Exploding Apples šŸŽ

Last year, we started somewhat of a tradition of doing DIY science experiments on the weekends. Some we recorded and uploaded to our YouTube channel. Others happened so fast I couldn’t even pick up the camera. We get ideas from many sources. Most online. The bending light experiment was taken from one of our science workbooks.Ā dscn0631.jpg

Thankfully we have also been receiving and making use of our monthly subscription to Kiwi Co. The Tinker Crate science kits are hands-onĀ and have a heavyĀ focus on STEMĀ (science, technology, engineering & mathematics).

To get back on top of things I wanted to find another quick DIY experiment. So this past weekend, I found this exploding apple experiment on Pinterest. It is very simple to do and clean up is quick.

*I did not measure when we did it the first time but it might be beneficial to do so.

Ingredients

  • 1 apple
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 2 tablespoonfuls of baking soda

Watch the video here to see how it works!

 

Do you like to do science experiments with your kids? Let me know your favorites!

DIY Marble Racetrack

Pinterest Fail?

It has been extremely hot this week, high’s in the 100’s! So, in an effort to have some fun indoors I looked on Pinterest for some ideas.Ā When I found a picture of a DIYĀ race track I thought an idea using marbles. My son can watch those Youtube videos for hours.

The problem with using Pinterest for inspiration is that most of the time you don’t have the exact materials to replicate the projects. In most cases, I end up improvising. Which is what happened this timeĀ šŸ˜€

Materials that I used:

1 small cardboard box

4 crayons

4 craft sticks

4 mini clips

Hot glue gun

marble

I have to admit the videos are very entertainingĀ to watch. But he only played with this for about ten minutes and then moved onto something else. Maybe if it was bigger it would have held his concentration longer?!

Have you tried any DIY projects from Pinterest? Let me know below šŸ“Œ

DIY Minecraft Curriculum

This book was featured on one of the Youtube channels I watch, My Busy Bees and Me. At first glance, some attractive benefits seemĀ to be the large font and interactive Minecraft exercises. But once I saw the review I purchased this book. I cannot wait for it to arrive. My son is going to be so thrilled. ItĀ has over 400 pages of educationalĀ activities. Although it is designed for children with Dyslexia and ADHD, I know my soon to be 8 yr old will enjoy it.

This curriculum includes:

  • Reading
  • Handwriting
  • Creative Writing
  • Spelling & Vocabulary
  • Classical Literature
  • Biographies
  • Classical Music
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • World Geography
  • Social Studies & Current Events
  • Computer Skills
  • Building & Design
  • Art, Drawing, and Design
  • Creative Comics
  • Library Skills

Does your kid love Minecraft too?! Let me know what resources you use.Ā 

 

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