Saturday, May 29, 2010

3 Ways To Make Science Fun and a $30 GC Giveaway to Home Science Tools


God's world is amazing. I can't count how many times I have stopped to marvel at a sunset or research a new scientific discovery. If I find it that amazing, imagine what the world must be like through the eyes of a child! If it's one question I know well its "Why?". Why is the sky blue? Why does the sun go down? Why did God make bees? Why does it rain? Why do bubbles pop? Home Science Tools is here to help you answer those questions and I would like to give away a $30 gift card to http://www.homesciencetools.com/, but first I would like to give you a few ways to make science fun!


1. Watch it!
Have you ever been asked how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly? Most of us can answer this question but why not watch it instead? This Butterfly Garden Kit was one of my children's favorites. We not only got to talk about how this miraculous change happens but we got to see it! Interested in watching some other interesting insects? Try Ladybugs or try Hatching Frogs. You can even Hatch Quail Eggs! For your middle schoolers and up try Growing Bacteria in Petri Dishes.


2. Touch It!

What could be more fun than doing Experiments with Slime? Try building your own circuits with this Electricity Investigation Kit, try Dissecting or make a crime scene and solve it using Forensic Science.


3. Make It!

Science and Chocolate? Sounds like a winning mixture to me! Learn how chocolate is made while making your own with this Chocolate Making Kit! Is your child wondering why certain mixtures fizz? Try this Fizzy Foam Science Kit. What about making ice cream with this Ice Cream Kit for a fun way to learn and cool down at the same time? With Rock Tumblers you can smooth out stones and make your own collectible rocks and minerals.


On to the fun stuff:


This give away will be a $30 gift card to http://www.homesciencetools.com/. To enter all you need to do is follow my blog HERE and post a comment! It's that easy! Want a second and/or even a third chance to win? Follow me on Twitter or join Molding Minds on Facebook! Please post one comment for each entry. I will use a random line picker to draw a winner on Saturday June 12th!


I was not compensated for this giveaway. The prize was donated by www.homesciencetools.com and the post written above is my own personal opinion and not that of www.homesciencetools.com.




13 comments:

Jenn G. said...

I'm always looking for ways to bring science to life for the boys. Thanks!

Rachel said...

I'd love to be entered in this give-away!! Science is huge in our home.

Rachel

Rachel said...

I'm following you on Twitter as well.

(and I should have said I followed you via gfc)...I get your blog via subscription.

Love your blog.

gidget.e said...

I already follow you! Chocolate making kit...yeah, even if the kiddos aren't interested, I am! Yummy. ;)

Cricket said...

There are a zillion things we absolutely NEED over there. Micrometer? Yup. Balance, spring scale, mass set? Yeah. Oooh - compound microscope? You betcha. I am a sucker for hands on science. Thanks for the great link.

tamara said...

we would love to explore some sciene stuff, we'll need something to do inside in this insanely hot weather.

tamara said...

i follow you on facebook, yippee

Tamara said...

ok somehow i managed to figure out the tweeting thing and now i follow you on there

John said...

I remember doing the rock tumbler bit when I was a kid. Lots of cool stuff my daughter enjoys in their catalog. John

Joy Rebello said...

So many fun projects to do with children! So many everyday phenomena are so common that you don't even realize they are scientific at first.

Joy Rebello said...

Following from Facebook!

corey said...

I love science i am a year ahead of everybody because i found home sciencetools.com and taught myself chemistry and i got some nice tips and concocshions from my science teacher. i have gottin the best seller chemistry kit, ptc, blood testing kit, trops, petri dishes, a wax pencil, lab apron, 2 other lab guyds, safty gloves, text tube rack, test tubes, amd a christilazation tree! i have even made my own chemical that is purple, burns cotton, is clear and harmless on skin, clear on paper, turns pollyester blue, and turns rubber green without staning anything =)

Anna said...

Congrats to Tamara who won this contest! Check back in the next few days for the K'Nex give away!