March Break is here and it is B-U-S-Y! A trip to Science North kicked off March Break, and it’s been science, science, science ever since!
Little One is obsessed with all things science and nature related.
Another thing Little One has been keen on during March Break has been wanting to watch documentaries. Yes. The six year old is all about documentaries.
You can watch these and many other interesting titles on Netflix.
Hubby really enjoys TEDTalks. The Let Your Mind Wonder TED-Ed lessons feature collaborations between animators and educators, exploring an array of scientific and philosophical topics. We had some family time during March Break and watched How Tsunamis Work, Why is Yawning Contagious?, and How Sugar Affects the Brain.
Little One has been curious about volcanoes, so we watched Deadliest Volcanoes on Netflix. I found it interesting that my six year old would watch with such intent. She told me, “That is so scary. We need to respect volcanoes. We are lucky we don’t have any where we live! What would we do if we had a volcano erupt near us?”
Speaking of volcanoes, Little One wanted to show you something. Below are the instructions and ingredients to make your DIY volcano. Little One, being the
stubborn head-strong independent kid that she is, decided to make a DIY volcano tutorial for you without my assistance. She omitted a few steps (food colouring and dish soap), but it still worked.
1 empty plastic water bottle
10-12 drops of red food colouring
2-3 Tbsp baking soda
6 drops dish soap
1 cup vinegar
1. Fill the plastic water bottle 3/4 full with warm water.
2. Add food colouring, dish soap and baking soda.
3. Place the plastic water bottle in a baking dish or a medium-sized bowl (to catch the “lava”/overflow).
4. Measure out 1 cup of vinegar into a measuring cup and pour vinegar into your plastic bottle.
5. Are you ready?! Be prepared for the exciting volcano eruption!
This is what we’ve been doing for March Break! What are your kids doing this March Break?
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