background preloader

Science for Kids: Chromatography Butterfly Craft

Science for Kids: Chromatography Butterfly Craft
Looking for some spring themed science for kids? You’ll definitely want to explore chromatography using coffee filters and markers. The results from this science experiment can even be used to create a colorful butterfly craft for kids! Follow our Science for Kids Pinterest board! Most kids are used to mixing colors with paints or play dough, but have your children had the chance to try separating color mixtures? In this science experiment for kids we’ll be exploring chromatography (separating mixtures). Materials for Science Experiment & Butterfly Craft Non permanent markers (Over the years I’ve found Mr. Procedure to Chromatography Science Experiment 1. 3. 5. 6. … and just about done! 7. 8. Directions for Using Coffee Filters to Make the Butterfly Craft 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Question to Spark More Curiosity & Critical Thinking What colors do you see? Don’t forget to follow your child’s lead and let your him/her explore some more! After the experiment was complete, the thinking continued!

Related:  CouleurResources - Science and TechnologyEarly Childhood

Cutting Tiny Bites: Fine Motor Fall Yarn Wrapping How pretty are these yarn wrapped fall shapes? AND they are fantastic fine motor work for your preschooler. You'll need some yarn in fall colors. I happen to be a knitter (or, at least I was, at some point) so I had tons of pretty colors to choose from. The Genius Hour Design Cycle: A Process For Planning - 3. Some students need a push in the right direction Some students will come up with projects that are too simple with answers that could be easily Googled. We introduced the students to ‘High Order Thinking Skills’ and built these into the planning forms students complete. A warm embrace that saves lives - Jane Chen In 2000, the United Nations adopted a set of Millennium Development Goals (MDG), one of which is reducing child mortality. MDG4 targets a two-thirds reduction in child mortality between 1990 and 2015. What are the leading factors in child mortality, and how likely is it that MDG4 will be met?

Paper Snowman Luminaries in 3 Minutes Here’s a super duper fast project the kids and you will love. The best part is you don’t have to run to the store for anything and you’ll have these snowman luminaries made in a matter of minutes! If you have some plain paper, a marker and a piece of tape, you can make these luminaries in literally a few minutes! No fancy crafting supplies needed, just an LED tea light to illuminate them. Fall flower water science Yesterday I shared with you how we explored and collected the colors of fall flowers and today I want to share with you our fall flower water science… After collecting and sorting fall flowers the children brought their cups of flowers back to our indoor classroom to explore the flowers in our large tub of water… We wondered if our flowers would sink or float in our large shallow tub of water and then each child dropped a flower into the water to find out…

Teaching Ideas Join our email newsletter to receive free updates! Close Search for Ideas and Resources Filter Results How to Make Magnetic Slime Did you know that it’s possible to make slime magnetic? I didn’t either until recently when I found a post on Pinterest from Instructables about making magnetic silly putty. I really recommend this slime recipe rather than silly putty – more on that in a minute.

Felt Board Craft: 4 Seasons Felt Board This felt board craft is not only fun, is can be used any time of the year, not just for holidays. Help your little ones learn about the changing of the seasons through play and discovery. Using this felt board craft, you can keep the background the same and change out the environment to reflect the weather during different parts of the year. Bean bag bucket toss After gathering up a few white buckets from Home Depot, I went home to decide what I wanted to do with them. I don’t always know what I will do with something I find but once I sit down and think about it, I start to get inspired and so for our first use of the white buckets, I created a bean bag bucket toss game… You know those times when you have a vision in mind of the way a game will go but once the children take over, the game takes on a life of its own? Well that was kind of how this game went. I put colored tape around the top of each bucket to match my bean bag colors and even put tape lines on the floors to match the color of each bucket. In my mind, the children would stand on the line that matched the color of the bucket and toss the same color of bean bag into the bucket…

14 Books That Connect Students With Valuable Scientists’ Struggles Teens who read about the personal and intellectual struggles of scientists feel more motivated to learn science. That was the finding of a recent study out of Teachers College, Columbia University and the University of Washington. Why? 80 Easy Creative Projects for Kids 9 years of parenting, 4 years of co-op preschool and 5 years of blogging means that my family and I have tried just about a gazillion projects for kids…. okay maybe not a gazillion but certainly in the hundreds! Some projects have made the blog, others are favorites from other bloggers, and some are just simple creative prompts and activities you can set-up in a matter of minutes. Here is a collection of 80+ EASY CREATIVE PROJECTS FOR KIDS we have tried over the years. This post contains affiliate links to products I love and recommend to my readers.

21 Kid Activities for Holiday Gatherings - Sports Mom Survival Guide The holidays are approaching quickly! I absolutely love this time of year with all the family and friend gatherings that surround each season. Kids play a big part in each get-together but they don’t necessarily enjoy spending time with the adults…AND if we are completely honest most of us adults prefer when the kids are playing together nicely by themselves. So we have come up 21 Kid Activities for Holiday Gatherings : Book and activity for Elmer the Elephant I love “Elmer the Elephant” by David McKee ! Yes, I do! Where possible, I try to collect my favorite story book characters to go along with each of my favorite books. While reading Elmer the Elephant, I let the children take turns holding the elephant.