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Friday, March 22, 2013

Easter Science for Kids: Fun Investigations and Experiments

We had so much fun with eggs and peeps last year that the Lil Divas are begging for more experiments this year. My thinking cap has been on & my mind has been working overtime and I am excited to share some of our science investigations with you...soon.  In the meantime, I thought it would be fun to recap all those Peep and Egg experiments from last year and have them in one handy place for you.



Let's start with some FUN
Peep Experiments
(click the titles and it will take you to the original posts for full details)

The Dissolving Peeps Experiment


The Super Sized Microwave Peep Experiment
The Lil Divas enjoyed last year's microwaved Peep experiment so much that they asked to do it again this year. When we spotted extra large Peeps at the store, we knew we had to try them in our experiment. The Lil Divas were super excited to see how large these would puff up in the microwave.

Here are the original sized bunny peeps:

Here are a few "action" shots of the peep heating up in the microwave:
We just hit the 1 minute button on the microwave & watched carefully
so I could stop it - it happens fast.


Here's a quick size comparison -

They start shrinking quickly once there's no more heat.
I tried taking a quick photo to no avail,
 the original heated peep was even bigger than this.


See how it takes up the WHOLE plate!
The Lil Divas were beyond thrilled with this giant peep bunny.



Now onto our
Egg Experiments!
(click the titles and it will take you to the original posts for full details)

The Floating vs. Sinking Egg Experiment



If you are looking for some cool Egg Decorating Ideas, check these out:

Tie Dye Eggs

Melted Crayon Eggs


and if you need some cool Egg Craft Ideas, how about these -
Tape Resist & Wet Chalk Eggs (my favorite!)
Tie Dye Coffee Filter Eggs

and if you want even more inspiration check out all our
  Easter posts & our Easter Pinterest board.


Have fun exploring, experimenting & creating,
Bern

13 comments:

  1. What wonderful ideas! I am going to pin this post.

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  2. Oh my!! I LOVE the microwaved peeps! I just went out and bought some today! My daughter and I are going to do this tomorrow!! I can hear her cracking up already!!
    Thanks for sharing!

    Sara
    Teaching Munchkins

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    1. Enjoy it Sara - be sure you have enough Peeps! My girls always want to keep it doing it again & again to see how big we can get them.

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  3. Oh love the tie dye eggs will have to give these a go

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    1. They are my absolute fave to date. I will be doing it again this year because they are so colorful and awesome :) Hope you enjoy it. Be sure to share with us.

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  4. I made up a recording sheet and want to post it -FREE- to TpT. Can I use your link to refer them to the experiment(s)? I had so much fun doing this with my kiddos today!
    Leah

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    1. I sent you an e-mail Leah. Feel free to link to the post(s) & thanks for sharing. Be sure to share a link to the printable here as well so others can find it & use it too.

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  5. I just did the tape resist eggs with my Kindergarten class today and we all loved it! It's great for all ages! Thanks for posting!

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  6. I put it up, but will take it down immediately if you don't approve!
    Leah

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  7. Here is the link to the free recording sheet...
    http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Come-on-Peeps-Lets-Experiment
    I didn't see an email??
    leahpatab@comcast.net
    Thank you soooo much!
    Leah

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  8. Great ideas. We will try some for sure. Pinned!

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