Bubble Fun. Water Care.

Up, up, and away!  Bubbles are fun! Bubbles are a great way to teach about matter.  Matter is anything that has mass and takes up space.  Matter can be in the form of a solid, liquid, gas, or plasma.  The bubble making tools such as buckets, bowls, wands, strainers or serrated spoons are solids.  Water […]

Connect-the-Dots: Faith, Science & Youth Leadership™

    Teens connect scripture, climate, teens, and problem-solving strategies?  YES they are!  Connect-the-Dots: Faith, Science & Youth Leadership™ from Growing Green Hearts is a more than a curriculum- it’s an experience for kids growing up in the reality of climate change.  This program creatively blends solid theology with climate science, community, leadership and environmental stewardship. How does it […]

STEM Gone Wrong…and How to Fix It!

3 Common STEM Mistakes (and how to fix them) A decade ago, when “STEM” was more likely used to talk about plant parts or wine glasses than  Science Technology Engineering and Math – the idea of blending subjects under one theme was called “interdisciplinary teaching.”  What makes STEM more than just a buzzword or a […]

Creation Care Bingo

Click to get the Creation Care Bingo by GGH. How do faith and science connect?  This creation care bingo game is a hands-on way to explore caring for God’s creation outside the worship space.  Get to know how you can make a difference on a daily basis with five categories:  the 5R’s , energy, water, places, […]

7 Favorite Science Shows

Home Sick?  7 Great Science Flicks for Kids on the Couch I am all for getting my kids outside to play, but when they (or you!) are sick, a movie on the couch can be the perfect thing.  Add some hugs, a snuggly blanket and a water bottle to sip on during the show and […]

Bird Watching with Kids

Tips for young birders…  Bring the birds to you!  When it’s cold outside you can really help out the birds by providing them with food.  After all, it takes energy to stay warm.  A bird feeder can be like a drive-thru restaurant for birds to get some quick energy and a quick pit stop where […]

COOKIES + SCIENCE = FUN!

Kitchen Science with Growing Green Hearts:  Chocolate, Cookies, & Crystals Kitchen science is always hands-on, usually messy, and sometimes filled with surprises.  Here are some science vocabulary words, background information and questions to keep the fun and learning rolling out as fast as your cookie cutters can cut! When thinking about ingredients and tools used […]

How do squirrels stay warm up there?

Air, Insulation & Heat-trappers Keep Squirrels Warm How do squirrels stay warm when they sleep?  Do you think that acorns and fur are enough to keep a squirrel from freezing on chilly nights?  How is a squirrel’s nest similar to your snuggly bed?  Taking a closer look at a squirrel’s nest of leaves high in […]

Autumn Leaf Lessons: Awesome & Mysterious!

Tricks & Treats That Leaves Teach Us Why do leaves change color?  What causes seasons?  Why are some leaves yellow and some leaves red?  What makes the leaves crunch so much?  The first step of the scientific method is to ask a question…so keep kids asking!  Some questions are testable with an experiment.  Other questions […]

Butterfly Gardening Start Now

Crazy for Butterflies…and their favorite flowers?  Looking for fun, caring science lessons? Growing Green Hearts can help your elementary or preschool classrooms create a butterfly garden, play with STEM, and make science standards fun! The best time to start projects is fall/winter. Excitement builds through the seasons with seeds, design, then seedlings and planting in […]