Category: Try It

Baby Bloomer

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“The time has come,” the Walrus said, “To talk of many things: Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax– Of cabbages–and kings– And why the sea is boiling hot– And whether pigs have wings.” My aspirations are not nearly so noble. I just want to talk about HYDROPONIC GARDENING. I have tried to grow lettuce for years. Each time […]

KidSci: Seasons

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Try this interactive activity from Scientific American to see how the seasons work!   Source: Scientific American Science Buddies More seasonal stuff: Why is Summer Hot? Summer in the US – Winter in Australia

Why is Summer Hot?

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Most people believe the summer is hot and the winter is cold because the Earth is closer to the sun in summer and farther away in winter. That’s just not true! The Earth is closest to the sun in January! If it’s a matter of how close we are to the sun then January should […]

Plastic Bottle Bird Feeders

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If a summer nature journal sounds good to you but the terrarium is not your thing, how about a bird feeder made from a 2-liter soda bottle? You can recycle and help your feathered friends at the same time! Gather your materials – and an adult for the cutting part! – and you’re good to […]

Summer Nature Journals

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A summer nature journal is the perfect way to sharpen your observation skills while keeping your writing sharp. The only thing you need is a journal and a project. How about micro terrarium? They’re easy to make and fun to observe. All you need is a small container, some small plants like clover from the […]