Here it is the 4th set of Science Investigations for the Teacher Who Doesn't Like Teaching Science! 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:
A Groovy Cube - A density experiment. Materials needed include a clear drinking glass, food coloring, vegetable oil, baby oil, and ice cubes.
Float A Clip - A surface tension experiment. Materials needed include water, dish soap, small bowl, and paper clips.
Disappearing Money - A refraction experiment. Materials needed include a clear drinking glass, saucer, water, and penny.
Hot Reaction - A chemical reaction experiment. Materials needed include steel wool, vinegar, small bowl, tall glass jar with lid, and a thermometer.
It's A Scream - A sound experiment. Materials needed include a large disposable plastic cup, scissor, yardstick, string, water, and violin rosin (optional).
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.