Engage students with spooky fun science investigations and design learning!
These inquiry science activities aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and STEM practices.
Directions, materials, standards correlations, STEM applications, and inquiry questions are included, as well as useful templates, patterns, and printables.
Each activity is classroom tested proven to supply loads of fun and learning. The science investigations can also be used any time of year when studying human body, animals, plants, flight and motion, colors, cause and effect, and matter interactions.
Ghost flyer-motion, forces and interaction
Jumping Skeletons- motion, forces and interaction
Monster Shadows & Shaky Shadows- waves
Magic potions-matter and interactions
Color Mixing Face Paints- Color, Matter and interactions
Spooky Sound Makers- waves
Spinning Ghost- forces and interaction, motion
Bat Glider- forces and interaction, motion
Bat Balancing Act- forces and interaction, motion
Spider Science- games, research, observations, models
Them Bones!- human body
Skeleton Puzzle- human body
Pumpkin Science Centers- measurement, estimation, investigation
Science Inquiry practices include:
Defining problems and asking questions
Planning and carrying out investigations
Using math and conceptual thinking
Analyzing and interpreting data
Engaging in argument from evidence