Outdoor STEM: How Long are Your Small Intestines?

Outdoor STEM: How Long are Your Small Intestines?

Use this super fun & easy outdoor science activity to show kids just how long their small intestines are and learn a little about the human body too! This activity gets a few bonus points from us!  First, it's a STEM activity (a li...
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DIY Sundial for Kids

DIY Sundial for Kids

For years I've been saying that it would be cool to have a sundial in the yard! First, I operate my 'sundial' time more than by a clock -- you know, the "it's just about the right time" kind of time :) Hehe :) No, really it's more for the i...
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Rocks & Minerals: A Fun Testing Experiment for Kids

Rocks & Minerals: A Fun Testing Experiment for Kids

Today we are combining our Outdoor Science activities and our Simple Science Experiment series to share a fun geology experiment -- Rock Testing for Kids!One of the easiest science activities to do with kids is studying rocks and minerals.I...
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12  Earth-themed Lego STEM Projects

12 Earth-themed Lego STEM Projects

My kids have this fascination with taking indoor toys outside to play -- trading cards, dolls, building kits -- you name it! They also think they can bring outdoor toys inside -- basketballs I'll allow but I draw the line at hula hoops ;) W...
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Easy Science for Kids: The Lemon Battery

We always love to find easy science experiments that we can do at home! And when I mean easy, I'm talking the quick set-up with very few items type of science :) Those types of experiments seem to be plentiful when you're studying botany/...
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Bug Hunt: Outdoor Activities for Kids {w/free printable}

Grab this FREE printable Insect Scavenger Hunt and see who lives in your backyard! Today we are linking up with the Storytime Science series to share two of our favorite things -- books & science! Ironically, the book I'm sharing (whi...
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Moon Activities for Kids: 3D Phases of the Moon Project

Enjoy learning about the moon's phases with this hands-on moon activity for kids!When my son brought home his Phases of the Moon project from school, he wasn't very happy.I thought he'd be thrilled with this activity - the whole "school per...
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How to Start & Organize a Nature Collection

If you've been around these parts, you'll know that we have a fondness for nature activities ;)  Most rooms in our house host some type of nature collection -- shells, rocks, tree seeds, leaves in the Fall, etc. And many of these we...
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Arctic Animals & Forest Animals: Comparing Animal Habitats

Animal habitats are a fascinating topic to discuss with kids! I'm sure you've been peppered with questions about where animals live and why --"Where do all the animals go in winter?"or"Why can't we have rainforest animals live near us ...
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Science & Water Activities for a Day at the Pond

One thing I really enjoy during the summer are days out with the kids!  We like to explore almost anywhere but since we have a summer budget, finding free places to visit is always a plus since we like to get out a lot during summerti...
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Exploring the Parts of a Flower: A Science Project for Kids

Today we are going to have a look INSIDE nature at the parts of a flower with a fun hands-on science project – flower dissection and pollination.As Spring sets in, we are all treated to blossoming trees and beautiful flowers.I'm sure your...
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12 Amazing Citizen Scientist Projects for Kids

Happy Earth Day! I love days like today -- everyone across the globe can celebrate together regardless of their location, religion or beliefs -- because we all love the planet we live on :) We've already shared a great list of eco-friendl...
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28 Things You Can Do with Rocks

Rocks! You find them in jacket pockets, lined up on window sills and creating havoc in your dryer. And yet, when you had one over to the kids and ask them to return it to the yard, their faces gasp in horror ... "MOM!  This is -- -- t...
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Sandpaper Science: Take a Peek Inside Nature

Sometimes the weather makes it difficult to connect with nature. And the winter months present several challenges -- nature is no longer in 'full bloom' and cold weather has set in which usually means less time outside. But I love a good ...
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20 Science Experiments You Can Do in a Jar

We're starting a new monthly series on the blog today -- A Year of Simple Science Experiments! Each month, we'll feature some fun science projects that can easily be done at home or in the classroom.  These hands-on activities will g...
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