Experiments

Easy science experiment for kids: Image transfer techniques

Here follow my instructions for the candle and cold offset printed image experiment, which you can easily do together with your kids. Most newspapers and comic magazines are printed with a cold offset technique. There are tons of videos on Youtube about how to make a DIY candle image transfer, which you could check out […]

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Easy science experiment for kids: Cool magic trick with styrofoam

Here follow my instructions for the magical disappearing styrofoam experiment. This experiment does only take a couple of minutes, but it is truly fascinating. Remember to start the experiment with a hypothesis, what do you think will happen? Instructions for parents: Read this first. Material included: Small pieces of styrofoam Acetone Additional things you will […]

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Easy science experiment for kids: Water surface tension

Here follow my instructions for the water surface tension experiment. We will use water and cinnamon, since it is a really a special spice. It is very dry, as you notice if you would try to swallow it with a teaspoon. And no, don’t try that yourself, you can search for YouTube after the “cinnamon challenge”. […]

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Easy science experiment for kids: Oobleck – the reluctant fluid

Here follow my instructions for the experiment to create a very strange fluid called oobleck. This is in my mind really fascinating. The first time my kids did this experiment, they couldn’t stop talking about it. Watch out, it can get messy! Remember to start the experiment with a hypothesis, what do you think will […]

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Experiment: How to make a potato float in water

Here follow my instructions for the floating potato experiment. This is a quick experiment that doesn’t take a long time to do. Can you make a potato float in water? How is it done? And why does it float, or doesn’t float? Remember to start the experiment with a hypothesis, what do you think will […]

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Experiment: How to make homemade soap bubbles that last longer

Here follow my instructions for the homemade magic unbreakable soap bubble experiment. I think this is something kids will love to try out. For how long will you be able to keep the bubble from bursting? Is there a difference if you touch the bubble with your bare hand or if you have a glove? […]

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Simple Chemical Reaction: How to fill up a balloon

Here follow my instructions for the balloon experiment. Is it possible to fill up a balloon without inflating it yourself? What happens if you mix two substances with each other? How can you get a more powerful reaction? Remember to start the experiment with a hypothesis, what do you think will happen? Instructions for parents: […]

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Experiment: The burning money

Here follow my instructions for the burning money experiment. This is in my mind really fascinating. First time I did this with my kids, they wanted to do this experiment over and over again. 🙂 Remember to start the experiment with a hypothesis, what do you think will happen? Instructions for parents: Read this first. […]

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Instructions For Parents: Experiments to do at home

Explore The World

Welcome to my website! I hope you will find the experiments I share here interesting and that you want to try them out with your own kids. I think most kids, if not all, love to experiment with things! But first! Please read this. Here follow my instructions for parents and other adults who help […]

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Experiments, Parenting

Christmas calendar ideas for young explorers, age 7-12

This year I have been inspired to create my own Kids Christmas Calendar filled with science experiments, which I will do with my own kids. I have seen several professional calendars in the stores, and I feel they are extremely expensive, which I don’t like. I would like all kids to have the opportunity to […]

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Advice & Tips, Experiments, Not good

How to fail to make iceberg slime – beginners mistake

When my kids started to talk about them wanting to make iceberg slime at home, I actually had no clue of what it was. They tried to explain it to me, but I did not get it. So, I had to search for information on the web. It turns out it is a crunchy fluffy slime […]

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STEM in Action® Coding Mouse Exploration Review: How kids can learn the value of re-thinking and support multiple solutions

Both of my kids are very fond of remote-controlled toys, robots and they also love animals. Therefore, I got very excited when I found this Coding Mouse project. I wanted to make a review of it and here it is. I strongly believe that educational toys are the best! You and your kids get a […]

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Advice & Tips, Parenting

Children and science: Today is a great day to learn something new

Inceptive learning

I love to look around the web and find new inspiring videos. Below I have embedded a TED talk that I fell in love with, even though it is from 2012. It is still relevant. I think curiosity should be encouraged from an early age. That is, in my opinion, the key to continuous learning through […]

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Science experiment: Plant tomato seeds with your kids

It is March and it is time to plant some seeds for the coming summer here in Sweden. This year, I have planned to plant tomatoes, potatoes, and white garlic. I decided to pick them straight out of the refrigerator, to show my kids that there is no need to buy expensive seeds from a […]

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Camps, Products

Spring Break Camps 2018: For kids between 8-13 years

Would you like to ignite your kid’s passion for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)? Are you looking for some inspirational, educational and online spring break camps for your kids between 8-13 this easter? If yes, then I think this is for you. This post is about spring break camps that aim to help kids […]

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Summer camps 2018 for kids

Do you want to ignite your kid’s passion for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)? Are you looking for some inspirational, educational and online summer camps for your kids between 8-13 this summer? If yes, then I think this is for you. This post is about summer camps that aim to help kids to improve […]

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Parenting

What is Early Childhood Education about?

In my latest search for inspiration for this post, I came across the term Early Childhood Education and care (ECEC). Wow, that is exactly what many of my posts on this site is about, and I did not even know the term existed. LOL! So, I felt I had to dig into it. It turns […]

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Advice & Tips, Experiments

Monthly Science Kits For Kids: Why to subscribe?

I am always looking for inspiration for new activities I can do together with my kids. I have been thinking a while about subscribing on monthly science kits, just to introduce new experiments on a more regular basis to my kids. We do a lot of experiments, even without subscriptions of any kits, when I […]

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Milk and vinegar experiment: easy, fascinating and smelly

Introduce a fun science experiment for your kids. Do you know what will happen if you mix milk and vinegar? This one is really easy, fascinating and smelly to do, and the ingredients do not cost so much. It does only take a couple of minutes, if you don’t count the days it needs to dry. Best of all, […]

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Products, Recommended

Lego® Technic 42059 Stunt Truck Review: How to learn by creative play

One thing both of my kids’ love is the Technic Lego® series. These kits offer a more advanced challenge for my kids to finish the complete build of the different sets, compared to the original build sets. I think the best part is that kids get hands-on practice by playing with the advanced, realistic technical functions of […]

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