Everyday mySci

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, ...

Where’s the shade at the ballpark?

By myralopez on July 13, 2018 in Everyday mySci

Activity: The next time you go to a ball game, notice how the sun moves across the stadium. Is your seat in the sun or the shade? In what inning does that change? What about the batter’s box? The score board? Questions to ask: Which direction does the sun rise in the morning and set in [&he...

How are waves formed?

By myralopez on July 13, 2018 in Everyday mySci

Activity: The next time you are at the pool or even the bathtub watch carefully the different waves you can make, depending on what you do with your hands. Try these different techniques to see which ones makes the most interesting wave: Push the water away from your body with your hands. Pull th...

Where can we find space words?

By myralopez on July 13, 2018 in Everyday mySci

Activity: See how many words you can think of that are about space. For example, stars or planets or the names of rocket ships that have explored space. Then look around the grocery store. How many items have space names? What about cars on the road? How many models have space names? Questions to...