Simple Science at Home – Static Electricity

You might be familiar with the activity that moves your hair even if no one is touching it! Simply rub a balloon on a soft paper towel, cotton or wool shirt, and bring it near a person’s hair. It helps if the person has fine hair, my husband’s is GREAT so I often draft him for this demonstration. He just loves it! 😉 If you want more suggestions for playing around with static electricity while we wait out this virus event, here are suggestions from the Exploratorium. Enjoy! Holding Charge – All you need is a straw, hopefully in a …

Simple Science at Home – More Bubbles!

I recently posted suggestions from Steve Spangler for bubbles.

My niece called for a bubble recipe as she played with her almost two-year old son and I thought it can be such a fun activity I’d find more resources for you.

Just like my last blog, my source is the Exploratorium Museum

I listed activities from simple materials to uncommon materials like dry ice.

Simple Science at Home – Pressure

Here’s the fifth in a series of fun, at home resources
I want to share from SteveSpanglerScience.com. 

He’s posting fifty experiments for fifty days starting yesterday 3/23/20. Check them out!

I picked activities that worked for a variety
of ages and with simple materials you might find at home.

I suggest many extensions to challenge
kids as they do science (and make the activity
take a bit longer).

Quick Science: Dancing Spaghetti

Pour a can of clear or lightly colored soft drink into a transparent container. Drop in a few pieces of raw pasta.

Initially the pasta sinks to the bottom of the container because each piece is denser than the liquid.

Bubbles of gas attach to the pasta and it slowly rises to the surface.

Your students are pretty interested at this point in just what’s going on!