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There are too many. Elephant toothpaste, coke and menthos, dry ice experiments, and so many others. My favorite books are Way things work and the way we work. They are awesome books for kids especially boys. I highly recommend studying Chemistry early on. It has so many fun things to do.
Wow! The elephant toothpaste is crazy fun looking!!
i dont read many homeschool books any more but one that has always stood out to me is 'Pocket full of Pinecones' by karen andreola because its such a peaceful book, when everything is going every way just to sit and read it brings you peace.
another from long ago is the charlotte mason books, because, she says how to help your kids learn, how you can help them, and you can add these ways to any type of homeschooling you do
You do need 30% H2O2 to do it well. I got the rest for the experiment from homeschool science website. It was really neat. You can literally feel the heat from the chemical reaction. You will need to wear gloves.
Quoting mem82:Wow! The elephant toothpaste is crazy fun looking!!
BUilding a bird house...and I'm not talking one of those out of the box cheap ones at Home Depot. You start off by letting your child research what birds are local to your area, and what times of the year they nest and migrate. From there, your student can pick 1 or two birds to build houses for. They can then research what kind of housing these birds like, where to place the house in your yard, and what kind of feeder and bird seed to place near the bird house. Believe me...bird feeders are a HECK of a lot more complicated than you would think.Once they build a house(s) they can observe each day and record when a bird first makes teh bird house it's home. THey can learn it's bird song, and make drawings. If the "chosen bird" doesn't nest, they can research a little more to learn how to make the bird house more bird friendly. Or if another bird nests there, they can research what type of bird it is, and learn about that one.Be sure to get lots of photographs!It's ag reat project because it teaches them how to research, bird watch, and build. It includes science, measurements, and nature, and really is a lot of fun!
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