Do the Kernels Take up More Volume than the Ear of Corn Itself?

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There's a myth that we recently heard about here in Iowa during harvest season. The theory, or myth, is about the volume of an ear of corn. The shucked kernels of an ear of corn take up more volume than when the same kernels were still on the cob. We decided to put this to the test and see if its actually true. What do you think? Do the kernels of corn take up more ...

10 Ways to Go on a Halloween Scavenger Hunt

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As you probably already know, I absolutely love doing scavenger hunts for kids. Why not do a Halloween scavenger hunt as well? I shared a spider web scavenger hunt we did for Halloween. But I realized when I was searching for ideas that there's not a lot of variations for Halloween scavenger hunts. They're all very similar and mostly doing a scavenger hunt for Halloween ...

Spider Web Scavenger Hunt for Halloween

A spider web scavenger hunt for kids to do during Halloween

With Halloween only days away, my kids are asking me every day how much longer until Halloween. We've been doing lots of fun activities around Halloween themes. I really should have done a Halloween countdown! Next year... Of course, we had to sneak in a Halloween scavenger hunt! I had a hard time searching for ideas for a Halloween scavenger hunt to go on. All I found were ...

Mega Bloks Rube Goldberg Machine to Pour Cereal

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I was put to a challenge by General Mills, my sponsor, to make a Rube Goldberg Machine. Wait, what's a Rube Goldberg Machine? Yeah, I didn't know either. I had to do my research. Basically, its lots of simple machines put together to do a simple task very elaborately. One machine is manually put into action, which causes the next to start, and the next, and so on, a domino ...