Science is not a subject I excel in. I enjoy reading about and talking about science, but hen it comes to science experiments, I enlist the assistance of my husband. If he can make something blow up, dissect something, or take part in something that is gross to the average person, he’s all in. When he’s all in, the kids are all in. However, I’ve been sharing some science projects you can do in your own home easily! So these discussions are just as much for me as they are for you, my dear readers! I hope the ideas shared, book lists, and unit studies help to give you ideas of things you can do in your own homeschool!
Here are some of our favorite Science books!
The Everything Kids’ Science Experiments 101 Great Science ExperimentsEverything You Need to Ace ScienceThe Book of Totally Irresponsible Science: 64 Daring Experiments for Young ScientistsKitchen Science Lab for Kids: 52 Family Friendly Experiments from Around the House (Lab Series)365 Simple Science Experiments With Everyday Materials. So much fun.
Popcorn is one of America’s favorite snack foods. It has been around for a long time! American history alone dates popcorn back to the days of pilgrims when they discovered if they left corn on the fire, fluffy white yummy goodness was made! I personally LOVE popcorn and I go almost weekly to our local theater just to fill a bucket and bring it home. Don’t judge. Technically, I could make it here in my Instant Pot or on my stove top, but I must confess – movie theater popcorn is my weakness!
Using popcorn for a home science project a cheap and fun way to teach kids! I hope you enjoy this project and make memories that will last! By the way, if you take pictures I would love to see them! Join our group above and feel free to share!
Materials Needed –
1/4 C. popcorn kernels
Pour the salt & popcorn kernels into the jar and seal with the lid.