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Science Detective

Fingerprinting Science Fingerprinting is one form of biometrics, a science that uses people’s physical characteristics to identify them. Fingerprints are ideal for this purpose because they are an inexpensive way to collect and analyze. They never change, even as people age. No two fingerprints are exactly alike and have been used in crime scene investigations. […]

Walking Water Science

Creative Wednesdays Here’s an easy science experiment with simple ingredients found in everyone’s kitchen. We found that cheap, non-absorbent paper towels actually work better. Try the experiment with different types of paper products (such as napkins or toilet paper) and glass containers (such as test tubes or mason jars) to see which works best. You […]

Foam Beehive: Bubble Science

Creative Wednesdays All children love bubbles. They will all love this bubble science experiment. When bubbles connect to one another, they create a shape with minimal surface area. If three bubbles unite, they arrange themselves into a 120 degree angle from one another to create a perfect hexagonal shape — exactly like a beehive. Bees […]

Color Bubble Painting: Bubble Science

Creative Wednesdays What kid doesn’t love bubbles? What child doesn’t love painting and science experiments? My youngest charge absolutley loves doing this color bubble painting project. There are two ways to make bubble painting. It’s very important that the child is old enough to be able to blow out of the straws and not suck […]

Ball in a Funnel: Indoor Science Fun

Creating Low Atmospheric Pressure   Here is an easy indoor science project to do with the kids. What will happen when you blow a ball in a funnel? No matter hard you blow the ball, the ball will remain inside the funnel. Logic suggests that the ball will hover or fly out of the funnel. But […]

Layered Water: Science Fun

Creative Project Wednesday Density is a measure of how tightly stuff is packed together. In this project the liquids that weigh more (have a higher density) will sink below the liquids that weigh less (have a lower density). Lighter liquids like water or rubbing alcohol are less dense or have less “stuff” packed into them. […]

Summer Science: Making Floam

Creative Wednesdays Incorporating learning into the summer benefits the children. If done properly, the kids will will be having so much fun they won’t know they are having lessons at home. Making Floam is a great science lesson and is a great medium for kids to create with when they are tired of the same […]

Spring Science at Home

How To Make People with Grass for Hair 1. Allow the child to decorate a rectangle of construction paper cut to fit a small milk container or Styrofoam cup. The child that made this cute plant holder is just two-years-old but I let her color the paper and then put stickers on the paper to make eyes since she’s isn’t capable […]

A Nanny Review of Family Logistics: The Art and Science of Managing a Large Family by Kim Brenneman

Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies and Au Pairs Any nanny, au pair, or mother of any faith might learn how to organize the running of a busy household from reading Large Family Logistics by Kim Brenneman. But, it is written for Christian, stay-at-home mothers, and in particular, mothers that home school. If you are […]

Easy Springtime Science Experiments

In What Direction Do Seeds Grow?   It doesn’t take much to actively engage children in fun springtime learning activities. Here is an easy science experiment to do with the children in their home.     You Will Need:BeansTwo wide-mouth jars or clear containersA piece of blotting paper long enough to line the inside of […]