Tuesday, March 29, 2011

March Mad Scientist Week 2011: Chemistry

Baking soda and vinegar anyone? I found these easy and fun experiments here. My girls love experimenting with baking soda and vinegar. Have fun with them, too!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

March Mad Scientist Week 2011: Biology

Each year during March Madness I like to do a March Mad Scientist Week with the girls. This year I'm separating it into 5 days  in 5 areas of science:

1.Biology: The Life cycle of a Butterfly
2. Chemistry: Baking Soda and Vinegar
3. Earth Science: Air
4. My Body: Food Science
5. Physics: Color/Rainbows

My goal was to have each lesson short enough to just last one day and give the girls a taste of science (probably my favorite subject in school).

I may not get the rest of the lessons posted on here, but I thought I'd share our butterfly lesson since it's ready.  Our caterpillars arrived in the mail yesterday and the girls are SUPER excited about them. They have named them  and check on them hourly. It will be a long couple of weeks watching them grow and change into butterflies :)

Here it is for you to enjoy:

Here is a link to where I got most of my ideas and plans:

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

CTR Towel

I made this a couple of months but I thought I'd still share it. There is nothing fancy about the towel and I like it that way. As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, children are able to be baptized as members of the church at age 8. You can learn more here. My niece was baptized in February. It was wonderful to be able to support her. We gave her this towel and poem. I couldn't find a poem that I liked, so I made up one. You can use it, too, if you want.

P.S. If you don't already know, "CTR" stands for "Choose the Right".

Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Circus Ship

I have been working on this lesson for weeks. I just don't have as much time to work on preschool as I used to. Hope you enjoy it.

So here it is:
We LOVE this book and if you haven't read it, you need to. I promise your kids will like it.

I didn't keep track of where I got some of these ideas. Sorry, if you know, comment and I'll fix it.
*clip art from letteringdelights.com*