Saturday, August 2, 2014

Dry Ice Bubbles ( 8/2/2014 )

Here is what we used:

1 block of dry ice
1 5 gallon bucket with lid
20 feet of clear tubing cut in 7 ft lengths
3 funnels
Bubble solution

My husband drilled 3 holes in the lid to match the size of the tubing and cut the tubing for me :) Then we pulled the tubing through and added funnels at the end. We filled the bucket 1/4 full of water and added the dry ice. Place the lid on the bucket but do not snap it down. We then placed the funnels in the bubble solution and we got bubbles! 

When the dry ice was almost done we filled the bucket up 1/2 way and poured our bubble solution in the bucket and watched it bubble :) 

I LOVE being a homeschooler!!!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiments (July 2014)

Vinegar and baking soda play is always a hit with little ones :) The first experiment I filled plastic egg cartons with drops of food coloring or drops of dish soap and then covered them with baking soda. Gave the kids a small cup with vinegar and a dropper and let them experiment. 

The next experiment we put baking soda in the balloons and vinegar in the bottles. Place the balloon over the rim of the bottle and shake the baking soda down to the vinegar. The reaction creates a gas and the balloon blows up!

The last experiment was dish soap and baking soda in the small cup and pour vinegar over it to watch the reaction :) 

I LOVE being a homeschooler!!!

Dyed Milk Experimentn (July 2014)

This is another experiment I have seen all over and the boys liked it. 

  • 1/2 inch of milk in a pan/bowl
  • Food coloring 
  • Toothpicks
  •  dish soap
Pour 1/2 inch of milk in a pan. Drip 2-3 drops of food coloring per spot around the pan. Dip a “magic toothpick” in the dish soap then dip the toothpick into the center of a color spot and watch it shoot around the pan. Then dip the toothpick into a white spot in the milk and alternate.

I thought it was fun and reminded me of fireworks.

I LOVE being a homeschooler!!!

Elephant Toothpaste Experiments (June 2014)

I have seen this experiment all over the net and knew the boys would love it! Our first attempt was a bust so we tried again and got a better result. 


1.  Put 1/2 cup of peroxide into your bottle using a funnel
2.  Add food coloring.
3.  Add a squirt of dawn dish soap.
4.  Mix 1 teaspoon of yeast with 2 tablespoons of very warm water and let dissolve
5.  Pour yeast mixture into bottle and remove funnel 

The result is a little warm at first but it can soon be played with if the kiddos like :) 

I LOVE being a homeschooler!!!

Egg Drop Experiments (June 2014)

I challenged the kids to protect an egg enough to be able to drop it without breaking. They did a wonderful job! Lars, the one with the mow-hawk, was successful each time! One smart cookie :) Cody was successful at his last attempt. Issac was successful on one attempt but he soon became uninterested and went off to play. Everyone had a good time. 

I offered a variety of materials to use. 

Then had each kiddo stand on the stool and drop the egg. 

Did it break?

Yep, time to make a new one!

Final attempt was a success! Happy boy :) 

I LOVE being a homeschooler!!!