May 27 2014

Coloured Flowers: The Magic Of Science In One Little Glass

Teach Your Kids How A Flower Draws Water Up The Stem

by: Sharon DeVellis

How To Make Colored Flowers

This is an easy experiment to show how a flower draws water up its stem and into the petals.

Materials Needed:

Flowers (preferably white)
Food colouring
Drinking glasses
Water

What To Do:

1) Fill a glass with water.

2) Place eight to ten drops of food colouring in the water. (In our experiment we used red.) The more food colouring you use, the brighter the end result.

May 20 2014

8 Phrases You Will Probably Hear At Boot Camp

And What They Actually Mean

by: Sharon DeVellis

phrases you will hear at boot camp

Back to the top.

That last set of exercises you barely got through? You’re going to do them all one more time.

You can do anything for 20 seconds!

Normally said while on a third set of burpees. Also, ummmm…..no. Sometimes you can’t.

Yes, there’s a finisher today.

This means that even though you’ve already done a kajillion burpees, overhead presses, and the special hell known as band jacks, you’re going to be subjected to five more minutes of intense exercise.

May 16 2014

Do You Have An Adventure-Seeking Kid?

Your Kids Can Audition For The Grizzly Cup

by: Sharon DeVellis

Auditions For The Grizzly Cup Challenge

If you have an adventure-loving, thrill-chasing, competition-hungry kid, you’re going to want to save the date for this!

Starting on Saturday June 14th, in North Bay, ON, and ending August 16th, in Regina, SK, DisneyXD is casting for the second season of the Grizzly Cup.

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