Paper Towel Rainbows: Chromatography for Beginners

Get ready for all the rainbow heart eyes in this easy and gorgeous introduction to chromatography. 🌈😍 Recommended age 3.5+ This activity focuses on the concept of solubility and how an appropriate solvent can carry molecules along a stationary phase. Read on for some basic science and how to make some jaw dropping art! Materials [...]

Plants 101: Propagating Plants through Cuttings (for kids and adults!)

I have this thing with plants. I dream of having a rainforest in my home one day, but until recently, I've had a pretty black thumb. I tried to grow many different house plants when I got my first place, but I killed every single one of them. From fungus gnat larvae bursting through the [...]

Microscope Discovery Sheet for Sensory Bins

Use this free STEM printable to let your child play a fun microscope game while they are pretending to be a scientist! Perfect for preschool to elementary science programs, this is a fun, safe, and creative way to introduce the world of microbes to a child. It's basically using a drinking glass to see through [...]

Make your own painting Art-Robot: Inspired by “Ada Lace Sees Red”

One of the best ways to bring a new activity into your kid's life is to be inspired by a special book. After reading Ada Lace Sees Red, (SPOILER ALERT) which features a robot that can paint (and an intelligent heroine), my daughter couldn't get enough, so I thought I'd expand her love of the [...]

Color Changing Lava Lamp

  One of my goals is to create simple science projects and demos that parents, caregivers, and teachers can easily perform using everyday supplies. I love this color changing lava lamp because it does exactly that. It illustrates so many concepts of chemistry, has ingredients you might already have (or can easily grab from the [...]

The Science Behind Milk Plastic

Have you heard of milk plastic before? Not only is it a project you can do with kids, but it's also how they made many plastics before the advent of synthetic plastics! Many of those old buttons in a jar you have from your grandma are probably milk plastic (actually called casein plastic, Galalith, or Erinoid). [...]

Make your own color changing paint with red cabbage

  This activity is for kids 2.5 and up! Get ready for an incredibly simple set up with an incredibly entertaining result. You won't believe how easy it is to make your own color changing paint with just two ingredients: red cabbage and white paint (and honestly, you can leave out the white paint and [...]

Fall Leaf Chromatography

Do some science while taking in the colors of the autumn season! All you need is some filter paper and typical household items. For a little science lesson on chromatography, check out our other post on flower chromatography here. Overview: Chromatography is a method to separate molecules using a liquid phase (solvent) and a stationary [...]

Free Halloween Science Coloring Pages!

Here are some fun science-themed Halloween coloring pages for your little ones...or you! Halloween Coloring 2017 (Click there to download the PDF, or alternately you can copy the JPG images below). Feel free to share online, but please link back to this page 🙂 This year, we chose to do pumpkins, bones, and spider webs-- the [...]