The “Science Kids” series of packets is intended to help teachers implement developmentally appropriate, hands-on science activities for children in Preschool, Kindergarten and the early grades. The activities in these packets are based on the scientific method and encourage inquiry-based learning.
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This bundle contains enough science activities to fill the third quarter of the school year (About 8 weeks)
Freezing and Melting:
Investigations in this unit include:
★ "Ice Treasures"
★ "Light or Dark?"
★ "Adding Salt and Color"
★"Ice Cube Race"
★ "Which is Heavier?"
★ "Oil and Ice"
★ "Painting with Ice"
The final investigation in this unit is a student-designed investigation that will test how certain ingredients affect the time it takes an ice cube to melt.
The packet also includes a fun recipe for Ice Cream in a Bag! (And the scientific explanation for how this recipe works.)
My Human Body
As we make the life size body model, the students will learn about:
★ The skeletal system (bones)
★ The respiratory system (lungs)
★ The muscular system (muscles)
★ The cardiovascular system (heart, veins and arteries)
★ The digestive system (stomach and intestines)
★ The nervous system (spine and brain)
This packet also includes a printable book: “My Amazing Body” (black and white)
Suggestions for additional activities are included (including printable activities)
Music and Vibration
As they learn about vibrations and sound, the students will explore the following hands-on topics:
★ "Balloon Drums"
★ "Seeing Sound Vibrations"
★ "Cardboard Kazoos"
★ "Spoon Sounds"
★ "Rubber Band Guitars"
★ "Buzzing Balloons"
The two-week unit will conclude with the students creating their own unique instruments.
This unit also includes pocket chart word cards for many common percussion instruments.
Shadows and Light
Ten hands-on lessons about shadows are included:
★ Discovering Shadows
★ Outdoor Shadows
★ Is a Shadow Always Black?
★ A Moving Shadow
★ Big and Small Shadows
★ Shadow Detectives
★ Multiple Shadows
★ Shadow Tracings
★ Shadow Charades
★ A Shadow Show (Reflecting on What We've Learned)
This unit also includes extension activities and printables.
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