Tag: Natural Science

  • 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. […]

  • Wildflower Research Project

    Wildflower Research Project

    As the weather warms up, and nature starts to awaken from its slumber, the beauty of the season begins to burst free. Much of that beauty is reoccurring in the form of wildflowers that can be found on the roadside or in private and public gardens. If you enjoy the colors and smells of Spring, […]

  • Snowflake Fun Page

    Snowflake Fun Page

    How many words can you make from the words: CATCH A SNOWFLAKE Note: Add some fun twists and turns to your game with the info in this post. Snowflake Word Search Snowflake Related Activities Snowflake Experiment Online Activities Online Puzzle: Snowflake – How long will it take you to do this online puzzle? Coloring Pages: […]

  • Fibonacci Fun Page

    Fibonacci Fun Page

    How many words can you make from the words: ARTISTIC MATHEMATICS Note: Add some fun twists and turns to your game with the info in this post. Fibonacci Fill- In Puzzle Fibonacci Related Activities Fibonacci Nature Hunt A-Z Write down the letters A-Z on a piece of paper or on an electronic device, then go […]

  • Create Your Own Animal Study

    A great way to begin your study is to make a list of animals you want to learn about, then brainstorm some ways you can learn about the ones you are most interested in.  One of the easiest and least expensive ways to learn about animals is to get information from the library, used bookstore, or […]

  • Poinsettia Resource Page

    Poinsettia Resource Page

    Information University of Illinois Extension: Poinsettia Facts – Interesting facts and information about Poinsettias. Includes anatomy info, history of the plant, and number facts.   The Spruce:  Poinsettias – Keepers or Compost? – Caring For Your Holiday Poinsettia and Getting It To Bloom Again Next Year (How To) Teleflora: Meaning & Symbolism of Poinsettias – This short article talks about […]

  • Real World Science Skills

    Not only are we born mathematicians, we are scientists as well! Science is about exploration, observation, experimentation, comparing, questioning, predicting, timing, evaluating, measuring, preparing, drawing conclusions, theorizing, and many other things. Many of these skills are done so quickly in our minds, that we hardly take notice of it happening. Kids and parents can explore science […]

  • Play With The Wind

    One of the best ways to learn about math and physics at the same time is to play with the wind! Here are some of the fun things you can do with the wind located here on Funschooling & Recreational Learning: Fly a Kite –  How kites works, how to make and fly them. Includes stunt kites. […]

  • Play In The Sand

    Build A Sand Structure Sandstorm: How To Build A Sand Sculpture – Information about what it takes to build with sand.Sandscapes: The Complete Sand Sculpture – “How-To” and Construction Manual. Personal Zen Garden wikiHow To Make A Zen Garden for your Desk – Illustrated instructions show you how to make your own Zen Garden.All Free Crafts: […]

  • Animal Tracker

    Many animals leave signs that they have been around. This activity will have you identifying the signs that tell you what it may be and how you can track them.You will need: Sketchpad and pencil or a cameraOptional: A pocket microscopeWhat to look for…This activity suggests that you observe only. Touching is not recommended.Insects: Look for […]

  • Experiments You Can Do With The Sun

    Have some fun with the sun by doing solar experiments! You Will Need A hot sunny day, dark colored construction paper, various objects that won’t melt: A key, leaf, pencil, scissors, etc., crayons, cookie sheet, potholder, aluminum foil, a glass jar, tea bag, old crayons, inexpensive XX-large garbage bags, rubber bands, scissors, 25+’ string, and a wide […]

  • 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 […]