#ShareScience Challenges

We love finding ways to encourage you to do science with your kids. Science Sparks and Inspiration Laboratories are asking you to share science activities with us. We’ll be issuing weekly challenges. Here’s how you can participate.

  1. Take pictures of your children doing the science challenges.
  2. Post the pictures to the social media of your choice {Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.}
  3. Use the #ShareScience hashtag so we can find you. {Feel free to tag us as well.}

Bonus way to share with us: If you write a blog post about one of our challenges, let us know. We want to share it!

#ShareScience Challenges

January 2015

January’s challenges have a frozen or winter theme.

Jan. 7th – 13th: Ice

#ShareScience ice experiments

Jan. 14th – 20th: Snow

snow experiments

Jan. 21st – 27th: Frozen or winter themed play dough or slime

Frozen Oobleck

  • Make a fun themed play dough or slime
  • What says frozen or winter to you?

Jan. 28th – Feb. 3rd: Freezing experiments

freezing experiments

  • Which liquid will freeze first?
  • Will adding solids to water (sugar, salt, flour, cornstarch, etc) change how water freezes?
  • What happens when you add salt to ice?

December 2014

For the month of December, the challenge is to do Christmas themed science.

Christmas Science #ShareScience

November 2014

Nov. 5th – Nov. 11th: Build a tower with blocks or LEGO. Read this #ShareScience post for building prompts and questions to ask.

Build a Tower2

Nov. 12th – Nov. 18th: Go leaf collecting. Make a collage or suncatcher to show off what you found.

  • Read this post about collecting leaves to get an idea of all the science you can incorporate during the adventure.
  • What kinds of leaves can you find? Can see what trees they belong to?
  • What colors are the leaves? Can you find red, orange, yellow, brown, and green leaves?

Go Leaf Collecting #ShareScience

Nov. 19th – Nov.  25th: Experiment with baking soda and vinegar.

  • We have lots of ideas for how to play with with baking soda and vinegar. Check out our most popular post with 20 baking soda science ideas.
  • What happens when you add vinegar to baking soda? Does the same thing happen when you add baking soda to vinegar?
  • What happens when you add other ingredients to the baking soda and vinegar {like soap}?
  • Build and volcano and use baking soda and vinegar for lava. {Here’s a easy to make tape volcano.}

Experiment with Baking Soda and Vinegar #ShareScience

Nov. 26th – Dec. 2nd: Build with play dough and straws or pipe cleaners.

  • Set out an open invitation to build with the materials.
  • What structures will your child create?
  • Build landforms, trees, buildings, etc.

play dough straws play dough2

Check back each Wednesday for the next challenge. If you have a suggestion for a #ShareScience challenge, let us know.

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