1. Blow up a Balloon with Baking Soda and Vinegar

    We seem to be on a science kick this week!  The reason is that Gresham's science has corresponded with several activities that I did when I taught science (before my…

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  2. Science Experiment: Solids, Liquids, and Polymers!

    Gresham and I learned about the states of matter today in his science book.  We're doing The Berenstein Bear's Big Book of Science and Nature as part of Sonlight Core…

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  3. Science and Math Activity: Measuring the Length of Sea Animals

    This year in science, Aidan and I are studying Apologia's Exploring Creation with Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day.  We love Apologia science! So far, we have learned about whales,…

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  4. Make a Plastic Cup Rocket Launcher

    When the most recent of issue of Family Fun magazine arrived last week, we did one of the activities right away!  These rocket launchers made out of plastic cups were…

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  5. Monarch Butterly Life Cycle

    This past week, we had the fun of observing part of the Monarch butterfly's life cycle! We have a friend who teaches kindergarten, and she always raises Monarch caterpillars/butterflies with…

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  6. Science Fun: A Mentos and Diet Soda Fountain!

    Get ready for your children to name you "Mom of the Year" after this activity!   Aidan was amazed when I announced after dinner that we were going to create a…

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  7. Science Experiment: Blubber Keeps Whales Warm

    Before I had my boys, I taught science to groups of homeschoolers. We met one day a week for science (9:00-2:00), and it was so much fun! One year, we…

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  8. Simple Chemistry Experiment: Clean Pennies with Vinegar

    Here is a chemical reaction that is easy and fun to do - cleaning pennies with vinegar and salt! All you need are some dull, dirty pennies, salt, and vinegar.…

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  9. Sorting and Classifying

    Here's an easy game for preschoolers through elementary age, and you can use it to cover multiple learning objectives at one time!  For a busy homeschooling mom, that's an important…

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  10. Plant Progress

    Not much blogging has been happening here this week! If you follow me on facebook, you may have read that I had oral surgery two weeks ago - a gum…

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