Easter eggs aren't the only thing that can hatch this spring. There are plenty of ways to combine festive fun with learning experiences that promote growth mindset, emotion regulation, and so much more. Unlock your kid's potential with these egg-citing science experiments and growth mindset activities that are perfect for the easter season!
Science Experiment 1: Egg in a Bottle
In this experiment, you can encourage your kids to think outside the box... or the bottle. Discover the power of a growth mindset! Are you ready for an egg-citing challenge? Squeezing an egg into a bottle might seem impossible, but with the power of a growth mindset, we can make the impossible possible! All it takes is a spark of determination to push through any obstacle.
The Science Behind it:
Did you know that by lighting a fire inside a bottle, you can make the impossible possible and squeeze an egg into the bottle? It's all about air pressure and with a growth mindset, we can conquer any challenge. So let's heat things up and see what amazing things we can achieve!
Developing a Growth Mindset
Sometimes, things don't go as planned! Similar to what we see in the experiment, our feeling can get stuck when things go wrong. Just like how the egg is stuck in the bottleneck, we often feel stuck as if it is impossible for us to move forward. But it's okay, it's just a chance to show off our growth mindset! Setbacks may seem like roadblocks, but they're really just stepping stones to success! With a positive attitude, we can face any challenge head-on and come up with new strategies to keep going. Plus out emotion is fluid and dynamic in nature. So let's embrace those setbacks and watch ourselves grow stronger and smarter!
"In a growth mindset, challenges are exciting rather than threatening. So rather than thinking, oh, I'm going to reveal my weakness, you say, wow, here's a chance to grow." -Carol S. Dweck
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Science Experiment 2: Floating Egg
Sometimes our feelings can get stuck, just like an egg at the bottom of the jar. It happens when things go wrong and we naturally end up feeling sad or frustrated. But don't worry, it's completely normal! Just like the egg, we can find a way to float back up and feel better again. Through this cool experiment, you'll discover how even the smallest changes, such as adding a little sprinkle of salt, can alter you mood and lift you back up.
The Science Behind It
Notice how the egg sicks to the bottom of the glass when we put it in tap water, but floats to the top of the saltwater? Strange, right? Well this phenomenon happens because of something called density!
Density is a measure of how much mass there is in a certain amount of space. The more stuff is in a given volume, the denser that object is. The less stuff there is in a given volume, the less dense that object is. When you place an egg into plain tap water, it will sink to the bottom of the glass because the density of the egg is greater than the density of the water. However, when you put an egg in saltwater, something interesting happens! Since saltwater is denser than plain tap water, and the egg is less dense than the saltwater, the egg will float to the top.
Inspire Emotional Growth
Emotions are fluid and we have the power to change them! Teach your little ones the different emotions there are and have them practice recognizing and labeling them! Check out some expert tips on how to help your little ones navigate emotion regulation.
"Emotion can be the enemy, if you give into your emotions, you lose yourself. You must be at one with your emotions, because the body always follows the mind." - Bruce Lee
Before diving head first into emotion regulation skills, we first need to make sure they understand the different emotions we have! Teach your little ones the different emotions there are and have them practice recognizing and labeling them!
Write in a Journal
It can be hard expressing our feelings to others. To help them process and work through their emotions, allow them the space they need to process their emotions by providing them with an emotion journal! After processing their emotions alone, it can become easier for them to talk to others about it and vocalize how they are feeling.
Encourage Social Connections
Help kids build supportive relationships with family, friends, and peers, which can help them feel more supported and less alone in managing their emotions. Talking to someone they trust can help them process their emotions and figure out what the next steps are.
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Having trouble with the experiment? Here's what we learned!
Tip 1: Conduct the experiment indoors
Did you know that even a tiny breeze can make a big difference in the outcome of our experiments? It's just like when we face tough challenges - sometimes the smallest change can make a huge impact and help us succeed!
Tip 2: Use a bottle with a bigger bottle neck
When choosing a bottle for our experiment, we need to be just like Goldilocks - not too big and not too small, but just right! We want an opening that's not too small or too big for our egg. If the bottleneck is too small, our egg might get stuck! But if it's too big, our egg won't stay put.