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Hands On Science Experiments

Hands On Science Experiments

fun, independent experiments (for small groups or a "science night" about light refraction.

The Geek in me LOVES this!!  Science Sparks is a website that takes simple, household ingredients & makes science fun for kids (& adults). Pre-school science page, as well as some activities suitable for babies & toddlers.

Preschool science activities

Science sparks, making science fun for kids. Hundreds of fun and easy science activity ideas for kids.

Gummy bears in water to show physical change.  Could have totally used this today!

Third Grade Thinkers: Spooky Science: A Matter Experiment. Physical Changes in matter using gummy bears and water. Simple intro to scientific process

Force & Motion ~ Summer Science Experiments for Kids {Weekend Links} from HowToHomeschoolMyChild.com

Summer Science Experiments for Kids

Force and Motion Experiment. This fits into the physical science. You could use tin foil, sandpaper, and cardboard to create three different surfaces to see which one has more friction. This could be used in a reading lesson setting.

Science for Kids...games, games and more games...all with the curriculum in mind!

Science for Kids: a wide range of fun science lesson plans featuring educational activities for kids, ideas for teachers, free online resources and more to help bring interactive, hands on science to your home or classroom.

Earthquakes and structures

GENIUS HOUR Shakin Quakin Earthquake-- jello earthquake, great way to not only talk about earthquakes but to see it too!

1st and 4th grade NGSS - How does light interact with different materials? (Add absorption to list.)

7 Ideas to Teach Light

Tiny Fizzy Eruptions

Fun Fizzy Eruptions

When teaching the science and history content for my unit this would be a good idea for group collaboration. For instance, if the lesson was on the nine planets while working in a group can name each planet, draw a picture, and name facts about the planet.

Tide Pools, Reefs, and Sharks, Oh My: Life Science and Oceans

The Science Penguin: Time to Teach Reflection and Refraction of Light

7 Ideas to Teach Light

The next post in my Time Teach Series is about reflection and refraction of light. I use a lot of hand motions and concrete examples to teach this unit. We make up hand motions fo.