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Weather Experiments Using Common Household Materials

Who doesn’t know a child that is fascinated by the whys and hows of weather?  Even I wonder about the mysteries of our complex climates.

If you know a kiddo that’s curious, or you’re looking for something to do with your kids/grandkids that’s not only fun, but expands their grey matter a bit, man, have I got a great book for you.

Bonus: it’s a classic, circa 1990!

Wheeee!

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Simple Weather Experiments With Everyday Materials:

Weather Experiments Using Common Household Materials

(source: Amazon)

A few things:

* We homeschooled and used this book from 1st grade all the way through 4th or 5th grade.

* You can start at any chapter.

* Each experiment is easy to set-up and uses common household materials.

* Each experiment follows this format: You need; What to do; What happens; Why.

* The book starts with the simplicity of how the sun warms us and ends with how to build a weather station.

We used this book for years and enjoyed every experiment we tried.  Not only did Boy learn something new, but I did as well.

We made a straw thermometer, an indoor cloud, discovered air has weight, and dissected a hail stone.

When I came across it recently, I immediately thought of the fun Sweet E was going to have as he worked his way through the experiments.

SCIENCE!

Happy learning!

 

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Kaye Swain

Tuesday 25th of March 2014

Oh how fun! We homeschooled back in the 80s for several years - now some of my grandkids are homeschooling. The books looks great. I'll have to save it to Pinterest. Thanks :)

Mrs. Tucker

Tuesday 25th of March 2014

I love that it has stood the test of time.

Sarah ~ Magnolia Surprise

Monday 24th of March 2014

Good for you for keeping with the homeschooling (glad you weren't arrested... good grief!) This book would be great for my science-curious just-turned-eight granddaughter! She's into experiments of all kinds!

Mrs. Tucker

Monday 24th of March 2014

Man, I was glad we weren't arrested too! The book is fantastic. I bet she'll love it.

momstheword

Monday 24th of March 2014

My oldest was fascinated by the weather when he was a child. He used to chart the weather every day. Made up a chart and everything! It started as a homeschool project but then he just kept it up! Now as an adult he doesn't chart it but he still finds it fascinating. He and his wife both love the rain......which I just don't understand, lol! Thanks for linking up to "Making Your Home Sing Monday!"

Mrs. Tucker

Monday 24th of March 2014

Some things we love as kids stay with us forever. Are you sure he isn't still charting it? Lol!

Barbara

Thursday 20th of March 2014

Love the suggestion. My children are grown and I have a sprinkle of grandchildren but they're babes, which isn't stopping me from starting to collect things here and there to have at my home for when they are older so that I've got a stockpile of learning and fun at grandma's house. I especially love outdoor activities so this is a winner. Thanks!

Mrs. Tucker

Thursday 20th of March 2014

Happy to spread the grandma fun! You sound like me. Since the child has been born, I'm thinkin', collectin'. I'm ready for Grandmama's Summer Camp!

Skye

Wednesday 19th of March 2014

Okay yeah, we'll be tracking this one down! Perfect for Boy Detective's upcoming unschooling-homeschooling-DIY summer camp!

Mrs. Tucker

Wednesday 19th of March 2014

Omgosh, you're (as in YOU) gonna have so much fun!