Crystal Growing Experiment

Let me show you what we have put in our Christmas Tree. Do you feel like making yours? We will show you how to do it, because it is also an experiment, in this case, to investigate on crystals and crystallography. You need alum (potassium aluminum sulfate), water and some pipe cleaners. We bought alum here, but maybe you know any other shop where you can find it. You need …

Bracelets and Wood Water Absorption

Today we bring you a beautiful craft with a scientific base. It is again an idea we found in Pinterest to make some colorful bracelets with wooden craft sticks. To turn this craft into a science project you can make a research on the behavior of wood under certain circumstances, in order to find out the best way to make those bracelets. You need some craft sticks or popsicle sticks …

Experiment of the Colored Eggs

Today we will talk about an extension of the experiment of the rubbery egg. In that experiment we soaked an egg in vinegar to make the shell disappear. The shell is removed by the reaction between acetic acid in vinegar and calcium carbonate in the eggshell. Today we will start from this rubbery egg to continue with our experimentation: You need to soak the rubbery egg in colored water (we …

Learning in Nature: Blackberries Jam Experiment

It’s summer and these days we have been doing something we love: pick blackberries. Have you ever imagined what a scientific experience it can be to hand pick blackberries and transform them into a delicious jam? You know I am convinced that almost any activity you can perform outside in nature, can provide a scientific knowledge. Just to start: we found the best places to find berries, we compared the …

Our Vegetable Garden: Design and Learning

I’m sure you remember our suggestion to use your vegetable garden as a science project. This summer our vegetable garden has become a constant learning source, and we took advantage of that to introduce a new vegetable garden design to experiment with different concepts. To start, we sowed green beans last spring. We knew it was a climbing variety, so we needed an structure to allow the plant growing. So …