Friday, April 16, 2010

Rock Candy Activities

Rock candy is fun to create, but let's face it- it's even BETTER to eat! This article explains the science behind rock candy and teaches you how to create your own candy, perfect for a homeschool activity, class project, or just something for fun.  If you'd rather leave the science up to someone else, you can purchase actual rock candy HERE  HERE or HERE Or even purchase the kits HERE.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Sailboats for School Projects

Building a sailbaot is a great way to spend time with your children or classroom. Look for kits at craft stores or bix box retailers, or reuse matierals around the house to help build your one-of-a-kind sailboat. My article about making a sailboat for a school project is made primarily from an egg carton, although other styrofoam materials would work as well.

Floating Magnet Science Projects

Teach students about the unusual power of magnets by conducting an activity that makes magnets float.  YES Float!  Follow the link above for detailed instructions and information on how magnets are so cool!

About Bulletin Board Displays

Ever wondered why teachers post bulletin boards in the classroom? Ever wondered why they are changed out to frequently? Look no further than this article on Bulletin Board Display Information. Topics covered will include basic construction and supplies of a bulletin board, the different types of displays, how to store your materials, and tips on how to keep your boards looking great from year to year.

Sponge Science Activities

Sponges, the kitchen kind — not the Square-Pants kind — are handy around the kitchen, but can also be used in the science classroom for some pretty cool experiments. Visit this eHow article for 3 fun experiments that will teach students about how sponges float, how they absorb water, and how to grow salt crystals on a sponge.

Science Project on Washing Your Hands

Looking for a simple way to teach children about the importance of hand washing?

This simple experiment uses a product called "GloGerm" and a black light to show how germs spread from person to person, and how washing with water alone just isn't enough to get hands clean.

Friday, April 2, 2010

How to Make Your Own Dry Erase Board

Homeschoolers might want to have a dry erase board for use in the classroom, but don't want to pay the hefty price. Follow THIS link below for two  ideas on how to create your own dry erase boards simply.