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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 7:27 pm    Post subject: science projects? Reply with quote

Very Happy HEY DOES ANYONE HAVE SOME COOL SCIENCE EXPERIMENT IDEAS THEY HAVE DONE AT HOME WITH YOUR KIDS? USING THINGS OR ITEMS THAT MOST PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY IN THEIR HOMES? I HAVE A VERY ACTIVE LITTLE BOY WHO I THINK WILL BE A VERY HANDS ON LEARNER. HE LOVES SCIENCE !!! I WANT TO KEEP HIM DOING SOME NEAT SCIENCE PROJECT TYPE STUFF! SO IF YOU HAVE ANY GOOD Idea IDEAS ,PROJECTS,EXPERIMENTS ,OR KNOW OF ANY GOOD BOOKS TO USE ! PLEASE! LET ME KNOW . THANKS! Very Happy Smile Laughing Wink


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 8:15 pm    Post subject: Science project Reply with quote

My sons and I did something cool last year. We took ice cubes and placed them different places outside to see which would melt quicker. Like one on the dirt in the sun and one on the dirt in the shade. One on top of the barbeque grill and one on the porch. You get the idea. We then set the timer for 5 minutes and went to check on 'em. It was classic observation. We talked about how it is hotter in the sun than in the shade. The one on the metal grill melted quicker than the one on the wood. It was fun to see their little faces when we went to check it out.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 12:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Science project Reply with quote

Then there's the classic baking soda and vinegar experiment. Take the same measured amounts of baking soda and vinegar and see how they react when:

- The baking soda is added to the vinegar as a lump...
- The baking soda is added to the vinegar as a powder spread across the surface...
- The baking soda is dissolved in water and then added to the vinegar.

This demonstrates how the speed of a reaction depends on the relative surface area of the reactants.

You can also take a glass container, fill it with water, and freeze it. As the water freezes and expands, the glass will shatter (remember to put it in a pan to catch the fragments).

And you can make a mini-tornado with boiling water and a properly sculpted cardboard box.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jan,

You can check out this web site.

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Naked-Egg
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was also an experiment for my Physical Science where you take some milk, heat it to a boil, then add just a tiny amount of vinegar. The milk all turns into one big curd, similar how some plastics are formed.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I personally love to dissect things. Don't worry, no frogs, but fruits and flowers are great to take a part and check out the different parts to see how they function.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'backyard science' is a great series of books that have cool experiments with stuff around the house. my boys like the baking soda and vinegar rockets, [film canisters], then ther is the soda can implosion heating up a little bit of water in a soda can, just until steming then puting it upside down in a cool bowl of water, that is fun/, check out your local library for some cool science experiment books too, i know our library has some great books, my first cooking and science.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Discovery Toys has a book called Science Crafts for Kids - a friend just gave it to me so I haven't read it yet, but she has pretty decent taste! Wink
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