Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Learning is Fun! #StreamTeam

It may have been March Break, but I don't see why that means there should be no learning. We spent time at Ripley's Aquarium and the Toronto Zoo learning about animals and nature, which is always a hit. And at home we pulled out one of our favourite science activity books - Dad's Book of Awesome Science Experiments and tried out a few new tricks. And one old one. What is it about the classic vinegar and baking soda volcano? No matter how many times he's done this one, Boo will still choose it. The Teen was the same way.

At least it's super easy and not too messy. All you really need is a container for the volcano, white vinegar, and baking soda. We followed the instructions in our book and added food colouring for interest, and packaged the baking soda in a square of toilet paper tied with string, dropping it down into the vinegar. And we ran the experiment inside another container to catch the flow. Boo wasn't sure what type of container he wanted, so we tried a few different shapes.

Carefully dropping in the baking soda.
What we learned? The simple pyramid shape worked best - wide on bottom, narrow on top.

If you want to whet your kids' science appetite, why not check out these shows on Netflix, including volcanoes!

1. Nova: Hunting the Elements
2. Deadliest Volcanoes: Nova
3. Let Your Mind Wonder
4. Cosmos

And for the younger set:

1. Fetch! with Ruff
2. The Magic School Bus Gains Weight
3. Animal Mechanicals, Balloon Volcano Island
4. Sid the Science Kid

Entertainment and learning all wrapped up together. What experiments will you run?

Disclosure: I am a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam program, and receive special perks as part of my involvement. I was not financially compensated for this post. All opinions on this blog, as always, remain my own. This post contains an affiliate link.

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