Step Three— form a hypothesis The only good is knowledge, the only evil is ignorance. Socrates BCE: 469 – 399
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This blog entry is another of our “Science in the News” articles. Feel free to print it out and share it with your students, or to have one of your students present the information to the rest of the class—after all, one of the most important parts of science is learning to communicate information.
Have you ever heard of amber? Amber is a translucent gemstone that is used in jewelry. But do you know where amber comes from? Amber is fossilized tree resin! Some trees (especially coniferous trees such as pine trees and redwoods) produce a thick, sticky substance that oozes out of breaks and cracks in its wood. […]
Experts agree that Be Amazing!’s Big Bag of Science is an outstanding science kit. The Parents’ Choice reviewer noted “Even after many hours of fun, our testers were nowhere near exhausting the list of projects.
Disappearing monster eyes This activity is a neat experiment, a cool decoration, and a fun party trick. “Disappearing Monster Eyes” takes the old “peeled grapes as eyeballs” trick up a notch. “Clear spheres” (Monster Eyes) are similar to the substance found in disposable baby diapers. Both belong to the family known as Superabsorbent polymers. Superabsorbent […]
OOOOOOhh! SKELETONS!! Halloween is coming soon, which means cats, bats, witches, pumpkins, andSKELETONS. Halloween is a great time to learn about bones.
Halloween Party Science—more fun with dry ice Last week we used dry ice to create a “smoke-breathing jack-o-lantern.” This week we will be using dry ice for more Halloween science fun perfect for parties.
Science in the News: Yoda the Jedi bat, and his cool animal friends Do you ever feel like you never see anything new? Then you should go to New Guinea! New Guinea is located north of Australia, and is the world’s second largest island. It is about the same size as the state of California. Even though it […]
If anyone asks, today our experiment is “an exploration of sublimation using a gourd of theCucurbita genus.” In other words, we are going to make a smoke-breathing jack-o-lantern using dry ice! You can usually get dry ice from most major grocery chains. Just ask for it at customer service. Before you start–science safety smarts: This […]
Step Two— Gather information and resources (observe) Welcome back to our Be Amazing Parents’ Blog. This entry is the third in our seven-part series on the scientific method. As a reminder, the steps of the scientific method are: