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Subject: Science Experiments
Date Posted: 10/31/2007 1:32 PM ET
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How often do you do them? What sort have you done this year?

Date Posted: 10/31/2007 2:47 PM ET
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We do lots of projects.  But the science experiments we have done so far is growing stalactite crystals, lots of microscope work, we did biomes in a jar, telescope stuff on the moon. We will be looking at planets soon if the cloudy night skies ever clear up. So I guess not a lot of "science experiments.  I would say at least 1 science experiment per week.

 

Tricia

Date Posted: 11/1/2007 11:14 PM ET
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The kids are outdoors almost weekly and find some plant or animal to study.  We have a telescope and a microscope and we do some construction-type activities.  But we don't do any formal "step 1, step 2..." activities just yet. 

Date Posted: 11/2/2007 5:01 PM ET
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We do one per week, on Fridays. It's scheduled in our Sonlight curriculum, and we're using an Usborne book of science experiments. Some of them require multiple steps and materials, others, like today's, were just making paper airplanes and finding out how they use air to fly.

 

Date Posted: 11/3/2007 5:02 PM ET
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We did a volcano and a grow a frog http://www.growafrog.com/ kit. The frog grew one leg and died. :o(  We also did the ocean current in a 20oz bottle and a tornado, both very cool.

Here's some sites for Experiments....

http://www.krampf.com/ A free email list that gives you a new, fun, easy science experiment every week.

http://www.tryscience.org/  over 40 science experiments archived on the site.

Date Posted: 11/6/2007 1:13 PM ET
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Carla, My son is very excited about trying the grow a frog kit. Thanks for the link. Which should we start with? There are so many choices! :)
Date Posted: 11/6/2007 4:55 PM ET
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We used the one labeled "The Original Grow a Frog Kit".  We purchased it at Learning Express, inside the box was a postcard to mail-in for the tadpole.  The company observes the forecast for a week and than mails it when the temp is just right for the tadpole.  Also you will need special water for the tadpole.  It's not hard to find.  The kit comes with food too.  The tadpole is so cool, he/she is transparent and you can observe the little heart beating.  In about a week or two the limbs start growing.