STEM Activities for Kids: How strong is a piece of paper?

We love fun and easy STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Math) activities. This engineering challenge activity can be done by young kids and older kids alike and uses what you already have on hand–no need to buy any supplies. We are going to test the strength of paper, folded in differently  shaped columns, by piling books on top. This is very similar to how columns are used to support buildings and other structures....

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Simple Science Experiments for Spring

Spring is about to…well, spring. We couldn’t be more excited! Here are more than twenty great simple science experiments with the theme of Spring.     Experiments With Plants and Gardening Learning about plant root systems from Imagination Tree. The celery experiment that shows how water travels in plant stems from Coffee Cups and Crayons. Starting seeds indoors from us, Creekside Learning. Propagating...

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Cool Science Experiments for Kids: Easter Theme

I love organizing some of our learning around a holiday theme or season.  We just finished exploring our winter science experiments and now we’re ready for Spring with these fun Easter experiments. Test the strength of a raw egg, grow a carrot from the top, raise baby chicks and experiment with your Easter candy with these cool science experiments for kids.    {This post contains affiliate links.} Science...

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Cool Science Experiments: Growing Crystals

This two-ingredient project has a big WOW factor, and it’s become a favorite in our house. I am  always on the lookout for cool science experiments for kids that I can do right in my kitchen. This growing crystals experiment fits the bill! How to Conduct the Crystal Growing Experiment You could make any shape, really, but we decided on bunny rabbits for Easter. Borax and boiling water are all it takes to grow...

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Easy Science Experiments : Secret Messages

We love easy science experiments and this one falls under the category of Kitchen Science Experiments as well, using ingredients we already had on hand in the kitchen. We painted secret messages and pictures, then revealed them in just a couple of minutes. I’ll explain the science behind the experiment in just a moment.    You will need: 4 teaspoons table salt 1/3 cup of water paint brushes black paper an...

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Preschool Science Experiments ~ Valentine Explosions

Looking for easy preschool science experiments with things you already have in your kitchen? We love to put together easy science experiments for kids in the kitchen. Here’s one with a Valentine theme. I love activities like this for younger kids when I’m working with one of my older ones during our homeschool day.  You will need: baking soda vinegar food coloring dish soap cookie cutters and a pan or tray....

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