Two years ago my son got a Christmas gift that he loved. It was the National Geographic Science Magic Kit. It is an amazing kit with 10 science experiments. Each experiment is designed to perform as a magic trick. We want to tell you about one amazing project we did with this fun science kit for kids.
We were able to make snow using the National Geographic Science Magic Kit. It only took two simple steps. My son especially liked using the magic wand while make the snow. Additionally the snow is fun to play with after it is made.
This science kit comes with everything you need (except water) to do all the activities. It has wonderful activities to show off to family and friends. Additionally, it is fun and educationally!
Below is a video showing you step by step how to do this project. It comes from my son’s YouTube channel, Corban’s Fun Learning Adventures. Please subscribe if you find the content helpful.
Want to try fun science at home? Today we will show you a fun and easy science experiment called Chicken in a Cup. Kids will learn how to make a chicken sound using the science of vibrations.
My son loves doing science experiments. This week we went to our local science museum where they had a two hour time entry. There was so much to explore within those two hours. However, my son decided to stay at the lab doing science experiments.
When we saw the Chicken in a Cup activity, we couldn’t believe a cup could make a chicken sound. Therefore, we had to try it.
The best thing about this activity is you will most likely be able to find the materials required in your home. Below is what you need…
Once your child has completed this activity, they will be able to make a funny chicken sound with the cup. It works because of the science of sound and vibrations.
The video below will show you how to make the Chicken in a Cup. It also explains how it works. The video comes from my son’s YouTube channel, Corban’s Fun Learning Adventures. Please subscribe and like the video if you enjoy the content.
Black history is important because it instills pride and confidence in children. I experienced this as a child after learningBlack History facts for kids during a summer program.
When I was nine-years-old, my older brother, Linsey, asked my mom if I could stay with him for the summers. Linsey and my sister-in-law, Michelle, developed a program called Our Story 101.
The purpose of Our Story 101 was to teach elementary and middle school kids Black history and the contributions of Africans to our world.
I remember learning for the first time that a Black man created the three-way traffic light and clock. I also learned that Mae Jemison, was a NASA astronaut and the first Black woman to travel into space. This information helped me gain confidence in myself and the abilities of others who had my skin color.
This book is available on Amazon. Click the image below to access it.
How do I teach my child black history?
There are a number of ways to teach children black history. You can read books, play games, use flash cards, visit a museum (physically or virtually), watch movies and documentaries, research historical black figures at the library or Internet, and much more.
Once my two sons were born, I wanted to expose them to the same information I learned as a nine-year-old in the Our-Story program. I knew that teaching my sons about the positive contributions of Black people would boost their confidence and embed a lasting thought that they could accomplish anything they put time and effort into.
My original thought was to expose them to this information at nine-years-old, similar to myself. However, I decided that their first exposure to history would be Black history. I started teaching my oldest son at three-years-old.
Because three is such a young age, I could not lecture him. So, I decided to use story-telling and hands-on activities such as games, art, and play to expose him to this information.
My son thought learning black history was fun because of the hands-on activities we did together.
My son’s enthusiasm motivated me to share this information with other parents and children through a book called Our-Story Black History For Kids: Scientists. It has over 50 fun art, science experiments, and STEM DIY Projects to help children remember the scientific contributions of Black people.
What is Our-Story Black History for Kids about?
Our-Story Black History for Kids tells the story of 12 Black scientists and their contributions to our world. Each story takes the reader from the scientists’ early life to what they did to make a difference. Parents and children, ages 7 and up, will learn who invented the three way traffic light, Super Soaker Water Gun, Toilet Paper Holder and more.
How will it make Black history facts for kids memorable?
This book was written so parents and their children, ages 7 and up, could be exposed to Black history in a fun and engaging manner. Following each story are hands-on activities you can do at home, school, church, or in the community.
The art, science experiments, and STEM DIY projects help parents and children remember the scientific contributions of Black people. These activities were designed to keep your child’s interest and reinforce the main ideas of each story. Children of all learning styles, kinesthetic, auditory, and visual, will be engaged.
As an added bonus, you will see references to my son’s YouTube channel, Corban’s Fun Learning Adventures, after some of the stories. Here we share science experiments, DIY projects, and learning games for kids weekly.
My goal is that your child will be able to be at home or walk outside and pinpoint the contributions of Black people to our world. This connects with the philosophy that learning can take place anywhere.
I also want children get inspired by the information in the book and think of the infinite possibilities they have in life. I hope this book encourages children to be innovators and change our world for the better.
