Gravity Lab!


I am so excited to be joining the Enchanted Homeschooling Mom and many other wonderful bloggers in the 2014-2015 Poppins Book Nook! The Poppins Book Nook is a monthly themed virtual book club for kids affiliate-links-2ages preschool and up. Each month participants will read a book based on that month’s theme and share crafts and activities that go along with the book on the last Monday of every month. It’s a great way to learn about different topics, build literacy skills and have some fun!

After a break in December for the holidays we are back with a new Poppins Book Nook! The theme for January’s Poppins Book Nook is “To the Laboratory!”. If you are a frequent reader of this site you will have noticed a trending theme of outer space! So in keeping with that theme we have chosen to read the book Gravity by Jason Chin for this months book club! This book explains the scientific concept of gravity in very simple terms so that young children can understand.


A great way to cement a lesson for young children is to do an activity. So after reading this book set up your own Gravity Lab and try some of the following science experiments!

Gravity Lab! Science Experiments for Kids | Poppins Book Nook at Stir the Wonder

1. G is for Gravity Experiment from Inspiration Laboratories

2. Gravity Science Experiments for Preschool Kids from Little Bins for Little Hands

3. Gravity and Air Resistance from Science Sparks

4. Large Tube Gravity Experiment from Hands On: As We Grow

5. Exploring Gravity through Art from Fun-a-Day

6. Easy Science for Kids- Gravity Defying Beads from The Chaos and the Clutter

7. Preschool Science: Gravity and Weight from Planet Smarty Pants


Check out these other Space-themed activities we’ve done recently!

Building Rockets with Shapes is a fun, hands-on geometry activity for preschoolers! | STEM Saturday at Stir the WonderSmashing ABC Moon Rocks is a fun space themed twist on the classic baked cotton balls activity! This fine motor activity included ABC matching & is a hands-on way for toddlers & preschoolers to practice letter recognition!Hands-on Solar System for Preschoolers is a fun way for kids to learn about the planets!



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Entrants must be 18 years or older and reside in a country that receives U.S. Postal mail. This giveaway is brought to you by the company Enchanted Homeschooling Mom who is owner and founder of the Poppins Book Nook and this month’s prize bundle will be sent to the winner directly from this month’s sponsor NCircle Entertainment. By entering this giveaway you are also acknowledging that you have read and agree to all of the Rafflecopter terms & conditions as well as Enchanted Homeschooling Mom’s disclosures found here {}.  Just enter the Rafflecopter below to win:

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4 thoughts on “Gravity Lab!”

  1. Sharla says:

    I hadn’t heard of this book before but it sounds like one my kids would really enjoy. Thanks for including our gravity defying beads experiment…it’s still my kids’ favourite science project of all time!

  2. Great round up! Thanks for including our gravity experiment!

  3. Jill says:

    This book sounds great! My kids would love it!

    Thank you for helping to bring a spoonful of reading fun to the Poppins Book Nook this month!

  4. Victoria says:

    So many great books and ideas!!

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