Apple Science Experiment
This apple science experiment is cool to watch! The kids love acid and base reactions and can't wait to see how they react with apples!
Clubhouse Truth: Preschool Science Matters
It started with the weather forecast. 100+ degrees every day this week, for the first time this year. We go outside every day, so it was time to start adjusting to the Summertime heat. Enter, ice play. Simple, fun, and although the prep time lasts longer than the ice does around here, the Clubhouse Kids always love it. Speaking of prep time, I turned to my very own kid for help with this one. He was more than happy to help fill muffin tins, balloons, heart shaped molds and small cups with…
40 STEM Activities for Kids - Playdough To Plato
40 STEM activities for kids. Hands-on science experiments, favorite technology apps, engineering projects and math games. Must-try STEM activities for kids.
STEM-ing Your Way Through the School Year • Smith Curriculum and Consulting
Need some help incorporating STEM into your classroom? Here’s a round up of several resources for multiple grade levels to get you started. Some resources are free, others are a little bit of an investment – add them to your classroom wish-list, Christmas is right around the corner! Want even more? Check out my STEM […]
Oil Spill! Connecting STEM activities to real world problems
I recently had another opportunity to observe a science program in an after school setting, this time at Greenleaf Elementary School in Oakland, CA. The rising fifth graders have an hour and a half of STEM programming after lunch every afternoon, and the day I visited they did an activity about cleaning up oil in the ocean. They worked with trays filled a few inches with water, feathers, straws, cotton balls and sponges. I think it's especially challenging to lead activities like this, where…
Investigating Gummy Bears
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Sink or Float Experiment: Physics for Kids
Explore physics concepts as kids test whether it will sink or float in this classic science experiment with FREE printable worksheet!
Family Science Night: Hands-on, Minds-on Fun!
Guest post by Carol Wooten As one walks the hallway on the evening of Family Science Night, the echoes of excited young scientists fill the school building. From extracting strawberry DNA to investigating a car that runs on alternative fuel to constructing a Rube Goldberg machine from everyday materials, the students are actively engaged in … Continue reading "Family Science Night: Hands-on, Minds-on Fun!"
Infographic: States of Matter - KIDS DISCOVER
KIDS DISCOVER brings you this free downloadable infographic on the various states of matter, perfect for the classroom or home.
Spooky Halloween Science Mini-Unit
Have some fun this October (or really anytime!) with your students and this Spooky Halloween Science Mini-Unit. This unit includes 5 different experiments that can be used sequentially OR you can pick and choose the ones you want to use with your students. They include: -Haunted Raisins (raisins ...
Mittens keep our hands warm, but are mittens themselves warm? That's the question Selina Smith of the Classroom Magic blog posed to students in her mitten investigation. Using inquiry science, students discovered that mittens keep our hands warm because they trap our body heat, but mittens alone are not warm at all. Selina pairs this investigation with the book, The Mitten, by Jan Brett. What other mitten investigations might students be able to conduct?
Freebie! Scientists from Around the World
Use this to emphasize cultural diversity - your students will learn about scientists from all over the world - both male and female. I send this home as a research assignment but it can be done in class if you have internet access. I have my students share their knowledge with the class and then we ...
Our Latest Inquiry project!
Have you ever had those moments in teaching where you spend a lot of time planning out a lesson only to have it flop? That has happened to me more times than I care to share! BUT on the flip side, there are those times where you fly by the seat of your pants and it is the best lesson you've ever done! That is where I am at this week. I am so excited to share about our latest inquiry project!! We were supposed to be studying properties of liquids and solids with my first graders and energy…
Go, Slow, Whoa Nutrition Game - iMom
Too much of many foods is not good. Help your child learn what and how much to eat to maintain their health with this nutrition game.