Squishy Marshmallows: Reduce Air Pressure

A little secret is that the girls and I love squishy marshmallows. So, why not make an experiment using one of our favorite snacks. Your mouth does a happy dance from these light,  fluffy, layers of little air pockets that make your taste buds sing. Print Squishy Marshmallow: Reduce Air Pressure Ingredients glass jar big and small marshmallows straw modeling clay cotton swab food coloring Premo clay Instructions drop some food coloring on a cotton swab. Continue reading

Field Trip Week: Learn history, technology, engineering Antique Car Show

Antique Cars are slowly becoming a thing of the past, and most kids have never seen one up close. Unlike most kids I grew up around antique cars because my father was always working on one.  We were lucky enough to spend the week with my parents and my brother while learning and looking at antique cars. The girls learned history, technology, engineering, and car values now and then. We even got to visit my Continue reading

Roadside Fun: Name the birthplace of the American Oil Industry

When I think of Pennsylvania the last thing I think about is oil, oil mining or birthplace of the American Oil Industry. Colonel Drake Oil was determined to prove to everyone that he could drill for oil and mass produce it. As a result, he needed some help from a few friends and luck was on his side. Drake was actually fired two weeks before his discovery (it took 2 weeks for the letter to arrive) and Continue reading

Put on your goggle and flying cap and see how we Unschool history and science

The hardest part for parents to grasp when they are first start Unschooling is how do I teach all the subjects? How do I Unschool history and science without a degree? First let me start by saying that with a child lead learning environment or Unschooling this part is actually easy.  Let your kids lead the way and you are there to just push or guide your children to learn a little about everything.  I Continue reading

Kids Artist Trading Cards (atc’s)

  Artist trading cards are trading cards made by kids to trade with kids.  These cards are made by children of different ages in different locations to include the U.S and internationally.  These cards are shared through the mail, showing other unique talents.  These cards are 2.5 by 3.5 in size the same as a baseball trading card.  This is the ONLY rule. Kids with directive assistance from a parent based on age assemble their Continue reading

Making Sugar Stained Glass and Science Activity

Sugar stained glass is a science activity that you can turn into a science experiment with a snap of your fingers. We made our sugar stained glass by using the rest of your sugar solution left over from the rock candy making. To make sugar stained glass combine one cup water and 2 cups sugar. You may also add half teaspoon Cream of Tartar and one cup clear corn syrup, I actually forgot to add Continue reading