We celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday last week. We used our weekly reader from Scholastic to learn more about him and read several books by Dr. Seuss.
Then we made this cute craft.
The Cat in the Hat made by Hunter and Hailey.
Hailey absolutely loves science!! It’s one of her favorite subjects and she can never get enough of it. We haven’t found a science curriculum to use next year, so when I was given the chance to review ScienceandMath.com I was really excited to check it out!
So, what did we think of ScienceandMath.com?
I used ScienceandMath.com with Hailey, age 7 for a second grade science curriculum. You can start anywhere you want with the DVDs. You can pick a topic that is interesting to your child, you can pick experiments that you already have the materials on hand for, or you can just go in order. You can do it any way you want. We did several experiments each week, and I picked them based on what Hailey thought looked like fun and that we could easily come up with the materials to complete the experiments ourselves.
The first experiment we watched was called Color Changing Milk. We watched it on the DVD first and learned why it works the way it does through a very detailed explanation. Then, we tried it ourselves.
We put some milk on a paper plate (whole milk works best) then we put some drops of food coloring onto the plate. Hailey dipped a Q-Tip into Dawn dish soap and then touched it into the drops of food coloring. The results were really interesting!!
Hailey watched the lesson for Lift an Ice Cube with String. Then we tried it on our own, using a cup of water, an ice cube, string and salt. We learned why we put salt down on icy roads and sidewalks.
Hailey was amazed that it worked!
We also watched the Simple Lava Lamp lesson. Hailey tried it on her own using water, food coloring, vegetable oil and salt.
It’s hard to see in the picture, but it did create a lava lamp effect.
There is so much to ScienceandMath.com. This is just a small sample of some of the lessons and experiments we tried. I really liked that the lessons were done for me, I just had to watch them with Hailey. Science has never been easy for me, so it was kind of like having a science teacher here doing the work for me. Of course, I had to help her do the experiments, but they were fun and simple. Hailey also really enjoyed watching the experiments and always wanted to do several each day.
So, here is what is boils down to for me:
Hailey enjoyed it and asked to do more.
We just had to watch the lessons, I didn’t have to do much ahead of time except gather a few materials.
I didn’t have to buy any materials- we had everything around our house that we used.
The lessons were very educational.
These videos can be used for a wide age range.
The only thing Hailey did not like about the program was that sometimes the explanations of the experiments were a little too long. I found the explanations to be very interesting and I learned quite a bit. But, while Hailey loved the experiment portion of the videos, she lost interest in the explanations as to why they worked the way they did.
Want to see some more of ScienceandMath.com? Check them out here:
Hunter is 26 months old.
We had a fun week at Tot School learning all about the letter L.
Learning can be pretty tiring
Hunter colored this letter L printable from 1+1+1=1.
Doing some shape practice
Hunter dotted the letter L and then added some foam letters to his paper.
Hunter enjoys doing the ABC Find It for each letter.
He added the letter L to our Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Tree.
Hunter made a L is for lion. He didn’t want to touch the yarn though because he thought it was a spider, hahaha
We did lots of fun activities to celebrate the 100th day of school.
Hunter helped Hailey paint the continents for a project she was working on in history/geography.
Stop by 1+1+1=1 to see what the other tots were up to this week.
We celebrated our 100th day of school a couple of weeks ago. Here are some of the activities we did to celebrate the day:
The first thing Hailey did when she came into our classroom was notice that there were pennies all over the place. I had hid 100 pennies around the room. She had to predict how tall she thought 100 pennies would be. Then she piled them up and measured them to check her prediction.
We made 100 day hats.
We used 100 Fruit Loops to make necklaces.
We did a 100 piece puzzle.
We made a little trail mix snack by mixing 10 pieces of 10 different snacks together.
We used Do-a-Dot markers to stamp 100 gumballs.
The finished gumball machines.
Hunter and Hailey working on making pictures using 100 toothpicks.
It was a super fun day!!