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Bubble Meter!

January 29, 2015
Bubble Meter!

Bubble Meter Great activity!  Simple to set up and kids loved the activity! You’ll need: small bowl or cup 1 teaspoon liquid detergent water empty plastic bottle (1/2 liter) bowl of warm water bowl of ice In the small bowl or cup stir in 1 teaspoon of liquid detergent and 2 teaspoons of water....
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How Fun – Glitter Slime!

August 5, 2014
How Fun – Glitter Slime!

Glitter Slime We made glitter slime today! It’s easy to do and kids have a great time! Doing it outside gave them the opportunity to be real messy! Materials: Elmer’s Glue Water food coloring Borax Steps: In a small baggy place 2 Tablespoons of water, 1 teaspoon of Elmer’s Glue and a few drops...
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Testing out Elephant Toothpaste as a Scientist!

August 1, 2014
Testing out Elephant Toothpaste as a Scientist!

While exploding a volcano is fun, erupting elephant toothpaste is super fun!  Kids love to watch it pour out of the bottle and make picks of warm, foamy liquid.  I just did this for a group of kids for science camp and it was a hit. Materials needed: yeast detergent yeast warm water hydrogen...
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Creating Powerful Powerpoint Slides

December 27, 2012
Creating Powerful Powerpoint Slides

PowerPoint Presentations What makes a PowerPoint or Keynote slide presentation amazing?  It seemed, to most of my students, that the transitions and putting as much information as possible.  In working with some middle school students I learned that they really didn’t understand the point of using a slide show for a presentation. Based on...
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Scent Scientists

August 11, 2012
Scent Scientists

  Kids like to discover new things around them and discovering flavors and smells around them.  I did a little smell survey with my group of students to different kinds of scents using cocoa, chili powder, nutmeg and cinnamon.  Since all of the colors were fairly close, it made really have to use their...
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Time for Rockets to Take Off!

July 27, 2012
Time for Rockets to Take Off!

Rockets One of the activities that every kid loves it building with these large scale plastic rods with connectors.  Today’s challenge was to make a rocket as a team.  They understood the concept of making a rocket but working as a team…well, some did and some didn’t. If you don’t have the tubes a...
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Our Butterfly Garden is Thriving!

June 26, 2012
Our Butterfly Garden is Thriving!

Butterfly Garden We’ve been working on our butterfly garden with the help of Nina Jaffray (she has done more than just help – she gets the right plants, she is an inspiration and encouragement for me and all of the kids to take on this project and she teaches all of us by sharing...
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Making Their Own Corn Meal

May 27, 2012
Making Their Own Corn Meal

  Using simple tools to make corn meal The pioneers needed to provide for 6 months of food on the trail and, since there were no Walmart’s to go to if they ran out of supplies, enough to live on until they could grow their own.  Tools were simple. So we had our students...
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Covered Wagons Ready!

May 26, 2012
Covered Wagons Ready!

Preparing Covered Wagons Preparing for our travel on the Oregon Trail has been fun.  The students have all been grouped into “families” with new names and occupations.  They have been very excited by their names and “How do you speak Swedish?”.  On this day the families are working on building their covered wagons. A...
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2012 is a Leap Year!

February 23, 2012
2012 is a Leap Year!

Why do we need a Leap Year? Leap Years are needed to keep our calendar in alignment with the Earth’s revolutions around the sun. It takes the Earth approximately 365.242199 days to circle once around the Sun. However, the Gregorian calendar has only 365 days in a year, so if we didn’t add a...
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