Facebook
Skip to main content
PBS logo
 
 
Want fewer ads?

Discussion Forums - Homeschoolers' Corner Homeschoolers' Corner

Topic: Science Experiments

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
TheSampleLady avatar
Friend of PBS-Silver medal
Subject: Science Experiments
Date Posted: 10/31/2007 1:32 PM ET
Member Since: 6/10/2007
Posts: 10,401
Back To Top

How often do you do them? What sort have you done this year?

Generic Profile avatar
Date Posted: 10/31/2007 2:47 PM ET
Member Since: 7/7/2005
Posts: 87
Back To Top

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

Generic Profile avatar
Date Posted: 11/1/2007 11:14 PM ET
Member Since: 1/12/2007
Posts: 158
Back To Top

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. 

DebbyGMomofThree avatar
Date Posted: 11/2/2007 5:01 PM ET
Member Since: 7/12/2007
Posts: 137
Back To Top

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.

 

Pioneerheart avatar
Date Posted: 11/3/2007 5:02 PM ET
Member Since: 2/10/2006
Posts: 1,665
Back To Top

 

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.

ada04 avatar
Date Posted: 11/6/2007 1:13 PM ET
Member Since: 6/26/2007
Posts: 729
Back To Top
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! :)
Pioneerheart avatar
Date Posted: 11/6/2007 4:55 PM ET
Member Since: 2/10/2006
Posts: 1,665
Back To Top

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.

Want fewer ads?