Why does it rain and how come we never run out of water? Answer these questions and learn about the water cycle with this simple at-home science experiment. Children can create their own mini water cycle with just a ziploc bag and watch the water as it goes through each stage of the cycle! Try our Water Cycle Experiment here.
Have fun outside trying to complete our Outdoor Scavenger Hunt! Work together as a team or turn it into a friendly competition! Print out a copy of the list and feel free to modify any items, especially if your access to nature is limited. You can make it a neighborhood hunt or a backyard hunt! Try our Outdoor Scavenger Hunt here. .
We don’t have to go far to find birds! In fact, they are often all around us and we just need to slow down and listen to be able to find them. Birding with kids is a great way to get them to listen and observe the nature that is all around us, even in our backyards! Here you will find several activities to help your children get started! Try Backyard Birding now!
What birds can you find in your backyard!? Try our Bird Scavenger Hunt to see look for birds, their habitat and more! Try the Scavenger Hunt here
Did you know that birds have hollow bones? Having hollow bones is a special adaptation that birds have in order to be lightweight so they are able to fly! However, it can be hard to understand how hollow bones can still be strong enough to support a bird’s muscles and the physical stresses of take off and landing. In this science experiment children will test how much weight a structure supported by hollow paper “bones” can hold and see just how strong hollow bones can be! Try the Bird Bone Experiment here
In this activity, children will learn about the materials that our everyday products are made of and what happens to them once we are done using them. Create a mini recycling centre in your own home and teach children how to sort recyclable materials. By reducing the amount of waste going into landfills we can ultimately lessen our environmental impact on earth! Try our Recycling Activity!
- Bird Beak Adaptations Experiment
Why do ducks have flat beaks? What’s the point of a hummingbird’s long bill? Bird beaks are strongly shaped by the food they eat! But don’t take our word for it, join us in a series of hands-on experiments where we will determine what beaks are best shaped for what job, and why. View our Bird Beak Adaptations Experiment and Try the Bird Beak Adaptations Data Sheet
Get outside and enjoy some fresh spring air, while practicing social distancing with this Scavenger Hunt! Outdoor Scavenger Hunt Worksheet