Many have asked for a 3rd set of Science Investigations for the Teacher Who Doesn't Like Teaching Science---and here it is! But, don't let the name fool you! You will find these experiments useful even if you LOVE teaching science :)
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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:
Blown Away - A forces and motion experiment. Materials needed include a small paper ball, straw and large empty soda bottle.
A Stalactite Show - A chemistry experiment. Materials needed include washing soda (found in the laundry detergent section), wash cloth, hot water, small plate, two glasses, scissors, string, spoon.
Change a Diaper - A chemistry experiment. Materials needed include clean disposable diaper, scissors, newspaper, zip-lock bag, 8 oz. cup, water.
Spaghetti Dance - A density experiment. Materials needed large clear container (quart size or larger), cooked spaghetti, vinegar, measuring cup, baking soda, water, food coloring.
Waterfall - An anti-gravity experiment. Materials needed include wine glass, pitcher of water, napkin, large container.
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.