16 Science Activities and Demonstrations! Integrate these science demonstrations and activities into an NGSS-based curriculum*, pique interest at the beginning of a science unit, or use a phenomenon as a basis for in-depth exploration in the classroom. Click on individual products to see reviews of the included activities.
Every activity or demonstration naturally shifts students away from simply learning facts about something, to asking WHY or HOW something happens. They are an excellent starting point for diving deeper into the science of the world around them.
These phenomena can be expanded and explored as part of larger lessons or units. For example, the "oozing goo" activity could be part of an in-depth lesson exploring catalysts, or reaction rates, and the role they play in relevant ways, such as the human body.
~~This bundle provides instructions for the awe-inspiring demonstrations, but it is up to the educator to create the lessons and units that go with these demonstrations. This bundle is NOT lesson plans.~~ ("The Invisible Candle" does have a short lesson created to go along with it, which explores the scientific method.)
*nextgenscience.org describes phenomena as, "Observable events that occur in the universe and that we can use our science knowledge to explain or predict."
*For more details about using phenomena with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), visit their website here: https://www.nextgenscience.org/sites/default/files/Using%20Phenomena%20in%20NGSS.pdf