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Toddler Firefly Project: Nature Study

Jade caught a firefly and we put it in a jar for her. She observed the firefly carefully. She drew the firefly. We labeled the body parts. She learned about the chemical that light up the firefly, why they light up and other details.   Information about fireflies:http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/bugs/firefly/ http://earthsky.org/earth/bugs-firefly-light We took pictures of her science… Continue reading Toddler Firefly Project: Nature Study

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Kids Toothpick Tower Engineering Activity

Items needed: Toothpicks Marshmallows Grades K-12 Purpose of project to explain building of structures, 3d figures, compression/tension, ┬áthe force of gravity and fine motor skills development. Have the child with your help or alone build a tower After many tries and the tower falling down we added more support to the sides to go higher.… Continue reading Kids Toothpick Tower Engineering Activity

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Bristle Robot Tutorial for Children

‘ You will need: – Two toothbrushes (best works with angled bristles) – 1 AA battery -Micro Vibration Motor- ($3.99 at radio shack) http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2914700 – Scissors or plyers to cut toothbrushes Step 1: Cut the tooth brush heads with scissors or plyers Step 2: Roll up some duct tape and place it on top of… Continue reading Bristle Robot Tutorial for Children

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Rocket Experiment for Toddlers and Young Children!

Materials Needed: Scissors Snap off Top Container or Film Canister Tape Decoration: Stickers, Markers, Construction Paper Alka-Seltzer Water Get container with snap off top. I found this one in my medicine cabinet. If you can not get a hold of a film canister or container with snap off top buy it here for 47 cents:http://www.filmcanisterrockets.com… Continue reading Rocket Experiment for Toddlers and Young Children!