Saturday, July 16, 2011

* Scientific Explorer Day Giveaway!

We decided to have our own family 
Outdoor Science Day 
during Backyard Science Week.

That's us making Ice Cream 
in a Pillow Case...
Yes, a Pillow Case!

That's how we roll around here. 

I recently received an Outdoor Science Day Package
that included three different backyard science kits
to try out with my girls compliments of my friends
at Elmer's Glue and Scientific Explorer! 

First we made 
homemade ice cream in a pillow case! 
The girls were super excited to try this one. 

We gathered ingredients and "E" wrote down each recipe 
as we experimented with skim milk vs. 2% milk,
white milk vs. chocolate milk, sugar vs. honey, etc. 

Stirring up the "potions"

Mixing the ice cream in a pillow case
(inside a plastic bag with salt and ice cubes!)
We had to take turns shaking and flipping it for 20 minutes!
It was a good workout : )

We had a little family taste test to see which flavor
we liked the best - 
Pink Strawberry, Chocolate, Vanilla, or Blue Honey Vanilla.

The four flavors on our tie-dyed pillow case!

Our Blue Honey Vanilla ice cream was 
voted by our family to be the best!

The girls also loved this My First Backyard Explorer Kit
it comes with a guidebook filled with fun (kid friendly and mom-manageable) experiments.

Their favorite "experiment" was using this rope
and setting it up in various places around the yard between
4 sticks to see what lives in a square foot - it's a lot more than you think!

This nifty little observation scope was "C"s favorite tool 
in the kit. She examined moths, flowers, and bugs. 

They also sent us this super cool Baking Soda and Vinegar Rocket kit...
but our yard has too many neighboring trees to do the 100 ft. (Wowzers!) clearance it needs.

We're planning a trip to the nearby High School Soccer Field
as soon as we get a nice sunny day with fewer gnats!

Want to have some outdoor science fun of your own?
You can have your own Outdoor Science Day 
with your choice of one of the kits I reviewed. 

 I wonder which one you'll pick? 
Ice Cream, Nature Explorer, or Baking Soda Rocket?
Leave a comment on this post and tell me which one you'd pick.

I'll draw a name by random generator from comments left on this post, 
make sure I have your email address so I can notify you if you win. 
If I can't reach you, I'll draw a different name. 

For a second entry, check out the Scientific Explorer 
Virtual Science Fair on YouTube
and leave a comment telling me what you liked best:

For an additional entry, follow Scientific Explorer on Twitter
(and let me know with another comment!)

I'll close comments Monday, July 18th (10:00 AM EST). 
Comments are now closed. 

Pink and Green Mama

Scientific Explorer provided me and my family with the 
three science kits reviewed in this post, free of charge.
The opinions expressed are entirely my own 
and I did not receive any additional compensation. 

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