My son and I watched dozens of videos from The Kid Should See This to find our four favorites:
- Watch how plants explode their seeds.
- If you play soccer or basketball, you’ll love this video on backspin called the Magnus Effect.
- I want a tree liks this: a tree with forty kinds of fruit! It’s an edible artwork!
- Can you make a cloud in your MOUTH? You can! Just watch!
How Plants Explode Their Seeds
The photography of plants exploding their seeds is mesmerizing! Nature is amazing! This is the plants’ strategy for spreading its seeds. Check out the squirting cucumber, the violet and the touch me nots!
The Power of Backspin: The Magnus Effect
You have to go to Tasmania to do this experiment yourself and you’ll probably lose your basketball. But look where the basketball lands with and without a bit of backspin! Ask your child to predict what will happen and then prepare to be amazed! And you’ll learn about the Magnus Effect as well.
A Tree That Grows 40 Types of Fruit
It’s art and science. After watching this video, I want a tree like this in my yard and now I’m fascinated with the process of grafting too.
How to Make a Cloud in Your Mouth
My kids learn all about clouds in 5th grade. This is a way to make cloud science fun!
BEST #OWNVOICES CHILDREN’S BOOKS: My Favorite Diversity Books for Kids Ages 1-12 is a book that I created to highlight books written by authors who share the same marginalized identity as the characters in their books.