Tag: Science Activities

Magic, Battles, and…Creative Chemistry?

Magic, Battles, and…Creative Chemistry?

My sons have always been into games of magic, battles, and spells. You wanna make friends quickly at our house? Do a little name-dropping of words like Pokemon, Yugioh, or D&D and you’ll have my sons’ ears perking up in no time. So when we […]

Will Coke Dissolve a Tooth? (and Other Coke Experiments)

Will Coke Dissolve a Tooth? (and Other Coke Experiments)

You’ve heard about the many supposed things you can do with Coke, all based upon the fact that it will eat away at just about everything in existence. But we Hmmmschoolers don’t like to take anyone’s word for anything. We’re all about testing the truth, […]

Homeschool Science: an experiment on plant transpiration

Homeschool Science: an experiment on plant transpiration

Did you know that plants lose water through their leaves? Some trees lose as much as 15,000 gallons of water within a 12 hour period! (World of Adventure, Dorian Holt.) Here’s a super simple but very visual demonstration of transpiration (water loss through leaves) that […]

Will Pop Rocks and Soda Pop Blow Up a Balloon?

Will Pop Rocks and Soda Pop Blow Up a Balloon?

A friend told me that you can blow up a balloon with Pop Rocks and soda pop. Oh really? The theory is that if you put a balloon on top of a bottle of soda pop that has Pop Rocks in it, the gas released […]

Homeschool Science: Will a crayon burn for 30 minutes?

Homeschool Science: Will a crayon burn for 30 minutes?

My boys love Pinterest.Why? They see pins of “great, workable ideas”…and then they see if they can disprove them. Yes, my boys consider themselves to be Pinterest Busters. Our latest Pinterest busting adventure came after the boys saw the claim that in an emergency, a […]