In this set of activities, kids will make a mini tabletop tornado and demonstrate the power of air pressure. These are best for kids over 3 (my 3-1/2-yr-old thought everything was really cool), though the tornado tube may provide some entertainment for tiny scientists as well!
Category: Answering the WHYs
Answering the “WHYs”: Spring Allergies
My son likes to proudly announce to anyone who will listen, “I have allergies!” But when his allergies are really acting up and he feels miserable, he asks me between sniffles, “Mommy, why do I keep sneezing?” Poor little guy!
It can be frustrating to deal with irritating allergies, but it’s always easier if you can at least explain why. Here are 2 fun activities you can you with your kids to help explain what causes spring allergies!
Answering the “WHY’s”: April Showers
At 4:30AM my 3-yr-old comes padding into my bedroom, scared by the thunder and lightening. As he snuggles into bed next to me, he asks, “Mommy, why is it raining?” I’m sure something similar has happened to many of you! Here are a couple of fun and easy activities to help them understand.
Answering the “Whys”: First Day of Spring
As any parent knows who has ever thrown their hands up in exasperation and said “Because I SAID SO!” …preschoolers are the kings and queens of asking WHY. This has inspired my new series of blog segments Answering the “WHYs”. In these posts I will attempt to explain some of the everyday science phenomena that kids are often curious about.