Tag: Real World Science

  • Recycle Challenge: Water Bottle Challenge 

    Recycle Challenge: Water Bottle Challenge 

    Before you throw that water bottle away, or toss it into the recycle bin, think of some fun and useful ways to give it a new purpose. Use a small water bottle or a gallon size. Make sure you clean it out well and allow it to dry completely if you plan to store anything […]

  • Observe Life At A Pond

    Observe Life At A Pond

    During the summer, ponds, lakes, and other bodies of water are full of life. Take some time to observe what’s going on. Use the following suggestions to create a one of a kind summer study. Visit a pond, lake, river, creek, or ocean (if another body of water is not available). Observe life at the […]

  • DIY Backyard Tic-Tac-Toe

    DIY Backyard Tic-Tac-Toe

    Getting outdoors to play while the weather is nice is great for everyone! Game Board To play tic-tac-tac you will need a game board. This can be made from any of the following suggestions, or something of your own choosing. · A PVC pipe and four 4-way connectors the same width as the PVC pipe. To cut […]

  • DIY Backyard Skeet Ball

    DIY Backyard Skeet Ball

    Make your own skeet ball themed game for the backyard or to take to the park. The follow ideas are only suggestions, please feel free to come up with your own way of making a game with this theme. Suggestions: Something to make a ramp out of: A box, small slide, wood and a few […]

  • Start A Three Sisters Garden

    Start A Three Sisters Garden

    Have you ever heard of companion planting? Native Americans grew certain vegetables together because they benefited each other during their growing cycle. Start a gardening project that includes plants that will benefit each other during their grow cycle. Check out the related posts below for more information about the Three Sisters. To begin your gardening […]

  • Flower Values

    Flower Values

    What you’ll need: The chart provided below, printed out, or paper and pencil, a calculator, a website, book, or another source of spring flower names What to do: Choose 5-10 of your favorite spring flowers (common or scientific names) and figure out the number value for each word. If you need a little help with […]

  • 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, […]

  • From Bud To Bloom

    From Bud To Bloom

    For this activity, please choose a tree in your yard or somewhere very close by. Next, choose one or more methods to document your observations: Drawing, writing/journaling, picture or video recording, or an audio recording device. Observation Suggestions What kind of tree is it? Find out its name and the type of tree it is. […]

  • Seasonal Recipe Challenge: Oatmeal Packet

    Seasonal Recipe Challenge: Oatmeal Packet

    This is meant to be an open-ended activity. No recipe is given, but suggestions and tips are offered. It is strongly recommended that you record what you do in some way: Video, writing, drawing, etc.. Tweak your recipe as needed, and when you come up with something you like, write it down in a homemade […]

  • An Icy Cold Experiment

    An Icy Cold Experiment

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  • Something Fun To Do Index

    Something Fun To Do Index

    Below is an index of the posts for the Something Fun To Do series on FranW.com. The series includes word search puzzles, word scrambles, word within word challenges, recreational math activities, science projects and experiments, creative inspiration activities, craft ideas, brain teasers, trivia, fun food challenges, seasonal and thematic game ideas, and much more. New […]