Friday, July 15, 2011


Today I was showing my kids how magnets have a special power that enables them to attract other magnetic things such as iron, steel, cobalt and nickel. I explained to them that magnets have two main forces - push and pull.
I took a magnet off the fridge and then got a paper clip (they are made of steel). I had my daughter hold a paper clip close to a magnet. It was easy for her to feel the magnet pulling on the paper clip. I explained to her that the invisible force is called magnetism.
My son enjoyed this experiment as well, he loved sticking the magnets on anything metal he could find. ;)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Home-made Bird feeders

Home-made bird feeders are so much fun to make. We had some pine cones that we found and we decided to let the kids cover them in peanut butter and cover them with bird seeds. After that we tied some string on them and hung them out side.
It was neat to watch the birds and yes even squirrels eat them :)