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40 + Brilliant Backyard Science Experiments

40 + Brilliant Backyard Science Experiments - A fabulous collection of simple science ideas for kids, divided into experiments exploring biological science, chemical science, earth and space science and physical science.

Science experiments open up the world with that sense of wonder and awe that comes naturally to children and this HUGE list of backyard science experiments provides for hours of experimentation and exploration, perfect for home, school, preschool or your community group. Arranged into the learning … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Learn About Weather In Your Own Backyard

10 fun ways to teach kids about weather

My 8 year old received a weather station this past Christmas and promptly began begging us to set it up. It took us awhile, but we finally did it – just in time to be able to put the rain gauge to good use! Although our store bought weather station works great, you don’t even need that to help kids … [Read more...]

Bubble Science for Kids: What Can You Use to Make Bubbles?

Bubbles Science Experiment for Kids: What Can We Find to Use As A Bubble Blower

This is a story of failure. Not massive, life destroying failure – just mildly disappointing ‘that didn’t turn out’ failure. I regularly write science posts for Childhood101 and (of course) I always test the experiments with my kids before I write about them. Sometimes those experiments don’t work… … [Read more...]

9 Awesome Solar System Learning Activities

9 Totally Awesome Solar System Activities

If you are looking for awesome, handmade resources for playful learning, then Etsy is definitely worth a visit! Today's collection of solar system learning resources was lots of fun to put together - the constellation cookies are most definitely my favourite! {Pictured left to right, from top … [Read more...]

Science for Kids: Make Your Own Mini Microscope

Cool Science for Kids- How to Make a Microscope

Today regular contributor, Ali Wright of At Home With Ali, shares a simple DIY tutorial for making a super cool mini microscope with kids. My kids love the unexpected and this simple microscope made from a plastic cup delivers just that. I actually saw these microscopes being made by Girl … [Read more...]

Science for Kids: Jelly Bean Taste Test

Science esperiments for kids: Jelly Bean Taste Testing

This taste testing experiment is great fun and is particularly well suited to children aged 5 and up. Our whole family joined in and my two kids were very excited that our science experiment involved eating jelly beans!!! The experiment explores the relationship between sight and taste. … [Read more...]

Science for Kids: Oil, Water & Detergent Experiment

Science for Kids-:Oil, Water & Detergent Experiment

Check out this super fun and simple science experiment for kids from regular contributor Ali Wright of At Home with Ali. Mixing oil and water with detergent is a fun way to explore basic chemistry with kids. This science experiment is suitable for kids over 4 years of age. You don’t need any … [Read more...]

How to Make an Air Rocket

Science for Kids: Take Flight With an Air Rocket

This post is sponsored by Origin Energy. Making abstract concepts easy for children to understand can be difficult, especially when learning about things that are difficult to see or touch, such as science concepts related to things like gases or plant osmosis or how energy is made. To help … [Read more...]