What a great start to 2013! From Pop Rocks, mystery liquids, folding eggs and even a VIRAL video showing how to remove iron from your breakfast cereal, to newspaper trees, dirty cell phones, and instantly freezing water. Our Sick Science! Video Team works hard to create and develop the best science experiment how to’s every month. Hope you enjoyed this month as much as we did!
Young children are always experimenting! If you give your child a cup and a bowl of water, he will fill and pour, push the cup under the surface and watch the water rush in, and investigate why his sleeves get wet when he dips them in.
New theoretical ideas and empirical research show that very young children’s learning and thinking are strikingly similar to learning and thinking in science. (source)
I say that almost all young kids have the fundamental skills of becoming a good scientist!
They are CURIOUS.
They want to DISCOVER new things.
They want to know WHY certain things happen.
Every age contributes in its own way of becoming young alchemists.
Explore & Play
During the Baby age (0 to 1) a child explores & plays with what is suitable for its age (click here to see how babies can play). Babies learn about the world through their senses and use their whole body for that investagation. On the picture you see baby girl explore a homemade babypaint (cornstarch, water, food colors).
Valentine’s Day is a holiday known for its dedication to love, chocolate, and… science? The Science of Love of course!
This year we are celebrating Valentine’s Day sciencewith a kit full of the most eye-catching, heart-grabbing, hands-on science we can find. You can use the Valentine’s Day-themed activities however you want, with whoever you want, but we guarantee that the fun you’ll have will make for a holiday you’ll never forget.
Whether you are looking for activities to do in a classroom setting, at a Valentines party or just with some of your favorite kids, this kit has the experiments for you. So turn down the lights, turn up the music and start in on some science lovin’. In this kit you will find enough materials for nine experiments and suggestions to take them further.
Start off with testing how hot you are with the Love Meter. Gently squeeze the bulb on the bottom of the Love Meter 3000 or Hand Boiler for scientific purposes. The colorful liquid
JoAnna Cobb is a 7th grade math teacher at Bedford Middle School. This is her 10th year of teaching. Ms. Cobb says she “adores mathematics and the way math is involved in every aspect of daily living.”
My mission as a teacher is to instill a love of math and a love of learning in students. Educational goals following naturally from those interests. I like to do activities that bring all kinds of disciplines into the math classroom because it incorporates the interests and strengths of students, and it allows the students to see the math all around them.
That is the reason Ms. Cobb uses the slime activity. The students convert slime recipes using ratios and proportions, make the slime, then observe its properties. It’s a lot of fun! It even ends up being an art lesson by the end as they all combine their different colors into tie-dye-looking slime globs.
Ms. Cobb also integrates different activities that
We received an alarming call Wednesday morning. A parent in the Tyler, Texas area read a Facebook post from a friend with a shocking claim that his daughter ate some fluffy Insta-Snow and, at the hospital, her blood alcohol level was 2.0.
Click to download Insta-Snow MSDS
The first thought that goes through your mind is about the child’s safety and well-being. We are told by school officials that the child is doing fine, irrespective of the actual cause of the alcohol poisoning. Based on the chemical composition of Insta-Snow, there is no alcohol in this product nor does it break down to produce alcohol as a byproduct in a person’s stomach. In other words, it’s not possible that the cause of the child’s extremely elevated blood alcohol content was from eating a handful of a non-toxic, superabsorbent material commonly found in the lining of a baby diaper. Of course, not all fake snow is made out of the same material. If a doctor contacted Poison Control and requested information about “fake snow,” it’s possible that the results could vary greatly. Some fake snow comes from an aerosol can