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Yes, that's me...an elementary teacher who is not fond of teaching science. I know there are many of you out there, because I hear it from my colleagues all the time. I can't tell you how many science experiments I've had kids do that were total and complete flops over the years. Oh...and if you LOVE teaching science...you will find these experiments useful too!
Finally, after 24 years of teaching, I have found tried and true experiments that the kids love, are easy to do, and actually work!
This packet contains 5 easy investigations. The materials needed are easy to come by and inexpensive. I did not come up with these experiments myself, nor do I claim to. I have just compiled them onto easy to use sheets for students.
Each experiment is described in detail on the front side and the backside provides students with space to record their observations. In addition, I have included an easy explanation of each experiment.
The experiments include:
Climbing Colors - A chromatology experiment. Materials needed include a washable colored marker, coffee filter, small plastic cup, water, measuring cup, scissors, and a ruler.
Magic Milk - A color reaction experiment. Materials needed include whole milk, dinner plate, food coloring, Dawn dish detergent, and cotton swabs.
Muscle Sand - A forces experiment. Materials needed include a paper towel cardboard tube, sand, tissue paper, rubber band, and a wooden dowel (12 inches long).
Up, Up & Away - A chemical reaction experiment. Materials needed include a small uninflated balloon, small funnel, empty plastic water bottle, baking soda, vinegar, measuring cup (1/2 cup), and a measuring spoon (tablespoon)
Hip Clip - A surface tension experiment. Materials needed include 2 clean, dry medium-size paper clips, 2” by 3” piece of tissue paper, bowl, water, and a pencil with an eraser.
Just a side note: When I do experiments with my 5th graders, I put students into groups of 4. Each group gets a tub of materials and 4 investigation/recording sheets. So, essentially, as materials go, each group of 4 will get the materials for the experiment. This cuts down on the cost dramatically, plus students are required to work cooperatively to complete the task--a very needed social skill.
If you enjoy this packet, check out Science Experiments for the Teacher who Doesn't Like Teaching Science, Part Two! It features 5 brand new EASY experiments perfect for your classroom!
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