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Art and Science Smash-Up: Milk Swirls Paintings

The coolest thing happens when you dab a little dish soap onto the surface of 2% or whole milk that has some food coloring drops on it! The colors expand away from the cotton swab that it looks like small explosions of colorful swirls. The science of this art project is what makes it really interesting. And the results are well worth photographing — maybe even printing enlarged copies and framing these fun works of art. Try this with kids of any age. It’s super easy and takes few ingredients.

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Learning to Observe Nature with kids

Kids love to investigate natural objects. To help children develop a strong, respectful relationship with all of life and the Creator, give them object lessons whenever you can. Here’s an activity to get kids interested in scientific inquiry. What could be cooler than a dissection? Despite the “ewwww-factor,” Ema and Adia were enthusiastic about dissecting an old wasp nest. We observed with our senses of smell, sight and touch then took nature notes and guessed about the stories of the wasp colony.