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How Arctic Animals Stay Warm

Learning about how arctic animals stay warm in temperatures well below freezing is fascinating. This hands-on winter science experiment gives kids a very corporeal understanding of how animals like polar bears, penguins, seals, whales, and walruses have adapted to live in some of the harshest conditions on the planet. This winter we curled up on the couch and learned all about the people and animals that live at the poles. Thinking about how Arctic [...]

By | January 19th, 2017|Categories: Five Minute Science, Science, Winter|0 Comments

Fishing for LEGO Ice Minifigures

Be a superheroe and rescue the LEGO ice minifigures from drowning in freezing water using science! Learn why salt melts ice and engage in imaginative play. *This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. HELP! The LEGO minifigures are drowning in icy water! Can you save them using science? We did a fresh twist on this classic science experiment for kids by fishing for LEGO ice minifigures. That's right. We [...]

By | January 30th, 2016|Categories: Five Minute Science, Science, STEM Saturday|4 Comments

Flying Cupids | Static Electricity for Valentine’s Day

Making cupids fly using static electricity is the perfect easy science activity for kids this Valentine's Day. Get your balloons and your crazy hair ready! *This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. What kid doesn't love rubbing their hair on a balloon to get that crazy-haired mad scientist look? Static electricity is awesome. Playing and experimenting with static electricity provides children with some of their earliest hands-on physics lessons. [...]

By | January 24th, 2016|Categories: Five Minute Science, Science, STEM Saturday, Valentine's Day|6 Comments

Valentine’s Day Science | Magic Milk Hearts

This popular Valentine's Day science activity is a holiday variation of the classic magic milk experiment. It's a little bit science, a little bit art, and a whole lot of fun! *This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. Magic milk is one of our favorite science activities because of the endless possibilities for creation. The kids love watching the colors erupt, scatter, and mix. It is sometimes unpredictable, which [...]

By | January 23rd, 2016|Categories: Art, Five Minute Science, Science, STEM Saturday, Valentine's Day|2 Comments

Fizzy Snow | Process Art and Science

*This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. Too wet to go out, And too cold to play ball, So we sat in the house, We did nothing at all. The Cat in the Hat, Dr. Seuss If the weather has you trapped inside, have no fear, have no fear! I know some new tricks, a lot of good tricks, I will show them to you. Your mother will not [...]

By | December 30th, 2015|Categories: Art, Five Minute Science, Science, Sensory|3 Comments

Paper Fliers | Rainy Day Boredom Busters

*This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. With cold and rainy weather upon us it's essential to have some go-to rainy day activities for inside play and learning! This Spring we did an outdoor engineering challenge with paper airplanes where we tested how different kinds of airplanes flew. The kids had such a blast creating and testing their airplanes that we brought this activity inside for a paper fliers engineering [...]

By | November 14th, 2015|Categories: Engineering, Five Minute Science, STEM Saturday|6 Comments