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10 ways to get children thinking about science while they play from series 1 of ExpeRimental

You can watch the full videos and download worksheets and certificates for all of these activities on the ExpeRimental website.

By simply asking lots of questions and encouraging children to look closely at the world around them, you can introduce them to the wonderful world of science.

We have had a couple of people asking us about Raven’s birthday, and it gave us an awesome idea! For a while, we talked about getting a P.O. box so people could send Raven stuff directly if they wanted to, but with the hate that has been floating around lately, we decided that anything that had even what town we live in would not be safe for Raven or our family. So we came up with another option: to create a crowd-sourced fund for Raven’s birthday! If there is something specific you would like us to buy for her, feel free to donate the exact amount and shoot us a message with whatever it is that you want. Otherwise, it doesn’t really matter. Donate a penny, donate a lot of pennies, donate none, the whole point is to make a little girl’s birthday extra special.

PS: If you can’t donate, don’t worry too much. Raven is not going gift-less either way! We (and mom 2’s mom) bought her a couple of small things already!

We plan to post photos of Raven on her birthday obviously, opening and playing with her presents.  Also, we’ll probably post shopping photos if we go anywhere physically (we like to order things online a lot).

ADDITIONALLY: Anyone who donates five dollars or more will receive (if they want one) a coloring page by Raven and both moms and signed by the three of us in the mail.  Just send us a message after donating!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE

anonymous said:

so I've never been a big meat water myself which makes it easy to cut that out of my diet but dairy is the part in concerned about. it's sadly can be quite addictive and is found in so many foods. and I know that they make vegan cheeses and such and I can get soy milk or coconut milk instead of dairy milk & all that but I'm only 14 so my mom does all the grocery shopping and she doesn't want to start but separate things for me to eat/drink just so I can be vegan. what should I do?

Hey sweetie pie!

I am going to be really honest with you now. You cannot force your parents to let you go vegan but you can try to convince them. May I advise that you do this by discussing the health benefits with them? My mum always despised the idea of veganism because she thought it was going to harm me in the long run and unfortunately, ethical persuasion just didn’t do anything. Parents want the best for their children, especially when it comes to health. This is why it’s always better to go from the angle of health as opposed to ethics. 

You may want to show them Forks Over Knives, 101 Reason To Go Vegan and to advise they pick up a copy of The China Study. 

If you need any further help, please don’t hesitate to ask! Also, feel.free to have your parents talk to me. I would be more than happy to email them or even to Skype them to talk about how much my health has improved since moving to a plant based lifestyle.

All the best! :) 

I Need Your Help, pretty please!

Hey Tumblr so I need your help with something. Lately I’ve been feeling really depressed but my parents will not take me to a therapist because I think they just assume I’m overreacting. A lot of my friends have also been telling me that Iim only being dramatic and that I need to get over it and stop feeling sorry for myself. Here are the symptoms I’ve been experiencing:

-I’m feeling extremely insecure and no matter how many times my friends tell me they appreciate me I still feel as though everyone’s lying and that I’m usless
-I’ve started to lose the ability to care very much. Sometimes I feel emotion for certain things but not like I used to. I don’t even get very excited about my favorite things anymore.
-I have constant thoughts of suicide.
-I can be happy and laugh or smile but I feel really hollow inside like it’s all pretend. Even when I’m very happy it’s just not the same as it used to be.
-I get really tired and lose all my motivation very quickly, no matter how many people are encouraging me. I keep telling myself “I can be happy. I am a great person” But theres another voice that fights me every single step of the way.

All I ask of you now is to gain this post enough notes so that I can show my parents and my antagonists how many people agree that I am depressed. Maybe I am just being dramatic, but if so I’d like to know. I would really, really appreciate it if this reached 100-1000 notes. That’s 1000 people who will stand behind me and show my parents that I’m not just being dramatic, but that other people agree and recognize these as symptoms of depression.
Thank You, you’re all amazing people and if I can do anything to help any of you in return just let me know.

Skype Call: Mercedes & Parents
  • Mercedes:*kisses Sam on the forehead, put on one of his t-shirts and tiptoes out of the room. Sits down on the sofa and turns on her laptop before pulling up the Skype window. Runs her hands through her hair and calls her parents* Hey mom, dad... *Waves at the camera* I hope I’m not interrupting your evening. I just wanted to check in and let you know that I’m having a blast in Ireland.

I don’t understand parents, like it’s okay for them to disrespect you and not say sorry. But you say one thing disagreeing with them, you are the worse person on earth to them now. Like what the fuck bro.

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This is Taylor Momsen. She is a beautiful actress and singer. I don’t know much about her, but I’m using her as an example. My dad is an interesting guy with interesting ideas. He showed me a picture of a celebrity with natural looking make-up, then a picture of the same celebrity with dark lipstick and said she looked “disgusting”. What I want to prove to him is that your appearance does not define who you are as a person, and he should stop thinking that he’s so high and mighty. He needs to understand he cannot tell me what his ideals for women are, and expect me to follow them perfectly. I don’t know how else to get my point across to him than by strength in numbers. If I walk downstairs in a black outfit, he groans and will tell me how much prettier I’d look if I wore colours. Please feel free to post rants or even just reblog or like this to show him he’s wrong. Thank you. 

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