Science has always been really important in my family. My dad started his career as a chemist for Procter & Gamble. From a very age, science was “our thing”. I was just as interested in it as he was and we spent many hours discussing science, going out on nature walks and studying science, or hanging out at home and performing our own science experiments. I still have many of the science books he gave me over the years and can remember as if it were yesterday, the day that he gave me my much coveted first home chemistry set.
I was pretty excited then when my own daughter came along and shared our love of science. Of course, now along with the books and science kits, we had the use of the internet for science research and some really amazing science based TV shows and movies. Now that my daughter is an adult, the fascination for science continues with us and with a new generation in my little grand nephew. Give him a science book or turn on a science show and he is oblivious to anything else happening around him!
So, we were pretty excited to introduce him to some of our favourites on Netflix, starting with the one at the top of our list – Magic School Bus. (My daughter and son in law still watch this on a regular basis!) Check out some more recommendations below –
And Your Big Kids:
Of course, after you learn about science, it’s always great to engage in some hands on science action, right!
The Classic “Make Your Own Volcano” Experiment
This experiment is a classic for a reason. What could be more fun for a kid than watching something bubble over, which in real life would be terrifying? Get your kids’ creative science juices flowing with this easy, amazing, and interactive experiment.
Click here to learn how to create it.
The Science of Baking: Cinnamon Bun Monkey Bread
Did you know that baking is a scientific reaction? It’s probably the most basic type of science that we perform on a regular basis. Any change in the “formula” of ingredients, can change the outcome drastically. Baking homemade bread from scratch is a great way to get your kids involved in the kitchen and discover the science of baking.
With this delicious Monkey Bread recipe they can help you carefully measure all the ingredients (the formula), mix the dough, watch the dough rise, and witness the magic that happens after it is baked in the oven. And, why not watch one of our suggested Netflix titles while you wait? Mmmm science and yumminess all in one!
Click here to learn how to make your own.
Who knows? Maybe you’ll end up with a scientist in the family too!
Disclosure: I have received compensation from Netflix in exchange for this post. All opinions and ideas are my own.