Tag: Chemistry

Funschooling News #12

Hi! Welcome to Funschooling News! I’m offering more great family-friendly activities that will help make your week a little more fun. This week’s activities include baking soda related resources. This inexpensive item can be turned into an awesome learning tool! Be sure to scroll all the way down to […]

5 Fun Vinegar Experiments

Vinegar may not smell all that great, but is a safe and fun way to explore some really cool chemical reactions! 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, […]

Rock & Mineral Resources

Types of Rocks & Minerals Rocks & Minerals by Fran W. Scholastic: StudyJams: Minerals – Site offers pictures with information under each one.Science Kids: Rocks & Minerals – Earth facts about rocks and minerals.One Geology:Rocks & Minerals – Kid friendly interactive site.Interactive Sites For Education: Rocks & Minerals – Click on a window to go to […]

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 stickDirections: Put glow-in-the-dark paint in a small cup, add glue and liquid laundry starch and mix with a […]

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 – […]

Chocolate Activities

Chocolate Activities by Fran W. Make a day out of learning about chocolate in some really fun ways! Chocolate Learn about chocolate, make an old time chocolate egg cream, find out if chocolate is a fruit or a veggie, and get links to other chocolate resources such as […]

Chocolate covered pretzels

Chocolate Covered Pretzels by Fran W Chocolate covered pretzels are really easy and fun to make at any age, and they make a great gift too!To make your own, you will need…1-2 1lb Bags of real chocolate chipsPretzel Rods or your favorite shaped pretzel – 1 Large bag/container or 2 […]

Apple Experiment: Preventing Oxidation

Apple Oxidation by Fran W. Why do apple slices turn brown? Whenever an apple is cut, peeled, hit or dropped, cell walls are damaged. Enzymes called polyphenol oxidase (PPO), and iron-containing phenols are exposed to the oxygen in the air and oxidation occurs. Fruits and vegetables such as apples, […]

Homemade Apple Cider

This beverage is so rich and delicious, it’s like have warm apple pie in a glass!Ingredients: 2c Apple juice or cider 1T Brown sugar (packed)  ½T Maple syrup ¼tsp Pumpkin pie spice  1tsp Butter  Cinnamon stick for stirring  (optional) Whipped cream Directions: Pour apple juice/cider into a medium […]

Fall Leaves

Did you know… Chlorophyll gives leaves their green color, carotenoid gives them an orange color, xanthophylls give a yellow color, anthocyanin gives a red color and tannin gives a brown color. Question…During the summer we see green leaves. Leaves change colors in the fall…or do they? How and […]