Are you looking for experiments that are fairly easy and quick? This packet has two. Both involve one of the easiest ingredients in winter - snow. The first experiment examines how dense snow is and the second one examines how clean it is. The lesson plans are written using SIOP form. One way to do these experiments is in a science center but I like to have Fridays be our project days and my students write about every project we do. You can buy just one of the experiments on my site OR you can buy them as a package with this.
I use these two experiments to teach why we shouldn't eat snow or icicles and also how pollution affects us. From this experiment we start examining pollution locally as a type of weathering and also create and use different types of graphs. Even if you do not do those things, the experiments are fun and quick and a great motivational tool. Many of the numbers involved in this experiment are fractions which is another thing I tie in.
This includes, not only the lesson plans but some suggested worksheets if you do not have science journals. It is written in SIOP form with suggestions for extensions and modifications.Please feel free to give me feedback. This will help me to know if sharing this type of thing is valuable to others.
My name is Melanie Whitesides. I feel the best way to teach a concept is to give students hands-on experience.
Snow Science - Hands On Experiments
by Melanie Whitesides
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