Showing posts with label science. Show all posts
Showing posts with label science. Show all posts

Homeschool Labs - COVID-19

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Greg Landry's Homeschool Labs.

Students in Greg Landry’s online science classes have had a lot of questions about COVID-19 (by the way, this is not the name of the virus), and your children may also have questions. Greg has created a PDF to address the common questions and to give students an understanding of viruses in general, and this virus in a way that's fun for students.

Home School Science Freebies

For example, Greg Landry believes that in science, it's very important for students to have what he calls "magnitude perspective". We all know that viruses and bacteria are very small but few people really have a perspective on how small they are and how they compare with each other and to the width of a human hair. He does this not only with numbers but also with graphics they can easily understand.

Free Homeschool Student COVID-19 Printable Lesson and Worksheet (and a free bonus lesson and worksheet on the muscular system).

Greg Landry’s FREE PDF also covers:
- Are viruses alive?
- How do they affect humans
- What's the actual name of the current virus? (few people know this).
- What is "coronavirus"?
- What do they look like?
- Where do viruses come from?
- What are some common diseases caused by viruses?

This PDF includes a printable student worksheet with graphics to label and color plus a virus quiz.
Click here to get a free COVID-19 Student Printable Lesson + Bonus! When you submit your email to receive this freebie you will also have access to a free "muscular system" lesson and worksheet!

Color Swirling Milk Experiment

Harper and I love to explore the kitchen when we need crafty inspiration. She is totally my partner in crime when it comes to creativity!

We were looking for a quick activity on a busy day, because even a busy day should have time for fun and exploration when you are 5! We found ourselves in the kitchen, again, to fuel our inspiration.
This is such a fun way to explore kitchen science and how dish soap works! You need only 4 things to make color swirling milk!

  • Milk Use Vitamin D or 2% milk,
  • Half and half or heavy cream provide even better results if you have it!
  • Food Coloring
  • Q Tips
  • Dish Soap

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  1. Pour milk into a glass dish
  2. Add several drops of food coloring to the milk.
  3. Dip a q tip in dish soap 
  4. Dip the q tip into the milk
  5. And watch the colors swirl!

Why this works:
Milk has fat in it. The higher the milk fat content, the better this reacts. You can see the power of a concentrated dish soap before your eyes as the dish soap works to break down the fat content of the milk, thus disrupting the splashes of color, causing them to swirl.

What Harp thought:
Harp is a milk drinker, so she was ready to combine early science with her snack. She is intrigued by food coloring, so this was completely up her alley.

As you can see in the photos, she was ready to get hands on with this right away! She was completely intrigued by how the dish soap reacted to the milk. We tried this several times with different colors. We also tried this with skim milk and coffee creamer to see how the dish soap reacted to other milk products

 This is a fun way to engage the little ones with kitchen science, and I would highly recommend trying it with your kids sometime soon as it is so simple!

If you like colorful kids activities, you won't want to miss these glow in the dark nightlights.
This glow in the dark necklace is another fun project that my kids loved.