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4 Homesteading Science Experiments

Elizabeth McMann
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In this 4-week course learners will complete hands-on science experiments including: sprouting seeds, chemistry behind bath bombs, fishing for ice and cloud cycle with cloud dough.

Class experience

US Grade Kindergarten - 3
4 lessons//4 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Germination and Sprouting Seeds
We will be observing our sprouting seeds over the course of about one week. Learn about the parts of a seed, the difference between a root and shoot and even eat some tasty fresh vegetables!
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Fishing For Ice
Let's talk about the states of matter, how salt affects temperature and what can or can't dissolve. Have fun trying to catch as many ice cubes as you can with only a string!
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Clouds and Cloud Dough
Learn about the water cycle, three main types of clouds and make cloud dough!
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Chemistry Behind Bath Bombs
Have fun learning about neutralization while making bath bombs out of three simple ingredients.
Sprouting Seeds: 
• At least 2 different types of seeds
• Examples: beans, snap peas, micro greens, sprouting seeds such as
radish, broccoli, pea, chick pea and so on...
• 3 glass jars or glass cups (anything you can see through for
• Paper towel

Fishing For Ice: 
• Water
• A clear jar or glass
• Table salt, 1-2 tsp
• Food Coloring (optional) 
• String
• Handful of ice cubes

Clouds and Cloud Dough: 
• 1 Cup Hair conditioner. Any kind, as long as it’s creamy and CHEAP. Don’t use the expensive stuff. Keep in mind that your play dough will smell like the conditioner, so use something that smells great.
• 2 Cups Cornstarch AKA Cornflour
• A bowl
• Something to mix it with - A spoon, popsicle stick or spatula
• Food Coloring (optional)

Bath Bombs:
• 1 cup baking soda
• 1⁄4 cup citric acid (Can be found at Wal-Mart, Kroger, Amazon, etc.)
• 1/2 teaspoon of water
• Mold (Can be ice cube trays, muffin tin or the actual sphere molds, etc.)
• A big bowl to mix everything in
Fun Options
• Tiny surprise toy
• Kid-safe essential oil
• Coloring (Can use Kool-Aid, mineral powders, soap dye, etc.)
• Sprinkles
• Bring extra ingredients if you want to make more

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Joined January, 2020
Teacher expertise and credentials
Bachelor's Degree in Science
Hello parents and students, 

I encourage learning through enthusiastic engagement. I believe children learn best through curiosity or play. Teaching online has been my passion since 2015. I was an online English teacher with VIPKID for over three... 
Self-Paced Class


weekly or $28 for all content
4 pre-recorded lessons
4 weeks of teacher support
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1 year of access to the content

Completed by 7 learners
Ages: 5-10

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