Steve does a great job of coming up with kid-friendly experiments, and the girls love learning form Daddy. Here are just a few of our recent adventures in science from the past couple of months.
This first picture is of a homemade lava lamp Steve made for the girls. It was really neat to watch, and Mckayla loved saying "Bubbles!" over and over.
These next pictures are of an experiment where you place salt on different ice forms and then add colored water to paint the pockmarks and crevasses that form from the ice melting where the salt is. Mckayla hammed it up for the camera while watching Daddy and Sister. This girl gets more and more personality every day!
Some of Ellie's ice art.
Back to the science, here are a couple pictures of "dancing raisins."
The girls have also enjoyed fun with dry ice and bubbles, and most recently Ellie learned about osmosis by soaking gummy bears in water. Yeah, our kids' teachers will probably hate us....
Just so I can say that I contribute in the least, Ellie is also getting really good at identifying first letters and sounds in words, knows fourteen 2D shapes and is starting on 3D shapes, and is now starting to really understand AB patterns and rhyming. I can't take credit for everything, since Ellie has learned a lot from preschool this year, including months of the year, days of the week, etc. Once again, her teachers are DEFINITELY going to hate us.