Tag: Science activities for kids

How to teach a preschooler to read in 3 easy steps?

Teaching reading to preschoolers The most important lesson for us parents is to spend time with our kids and read to them, talk to them and listen to them from the first day of their life. Presented method can be used especially effectively for young children and when you want to teach a preschooler to read. So, let’s begin our journey. Would you like to know my story? I bet you will like it! “Mom, how is it possible that black holes have jets once even light cannot escape from them? Did you know that birds are close friends of dinosaurs?… Read More

Ames room illusion. Free Ames Room Template!

Introduction Have you ever thought how it is possible that Hagrid in Harry Potter is larger than in real life? How does it happen that hobbits are smaller in relation to Gandalf in Lord of the Rings? This time we will play with optical illusion. How many of you heard about Ames room illusion? Let’s start! Optical illusion definition Following Oxford dictionary definition optical illusion is something that deceives the eye by appearing to be other than it is. In other words optical illusion causes an experience of seeming to see something which does not exist or is other than… Read More

How are atoms and molecules related?

Introduction Hello to everyone. Do you know what atoms and molecules definition is? Are atoms and molecules the same? We are going to answer this questions. This time we have introduced an activity which stimulates kids imagination and is a great start into the world of organic chemistry for kids. In this article we will: describe how are atoms and molecules related write about abundance of the chemical elements in the Universe introduce the periodic table list of elements ignite your child imagination with a colorful activity Are atoms and molecules the same? To make it straight forward, the answer… Read More

What dissolves Styrofoam?

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 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 experiment we used: Carbonated water Grapes (not dancing yet 😉 ) Glass Experiment execution Because we would like to eat the grapes at the end of our experiment, please wash them before.… Read More