Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Got any Big Science Saturday ideas?

About two years ago, my older son was given a science kit of some kind for his birthday. It had about a half dozen experiments, most of which needed adult assistance to execute. We performed an experiment each Saturday until we had worked through them all. We started calling that time "Big Science Saturday," and both boys seemed to thoroughly enjoy it.

Since then, we have worked through a few other kits and lots of kids' science books. Big Science Saturday (BSS) comes and goes as we have materials or ideas and as I am able to work it into our schedules. We have probably performed more than 50 different experiments.

Ryan is now approaching eight years old and Maddox is now four. We haven't done BSS for a few months. I'd love to restart the event by moving into more exciting experiments, with electricity, rockets, explosions, or other things that might capture the imagination of an eight-year-old (as well as a four-year-old).

I haven't had a chance to do a thorough search online yet, but can anyone point me in the right direction?
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