Using iodine to identify starch is a fantastic visual science experiment for kids. The kids really enjoyed this simple experiment of using iodine to identify starch. I got to thinking about iodine after writing last week’s water post, because I remembered using iodine tablets to purify water when I went hiking on the Inca trail as a thirteen-year-old. It’s hard to … [Read more...] about Iodine and Starches Visual Science Experiment for Kids
Over 25 boy-approved summer activity for kids ideas selected from some of my favorite blogs. Of course, girls can enjoy all of these activities as well! As the only boy with three sisters, my son sometimes feels (justifiably, at times) that the girls rule the house. I polled my blog friends for their top summer activity for kids ideas that might appeal to 8-12-year-old … [Read more...] about 25+ Boy Approved Summer Activity For Kids Ideas
Thanks to computers and artificial intelligence, many jobs that were once done by people are now done by machines. This makes it more important than ever for our children to think critically and approach problems creatively, because these are uniquely living abilities. Today I'm talking about how to raise critical and creative thinkers. How to Raise Critical … [Read more...] about How to Raise Critical and Creative Thinkers
Children are natural born scientists. Their innate curiosity makes them wonderful candidates for citizen science projects. Discover fun ways to get kids involved in citizen science. It's a great family activity! You'll also love these simple science projects for kids. Raising Kids Who Are Citizen Scientists Kids will explore the world around them no matter what you … [Read more...] about Citizen Science Projects Kids Love
Fun ways to celebrate Pi Day with kids! From eating pie to playful math to pi themed art projects, we've got pi activities for everyone! Pi Day – a day set aside every year on March 14th to celebrate the mathematical constant 3.1415 (etc.) is a fun day for math geeks like me. I also think that Pi Day is a wonderful opportunity to get kids thinking about ways in which … [Read more...] about Fun Ways to Celebrate Pi Day with Kids!