Science Fair Season and #NetflixKids

If our local school hadn’t changed the science fair calendar, we would be knee deep in science fair projects right about now. But instead, we mythbusterswere knee deep in them right before Christmas. Because that’s exactly when you want to be growing fungi or exploding sodas and Mentos. The Rooster has been the primary science fair project parent in this house and throughout the years, he’s overseen exploding sodas (twice), mold growing on carbohydrates, temperature changes and so on.

I’ll be honest with you – I was a little sad to see our last science fair project end.. it was always fun to watch the girls get excited at coming up with all the different aspects of the project.. building the boards, taking them into school and then waiting anxiously for the voting. There was the always fun experience of looking at all the kid’s projects and speculating which ones had more parental input than was recommended (a lot) and just the overall cuteness factor, especially with the K-2 crowd.

I’m proud that my girls (Sydney especially) are interested in science. I wish my science teachers had made science FUN when I was in school because I really didn’t dig science until I became an adult. The girls have better science learning environments than I did and I try to also make as many teachable  science moments as I can at home… my best learning spot being in the kitchen. I did it today as a matter of fact when Sydney was baking – I made her figure out how many cups equaled a pound.  (Anyone who bakes knows that of all the cooking methods, baking is truly a science. There is no ‘pinch  of this, pinch of that’ in baking without questionable results.)

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Speaking of baking… my friends at Netflix sent me this link to a Honeycomb Candy recipe that I have to try. Science and baking at it’s finest!!

It’s not just cooking, baking and robotics that intrigues Sydney.. she also loves the shows that dig deeper into science and technology. No joke, one of her favorite Christmas gifts this year was getting to see MythBusters with the Bestie and Mini-Bestie. She absolutely loves this show along with Dr.Who and anything else that falls under the label of “science”. Luckily, she doesn’t have to go too far thanks to the never ending library that Netflix has for us. Just a few clicks of the remote and your science nut can catch episodes of:

1. How Stuff Works

2. How Do They Do It

3. Is It Possible?

4. Build It Bigger

5. How the Universe Works

6. Extreme Engineering

7. Mythbusters

And if you have a budding science fan on your hands, they have a great selection for the under 7 crowd, too:

1. Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius

2. Peep and the Big Wide World

3. Magic School Bus: All Dried Up

4. Animal Mechanicals

5. Wild Kratts

How do you and your family integrate science into your everyday life? Do you find it more fun now then you did when you were in school? I know I sure do!!


This is a sponsored post. I am honored to be a member of the Netflix StreamTeam and was provided with streaming service for my time. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.


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March 23, 2014 at 6:37 pm

We use science in cooking a lot – my kids love to cook. Have you seen Brain Games? That is a fantastic show all about how your brain works. It’s not uncommon to see all five of us in the living room with one eye covered guessing our answers out loud. Probably looks ridiculous but its lots of fun.

March 18, 2014 at 9:21 am

My middle child is constantly trying “natural” skin care recipes…does that count as science? She’s actually found quite a few recipes that work quite well for her.
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