What is Scratch? Scratch is an online programming language and online community for kids developed by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). It started at the Longlife Kindergarten media lab at MIT, a group whose goal is sowing the seeds for a more creative society. With Scratch, Kids can create their … Continue reading
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A couple of days ago I posted our Experiments with Yeast. Here’s the Science of Yeast Image Gallery with photos and videos of the three different types of yeast we had seen through a good microscope. Thanks to Bill Carter for all the images! … Continue reading
Playing with Yeast It’s been a long time since we last had Make Day and cook up some science experiments for the kids, so we decided to literally cook this time and explore the Science of Yeast. To do so, we planned to do the same bread recipe 3 times, … Continue reading
Yesterday was Friday again, which means it was our weekly cooking class with the kids! This week we had Mr. J with us once more, as he had been asking to be part of the class again since last week. Because of that, I decided to do something he’d like … Continue reading
The other day Little Miss I, who has been surrounded by flowers at my mom’s house in Mexico, was wondering how you can extract the scent of a rose and make perfume. I asked her in return how she thought she could do it. She then said that maybe we … Continue reading
Last Sunday we had another make-day with the girls, after a short hiatus. This time we moved away from fizzy things to address another mystery: the science of sound – or how string instruments work. Little Miss I has been in violin lessons for the past couple of months. She’s … Continue reading
Last weekend we decided to go back with the girls and continue our fizzy experiments. We bought the wrong kind of Mentos last time and never got the geyser that we were expecting (specifically: the fountains of the Bellagio with Coke and Mentos). Chewing gum Mentos did not do the … Continue reading
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A few weeks back I got an email from a close friend of our family and my husband’s colleague, suggesting we get together with the girls and do a science project. The idea was to get some family time while doing cool mad-scientist stuff with the little ones. After some … Continue reading