This bundle contains 3 investigations that are perfect for Holiday's with kindergarten, first graders, or second graders.
Halloween: Investigating the Glow Stick Brightness
Investigate the speed of a chemical reaction using glow sticks. Students will learn about chemiluminescence. Correlates to the *Next Generation Science Standards K-2 Science and Engineering Practices.
Students will follow the scientific method to answer the question:
Does the temperature affect the brightness of a glow stick?
Students will investigate cold and hot water. Easy to follow masters, simple materials, and a great way to get kids excited about science. Use for Halloween or any time of year.
Valentine’s Day: Investigating Dancing Candy Hearts
A wonderful Valentine themed investigation that correlates to the *Next Generation Science Standards Kindergarten Forces and Interactions and K-2 Science and Engineering Practices. In this investigation students will answer the question: What is the effect of carbonation on candy hearts?
Students will use the scientific method to guide them through discovering floating and sinking. They will compare with and without carbonation. This is a modification to the classic dancing raisin demonstration. Students will enjoy counting and observing the candy hearts. The teacher will love its’ ease of use, simple supplies, and taking a demonstration and making it a higher level thinking activity.
St. Patrick’s Day: Rainbow Milk
Explore the fat in different milks by watching the colors swirl and mix. Using the scientific method students will investigate the question:
Does the amount of fat in milk affect the amount of swirling colors?
Students will discover that whole milk is made mostly of water, but it contains fat. The fat can be separated from the milk using soap. The food coloring enables us to see the fat separating. This investigation journal meets the *Next Generation Science Standards 2nd Grade Benchmarks for Structure and Properties of Matter (2-PS1-1 and 2-PS1-2) and K-2 Engineering Design (K-2-ETS1-3).
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This is a great way to integrate the scientific method into themes during the year. Great for classrooms, clubs, homeschool, and just fun.
Yours in Science,
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