Posts Tagged ‘dry ice’

Rock-It Science Videos!

June 26th, 2012

Hi!  It’s Tuesday, June 26, 2012 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Rock-It Science Videos

Age Range: 7-14 (with wiggle room, and fun for all ages)

First, I’d like to preface this review by saying I know the Founder of Rock-It Science. His name is John McChesney, and the kids fondly refer to him as “Mr. Mac.”  My sons took homeschool science classes from him for about 6 years. That’s how much his brand of science education appealed to them – they couldn’t get enough! 

So, I’m excited to tell you that you and your kids can watch some Rock-It Science Videos of classes and fun experiments for free!

When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of videos that include:

*Meet “Mr. Mac” – Find out who the quirky genius is behind these innovative science lessons.

*Dry Ice – Watch a series of experiments showing the amazing properties of Dry Ice.

*Air Pressure – Watch the video and then try some experiments in your own kitchen!

*What Happened to Japan’s Nuclear Reactors? – Get a kid-friendly explanation of what happened to Japan’s nuclear reactors after the earthquake and tsunami.

*How to Light a Match – Find out the safe way to handle matches, and use flames in science experiments.

*Crash Test Dummies – See how students (ages 11-16) build a device that will protect an egg during a crash.

*Global Warming – Hear and see Mr. Mac’s explanation of the “Greenhouse Effect.”

When you’re through watching the videos poke around the site to learn about the history of Rock-It Science, their mission, and read Mr. Mac’s blog.


Science Experiments with Demo Videos!

April 26th, 2011

Hi!  It’s Tuesday, April 26, 2011 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Weird Science Kids

Age Range: 5-13 (About grades K-8, with parental supervision.)

This ad-supported website strives to inspire children through interactive science experiments that encourage discovery, spark imagination, and develop scientific literacy. It offers an array of free, fun science experiments you can do at home – and many include a demonstration video along with the instructions! 

When you get to site, you’ll see a menu of enticing science activities you can do or make such as:

  • Fake Blood
  • Ink and Secret Messages
  • Lumpy Liquids and Squishy Solids
  • Snowstorm In A Can
  • Mentos Geyser
  • Floating Paper Clip
  • Cloud in a Bottle
  • Oobleck and Glurch
  • Silly Putty
  • Worlds Simplest Motor
  • Mold Science
  • Dry Ice Experiments
  • Flying Toilet Paper
  • Remove Iron From Breakfast Cereal
  • Ivory Soap Microwave Experiment
  • Build A Periscope
  • DNA Extraction
  • Make Rock Candy – and many more!

Click on any one, and a new page opens with a materials list, instructions, pictures, illustrations, and in many cases – a video demonstration.  You’ll also learn the science behind the experiment.



Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling