Teaching Science through Baking with Kids During Summer

Teaching Science through Baking

Baking is a fun and tasty hobby. Most people probably wouldn’t compare it with science, but the truth is, it can be used as a tool to teach certain concepts. Here are a few ways of teaching science through baking to children of all ages. Teaching Science through Baking Young Children Quick Breads Younger children are fascinated by cakes and muffins. These are what are referred to as quick breads. The raising (leavening) agent will often be baking soda. The mild acids in a second ingredient, milk, are enough to … Continue reading

Drying Edible Flowers and Herbs – Easy Harvesting

Drying Edible flowers and herbs

Edible flowers and herbs can be delicate, but learning how to dry them properly can ensure you make the most of each harvest. Some people swear by a commercial food dehydrator, but if you don’t want to go to the expense, there are simple ways of drying edible flowers and herbs. Drying Edible Flowers and Herbs Know What Is Safe to Eat Take the time to research what is safe to eat, and what it can be used for. In some cases, you can use the flowers, in others the leaves. … Continue reading

Edible Flowers that are Easy to Grow

Edible Flowers

Edible flowers have been used for centuries, both raw and cooked. Edible flowers may seem like a strange idea at first, but they are packed with plant nutrients known as phytochemicals, plus a range of vitamins and minerals. You don’t need a large garden to grow your own edible flowers. Some can be grown in container gardens, window ledges and window boxes. It’s a case of starting out with good seeds, soil and following instructions about watering and using natural pest control methods as needed. Edible Flowers that are Easy … Continue reading

Seven Fun Science Experiments to Do at Home

Fun Science Experiments

There are a number of fun science experiments you can do at home with kids of all ages. It is just a question of gathering the supplies and making sure you pay attention to health and safety. Choose age-appropriate activities and watch your child’s love of science grow. Seven Fun Science Experiments to Do at Home 1. Large Magnets Get a number of magnets to illustrate attraction and repulsion. Make sure they are large enough so a child can’t swallow them. You can create a maze on a piece of … Continue reading

Dollar Store Deal or No Deal? Know Your Store Local Prices

Dollar Store Deal or no Deal

Everyone loves to get something at a discount. I mean, who doesn’t L-O-V-E a good deal? We all need to learn how to decide if a deal really is the good bargain it seems to be. The deal has to actually be a good deal. Is it a Dollar store deal or no deal? Dollar Store Deal or No Deal? If you like to shop at a dollar store you might be making the mistake of assuming any item for a dollar is a good deal but that might not … Continue reading

Splash Pads Around the GTA – Staying Cool in the Heat

Splash pads

Summer’s here and as the temperature gets unbearable, head out to a park with pools or a splash pads to stay cool. We have a few local ones and on hot days we stay cool from the summer heat at the park, splashing in the water. If you live in or around Toronto, there are many places to cool down and splash around. It doesn’t matter where in the city you live in, there is a splash pad near you. These splash pads and pools tend to be free, so … Continue reading