Sunday, 26 July 2015
Thursday, 16 July 2015
THE CHILDREN WILL EVEN HAVE THE CHANCE TO BUILD THEIR OWN TOY USING SCIENCE AND TAKE IT HOME WITH THEM!
Wednesday, 15 July 2015
First the experiment...
Tuesday, 7 July 2015
Also watching it grow stirs up excitement and then, due to the fact that it's non toxic properties kids can play for hours with it!
It's a great way to cool them down on a warm summer's day! And when you're finished, experiment more or give it to the plants: it's great for plants as when the soil dries out they soak up the water in the sodium polyacrylate. It's often used in gardening.
It can also be found inside baby nappies!
I know, but this stuff is clean, so there'll be no wee!!! And the reason why it's used like this is sodium polyacrylate is able to soak up as much as 200 to 300 times it's original volume in water! The chemical reaction that occurs when this happens is an endothermic one which is what gives it the cool snow effect.
It feels awesome! Give it a go! Here's how to do it...
Friday, 3 July 2015
My eldest really enjoyed using their site, she said:
'There's just something about the way it is that makes me remember how to do things and remember the facts.'
My eldest is very academically minded, she's not always so impressed by online resources but this one she does enjoy; she loved using this as an extra tool, because lets face it, learning is more fun when there's many ways of doing it.
My 10 year old and 12 year old loved the rewards setting. As the parent you can decide what these rewards can be, whether that is earning extra time on the games console or the telly or extra pocket money, you decide or agree with a reward suitable for you and your child. All this is optional however.
The worksheets are for all grade, from Primary years up to GCSE. I liked the fact that the worksheets were designed by experienced teachers and the fact that I was able to choose what they should cover that week. I also got reports of how well they were doing and then, when they had been on it for a while, worksheets were suggested to help with their progress.
I would say it's definitely worth the free 7 day trial and see what you think.
Thursday, 2 July 2015
Friday, 26 June 2015
Monday, 22 June 2015
Equipment and chemicals required to do this yourself:
Sunday, 21 June 2015
Most of us think of maths as the opposite of creative, due to the fact
that it’s precise and requires logic perhaps. However, it is because its geometrical shapes,
that are so perfectly and precisely measured and created in maths, what we
achieve is truly beautiful – that is my opinion anyway.
Tuesday, 16 June 2015
This smartphone projector particularly stood out for me (I wouldn't mind one myself) it just looks so fun and guess what! I have one to give away to one of my readers!
So how can you enter this give away?
All you have to do is:
- Comment on this blog post with your idea for the best Father's day present
- Click on the Rafflecopter link below and complete as many entries as you like.
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This competition will run until Friday 19th June 12am.
Competition Terms & Conditions:
- The giveaway will run from 12am on 17th June 2015 and run until 12am on 19th June 2015, GMT.
- The prize is for one Smartphone Projector from Qwerkity.
- Open to UK residents aged 18 and over.
- Entries can only be completed through the Rafflepcopter widget.
- All entries will be checked and verified.
- The winner is chosen at random from all valid entries.
- The winner will be announced 20th June 2015 and the winner will be emailed, as well as announced through An Ordinary Life's social media pages.
- The winner will have 48 hours to respond with their details, otherwise a new winner will be picked, following the same procedure.
- The prize will be sent out to the winner direct from Qwerkity.
- All efforts will be made so that it is received in time for Father’s Day but it cannot be guaranteed.
Monday, 15 June 2015
Thursday, 11 June 2015
However, mostly this week, as a family, we have been drawing - the girls have even got me into drawing a bit too...