Welcome to the 2nd annual Storybook Science series. March is National Reading Month which kicks off with Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America Day on March 2nd. I love to combine my two favorite things – reading and science, so I’ve partnered with some amazing bloggers to bring you a great series of science activities inspired by children’s books all month long. Look for ideas in the following topics: Kitchen Science, Engineering Challenges, Conservation, and STEAM.
Kitchen science uses everyday household supplies that you will often find in your kitchen. These ideas are accessible and doable for most families.
Archimedes Water Displacement Science Lesson inspired by Archimedes and the Golden Crown from Line Upon Line Learning
Fizzy Color Mixing Experiment inspired by Dr. Seuss’s My Many Colored Days from Inspiration Laboratories
Shiny Penny Science inspired by Benny’s Pennies from To Be a Kid Again
Why do fruit and vegetables get soft when cooked? inspired by Pretend Soup from Mama Smiles
Hand Washing Science Experiment inspired by Germs!: An Epic Tale on a Tiny Scale! from Schooling a Monkey
Making Butter inspired by the Little House in the Big Woods from Better than Homework
Challenge your kids to undertake these engineering ideas inspired by a storybook.
Princess School: Rapunzel Engineering Challenge from Line Upon Line Learning
Water Play STEM Activity inspired by The Itsy Bitsy Spider from Thriving STEM
Fun Ways for Kids to Explore the Science of Flight inspired by The Story of Flight from Mama Smiles
Paper Plate Hovercraft inspired by Rosie Revere Engineer from Life Over C’s
Submarine Science Experiments inspired by Papa’s Mechanical Fish from Teach Beside Me
Simple Machine Activities for Kids – 3 Ways to Move a Lion inspired by How Do You Lift a Lion? from Kitchen Counter Chronicles
What can kids do to make a difference? These ideas are sure to inspire us to save the planet. They are perfect for Earth Day and gaining an appreciation for our ecosystems.
Learning about Sea Turtle Conservation with Kids inspired by In to the Sea from Rainy Day Mum
Bee and Pollinator Scavenger Hunt + Ways to Help inspired by Flight of the Honey Bee from To be a Kid Again
Conserving Trees and Recycling Paper inspired by The Great Paper Caper from Line Upon Line Learning
Simple Ways Children Can Help with Conservation inspired by Over in the Meadow from Mama Smiles
How to Make a Boat with Recycled Materials inspired by Toy Boat from JDaniel4’s Mom
Butterfly Conservation for Kids inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar from Inspiration Laboratories
Teaching Kids about Water Conservation & the Water Cycle inspired by The Water Hole from Edventures with Kids
Create Your Own Field Guide From a Wildflower Photo Safari inspired by On Meadowview Street from Books and Giggles
Make a Landfill Model inspired by Here Comes the Garbage Barge from Share it! Science
STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art, and math. The goal is to connect these disciplines together in order to facilitate learning and problem solving.
STEAM Paper Airplane Experiment inspired by The Great Paper Caper from Rainy Day Mum.
Hopping Bunnies Measurement Activity inspired by Knuffle Bunny from Inspiration Laboratories
from Edventures with Kids
Printable Building Project Cards inspired by Rex Wrecks It from JDaniel4’s Mom
What Makes a Musical Note Higher or Lower? inspired by The Way Things Work Now from Mama Smiles
Princess School STEAM: Designing a Castle inspired by If I Built a House from Line Upon Line Learning
I’ll be sharing the Storybook Science posts each day as they go live on Facebook. You can also subscribe to the Inspiration Laboratories weekly newsletter. Each issue has exclusive hands-on science explorations for children, a recap of our latest activities, and special resources selected just for you!