1. How to Build a Pencil Crossbow

    Back-to-school time is a great time to find pencils on sale, and what better use for them than to make them into a crossbow!  And what better way to explore…

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  2. Science Experiment for Kids: Testing the Surface Tension of Liquids

    As part of our weather unit, I thought it would be fun to explore the unique properties of water.  One thing that makes water special is its surface tension. Surface…

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  3. Monster Slime!

    Ok, so this idea is ALL OVER the internet and so this post is far from original, but if you haven't tried making slime yet, you really should!  It is…

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  4. How to Make a Mold of Animal Tracks with Plaster of Paris

    One of my boys' favorite things to learn about is animals!  Our science book (Exploring Creation with Zoology Vol. 3 from Apologia - Amazon Affiliate link) does a great job…

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  5. How Big Were the Dinosaurs? Three Hands-on Ways to Find Out

    The boys were happy to arrive at the dinosaur chapter of our science book a couple weeks ago!  We have been studying Exploring Creation with Zoology Vol. 3 from Apologia…

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  6. Fun Science: What makes disposable diapers absorb water?

    A few months ago, our dog got into a diaper in the trash and ate part of it!  I didn't know that he had gotten into the diaper until I…

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  7. Easy Science Experiments with Momentum

    Lately, I've been doing a unit on physics with my boys that I prepared years ago when I taught science classes for homeschoolers.  Of all the physics experiments we did,…

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  8. Friction is a Force Science Experiment

    We have been doing a unit on force and motion this month, and the older two boys have been enjoying the experiments!  Our first experiment involved using marbles to study…

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  9. Exploring Seeds and Nature

    Last week, we spent some time exploring seeds after being inspired by this post on Teach Preschool.  First, we went on a walk to see how many different types of…

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  10. Electricity Experiments for Kids

    Spring fever, anyone?  The end of the school year definitely calls for some high-interest activities to keep kids (and mom!) on board with the whole homeschooling thing! I announced to…

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