Monthly Archive: April 2012

Beautiful Butterflies

Today Jefferson County Home and Community Educators (HCE) club took a trip to the UF Butterfly Rainforest to learn how to plant and sustain their own butterfly gardens. The question of the day is, “What’s the difference between a cocoon and a chrysalis?” Butterflies produce chrysalis and moths make cocoons. A cocoon is an extra …

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Easter Egg Coloring 101

With Easter fast approaching, Easter Egg Safety will be an increasingly important issue.   After doing a quick Google search, I realized that there is lots of different information about what is safe and not safe when it comes to Easter Eggs.  The bottom line is Easter Eggs safety can be compromise by us as consumers …

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An Eggperiment

Time:  20-30 minutes Materials: Hard-boiled eggs Water Vinegar Baking Soda Food Coloring 4 Cups Prior to Activity: Make predictions with the campers on what they think will happen. Predictions: Which egg will have the darkest color? What will happen to the egg in the cup with all vinegar? What will happen to the egg in …

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