- Make a homemade magnifier using some simple common materials. This will help you examine things up close and it's fun to learn a little about the qualities of magnification.
1. You'll need: a container, such as a cup or glass; a few small items to place in the bottom of the glass; a piece of plastic wrap to fit over the glass and a rubberband to hold it in place; and water.
2. Make a dip in the plastic wrap before fitting the rubberband around the top of the glass. Pour some water into this concave area. You've created a lens that magnifies what you see when looking through it!
- If your child is young, visit the library and read together Denise Fleming's colorful book, In the Tall, Tall Grass to take a look at different animals that inhabit a grassy area. For older kids, pursue their interest and curiosity with a library visit or an online search to learn more.