Month: November 2012

Balloon Static

Yesterday we investigated how to produce static electricity using a balloon. My daughter rubbed the balloon on her hair to produce the charge and watched how her hair stood up as it was attracted to the balloon. Then she rubbed it on her head again and stuck the balloon to the wall, and watched as […] Read more…

Tornado in a Jar

For one of our science experiments we did the Tornado in a Jar experiment using water, a few drops of dish soap and an empty jar. We used the printout from kidzone, here, to record our observations and then added the sheet to our science journal. Read more…

Science Journal

This week we put together a science journal to hold reference materials as well as our science experiment observation journal pages. So far I’ve only added the Human Skeleton, from enchanted learning, here, as a reference page, but plan to add more as we need them. Read more…

Royal Agricultural Fair

Last week we took the Go Train with our playgroup to the Royal Agricultural Fair. We had a lot of fun and learned a lot too! Sheep One of the best parts was seeing sheep sheering for the first time. My daughter also put up her hand and asked if she could take some of […] Read more…

Autumn Leaves Collection

For one our nature activities earlier this month, we collected autumn leaves from around the neighbourhood and put together an autumn leaves collection for our nature journal. We used the leaf hunt list from nature detectives, here, and some library books to help us identify each leaf. Then we recorded the information on the printable […] Read more…

Nature Journal

My daughter and I put together a nature journal the other day. She designed a cover page, and I printed out and laminated a few nature guide pages that I found on the nature detectives website. I hole punched them and added them to the binder for reference. Read more…