Introduction Have you ever wondered what Styrofoam is? What does it take to dissolve it, and why does it happen? Is it possible to completely break it down? We are here to answer your question. In the beginning, we would like to start by mentioning the influence the polystyrene (brand name Styrofoam) has on the environment. Plastic pollution A couple of weeks ago, the UN Climate Change Conference took place. It is an excellent opportunity to remind you of the role of plastic in the pollution “life-cycle”. Polystyrene is one of those materials that surround us everywhere. Polystyrene is an… Read More
Creativity Development – 3 Simple Craft Activities
Introduction How to support a child creativity development? In this article we will focus on Creativity Development Activities. If you ask me how I understand a creativity my answer is as follows. This is a way of doing things through “out-of-the-box” thinking. Doing things differently than the most obvious path. This is about finding solutions where it seems there is no solution. Creativity does not mean using a guitar as a hammer. Creativity is about using a guitar to compose wonderful masterpiece from scratch. To welcome Autumn, we have performed three beautiful craft activities. The Autumn puzzles, Glitter Leaf composition… Read More
Importance of fine motor skills
Introduction Recently, we have performed an exciting activity developing the fine motor skills for 3-5 year olds by using a set of different tools. We used a drill, a screwdriver, a socket wrench, a wrench, and fingers. Atena was playing with this toy for the first time. She surprised us when she came up with out-of-the-box solutions. She used fingers and a palm to screw 4 bolts at once! (check the video part starting from 0:47). As we received questions about the set – we explain that we used Design & Drill® See Through Creative Workshop! This is appropriate to… Read More
How to make volcano at home?
Introduction Have you ever seen a volcano for real? It is huge. Just imagine that the Big Island of Hawaii is a massive volcano. Another great example – Fuji Mountain in Japan. Now, having us, you do not have to go to the Pacific Ring of Fire to see a volcano. You can make volcano at home! You need only a few minutes to prepare all the ingredients which are required for the eruption. It is one of the best experiment for kids. Homemade volcano? No problem 🙂 In our experiment we used: Sand Powdered sugar (4 table spoons) Baking soda (1 table… Read More
Elephant Toothpaste – 6 Top Questions Answered
Introduction Have you ever heard about a viral experiment called Elephant Toothpaste? If no, then great – you might find it interesting to learn how to do it. If your answer is yes, then you will be delighted with the comprehensive explanation. So, let’s start! In this experiment, we received a so-called elephant toothpaste. This fantastic effect you can get by combining just four ingredients: water, hydrogen peroxide, potassium permanganate, and dish soap. Hydrogen peroxide breaks down into water and oxygen. Usually, this reaction is prolonged. Therefore the catalyst is added. This catalyst is potassium permanganate. The large volume of… Read More
How to separate water into hydrogen and oxygen?
Introduction You might wondered how to separate water into hydrogen and oxygen. Maybe you even thought how to produce oxygen aboard a submarine . This lesson is for you! This experiment is related to electrolysis of water. Using battery and copper wire, we can split water into hydrogen and oxygen. What is more interesting we see that flame is brighter whenever we are getting our candle closer to pure oxygen. Therefore, it is a fantastic introduction of science and physics for preschoolers. After all, please leave your comments below. I am curious how it goes for you. In our experiment… Read More
How to make dancing grapes?
Introduction In this dancing grapes experiment we observe dancing grapes since they are taken to the surface by carbon dioxide which is dissolved in carbonated water. It is a very easy experiment you can do at home or even in the restaurant with your kids. Just as you, we have another opportunity to introduce physics and chemistry. Moreover, at the end we can eat all grapes! Yummy! 🙂 In our dancing grapes science project we used: Carbonated water Grapes (not dancing yet 😉 ) Glass Dancing grapes science project execution Because we would like to eat the grapes at the… Read More
How thirsty candle is rising water?
Introduction The result of the experiment is tricky to many people who wonder why a burning candle (we call it thirsty) makes water rising possible. Thus it is even more interesting for children who are totally amazed by the effect. Do you know what makes the trick? The pressure. In our experiment we used: Water Food dye Candle Lighter Vase Vessel Experiment execution For the purpose of better visibility, we dye water. Step 1 – Stabilize the candle Use hot glue or wax from the candle to stick the candle into the bottom of a vessel. Step 2 – Pour… Read More
How to make a disappearing glass?
Introduction Your children will be surprised and amazed with the result. In this post we compare refractive index of water and refractive index of glycerin. As a matter of fact glycerin has a similar refractive index as glass. Therefore, we used this physical property to perform experiment which your children will love. Firstly, the main advantage of this experiment is that you can explain to the child the properties of light and matter. Secondly, it could be a fantastic introduction to optics. In our experiment we use: Water Glycerin 2 glasses Test-tube Experiment execution This experiment should be executed using… Read More
How to draw Mars and smell it?
Introduction As we are continuing our adventure with space exploration, we decided to give you a simple but impressive way to draw Mars. In this experiment, we draw Mars using a unique technique – spices, glue, and poster crayons. Hope you will enjoy the film. At the end you can use leftovers of your spices and prepare wonderful dish 😉 What are interesting facts about Mars? Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second-smallest planet in the Solar System after Mercury. Its’ reddish appearance caused by iron oxide has been reflected by us using mix of red… Read More