Friday, February 4, 2011

60 Quick and Easy Science Experiments with Everyday Items

Congratulations Jessica and Preston, Comment #16, you won!
If you are new to my blog, you might not know that I am working on teaching my preschoolers.  I have been doing homeschool activities with my 1 and 2 year old for about a month now.  I also enjoy having their friends over for parties and we do some fun educational activities at our parties. 

"Why do you think that happened?"... "Because sometimes science is like that" (Conversation with a 5 year old)
For these reasons, I was very excited to have an opportunity to review 60 Quick and Easy Science Experiments with Everyday Items from Touch of Home Learning.  This book is a great resource for all families.  It is especially an asset to any families currently homeschooling young children, or working toward a home education.

Daddy and Monkey made the flood during our Noah's Ark week.
 What I love about this book:  It is divided nicely by subject, and subjects that captivate children - bubbles, dinosaurs, space, and more.  It truly does use items that most people have around the house (or can acquire cheaply).  There are questions to help kids start thinking about the experiment, and discussion questions ater the experiment.  It is written in an easy to use format.
Monkey is adding water to his flood.
What I would change about this book:  More, I want more more more.  I love the book and look forward to using it with my boys for a long time to come!

Making Goop at our preschool party.  They thought it was "gross", but had fun sharing.

Buy it:  You can buy this book for $54.95 at  Touch of Home Learning.

Win it:  One lucky reader can win this e-book!

Mandatory Entry:
Go to Touch of Home Learning and comment on this post about something you discovered there.  Don't forget to leave your email address in your comment.

Additional Entries:
1) "Like" Touch of Home Learning on Facebook.
2) Follow my blog via GFC or Networked blogs (or both), upper right hand column of this page.
3) "Like" Crum's This N That on Facebook.

57 comments:

  1. I learned they do in-school events.

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  2. learnt that they have a lot of interesting facts and experiments to show them tokids

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  3. They offer a "pirate party" part planning kit - I read the rules for "Capture The Flag" - I used to play that as a kid, and e agreethat it would make a great pirate game for an outdoor party.

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  4. I follow you on GFC as "Cakeblast"
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  5. I love their philosophy: Educate, Entertain, Engage. And their stuff looks really fun, even for adults!
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  6. Follower on Google Friend Connect
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  7. Follower on Facebook (tina woo)
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  8. I learned how to make a letter heart game.

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  9. I discovered a posting schedule and I love that idea!

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  10. I like your page on FB

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  11. I learned that they have crafts, projects, and games that are great for Valentine's Day activities with the kids. My daughter loved playing "Valentine Land" and making the "Puffy Paint"!

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  12. I "Like" Touch of Home Learning on Facebook
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  13. I follow your blog via GFC

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  14. I "Like" Crum's This N That on Facebook.
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  15. I learned they have activity kits that my daughter would love!
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  16. I'm a follower on GFC!
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  17. I like Touch of Home Learning on FB!
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  18. I like you on FB!
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  19. I learned they have a wide variety in inexpensive activity kits
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  20. I like Touch of Homelearning on FB
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  21. I follow you on GFC
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  22. I like Crum's This N That on FB
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  23. I like yon FB
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  24. I learned how to make PUFFY PAINT and can't wait to try it innesles at gmail dot com

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  25. I like how Touch of Home Learning has a different themed post each day.
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  26. I like you on Facebook
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  27. I like Touch of Home Learning on Facebook (THANK YOU for sharing this - I'm always looking for great ideas like theirs!)
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  28. I follow you on GFC
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  29. I follow you on Networked Blogs
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  30. I like touch of home on Facebook Christy Sanchez

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  31. I like you on facebook Christy Sanchez

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  32. Lots of frugal ways to do in-house activities. I have bookmarked them and looking forward to do most of it. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  33. I learned they are geared to preschool kids and their activities use a lot of what we have at home in terms of supplies. annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  34. I like their page on fb (i'm anne dall on fb) annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  35. I follow ur blog via gfc. annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. I like ur blog on fb (i'm anne dall on fb) annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. I'm excited to see that this company is in my hometown of Cincinnati...definitely want to check them out!

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  38. Their swashbuckling Pirate party looks so cute and fun!
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  39. I like Touch of Home on FB
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  40. I follow you on GFC
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  41. I follow you on Networked Blogs
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  42. I like you on FB
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  43. They have packets of worksheets available for purchase.
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  44. I like you on FB. - Mary Jaco.
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  45. GFc follower- mary j.
    This books looks awesome.
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  46. I am your newest follower! Hope you will come by and follow back! I have a great giveaway going on, with super low entries...Thanks, have a great day!!

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  47. I learned that they go to schools for events however they only go to schools in Ohio and Kentucky
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  48. liked touch of home learning on facebook
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  49. GFC follower
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  50. liked you on facebook
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  51. Learned all kinds of nice fun, inexpensive project to do with kids.

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  52. gfc follower

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