Soil Archive

10 Summer Experiments

Looking for original activities for your children this summer? Here are a few suggestions for some refreshing scientific summer experiments that are fun and perfect for the whole family and an opportunity to be outdoors enjoying the sun. 1. Remember to protect yourself from the solar radiation. In Experimenting with Sun: Solar Protection you’ll discover why it is so important to protect your skin from the sun. 2. Do you …

Earthworm Farm

Today we’ll talk about one of the experiments we made in our ‘nature corner’. Some time ago we wanted to build a small earthworm “farm” to see how they work, but we had a hard time finding any. We observed on numerous occasions the traces that earthworms leave on their path, my kids call them “worm poop” which are nothing more than the remains of earth ejected after removing the …

Summer Experiments: Exploring Dirt and Mud

We will continue with other activities of scientific experimentation and outdoor play. Following some of the ideas found in this blog, we have been collecting in glass jars some soil samples from the different places we have visited: their father’s kitchen garden, the river, the beach, the path to the pool, the park…etc. He have labeled all the jars and kept them tightly closed. As we were collecting the samples, …

Digging Up Fossils

After our last visit to the Museum of Natural Science in Barcelona, we still had pending a scientific activity that was to make our own fossils, so got to work on it. We tried two types of fossils. We made the first ones with white clay (for crafts). First we wrapped our fossils with the clay. Those fossils were a little dinosaur and some sea shells that we let dry …

Density Play

What started as a mixtures experiment in order to find out which substances get dissolved in water and which ones do not, turned at the end into a density experiment. If in the original dissolutions experiment we mixed only one substance with water, in this case we allowed a free test with any of the substances we had available. This time: honey, eau de cologne, salt, sugar, soil, liquid soap, …