Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Why do we need sunscreen?

Being in Malaysia, we are exposed to the sun constantly. Therefore, we need to get into the habit of using sunscreen, especially now that it's the school holidays and maybe a day by the beach or a park is in the itinerary! Do not believe the power of sunscreen? Let's do a simple experiment.

Get some sunscreen and some black sugar paper.

Fold the black paper into half:

Put some sunscreen on one side of the paper and smear it, making sure that it doesn't get on to the other half of the paper.

Leave it under the sun for about 5 hours and then check out the results!

However, we would like you to provide us with the results! Please share you photos with us on Facebook. You will then appreciate the sunscreen and make sure you and your family are protected from harmful rays of the sun.

In our Little Scientists Shop, we sell UV Beads that you can make into bracelets. Wear the UV bracelets around so that you know when to slather on some sunscreen! The more intense the colour, the more intense the harmful UV rays are! These bracelets are definitely a unique gift for friends and family!

We hope you have an amazing holiday and good luck with the experiments!


Sunday, 19 April 2015

We're Back!

After almost a year of being on a hiatus here on our blog, we are back! 

Let's start with something simple and fun!

I'm sure you can find some vegetables and food colouring  at home and I am sure that you will have water and some cups.

Colour the water with your desired food colouring and put in a leaf of could be a stalk of celery or a leaf of cabbage like the photo below.

How plants absorb water science experiment!  I've done celery, but this is better!  Daises are nice too.

Wait for at least 8 hours and see the change in colours! This will allow children to understand how plants transport water. With this demonstration, the children can see the colours move up the leaves and how the plant absorbs the water. If you have older children, you can definitely expand this experiment by putting the cups of water in different conditions, such as under the sun, in the fridge, in the dark?

You can read more about this experiment here!

This is such a fun colourful experiment yet so simple! Give it a try and do tag us on Facebook or Instagram with #thelittlescientists #alfaandfriends

We really hope you do give it a try!

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