Even though it's cold outside, we still managed to have some fun and learn about molecular movement with these balloons in the snow activities.

Science in Action: M for Molecules

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Balloons in the Snow An exploration of molecular movement Outside of my house, there is alot of snow.  The temperature hasn’t gotten above freezing for several weeks.  But, my husband and I spent the weekend filling hundreds of water balloons with air for our kids to play with outside. Are we crazy?  Is it cold and snowy outside? Yes, but that’s …

The ocean is so amazing, and fun to study. This Science in Action: O is for Ocean uses a video and an ocean in a bottle to teach children about the ocean.

Science in Action: O is for Ocean

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My children love the ocean. My oldest, especially, is fascinated with everything oceanic. My children habitually beg to be taken to whatever is the nearest aquarium. When we finally visited the California coast a couple of years ago, we couldn’t leave without a trip to the beach. We stayed so long our baby fell asleep on our beach towels. This …

For our next Science in Action, N is for Nuclear Reactions, we explore how the sun makes energy through nuclear reactions with clay.

Science in Action: N is for Nuclear Reactions

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Nuclear energy is an amazing concept. Imagine all the energy the sun creates is caused by nuclear reactions. Granted, as humans, we’ve not done such a good job of harmlessly harnessing the power of nuclear reactions, but we have made great strides. So, for our Science in Action this week N is for nuclear reactions. There are two types of …

This Science in Action: L is for Light activity uses sparklers and a digital camera to capture light and start discussion of what light is and how we see.

Science in Action: L is for Light – Exploring Light using Sparklers

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The patriotic celebrations came – and were fun – and went before I had a chance to help my children use some sparkler fireworks I’d bought. Rather than letting the sparklers wait for another year, we used them to explore light in our Science in Action: L is for Light unit. My children had a lot of fun dancing around …