Tag: Exploration

  • Magic Tricks Resource Page

    Magic Tricks Resource Page

    Magic Tricks… Magic tricks are a great way to learn science and mathematics. Some tricks require good deductive reasoning and observations skills. Most require good timing skills. All of them take practice so that they can look as natural and effortless as possible while being performed. The following resources contain information about magic, tricks you […]

  • When Nature Calls

    Nature is calling, can you hear it? Listen as the birds sing their sweet songs, breath in the wonderful fragrance of the flowers as they bloom bright and beautiful, and watch how full of life the trees are! When we hear nature calling us, we grab our things and go so that we can be […]

  • Bird Watching Activities

    We love to watch the birds and hear their cheerful songs throughout the day, so we do our best to make them feel as welcome as possible to keep them coming back. Having them visit each day gives us the opportunity to get to know them better. We learn what they look like up close, […]

  • Leaf Hunting

    Pack a lunch and go on a leaf hunt!Here are some items you may want to take along with you:A container to put your leaves in, a camera, drawing paper and a pencilOptional: Tree identification book, your Nature BackpackWhat to look for…Look for every tree leaf you can find! Look in your own yard, in a park, […]

  • Make Your Own: Scented Play Clay

    Make Your Own: Scented Play Clay

        To make your own play dough, you will need:   1c flour   ½c salt   2 tsp cream of tartar   1T oil   1c water   Optional:   1 package of flavored drink mix (w/o sweeter) Ex: Strawberry, fruit punch, grape, cherry, lemon, lime, etc.   Food coloring – Use as […]

  • Extract DNA from a Strawberry

    Strawberry DNA Supplies by Fran W The following experiment will show you how to pull the DNA out of a strawberry. To do this experiment, you will need… 1 Strawberry w/o leafy top (hull) 2 tsp Dish detergent 1/2 tsp Salt1/4 c Water 8 oz Clear plastic cup Rubbing alcohol (about a 1/4 c) Coffee […]

  • Observing Strawberries

    Strawberries by Fran W. Use your senses to observe a strawberry! You will need: Washed strawberries with their leafy tops (hulls), a paper plate, knife, magnifying glass, paper and pencil, and colored pencils Optional: A pocket or regular microscope Use your sense of… Site Put your strawberry on a paper plate and look at it. […]

  • Make Your Own: Fun Putty

    Make Your Own: Fun Putty

        Fun putty is easy to make and a blast to play with…so why not make a batch and have a great time exploring science! To make fun putty, you will need:   Glue, liquid starch, craft stick, plastic zip-top bag, 3oz cup, or a plate, food coloring is optional   The basic recipe is… 1 […]

  • Make Your Own: Nature Backpack

    Make Your Own: Nature Backpack

    If your family is going out to explore the world around them, a nature backpack is a great thing to grab as you are running out the door! You may be wondering what a nature backpack is and what’s in it? A nature backpack is bag filled with useful items that you can take with you whenever your […]