J had been asking for several weeks to do science experiments, so last Saturday B created an entire day of science experiments.
From floating lava:
To a mad scientist potion:
To swamp juice:
The boys had a blast creating different mixtures and “potions”. The best thing is that all of these can be created with normal household items (and some carefully handled dry ice…by adults only!). It was such a fun day of experiments, and also some tasty treats!
After little cups of dye sat out on a tool bench in our kitchen for a week, the were finally crystals and we got to see the finished product!
It involved rinsing the crystals:
And then setting them out to dry:
We displayed them all out for awhile and then let A pick one to keep long term in his room. This is the one he picked:
Today was our last Wacky Science Wednesday of the summer! It’s hard to believe our summer went by so quickly. We had less activity days than last year, with multiple trips and a day to go see Finding Dory mixed in to our Wednesdays. For this last day we did innovation and group work, two things that as a teacher, I think is SUPER important for kids to learn early and work with often….
Of all the different science experiments we have done on Wacky Science Wednesday, by far one of my favorites was watching the four of them make muffins…
Our Wacky Science Wednesday was more laid back this week as one of the boys was at camp and we had quite a few swim meets. I had seen a Momfessionals blog post on ice cream activities, so I took the ideas and modified them for a few afternoon ideas.
Several months ago I found an article on coding and jewelry making. I loved the idea of re-interpreting it for the boys (although they probably would love to make bracelets as well), but I went with using Qixels because I had them on hand. Here’s a little more about what we did…