Use old crayons to make crayon rock cycle - sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks!

Very cool for science. i will share this with my new science teacher since grade does geology. Momma Owl's Lab: Science Thursday: Crayon Rocks Use with "Rocks and Minerals"

Explore surface tension, viscosity and density by making glitter jars with your kids.

Momma Owl's Lab: Glitter Jars "mind jars" or "calm down jars" whatever you want to call them. This post is great because she gives you different recipes with different times for the glitter to settle!

Explore the structure of a pine cone - examine the seeds and experiment with what happens to a pine cone when exposed to water.

Momma Owl's Lab: The Pine Cone Experiment. Around here, we use pine cones as firestarters (after all, there are only so many pine cone crafts one can do), but I never would have thought to first turn them into a scientific nature study!

Dissect a bean seed to learn about the structure of seeds!

Momma Owl's Lab: Dissecting Bean Seeds This is the best layout and discription of bean nomenclature I have seen yet!

Do your kids like to collect rocks everywhere they go?  Turn it into a lesson on weathering and erosion!

"Do your kids like to collect rocks everywhere they go? Turn it into a lesson on weathering and erosion! waterfall and cave rocks, too!

Easy to make borax crystal snowflakes.  Great ornament for the tree the kids can do!

Grow your own crystal snowflake ornament overnight! This activity is fast and simple and a great example of crystal growth and shape.

Become a citizen scientist!  Use the free Project Noah app to identify and categorize organisms in your backyard, at your school or in your community.

Become a citizen scientist! Use the free Project Noah app to identify and categorize organisms in your backyard, at your school or in your community.

Information on raising a caterpillar (larvae) to a butterfly or moth.

Information on raising a caterpillar (larvae) to a butterfly or moth. momma-owl-s-lab

Have Valentine's candy left over?  Dissolve Sweethearts candy in different liquids to see what happens.

Have Valentine's candy left over? Dissolve Sweethearts candy in different liquids to see what happens.

Make recycled mini greenhouses with toilet paper tubes, strawberry containers and egg carton tops.

Make recycled mini greenhouses with toilet paper tubes, strawberry containers and egg carton tops.

Build a stick fort and relate it to brush piles that animals use for shelter and rearing young.

We've been out exploring again and I wanted to share a fun activity that you can do if you have an abundance of sticks near your home - stic.

Acorn necklaces with wool roving.

The driveway leading to our house is surrounded by oak trees and the girls and I love walking down it during the fall, crunching the leaves .

A rock collection for little ones.

My girls both love rocks and frequently come home from our outdoor adventures with pockets stuffed full. Recently, they've taken to dest.

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