Science Wizardry Fun

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For part of Grace’s free choice activities yesterday, we began working with Science Wizardry for Kids.  This book is pretty awesome.  It has tons of short experiments and activities to demonstrate basic scientific concepts.  So far, all of the required supplies have been household items…or items that were inexpensive and easy to acquire.  The activities do have explanations of the science behind them, but they are very brief and simplified.

Here are our first few activities from the book:

Guess what happens when you add one cup of water and one cup of rubbing alcohol?  I'll give you a hint...one and one don't always make two. :)

Guess what happens when you add one cup of water and one cup of rubbing alcohol? I’ll give you a hint…one and one don’t always make two. 🙂

Looking for some proof that molecules are always on the move?  Just put some food coloring in a glass of water.  Leave it undisturbed and check back every few minutes?  Why the changes?

Looking for some proof that molecules are always on the move? Just put some food coloring in a glass of water. Leave it undisturbed and check back every few minutes? Why the changes?

How about some evidence that warm molecules are more on the go than cooler molecules?  Add some food coloring to cold water and hot water and watch what happens.  :)

How about some evidence that warm molecules are more on the go than cooler molecules? Add some food coloring to cold water and hot water and watch what happens. 🙂

 

Grace is enjoying the activities in this book so much that she wants to repeat the “warmer molecules move more quickly” activity again today with a third sample (water that’s been refrigerated).  We’ll also be creating molecule models with marshmallows.  Good stuff. 🙂

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