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Does Fruit Sink or Float? Kitchen Science for Kids

One day during snack time my preschooler asked, "Does fruit sink or float?" That afternoon, snack time turned into a fun and easy kitchen science experiment that yielded a few surprises for all of us! Getting Ready There were only a few things we needed to set up in order to do our fruit sink or float experiment. First, we filled a large bowl with water. We used a clear bowl so [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Five Minute Science, Kitchen Science, Science|0 Comments

Skittles Rainbow | STEM for St Patrick’s Day

Making a Skittles rainbow is a bright and colorful project that will thrill the kids and engage their creativity. Perfect for St. Patrick's Day, springtime, or anytime you need a quick and easy kitchen science experiment. Scroll to the end of this post to see several more STEM activities for St. Patrick's Day! Make a Skittles Rainbow Science doesn't get any easier than this! We gathered three simple kitchen supplies and we were [...]

By | February 4th, 2017|Categories: Five Minute Science, Kitchen Science, Science, St Patrick's Day, STEM Saturday|0 Comments

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|2 Comments

Fishing for LEGO Ice Minifigures

Be a superhero 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 rescued [...]

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

Flying Cupids | Static Electricity for Valentine’s Day

Playing and experimenting with static electricity provides children with some of their earliest hands-on physics lessons.  This is an easy Valentine's Day science activity where the kids make Cupid fly using static electricity. Get your balloons and your crazy hair ready! Flying Cupids *This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. Making flying cupids is easy. We gathered these supplies: Tissue paper Markers Printable Cupid Template (available below for free) Scissors An inflated [...]

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

Valentine’s Day Science | Magic Milk Hearts

Magic milk is one of our favorite science activities because of the endless possibilities for creation. Add some heart shapes and you have a Valentine's Day science activity that is irresistible! The kids love watching the colors erupt, scatter, and mix. It is sometimes unpredictable, which makes it exciting and new each time. Valentine's Day Magic Milk *This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure policy. We started by gathering the following supplies: [...]

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