Everyday mySci

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...

How does wind help or hurt the batter?

By myralopez on July 13, 2018 in Everyday mySci

Activity: The next time you are at the ballpark, test out the wind factor. First, determine how much wind there is and what direction the wind is blowing.  Hold up a paper napkin. Is there any wind? Does the edge of the napkin fly in the air? (A lot of wind!) What direction is the wind blowing? [...

How are animals different?

By myralopez on July 13, 2018 in Everyday mySci

Activity: Gather your animals together. Line them up from smallest to largest. Make groups of animals, by kind or number of limbs. Pick one animal and find the eyes, ears, nose and mouth on it. Compare those features to different toy animals. Questions to ask: Pick one animal to focus on. Ask the...

What can float in a pool?

By myralopez on July 13, 2018 in Everyday mySci

Activity: Did you bring anything to the pool that can float? What about an empty soda can or some aluminum foil? Did you bring any floaty toys? Put each of the items in the water and see how they float. Can you rework the materials so they sink? What can you put on them or […]

How is milk different than water?

By myralopez on July 13, 2018 in Everyday mySci

Activity: Pour a little milk onto a plate. Pour a small amount of water onto a different plate. Add drops of food coloring around the edges of the plates. In the center of the plate add a few drops of dish detergent. Notice what happens on each plate. Questions to ask: What happened on each [&hel...

How are fold mountains formed?

By myralopez on July 13, 2018 in Everyday mySci

The most common form of mountain ranges, like the Rockies, are fold mountains. How are they made? Activity: Lay down a stack of towels, each one folded in half. If possible use towels of various colors. Put a box on either side of the towels. Push the boxes (continental plates) towards each other...

Are all leaves the same?

By myralopez on July 13, 2018 in Everyday mySci

Activity: Look for leaves on the way home. Notice, where they are – on a tree, a bush, a plant or maybe they are on the ground. Ask a parent if you can collect some, or take a picture on their phone. See how many different kinds of leaves you can find. Questions to ask: […]