Day 12: Science Experiments at Home

On Day 11 I talked about how we love taking homeschool science classes, but we also love doing science experiments at home.  The kids enjoy them so much, when my youngest was turning 5, she asked for a day of experiments for her birthday!

Day 12: Science Experiments at Home - 31 Days of our Favorite Homeschooling Activities

I picked out a few that I though they would enjoy and had all the supplies laid out for the morning.  As is the case with most experiments, we had some hits and misses, but the ones involving candy were the biggest hits! 

Day 12: Science Experiments at Home - 31 Days of our Favorite Homeschooling Activities

It’s fun to take our guesses at how we think the experiment will work out, and then talk about why it worked (or didn’t work) the way it did.  We have discussed the scientific procedure and how it’s ok for an experiment to fail.  It allows us to look at it again from a different perspective and try something else to make it successful.  

Day 12: Science Experiments at Home - 31 Days of our Favorite Homeschooling Activities

We have a few wonderful books for DIY experiments and I also use YouTube, Pinterest and other blogs to find new ones. 

Day 12: Science Experiments at Home - 31 Days of our Favorite Homeschooling Activities

What are some of your favorite successful experiments that you have tried at home?

Advertisements
This entry was posted in 31 Days, homeschooling and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Day 12: Science Experiments at Home

  1. jehdld says:

    We love doing science experiments around here. My boys used to love making the volcanoes out of play-doh. Our most recent favorites were when we tried to see if you could really use chips as fire starter (some of the less healthy ones, like Doritos, really burn well!) and the Ivory soap in the microwave (added bonus, the microwave smells great for a bit.).

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Pingback: Write 31 Days Challenge 2017: 31 Days of our Favorite Homeschooling Activities | Pitter Patter and Constant Chatter

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s