Experiments Category

Let it freeze – Hot ice experiment

Can I create Ice by boiling it? what would your children say if you asked them this question? I did ask Teddy  and I don’t know if its because he is only 2, 5 and has not a clue what I’m talking about or he just firmly believes that mammy can do absolutely anything, his […]

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Magnetic field and gravitation

If you have been watching us you could have seen our fun activity magnetic slime, a slime which we made move, stretch and follow our magnets. Teddy has various interactive books with magnets and some magnetic shapes and he knows that they will stick to his magnetic board or to a radiator but when we […]

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Magnetic slime

Do you love playing with slime? We do! there is something really therapeutic about it…the squishy texture or the way it stretches, one minute its runny and stringy and another firm and bouncy. We also love experiments that have an element of surprise and even magic (if you haven’t already check out our HOT ice […]

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Lava explosion in a jar while exploring liquid density

  Did you like our experiment called fireworks in a jar?  Then you might like this one. I have actually decided to do this experiment to complement our experiment on water density which was also a hit with Teddy.  We talked about the different density in water compared to an oil which is lighter and […]

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Learning more about the whales

We just love the whales!! They are truly magnificent animals, the way they move in the water with such an ease and grace and the force they break the surface when they breech. I was fortunate enough to see a large pod of humpback whales swimming and frolicking in the waves of Californian coast, it […]

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Let’s see the water move – sea current experiment

If you have kids you have probably heard about a cartoon movie called Finding Nemo, about a little clown fish crossing the ocean to find his son Nemo travelling on the fast East Australian current with a bunch of sea turtles. Does it ring a bell? Well, even though this movie is not really considered […]

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What hides beneath…layers of the ocean

Teddy has always been fascinated by the ocean and its creatures. I am not sure if it was because we live close to the sea and have been going to the beach since he was a little baby and instead of visiting a zoo we have been taking him to a local sea centre or […]

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Science is fun – water density experiment

Science is just brilliant! Don’t you think? If you had known me as a child you would have never guessed these words would come out of my mouth.  I never used to think that science was great at all. Well to be honest I think I couldn’t stand it but I was never shown anything […]

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Firework in a Jar – Experiment

We have been spending time with learning about our beloved whales lately and haven’t been introducing any new topics but there is always time for some experiment, isn’t there?! Firework in a Jar – Experiment  This is one of Teddy’s favourite and mine too but to be honest for a completely different reason. Whereas Teddy […]

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‘Mammy I really need a volcano’ – exploding volcano

It was only a couple of minutes long footage of a volcano erupting and he was hooked.  All the  documentaries about cute animals we watched were forgotten and the only thing that he wanted to talk about was that hot lava spewing into the ocean. So we had to build a volcano… I think the […]

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