Friday, February 18, 2011

Touch of Home Learning - Review and Giveaway!

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I'm a sucker for all things "education," especially if I think they might be fun!  There are subjects that I can navigate totally on my own even without "curriculum," and then there's science.

Now, don't get me wrong.  I'm not bad at science, I just tend to have a bit of trouble thinking of science projects and experiments on my own that will have any relevance...or make any sense to children!  For this very reason, I was really excited when I was offered the chance to review 60 Quick and Easy Science Experiments with Everyday Items from Touch of Home Learning!


60 Quick and Easy Science Experiments with Everyday Items is a downloadable ebook for children ages 3 to 7.  My kids and those I care for (aside from the babies) are all between the ages of almost 3 and 5 1/2.  We've done several of the experiments in the book and they LOVE each one of them!  The book advertises that the experiments can be done with everyday items, and they can!  With few excepts, I have already had all the supplies in my house, and when I haven't have the exact items prescribed in the book, I have been able to

We're currently working on a Transportation unit, and I was thrilled to find that there is a section entitled "Big Trucks, Simple Machines!"  It is a perfect fit to our unit!  Today we did one of the experiments.  The kids loved it!  It is nice enough to go outside today, so we took our cars and a broken shelf and went outside.







We raced our cars and discussed which went furthest and fastest and why.  We talked about whether it was better if we put the edge of the shelf leg up on the step or left it on the ground.  We decided that cars go faster if you give them a little push on the way down, and that gravity pulls them down the slope!  We had a great time, and they didn't even know they were learning!

Here's another project we've done from the book:



We didn't have the black tissue paper the book called for, so we used blue.  That meant we got to see what astronomers see when they look at the daytime sky rather than the nighttime sky.  The kids didn't care one bit, and it made for some great conversations about stars and clouds and why the sky changes from blue to black!

As you can see, we have a lot of fun with the 60 Quick and Easy Science Experiments with Everyday Items book!  We really enjoy using it to supplement our different units!  I'm sure you'd enjoy it as well.

You can buy 60 Quick and Easy Science Experiments with Everyday Items here on the Touch of Home Learning blog OR you can win your very own copy right here!  This contest will end and a winner will be drawn at 11:59am EST on February 29, 2011!

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Follow this blog with Google Friend Connect AND go to the Touch of Home Learning blog and follow them with GFC!  Leave your email address so I can find you!

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3.  "Like" Touch of Home Learning on facebook.  Leave your username and email address so I can find you!

I was provided with a copy of this book by the creator for review.  The opinions in this review are entirely my own.

53 comments:

Domestic Diva said...

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Joyful Noise said...

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mom2girls said...

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