Monday, January 26, 2015

Poppins Book Nook: To the Laboratory: Recycling and a giveaway!

Welcome back to another month of Poppins Book Nook!!  
Jill R. Ehm-Creator's photo.
This month was a science theme.  This is always fun with a house full of boys!  We chose the book:

by Gail Gibbons

After reading this, we did a recycling experiment.

To do this experiment you will need:

about 8-12 weeks  We forgot about our second one and went 5 months! (opps!)
plastic bag opt
2 plastic tubs
enough soil to fill both boxes
2 sets of test material: newspaper, orange peel, foil, and plastic

Optional:  line your plastic tubs with a plastic bag then fill partially with dirt. moisten the soil.  Then add the test material to each tub and cover with dirt.

Place boxes in sunny location and keep dirt moist for the next 28 days.  Check the 1st one after 28 days.  Use a magnifying glass to check it out.
Here are our supplies.

Line the tubs with plastic bags.  You can omit this step if you want.

Putting 3 inches of dirt in the bottom of each one.

Moisten soil.

Add you material.

Cover with another 1-2 inches of dirt.

Moisten down.  Then sit outside in a sunny spot.  Don't forget to sent the kids out to moisten the dirt a couple of times a day (unless it rains).

This is a month later.  Our orange was starting to disintegrate.

Like I said earlier, we forgot ours!! This is 5 months later.

Plastic still the same.

Foil, still the same.

Paper was half way gone!  And, the orange was completely back to dirt.  I used organic oranges, so I would love to know that would change the process any on the peels.  We will have to try again and test that out!!

I also had him watch this video on Recycling by Reading Rainbow.

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Ultimate Gruffalo Giveaway!
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 Every month the Poppins Book Nook group willbe offering readers a chance to win a brand new storybook or product that tiesin with our theme for the month. This month one lucky entrant will win theUltimate Gruffalo Giveaway. The winner will enjoy twice the magical enchantmentin the double feature of The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child! The beautifullyanimated films based on the best-selling books are now together on DVD from NCircle Entertainment! And thefun doesn’t stop there as they will also win a storybook of the Gruffalo and Gruffalothemed plush too!

Entrants must be 18years or older and reside in a country that receives U.S. Postal mail. Thisgiveaway is brought to you by the company Enchanted Homeschooling Mom who isowner and founder of the Poppins Book Nook and this month’s prize bundle willbe sent to the winner directly from this month’s sponsor NCircle Entertainment. Byentering this giveaway you are also acknowledging that you have read and agreeto all of the Rafflecopter terms & conditions as well as EnchantedHomeschooling Mom's disclosuresfound here {}.  Just enter the Rafflecopterbelow to win:

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Be sure to check out the other awesome bloggers in this group!
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Blessings and have a great week!!


  1. What a great hands on experiment and also a great way to teach responsibility for what we do with our rubbish.

  2. This is a great hands on experiment! I am curious about the orange peels as well.

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