Learning About the Southwest Frontier with American Girl Josefina: Part1 – The Colonization of New Mexico and Dia de Los Muertos

Josefina was a girl in the Southwest Frontier in 1824. Josefina lived in New Mexico, which was part of Mexico at that time and included modern-day New Mexico and northwest Texas. History of New Mexico You can use the following script with the visuals below. Glue the images to popsicle sticks and have the childrenContinue reading “Learning About the Southwest Frontier with American Girl Josefina: Part1 – The Colonization of New Mexico and Dia de Los Muertos”

Chemistry for Kids: Hands-on Activities for Learning About the pH Scale

In chemistry, we often talk about the pH of various substances, but what exactly does that mean? Let’s find out! What is the pH Scale? pH stands for potential for hydrogen. Look at hydrogen on the periodic table. How many protons does it have? How many electrons? Look at a diagram of hydrogen. What doContinue reading “Chemistry for Kids: Hands-on Activities for Learning About the pH Scale”

Chemistry for Kids: Hands-on Activities for Learning About Compounds, Polymers, and Crystals

Today we are going to learn about compounds! When different atoms join together they form a compound. Compounds can range from a simple molecule to more complex structures, such as polymers and crystals. Let’s investigate what some simple compounds look like. Molecule Match In this activity, we will build molecules and match them to theirContinue reading “Chemistry for Kids: Hands-on Activities for Learning About Compounds, Polymers, and Crystals”