It’s getting to be gardening time in our area so I wanted to share plant resources with you.
I found a fabulous short video at PBS about Plant Structures. In addition to the video, there’s a short essay, discussion questions, and a list of science standards.
Check out the other resources I collected for plant structures.
A familiar game with a new twist.
Use very simple materials to meet the challenge of figuring out strategies for moving markers to get three in a row.
Videos, knowing patterns, and visuals can help children (and grownups) learning the multiplication tables.
Use your detective skills to solve a Brain Box puzzle. Charts help you get started solving each mystery.
Use the clues provided by the Brainbashers site to piece together what actually happened at an event, gathering, or contest.
Activities that involve heat and cold.
Try them at school or at home.
Check out the poetry suggestions!
Something with simple materials that will fascinate children?
I collected several chemistry activities for your consideration, thanks to the Exploratorium Museum and Steve Spangler Science.
Make sure to check out the poetry suggestions.
Check out these resources from Sciencefun.org. I highlighted a few activities, specifically choosing ones that have simple materials and a video. It’s just a sample of the science activities on their site, pick what works best for you and, as a scientist, be safe!
There’s more from NASA, the National Science Foundation, and the Smithsonian.
Many great ideas for science at home!
What to do if your child needs something to consider while waiting for the online class to start?
Need word puzzles that can be solved in a few moments of spare time or pondered for a day?
I’ve collected math and word puzzles just for you!
I found fabulous resources that show not just how to fold a sheet of paper to make a paper frog that jumps, there’s a video that shows the steps.
Enjoy folding frogs that jump!
Kids can try it at home with scrap paper, scissors, and tape. It’s very adaptable for different ages and abilities.
Watch the video to see what happens. Try it yourself.
Keep track of the number of twists before you tape the paper to find the pattern for how many twists results in how many loops.
It’s fascinating for both children and grownups!