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Can I just say “Eeew”??! When I set off this year to do a better job helping my kids learn science at home after school, I didn’t know it would involve mold and dead rodents.
Here’s our latest kit:
This is the first kit we’ve gotten that is next to impossible to recreate at home. It came with a bunch of things I wouldn’t know where to buy: petri dishes, test tubes, Agar solution, etc. I guess you could find that on Amazon, but it would end up costing a lot more than $12.
Anyhow, here’s a look at some of the experiments we did:
The great news is my kids will hopefully have a better time remembering to use soap. 😉
For more posts about our Magic School Bus science kit adventures, click here.
Our latest Magic School Bus Science Club purchased through the Homeschool Buyers Co-op was all about magnets. Thank goodness we don’t have any babies in the house because I’ve very paranoid about small childrend eating magnets. (I get worked up just thinking about it.)
But for a four-and-a-half year old, this kit was fun.
The total time commitment for this kit was about thirty minutes. It required no unusual at-home materials and was really easy to teach.
But I must confess, I threw all of the magnets away in the trash when we were done. Just in case!
Our latest Young Scientists Club kit has come in the mail! Kit 30 came with an owl pellet to dissect. There were also some food-chain pictures to cut out, but the main event was looking through poop.
If you’re interested in doing owl pellet dissection at home, you can find materials on Amazon. We’re kicking around the idea of doing an owl dissection birthday party when Bruce turns 9. That’s how much he loved this!
The real question is, how long to I have to have a dead rodent skeleton on my kitchen counter?