The holidays are here and kids will be home from school. During their down time, why not expose them to STEM projectsthat will be fun and educational? We have a fun activity for you today. We will show you how to make Colorful Balls of Ice. This project is also called Colorful Snow Globes.
Kids will learn what the powerful combination of water, balloons, and food coloring can make.
They will also learn about two states of water which are solid (ice) and liquid (water).
My son loves choosing different colors for his snow globes. The best part about this activity is melting the big ball of ice. You can do this with salt (which takes longer) or warm water.
Have your children make multiple Snow Globes and see who can melt them the fastest.
Below is video showing you how to make the colorful balls of ice. It comes from my son’s YouTube channel, Corban’s Fun Learning Adventures. Please like the video and subscribe if you find the content helpful.
Have fun learning how to make Colorful Balls of Ice.
We love projects where household materials are put together to make something fun. When my oldest son was a baby, I remember taking beans and putting them in a plastic bottle. This made a maraca that he loved to shake. You will learn how to make a different instrument in this post. Today we will teach you how to make an AIR flute at home.
This is a great project for preschoolers, kindergarteners, and up. First, it is easy to make. Also, it takes about 10 minutes to complete.
Kids will learn how to make this flute using straws. When kids blow in the various straws, they will create different pitches. Have your child make up a song and perform it for the family. The possibilities are endless.
Below is a video showing you step-by-step how to make an AIR flute at home. This video comes from my son’s YouTube channel, Corban’s Fun Learning Adventures. Please like and subscribe if you find the content helpful.
Winter time will be coming soon! Many children will not be going outside as much because of the cold weather. No worries! There are a lot of fun science experimentsandDIY STEM projects children can do indoors. However, we wanted show you, before it gets too cold, a fun activity your child can do outside. It is the FLYING CUPS, which is an easy STEM activity for elementary students.
Your child will be building a cup launcher that will spin in the air. Kids can observe how the flyer is moving away from them, but the cups are spinning towards them. We call this a bottom spin, which causes air behind the cups. This is why the flyer moves up and forward. Scientists call this the Magnus Effect. The technical term for this STEM toy is Magnum Flyer.
Below is a video that will you how to build this flyer step-by-step.
The video comes from my son’s YouTube channel, Corban’s Fun Learning Adventures. Please share, like, and subscribe if you find the activities on the channel helpful.
Have fun with this easy STEM activity for elementary students!
The holidays are approaching quickly. It seems like yesterday was the start of a new year. This is the time to cherish and celebrate the one’s you love. Another great aspect of the holidays is the opportunity to do fun activities. Today we will show you how to do an easy holiday activity for kids.
I am excited about today’s activity because it involves melting a big ball of ice. When my son first heard about this science project, he was excited to get started. To make the activity more interesting, he trapped his PJ Masks figurine set in the ice. We want to share it with you. Today we will show you how to make ice balloons with your favorite toys.
This project includes fun pretend play with PJ Masks Figure Set. The PJ Masks figures are trapped in ice globes. It is Scientist Corban’s job to melt the ice to rescue Cat Boy, Owlette, and Gekko. Kids will love this ice breaking and melting activity. Children will learn how to make ice melt fast. This is a fun science experiment for preschoolers, kindergarten, and up.
Below is a video showing you how to make ice balloons step-by-step. It comes from my son’s YouTube channel, Corban’s Fun Learning Adventures. Please like the video and subscribe if you find the activities helpful.
The lungs are such an important part of our body. It’s helps our body move fresh air in while removing waste gases. While learning this fact, my son thought it would be a “cool” project to make a lung model. He was able to create it using household materials. Today we will show you how to do this easy STEM activity.
The following materials are used for the DIY Lung Model:
Once you have made the model, have your child breathe into the straw. They will see the balloons, which represent the lungs, contract and expand. Kids will be amazed to know that this is what’s happening inside their bodies.
Below is a step-by-step video on how to make the Lung Model. It comes from my son’s YouTube Channel, Corban’s Fun Learning Adventures. Please like the video and subscribe if it is helpful to you.
We love experiments using static electricity. We have used it to spin a penciland made aluminum foil balls dance without touching or blowing it. Today we will show you a cool science experiment at home for kids. You will see salt and pepper jumping because of science magic.
This is an easy science experiment to do with household ingredients. Below is what you need…
This activity will take less than five minutes to do. Below is a video showing you how to do it. It comes from my son’s YouTube channel, Corban’s Fun Learning Adventures. Please subscribe if you like what you see.
Have fun with this cool science experiment at home for kids!