Category: Chemistry

  • Measurements of Spring

    Measurements of Spring

    If April showers bring forth May flowers, how much precipitation does the spring season receive, and how much does the temperature change? You can find out by doing the following simple experiments: Capture rain and snow during the season, or for a month, and keep track of the day and night temperatures for a month. […]

  • Herb Fun Page

    Herb Fun Page

    How many words can you make from the words: HERBAL REMEDIES Note: Add some fun twists and turns to your game with the info in this post. Herb Word Scramble Unscramble the words below. Herb Related Activities Grow Your Own Herb Garden Grow your own herb garden and learn how to use what you grow. […]

  • Root Beer Float Fun Page

    Root Beer Float Fun Page

    How many words can you make from the words: HOMEMADE FLOATS Note: Add some fun twists and turns to your game with the info in this post. Root Beer Float Crypto Root Beer Float Related Activities Root Beer Float Challenge Compare different combinations of root beer and vanilla ice cream* brands and see which ones […]

  • Dough Thrower

    Dough Thrower

    Tony Gemignani, is an eight-time world pizza-dough tossing champion and has been featured on many shows.  It’s amazing what some dough and a little practice can do! Dough-Throwing 101: How to toss dough You can begin by purchasing or making your own homemade dough. The following video has instructions for how to get started tossing dough. How […]

  • Sweet and Spicy Nuts

    Sweet and Spicy Nuts

    Sweet and Spicy Peanuts are a BIG favorite in my family, and my kids and I often make large batches to give to family and friends. I hope your family and friends enjoy them as well! To make them, you will need… 2 T Melted Butter1/4 c Honey1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper1/2 tsp Granulated Garlic Powder1/2 tsp […]

  • Plant Propagation

    Plant Propagation

    Better Homes & Garden:  Propagating Houseplants & Making More Plants From Cuttings – How to make more plants from plant cuttings. Gardening Know How: Starting Plant Cuttings – How To Root Cuttings From Plants – Types of cutting and how to root them. The Balance: Best Plant To Grow From Cuttings – 19 Plants that can start from cuttings. WikiHow: Plant Propagation: […]

  • Summer Fun July Volume 1

    Summer Fun July Volume 1

        Hot Dogs – July is National Hot Dog Month! Learn about hot dogs, play some games, do a puzzle and what how hot dogs are made.   Spray Art – Do a fun painting activity outdoors! Animal Antics – You get to act like your favorite animal in this fun game!   Hoop […]

  • French Fry Project

    French Fry Project

    Have you ever wondered where French fries got their start or how they are made for commercial use?Keep reading to find out! French fries have been around for centuries, and while no one is exactly sure who invented them first, we do know that they originated in either Belgium or France. There’s an interesting history […]

  • 5 Fun Vinegar Experiments

    5 Fun Vinegar Experiments

    For the following experiments you will need… White vinegar, baking soda, a cooked chicken leg bone, 1-2 eggs, a recycled water bottle, balloons, measuring spoons and cups, a jar with a lid, a bowl, funnel, a spoon, a magnifying glass, a zip-top bag (sandwich sized), bathroom tissue and tapeOptional: Dish soap, food dye, a length […]

  • Glow-in-the-Dark Fun Putty

    Glow-in-the-Dark Fun Putty

    Here’s a fun way to explore chemistry with this glow-in-the-dark experiment. You will need: 1T Glue, 1T liquid laundry starch, ½-1 tsp non-toxic glow-in-the-dark paint, a 4oz disposable cup, and a craft stick Directions: Put glow-in-the-dark paint in a small cup, add glue and liquid laundry starch and mix with a craft stick. Put the cup […]

  • Snowflake Science

    Snowflake Science

    Borax Snowflake by Fran W Snow Crystals: – This site has a lot of information about snowflakes and snow crystals including how they are formed, photos, physics and other interesting information. Read an interview about “Snowflake Science” with Kenneth Libbrecht, the creator of site, ‘Snow Crystals’, on RadioLab.   Home Science Tools: Snowflake Activities – This site has three science […]

  • Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

    Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

    One of our favorite winter treats is a steamy hot cup of cocoa and to meet the needs and tastes of everyone in the house, we make our own hot cocoa base and add the items we like the most.  1/2 c Powdered cocoa3/4 c Natural sugar1/2 c Real semi-sweet chocolate chipsBowlSpoonJars or air-tight container […]