We studied the element Boron and mixed up some slime as part of our Elementary Chemistry class. This was a perfect moment to talk about states of matter, elements that behave strangely, and the importance of following directions when doing chemistry. First I'll share...read more
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We made our own mini books and it turned out to be a great craft for both early literacy and math measurement skills, not to mention they are fun for play! If you follow me on Instagram, you might have noticed that we recently got into dolls and making stuff for them....read more
Hydrogen is another abundant element that’s great to study with kids. We spent a class learning about where we find hydrogen and its properties. We also explored heat producing chemical reactions with hydrogen. This post is part of a series on chemistry that’s based...read more
Watkins Regional Park is located in Upper Marlboro Maryland. Even though there are many activities in the park, it’s well known for the marvelous, Wizard-of-Oz-themed playground. We decided to go check it out. I knew that the kids had never heard of The Wizard of Oz....read more
Last Spring, I taught a homeschool co-op class on chemistry for elementary aged students. Chemistry is usually a subject reserved for older kids I imagine because traditionally younger students aren't allowed to have many hands-on lab work. I think that mindset is...read more
Carbon is a great element to begin a study about the elements because it’s so common. It exists in pure forms that are readily available and highly interesting. It's also a word we hear thrown around often: carbon dioxide, carbon emissions, carbon footprint. There's a...read more
We visited the LEGO Nature Connects special exhibit at the Houston Zoo last week and it was a most exciting and informational surprise! Our primary reason for visiting the zoo was to trade something at the Swap Shop (more on that later) but as we approached the...read more