As a homeschooling mom, I can say kids either love or hate Science. Sometimes us moms often struggle with ideas on how to keep our kids interested in science. One way that I have found that works for us, is through hands-on experiments. So, when I heard about the Mason Jar Science book, I knew I had to give it a try. Once the book made it into my house, the kids were instantly interested just by the image on the outside of the book. Now daily, the kids are trying new experiments, and I could not be more pleased.
About Mason Jar Science
The book Mason Jar Science, written by Jonathan Aldolf and consists of 40 different Science experiments for kids. These experiments cover many different areas of science so that kids can get an idea of all of the different types of science. When I say different areas, I am serious when I say the book Mason Jar Science covers a lot, Chemistry, Botany, Earth Science, Physics, and Biology are just a few of the different specialty areas that this book covers.
What Kids and Moms Love
Hours of family fun
I can say, that my daughter loved all the experiments that she has done so far. Even my boys are starting to get more interested in Mason Jar Science. One of my daughter’s most favorite experiments so far has been the “Make a Bug Vacuum” experiments. Basically, this experiment allows for kids to capture small bugs like ants in a safe environment, so they can use a magnifying glass to see the insects up close. Now, my sons have even come up with the idea that starting an ant farm would be fun. As much as that is not on my list of “wants,” it does make me happy that my kids are starting to expand their interests.
The book, Mason Jar Science also has great visuals. Couple this along with the very simple to understand instructions, and both parents and kids can participate in these activities with ease. Mason Jar Science includes many images of the setup processes, and how they should look at the end. To me, this is a win-win. Although I always recommend adult supervision, some of these could be done with minimal adult supervision.
Easy Experiments that entertain kids
Along with the great visuals, these experiments are simple and straightforward. One thing that parents dread is lengthy, complicated instructions for a kids experiment. We want easy, well-written experiments and Jonathan Aldolf has hit the nail on the head with how he has written this book.
Using the Scientific Method
One of the first things kids learn in Science is the Scientific Method. Well, Mason Jar Science explains the process of the Scientific Method, and why it is so important. I enjoy hearing my kid’s questions, hypothesis, and their experimental outcomes. The joy that is on my daughter’s face, when her prediction is correct, not only boosts her confidence but also makes her want to explore more in the Science world.
Easy to obtain items
One of the best aspects from a mom’s perspective is that most of the items for experiments are things that we already have laying around the house. I am not forced to make a trip to the store with a laundry list of items. By using things that we have around the house, not only am I able to repurpose items, but I am saving time. As a homeschooling mom, my time is precious, and I would much rather spend it with the kids, versus having to go shopping for hours.
My Final Thoughts on Mason Jar Science
Overall, I would highly recommend this book for all families. I can see where my homeschooling families can incorporate these experiments into their curriculum. I can also see where public school students can learn more at home too. With public schools cutting funding for Science experiments, kids can still learn.
Have you heard of Mason Jar Science? If so, what is your favorite kid’s experiment?
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