100 Days of Science #79-- Learning About Hummingbirds

We have always enjoyed watching the Hummingbirds.  A few years ago we got this cool hummingbird feeder that attaches to the window so we can watch them from inside the house.

I taught my boys how to make hummingbird food this month; mixing 1 cup water with 1/4 cup sugar and bringing them to a boil until the sugar dissolves.

Once the mixture cooled off we put it on our feeder and sat back to watch.  Within hours we had a few hummingbirds showing up.

Even drinking they often have their wings going a mile a minute.

They are so tiny and so fun to watch. We've since added a few hummingbird friendly plants to our deck and patio and see these birds all over the yard.

The boys reminded me of the time we had to rescue the hummingbird from our garage and our quick searching on the internet taught us how to revive him. It was so satisfying to watch this bird that looked like it was near death perk right back up and fly off when ready.

We've also read a few books about hummingbirds too; our favorites include

1.  About Hummingbirds; a Guide for children

2. Hummingbirds

5. Hummingbird

Others in this series:
53. Iodine and Starch Experiment
54. Flouride and Calcium Experiment
55. Botanical Gardens in Winter
56.  Making Cell Models
57. Which Has More Water; Ice or Snow?
58. Exploding Snow and Water Baggies
59.  Exploring Minerals
60. Visiting the Hartford Science Museum
61-63. 3 STEM Bridge Challenges
64. Making Models of the Earth
65. Plate Techtonics with Graham Crackers
66.  Homemade Lava Lamp
67.  Science Movies We're Watching
Index Card Towers

69.  Botany at the Botanical Gardens
70. Best Board Games for Science 
71. Homemade Frozen Yogurt Pops
72.  Starburst Rock Cycle 
73. & 74. Sinking a Marshmallow
75. Jumping Conversation Hearts 
76-78. Building a Paper Airplane 3 Ways 


  1. We absolutely love hummingbirds so this makes me so happy. How sweet you guys rescued one. You reminded me my feeder is about out, I’ll have to make more sugar water. Have a great day!

    1. Our feeder needs to be re-filled too. Though I have noticed them visiting other flowers we have around the house too.

  2. Love, love, love hummingbirds! Great study :)

  3. Your hummingbird pictures were amazing!! Loved the feeder attached to the window!! How wonderful to watch them!! Thanks so much for stopping by and for letting me know about Ocean State Job Lot. Our store is the first in Pa. and since it is in a former Toys R Us store, it is quite large and packed to the brim!!! I was just curious about Clearance sales since they really have a lot of like items!! I love the store and it is 5 minutes down the road from us!! I hope you have a great week!!

    1. Thank you! I love sitting and watching them flit in and out of our picture window. Enjoy your shopping!

  4. What a great thing to teach your kids. I love that you captured pictures of the hummingbirds. My mom loved and so did a co-worker who had a feeder right outside of her window so she could see them.

    1. I love sitting with my camera trying to capture them as they flit in and out.

  5. We love hummers too!

    Here's a resource that you missed, that is a wonderful learning tool! We love this video!

    The trailer is linked above. First flight is a really neat story!

    Thanks for sharing! We also homeschool, and have had hummers all through the years. They are such a joy!

    Blessings, Laurie

    1. Check out our blog also at https://www.ridgehavenhomestead.com

    2. Thank you. I wasn't thinking video but yeah, that would certainly work too.


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