Science Experiments - Back to School Science Activities - Beginning of the Year

Chloe Campbell
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2nd - 6th
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Your elementary students are going to love these fun and engaging science experiments.  All of these science experiments use common household items which makes them easy to prepare for.  These fun and easy science experiments are perfect for introducing science lab rules, teaching science procedures, modeling the scientific method, or adding some scientific fun to any day of the year! 

Each experiment includes the activity directions and a recording sheet so students can record their observations.  You also receive a materials page to help you gather supplies for the experiments.  Perfect for in class use or at home use with distance learning.  

10 Science Experiments includes:

  • Materials Page
  • 10 Student Recording Sheets (includes materials and procedures)
  • Extension questions for each activity

The 10 Science Experiments are:

  1. Which airplane design flies the farthest distance?
  2. Does the amount of air change the distance the balloon travels?
  3. Exploding Baggies
  4. Which liquid allows the gummy bears to grow the most?
  5. Marshmallow Catapults
  6. Apple Volcanoes
  7. Ice Cream in a Bag
  8. Which soda reacts the most to Mentos?
  9. Which ramp design allows the ball to move the farthest distance?
  10. What liquid cleans pennies the best?

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Total Pages
14 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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