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Kickbutt's Science Notebook

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As you all have no doubt seen, I've been writing one post per day on a kitchen experiment. I just thought, for reference, it would be easier to have in one location. I'll just add a new experiment each day in the replies. Keep on learning!

Ok, I admit it, I'm addicted to science. I would happily throw away all other subjects and just devote my kids learning to that one, if it were possible. Lol! As many of you know, I used to be an aeronautical/electrical engineer. I hold degrees in Physics & Geology. In this post I'll be posting my favorite science experiments. They most often include products found around your house (no fancy equipment needed!)

Each of my kids has a Science Journal. In it they write out every experiment, hypothesis and result. I have them format it the way many colleges require for Lab classes. The journal is one of those bound notebooks.

Format:

Experiment title

Supplies: a billeted list of all supplies, with exact measurements and weights

Process: a numbered list of the step by step process used, plus any variations

Hypothesis: what the kids think might happen as a result of the experiment

Conclusion: what the final result of the experiment was, did it match their hypotheses - why or why not. This also includes a paragraph or so explanation of what happened.

Voila. Science is complete! We don't stick to a specific form of science usually, we tend to mix things us. But we do an experiment just about every day.

Shannon

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Albert Einstein -- 
   "Everybody is a Genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing it is stupid." 

by on Jul. 16, 2012 at 8:29 AM
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KickButtMama
by Shannon on Mar. 31, 2013 at 7:43 PM

All about Folk Toys

http://www.funsci.com/fun3_en/toys/toys.htm

KickButtMama
by Shannon on Mar. 31, 2013 at 7:44 PM

Experiments in ElectroChemistry

http://www.funsci.com/fun3_en/electro/electro.htm

KickButtMama
by Shannon on Mar. 31, 2013 at 7:44 PM

Environmental & Biology Experiments

http://www.funsci.com/fun3_en/exper1/exper1.htm

KickButtMama
by Shannon on Mar. 31, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Surface & Collids

http://www.funsci.com/fun3_en/exper2/exper2.htm

KickButtMama
by Shannon on Mar. 31, 2013 at 7:46 PM

Exploding Pinatas

KickButtMama
by Shannon on Mar. 31, 2013 at 7:47 PM

Digestion

KickButtMama
by Shannon on Mar. 31, 2013 at 7:48 PM

Remote Control Science

KickButtMama
by Shannon on Mar. 31, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Make a Glacier out of GAK

KickButtMama
by Shannon on Mar. 31, 2013 at 7:50 PM

What is Energy

blue52
by on Apr. 8, 2013 at 2:34 PM

 

Thanks for sharing all of this!!

BLUE

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