My eight year old likes science.
And because my eight year old likes science, so does my five year old, because he likes to like what his big brother likes.
My 12 year olds tell me they don’t like science, but then they ooh and ahh over the sciencey things the boys and I find, and so I am left to conclude that my kids all like cool sciencey things, and so do I
Here are ten cool sciencey things we’ve been loving lately.
Chris Hadfields youtube series – An Astronaut’s Guide to Life in Space
I know we are late to the party on this one, but we don’t have a lot of extra internet here for trawling youtube, but when we have some bandwidth left over at the end of the month my boys watch these awesome videos!
Ted Ed Videos
Ted Ed is another great sciencey youtube channel that is suitable for kids, and cool enough for adults. This is one of my piano playing child’s current favourites…
Upside Down and Inside Out – via The Kids Should See This.
This has to be the coolest music video ever, and the background information and explanations at The Kids Should See This is great too.
They Might be Giants – Here Comes Science. (affiliate link)
This album of fun sciencey songs has seen a resurgence of popularity in our house lately. I especially love the magical elf called Roy G. Biv.
Brains On! Science Podcast
We are a bit podcast mad at the moment and this is one of our favorites. They have a kickstarter campaign going on at the moment to help them raise some funds to keep the podcast going, so have a listen and see if you’d like to support them.
Tumble Science Podcast for Kids
This is a new one for us and we’ve only listened to a couple of podcasts but so far we are loving it.
Monster Physics Lite App
You get to build cranes, cars, rockets and faff around learning physics-ey kinds of stuff. It says for ages ten and up but even my five year old has fun just mucking around with this. There is also a paid version of the app but we’ve had plenty of fun with the free one.
Point your device at the sky and this app tells you what’s up there! This app does need data to work, but it’s very cool.
Rube GoldBerg Machines.
My eight year old got this great Lego Chain Reactions book and set (affiliate link) for Christmas and he’s loved mucking around with it and learning more about Rube Goldberg Machines. If you don’t know what they are this post form Brain Power Boy is a good place to start.
Super Fast Growing Crystals
We used this simple crystal growing method from Babble Dabble Do to grow these feather crystals in just a few hours. Way cool!
Do your kids like sciencey stuff?
What are they into at the moment?
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Those crystals are beautiful! When we tried growing crystals it was a major fail but I still like admiring photos of others who managed it! ;)
These are pretty basic crystals, but they were super easy to make, like really really REALLY easy cause even I didn’t stuff it up! LOL So I can highly recommend babble dabble dos instructions!
Sheila @ BrainPowerBoy says
Thanks so much for including our Rube Goldberg post :) We love the LEGO Chain Reactions book you recommended – I actually got it for Christmas and am enjoying playing around with it.
I’m looking forward to checking out the other resources here, including those awesome crystals.
Have a lovely day,