Science At Play: Sense Games

So our five senses are touch, sight, smell, sound and taste. We use our senses every day, but how good are your senses? Andrew and Nate are here to show you some simple games you can try with your family and friends at home to test your senses. Let’s get started!  Materials to Collect …

Science Sunday: Estimating the Heights of Very Tall Things

Today, we are going to explore how to measure really tall things (like trees or lampposts) without needing a ridiculously long ruler. Remember, these measurements are estimations, so they are not perfectly accurate, but they will give you a good idea about how tall something is.  Measuring with a triangle Take a piece of …

Virtual Field Trip: Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

Hawai’i Volcanoes Virtual Tour I have wanted to travel to Hawaii for as long as I can remember. I still haven’t made it all the way out to those beautiful islands, but this virtual tour of the Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is helping me explore the world from my couch! Join me on this tour …

Science At Play: Sand Drags

   Materials to Collect Sand  Tray or flat surface for the sand  Wooden block with string attached (taped/stapled)  Water   Pipette, or some way to dispense a small amount of water   Try it Out Put some sand on a tray or other flat surface, making it smooth. Place the block with the string on …

Science At Play: Soap Boats

   Materials to Collect Milk  Soap  Foam (takeout boxes work great)  Food coloring  Toothpicks  A big container of water  Shallow plate   Try it Out Milk Magic Put some milk in a shallow plate, and then place a couple drops of food coloring on the surface of the milk. Cover a toothpick in dish …

Science Sunday: Homemade Bath Bombs

 Materials to Collect 1 cup baking soda ½ cup citric acid ½ cup Epsom salt 1 tsp water 3 tsp oil (olive oil, coconut oil, whatever oil you prefer) 2 mixing bowls Molds (cookie cutters, plastic eggs, whatever you can think of!) Optional: essential oils, food coloring   Make it! Mix the baking soda, …

Science At Play: Make Your Own Lung Model

The lungs are respiratory organs that are vital to the breathing process and necessary to acquire life-giving oxygen. Learn how your lungs work by using simple materials from around your house to build a model lung.  Your family and friends are bound to be amazed by this awesome model and your knowledge of how lungs …

Science At Play: Fun Sensory Play Recipes

It is definitely fun to get messy and play with squishy, moldable sensory items like doughs and slime. The two we have to share with you today are some of the simplest to make and provide hours of enjoyment for all ages. Plus, they can be stored in airtight containers and reused again later! Cloud …