Category: Science

Earth Day Awareness: Plastic

One of the largest concerns on the planet today is plastic waste, especially with poisonous expanding landfills and the growing Pacific Garbage Patch. TED-Ed has an informative lesson on where plastic waste goes, how the patch is formed, points out that there are more patches in the ocean, and tells us why it’s important to …

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Earth Day Awareness: The Great Barrier Reef

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest living structure, yet at alarmingly rapid rates, it is becoming the planet’s largest dying structure due to rising ocean temperatures. The Great Barrier Reef stretches over 134,000 square miles off of the coast of Queensland, Australia, and is home to a vast array of fish species, turtles, …

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Earth Day Awareness: Slowing Climate Change

Earth Day is just around the corner on April 22, so I wanted to take a few days to share awareness videos and discussions. TEDTalks has an educational radio hour called “The Big Five,” where experts talked about five massive crises in today’s world, number one being climate change.  One of the clearest and most …

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Kids’ Craft Project: Building a Volcano

Well, since I did a cheat sheet on volcanoes, and I have talked about them a few times, I thought I would give you a how-to on building a volcano. This is actually a pretty fun activity and many kids can take advantage of this when they need a science project in school. It is fairly …

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Fun with Science: Baking Soda and Vinegar

You have probably seen this experiment before but it is one of my favorites so I wanted to share.  If you can’t tell by the photograph, I do this activity often enough to warrant purchasing the big box of baking soda.  I think it has something to do with the fact that I feel like …

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February 12th Birthday Love: Charles Darwin

Happy birthday to naturalist and biologist Charles Darwin, born February 12, 1809 in The Mount House in Shrewsbury, England. “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” –Charles Darwin, Voyage of the Beagle Here is Sir David Attenborough describing Darwin’s inspirational influence on …

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Fun with Science: Thanksgiving Funny Bones

For many of you, Thanksgiving is still a month away but for Canada, Thanksgiving will be here in only a few days. There will probably be tons of turkey, and all the fixings that goes with them. People will eat and be thankful, and then at the end of the meal, they will scrape the …

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How To Make Rock Candy at Home in 12 Simple Steps

“This is chocolate!” gasped Hansel as he broke a lump of plaster from the wall. “And this is icing!” exclaimed Gretel, putting another piece of wall in her mouth. Starving but delighted, the children began to eat pieces of candy broken off the cottage. “Isn’t this delicious?” said Gretel, with her mouth full. She had …

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Fun With Science: Moving Pepper

This is a very simple science experiment that can be done with children as young as 2. Basically, if they can sit still and be amazed, then they can enjoy this experiment. Before you begin any science experiment, whether you do it at home or in a classroom, you should really take the time to …

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Cheat Sheets: Snails

It has been a while since I wrote a cheat sheet for the site so I figured it was time to do so again. Right now, I am the proud snail-sitter of about 10 snails. They will be going back into a nice spot in my yard very soon, not the garden where they were …

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