Category Archives: science

Coming Up Next on Creekside Learning

I have so many fun things planned for the Creekside kiddos and, of course, I’ll be posting them on the blog, but here’s a sneak preview. My kindergarten-aged daughter, The Queen Bee, adores her favorite story characters, so I’ve been … Continue reading

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Spooky Spiders – No Trip to the Craft Store Necessary

I wanted to do an easy, spidery craft with the kids,  using what we had around the house, rather than making yet another trip to the craft store. They’re getting to know me there, and it feels kind of like … Continue reading

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Snack Cup Jelly Fish Craft

We love Jelly Fish! From our Five in a Row book, Night of the Moonjellies to our R.E.A.L. Science Life curriculum studying the cnidarians, to our trip to the Baltimore Aquarium to see them, we just can’t seem to get … Continue reading

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F.I.A.R. Night of the Moonjellies

Night of the Moonjellies by Mark Shasha tells the story of a seven year old boy who worked with his family at their New England, waterfront food stand.  On his way to work one day, the boy finds some pretty … Continue reading

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Seed Packet Garden Markers

The Creek Kids and I have been planting seeds for our new garden plot that The Husband is building for us. Yay! It makes me soooo happy when The Husband does a home improvement project. But anyway… I made these … Continue reading

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More Kitchen Science: What’s Inside a Drop of Blood?

What we made: A model of a microscopic drop of blood. How we did it: We mixed karo syrup (plasma), red cinnamon candies (red blood cells), dry lima beans (white blood cells), and lentils (platelets). How we kept the toddler … Continue reading

Posted in Early Elementary Years, homeschooling, keeping toddlers busy so you can actually educate your older children, preschool, science, toddlers | 6 Comments

Kitchen Science: Freezing and Melting

Today we experimented with freezing and melting.  We took various things from the refrigerator and pantry and put them into ice cube trays. This experiment was inspired by Usborne’s Science in the Kitchen. We varied our ingredients a bit and … Continue reading

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