Frogs

Frogs are amazing creatures!  They are a part of a large and diverse group of animals called Amphibians.  Amphibians live on land and in water.  Amphibians also breath air through their lungs AND through their skin.  Frogs are also Carnivores, which means they eat meat.  Guess how they catch their food......with their TONGUES!!  There are so many other fun facts about frogs like their life cycle and how they hibernate in the Winter months under the mud.  

Above is a fun video showing how a frog grows from an egg to an adult.   On the side are three links: 

1. Mrs. Pinchbeck says "hello"

2. Mrs. Ericson and her son Tommy catch a frog

3. Counting Frogs

Have a lot of fun learning about FROGS!

Baking Soda & Vinegar

Baking Soda and Vinegar are two things you can probably find around your house!  And chances are...you've probably eaten both of them too.  Baking soda is used for baking things like cupcakes and Vinegar is used in salad dressings.  

Baking soda and Vinegar are two very different ingredients.  Baking soda is a "base" and Vinegar an "acid".  If mixed together in the right amounts - the mixture can be downright EXPLOSIVE!!

A Vinegar Fun Fact: 

White vinegar can help treat a sunburn. Simply put a tissue over the sunburned skin and lightly spray with white vinegar. It helps restore your skin to the correct acidity and gives a cooling effect. 

  • Willie Ericson (Mrs. Ericson's son) does a fun "at home" experiment with Vinegar and Baking Soda.  Click the top green button "Willie Experiment" 

  • Try to blow up a balloon by mixing Baking Soda and Vinegar.  Click the middle green button "Balloon" for some quick and easy steps. 

  • Click the bottom green button for some fun "Baking Soda Facts". 

Seasons: Fall 

 Autumn, also known as fall in North America, is one of the four temperate seasons.

Autumn is the transition season between summer and winter, best noticed by the color change in leaves and the harvest.

Some wonderful and fun things that happen in the Fall are Halloween, Thanksgiving and Football!  

A Fun Fall Fact: Fall colors are caused by the amount of sugar in leaves.

  • Let's do a Fall Experiment with Apples!  Click the green "Experiment" link below and have fun.  

  • Let's watch a Mystery Science Video.  Kevin needs help finding his missing sweater and jacket. Click the green "Mystery Science" button to help him solve the mystery

  • Let's identify leaves!  Click on the "leaf identification" button to help

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