Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?

Why Do Leaves ChangeColor in the Fall-

Kids are naturally curious about the world around them. When my kids asked why do leaves change color in the fall, I thought the process would be best explained by conducting a science experiment. Why Do Leaves Change Color in the fall? Chlorophyll is the green pigment found in leaves. They become green as a…

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Total Solar Eclipse Safety Tips

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It’s not everyday you get to witness a total solar eclipse. But, you may able to catch a glimpse of the next one on Monday, August 21, 2017. A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun thereby creating a shadow. The National Weather Service reports that the path…

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5 Weather Science Experiments for Kids

The Weather 5 Easy Science Experiments for Kids science project ideas

Weather changes everyday, and the science behind it is pretty interesting. My kids are always asking me about how different weather patterns happen. So, I often turn our chats into lessons. Whether discussing cloud formation or how to make it rain, they get excited about learning it all. If your kiddos are just as curious…

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How to Forecast Weather with the Storm Glass

How to Forecast Storm Glass Weather Forecaster

Weather forecasting is my career. I enjoy figuring out whether or not thunderstorms are expected on a given day. Nowadays, there are tons of gadgets and apps that make forecasting simple for weather geeks who aren’t necessarily meteorologists. One particular instrument that I’ve been introduced to is The Storm Glass Weather Forecaster. Not only is…

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Tornado Experiment for Kids

Easy Tornado Experiment for Kids

The last time Princess did tornado in a bottle experiment, Youtube viewers didn’t respond so well. On the one hand I’m like, she’s only four – give this little girl a break. Then I think to myself, this is good. I’m all about keeping it real and I can certainly appreciate people being upfront (as long…

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How to Make a Cloud in a Jar

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Ever wonder how clouds form? Well, Princess decided to do a science experiment showing how to make a cloud in a jar. Here’s what you’ll need for this this step-by-step cloud tutorial: A jar with a lid Aerosol spray (Most cloud experiments require the use of a match. However, we decided to avoid it for safety reasons. Hairspray is a better…

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How to Make Rain Science Experiment for Kids

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Do you have an inquisitive child who enjoys asking questions about the weather? I do. Princess and I love chatting about different weather phenomenon and conducting a science experiment to go along with our discussions. From making snow to making a volcano and frost, she enjoys learning about how it all happens and likes to take…

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Weather Wise: Easy Frost Science Experiment

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As we were getting ready to leave for school the other day, Princess opened the door and shouted, “Snow!” But, it hadn’t been snowing at all. It was actually frost that formed on the car overnight, which inspired us to do a frost science experiment. Her new discovery sparked a conversation about how frost forms….

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