on winter science experiments! We love hands-on science around here, and we are determined not to let the cold weather stop us. In fact, we’re going to learn about ice, snow, sledding, hibernation and more all winter long.  Science with a Holiday Theme  Make some awesome holiday decorations and learn about science at the same time with the Ice Jelly Marbles Experiment from Steve...

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Nature Explorers: Painting in the Woods

The pairing of children with nature.   Because when given the opportunity to experience nature in an unstructured, organic way, children are more likely to carry that experience with them throughout their lives, where they can, in turn, create those experiences for future generations. Our group of 5- and 6-year-old explorers and their siblings meet about twice a month to make friends, have fun and...

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Ant Facts For Kids

Ants. Normally we try to keep them out of our house but inviting them in, contained of course, is a great opportunity for learning. We kind of like learning about critters. To prepare our Ant Facts for Kids learning unit, I stocked up on ant-related books, a gel ant habitat and some other essentials. While we waited for our harvester ants to come in the mail, we learned all about ants.  Ant Facts for Kids:  Did you...

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Container Garden Vegetables ~ Grow With Your Kids

Gardening has been a wonderful learning opportunity for our kids and is a family project we all enjoy doing together. Our gardening project of choice:  Container Garden Vegetables.  We are gearing up for spring by starting our seeds indoors, as we do every year.  It’s a great opportunity for science learning (how do seeds grow?), reading practice (seed packets, books about gardening) and handwriting...

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Sea Turtle Facts for Kids

Sea turtles are amazing creatures! I’ve been collecting sea turtle facts for kids to prepare to learn more about these awesome animals. Much of the science learning my younger kids do is centered around animals.  A recent trip to Florida got us curious about sea turtles.   What do sea turtles eat?  Where do sea turtles live? We set up our own pretend sea turtle habitat and began exploring some great learning...

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Bird Study : Learning About Birds of North America

Learning to identify backyard birds in a Bird Study can be a wonderful springboard of learning.  Here are some wonderful bird activities to go along with learning about birds of North America from bird feeding to habitats and much more. These activities are geared for preschoolers to elementary schoolers.  What do birds eat? Make a bird cafe. Beautiful sensory bin with birdseed. Four bird feeders kids can make.  Pine...

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