Edible Science: Make color changing Sugar Cookies

Color Changing Sugar Cookies are not only a fun science project but yummy to eat. It was so cool seeing the dough change colors right before our eyes.  I have to honest here, they are no the best cookies I have ever had but keep in mind we are adding cabbage juice to the mixture.  Please feel free to adjust this recipe to your taste buds.  I started with a sugar cookie recipe and edited Continue reading

Edible Science: The Disappearing Eggshell Experiment

The disappearing eggshell experiment was a lot of fun. This experiment is part of our edible science series but I personally would not eat these eggs. The kids did not think this one would work at all but were amazed even after 4 hours at how well the vinegar was dissolving the shell of the egg. Follow along if you like and maybe you can do what we didn’t have time to do, throw the shell-less egg 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

How to make Homemade Rock Candy

Candy science is one of my favorite science activities. Making rock candy is easy to make and can easily double as a science experiment. The process may take several weeks depending on how big you want your crystals. Kids love watching the crystal grow as they form on the stick and especially love to eat the finished product. We turned out candy science into a science activity by making our rock candy with three different Continue reading

DIY How to Make a Homemade Cardboard Projector

Have you ever wanted a big huge TV screen but didn’t have the money to go buy one?  Today the girls and I made one with an iPhone, cardboard box and a magnifying glass.  It was actually really easy, and, believe it or not, it worked. It’s not the top of the line Samsung TVs but if you’re in a pinch to watch that game, or your favorite movie on the big screen, this is a cheap option. Continue reading

STEAM: What is it and can Unschoolers use it?

STEM has been one of those anagrams that people have been throwing around for the last couple years.  Over the last year, we have been hearing the phrase more and more on TV and the internet.  So what is STEM and why should Unschoolers or Homeschoolers be learning everything we can?  Unschoolers should take every advantage out there about STEM or STEAM. What is STEAM? Science Technology Engineering, Art and Math is an acronym that stands for STEAM Continue reading