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Cut up pipe-cleaners and place them in a bottle. Use a magnet to manipulate them.  kids will stay busy for hours.

Cut up pipe-cleaners and place them in a bottle. Use a magnet to manipulate them. kids will stay busy for hours.

Weather:  Fill the cup with water.  Put shaving cream on top for a cloud.  Explain that when clouds get really heavy with water, it rains! Then put blue food coloring on top of the cloud, and watch it rain.

Weather: Fill the cup with water. Put shaving cream on top for a cloud. Explain that when clouds get really heavy with water, it rains! Then put blue food coloring on top of the cloud, and watch it rain.

Creating your own rainstorm...this is so cool! All you need is a clear container, water, shaving cream, food coloring and droppers.  Have kids make predictions by drawing what they see and think will happen.

Creating your own rainstorm...this is so cool! All you need is a clear container, water, shaving cream, food coloring and droppers. Have kids make predictions by drawing what they see and think will happen.

Did you know that Ants are partly transparent? An EXCITING experiment!

Pictures of the day: 5 August 2011

An edible cell. We've done one similar to this- this has different ingredients than we have used in the past.

An edible cell. We've done one similar to this- this has different ingredients than we have used in the past.

Science - Open up the pumpkin, add a little soil and water, and watch the seeds (which are already inside the pumpkin) grow. // FUN - need to remember this for next year!

Science - Open up the pumpkin, add a little soil and water, and watch the seeds (which are already inside the pumpkin) grow. // FUN - need to remember this for next year!

This would fascinate kids. And me.  Rainbow roses, you can do this by splitting the stems into strands and placing each one in food colouring the roses draw the liquid colouring into the petals, amazing!

This would fascinate kids. And me. Rainbow roses, you can do this by splitting the stems into strands and placing each one in food colouring the roses draw the liquid colouring into the petals, amazing!