Everyday mySci

Penguin Feathers and Wet Weather

By WashU 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 colore...

Fizzy Ice

By WashU 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 WashU on February 4, 2019 in Everyday mySci

Activity: Winter is upon us and some of the most fascinating things in nature to observe this season are 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. After exploring real icic...

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...

Football Plays

By WashU on October 25, 2018 in Everyday mySci

Activity: Compare a football with other kinds of sports balls; baseball, tennis ball, etc. Observe what happens when you throw them. Try throwing them straight up in the air and then a forward pass. Next try bouncing them on a hard surface (Not in your living room!) Also try catching them. Observ...

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, ...

Shadow Play

By WashU on October 25, 2018 in Everyday mySci

Activity: Autumn is a great time to notice how the shadows from the sun on earth are changing. Shadows become longer starting in the fall. In the morning or afternoon, trace your shadow at the same time in the same place with a piece of chalk over a couple weeks. If your child is not familiar [&h...

Where’s the Shade at the Ballpark?

By WashU on July 13, 2018 in Everyday mySci

Activity: The next time you are at the ballpark, notice if you are sitting in the shade at the beginning of the game.  As the game goes on, notice which inning the batter is in the shade.  Pick a part of the stadium, like the scoreboard, and see what inning or what time it gets […]

How Are Waves Formed?

By WashU 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...