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Experiments or Projects.....

Posted by on Jun. 23, 2012 at 5:13 PM
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 What is the best experiment you and your child(ren) have done?  What would you reccomend a first time family to start with?  

by on Jun. 23, 2012 at 5:13 PM
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alissaplusthree
by on Jun. 23, 2012 at 5:14 PM

What ages? I would recommend something different for children over 12.


usmom3
by BJ on Jun. 23, 2012 at 6:17 PM

 My younger kids love to make volcanoes!

KickButtMama
by Shannon on Jun. 23, 2012 at 10:12 PM
Volcanos are always fun for kids of all ages. Then there are tons of magnet and battery experiments. I think our favorite was building a battery operated toy car. Or the kids had a blast exploding soda bottles and imploding a can.
alissaplusthree
by on Jun. 24, 2012 at 8:07 AM

Janice VanCleave's "__________ for Every Kid"

Experiments and projects in Physics, Biology, Astronomy, Geometry, Chemistry, etc.

KickButtMama
by Shannon on Jun. 24, 2012 at 9:16 AM
Quoting alissaplusthree:

Janice VanCleave's "__________ for Every Kid"

Experiments and projects in Physics, Biology, Astronomy, Geometry, Chemistry, etc.




We have the Physics book. I just wish it had better pictures, but there are sufficient explanations.
mem82
by Platinum Member on Jun. 24, 2012 at 12:02 PM

I agree with the Volcanos or maybe, Diet Coke and Mentos. It's fun, cheap and easy.

mem82
by Platinum Member on Jun. 24, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Kids also like leaf rubbings. I know that's not really an experiment, but it always gets a good response.

mem82
by Platinum Member on Jun. 24, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Oh, cleaning pennies with vinegar or ketchup. Younger kids really like doing this because of how shiny the pennies get.



mem82
by Platinum Member on Jun. 24, 2012 at 12:05 PM
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I've never done this but I just found it on Pinterest. Microwaving a bar of Ivory soap. It looks fun!

Jinx-Troublex3
by Jinx on Jun. 24, 2012 at 1:00 PM
Science in a nutshell boxes..have lots of great experiments with everything you need for 3 kids. Great because you don't need to go find things piece by piece and they have an activity guide and a journal for each child.
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