Everyday mySci

What makes a rainbow?

By myralopez on April 22, 2019 in Everyday mySci

Activity: Using a CD, a flashlight and a piece of white paper create your own rainbow reflec-tion. Start in a dark room and place the CD on the floor blank side of the CD up. Place the white paper on the wall and secure with a bit of tape. Aim the flashlight at the CD […]

What are the parts of a flowering plant?

By myralopez on April 22, 2019 in Everyday mySci

Activity: Visit a garden or find an area where flowers can be observed growing. Look at the parts of the plant and identify the flower petals, leaves, and stems. Discuss how the roots are underground but also a part of the plant. Draw a picture of the plants and flowers observed. Label the parts ...

What can we plant? What makes it grow?

By myralopez on April 22, 2019 in Everyday mySci

Activity: Save a few seeds from some fresh fruits and veggies or use a packet of flower, fruit, or vegetable seeds. Place a few seeds inside a lightly damp paper towel until roots appear. Then move the sprouted seed to a sunny place and bury it just beneath the surface of the soil. Keep watering ...

Rainbow Snowflakes

By myralopez on February 4, 2019 in Everyday mySci

Activity: Try this fun activity on a sunny day to explore patterns of how  sun reflects light. Take an old CD and use the shiny side to reflect light onto a blank wall or poster board. Questions to ask: What do you notice? Do you see a pattern? Are the patterns moving? Do you see […]

Penguin Feathers and Wet Weather

By myralopez on February 4, 2019 in Everyday mySci

Activity: Print or find a penguin picture to color. Free ones can be printed at https://www.momjunction.com/articles/penguin-coloring-pages-for-your-little-ones_0089527/#gref. Color in the penguin feathers with crayons. Fill a spray bottle with water and a few drops food coloring. Put the colored...

Fizzy Ice

By myralopez on February 4, 2019 in Everyday mySci

Materials: Crushed or cubed pieces of ice in a bowl Vinegar Food coloring Medicine dropper Baking soda Activity: Mix vinegar and food coloring to make colored vinegar. Put this in little cups. Next, fill up a bowl with crushed or cubed ice and build mounds of ice. Add some baking soda on each mou...

Crystal Icicles

By myralopez on February 4, 2019 in Everyday mySci

Winter is upon us and one of the most fascinating things in nature to observe this season is icicles. On a cold wintery day, go on a treasure hunt for icicles. Notice all the different places you can find them; on trees, on the edges of rocks, on the gutters. Questions to ask: Where do […]

Falling Leaves

By WashU on October 25, 2018 in Everyday mySci

Activity: Pick a tree to watch during the fall. When the leaves start changing colors, try and predict how long it will be before leaves starting dropping off the tree. Notice from which side of the tree leaves fall first. Are all the trees losing their leaves at the same time? Try and see if [&h...

Acorns, Food or Seeds?

By WashU on October 25, 2018 in Everyday mySci

Activity: Look for an oak tree with acorns. Sometimes as you are walking along the sidewalk you see many acorns lying on the ground, under a tree. Sometimes they are still attached to the tree. Notice the leaves and bark of the tree where you find the acorns. Look carefully at one of the acorns, ...