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Science Experiments with Bubbles

Keep learning alive this summer with this fun round-up of Science Experiments with Bubbles! Your kids will love these activities and might not even realize they’re learning in the process.
Science Experiments with Bubble

Science Experiments with Bubbles

Are there any kids who don’t like bubbles? Even at the ripe old age of 42, I still think they’re pretty amazing. We’ve put this great round-up together for you to encourage you to get out and do something new and fun with your kiddos this summer. Enjoy!

Science Experiments with Bubbles
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Science Experiments Using Water

Welcome! If you’re looking for science experiments using water, you’re in the right place. It’s been raining in my area for the last several days with more in the forecast. This round-up of indoor activities will help give your kiddos something educational and fun to do!

Science Experiments Using Water

STEM activities are all the rage right now. And for good reason – they are educational and fun for your kiddos! Since I’ve got multi-age kids at home, we’ve put together a list of projects for younger and older kids as well. Enjoy!

Science Projects for Preschoolers

Science Experiment with water

Underwater Sound Experiment for Kids – Still Playing School. This is an easy activity to do right at your kitchen sink!

Penny Change Experiment – BrenDid. I love the free printable lab notebook that comes with this activity! And since we’ve been to the US MINT and actually watched pennies being made, this experiment is really interesting to my kids.

Water Drop Races – What Do We Do All Day. An easy and fun activity that requires very little resources!

Science Experiment with water

Raining Sponge – The Pinterested Parent. Learn how it rains with this simple activity. And I bet you have everything you need at home right now.

Absorption and Dissolving Science Activity – Learning 4 Kids. Use food coloring and sugar cubes for an informative project about absorption.

How Clouds make Rain – Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station. Another fun way to see how clouds fill up and rain!

Science Projects for Elementary Students

Science Experiment with water
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15 Fun Science Experiments Using Eggs!

Looking for hands-on and fun science experiments to do with your kids? These 15 ideas using eggs are easy to accomplish and can help teach your kids the scientific method.

Fun Science Experiments
Easter’s a great time to bust out the eggs and learn a little science! We’ve done quite a few of these projects already but I’m always shocked to learn about all the amazing things you can do with eggs. Check out this awesome list of science activities that all ages of kids (and adults too) will enjoy!

15 Fun Science Experiments Using Eggs
Egg & Science Experiment

The Floating Eggs Experiment – Layer of Learning

How to make bouncy eggs – Parenting Chaos

The Naked Egg Experiment – The Science Kiddo

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My mother gave my son this butterfly pavilion for his 5th birthday last November. He was super excited! We called him the butterfly stalker last year because he could literally sneak up on butterflies and catch them with his bare hands (very gently)! We he got this in November, he wanted to get the caterpillars right away. But, we waited to get them because we wanted to be able to release them into the wild and they can’t be released until the outside temperature is over 55 degrees. Winters in Iowa aren’t butterfly friendly.

The kit from Insect Lore came with a huge butterfly “cage” and a coupon for butterfly caterpillars. We did have to pay a $5 shipping fee, but it was worth every penny!

On May 3, our caterpillars arrived! They came in two cups with a special “nutrient” at the bottom so we didn’t have to feed them anything. Phew!

Here’s how small they were when they first arrived. There were 10 caterpillars total.

It was so hard to get a decent picture of the caterpillars because my camera wouldn’t focus. I couldn’t even manually focus it. In retrospect, maybe one of the kids should have held it like they did for the picture above.  Anyhow, after looking at these pictures again, I am AMAZED at how much those little caterpillars grew in a week! Can you tell the difference between this terrible picture and the one above?

After a week, they formed their cocoons.

This is what was over – nutrients and poop – in their original homes.

After they had all formed cocoons and we thought they were hanging quite solidly, we moved them into the butterfly pavilion so they could emerge. One cocoon had actually fallen from the lid of the jar. So, per the instructions, we placed it on a tissue on the bottom of the cage. When we did this, it started to shake violently and roll around! We thought it was about to emerge as a butterfly, but it didn’t. And we learned several days later that that behavior is normal behavior to deter predators… (oh well…)

On Sunday, May 22, they started emerging and by May 23 they were all out! Here is the last one literally crawling out of the cocoon! We were lucky enough to see two come out. They others were very sneaky and emerged undetected.

We fed them sugar water on flowers until their wings were dry and they were flying well.

And here is one of our 10 beautiful Painted Lady butterflies ready to fly away! They are gorgeous.

Interesting facts we learned during this process:

  • Painted Lady butterflies have over 10,000 eyes!
  • Painted Lady butterflies travel over 1,000 miles during their one year life.
  • The cocoons do not shake, rattle, and roll before the butterflies emerge… 🙂

Yesterday, we let all 10 butterflies fly away. And this morning, one was back! But she has since flown away again. I doubt she’ll be here tomorrow. The kids named a few of them: Rocky and Sandy are two names I can remember.

It was truly a fun experience. We’re trying to figure out what to do next. I’m thinking maybe a praying mantis pagoda. A friend did this with her kids and said it was fantastic. What do you think? Have you ever done something like this? I highly recommend it, whether you homeschool or not!