Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Science Experiments for Elementary

 
Experiment #1

 What will happen when I put raisins in a cup of sprite?  
After you do the experiment, you will find out that the raisins DANCE!  My students L.O.V.E this experiment and think that it is hilarious that the raisins dance up and down in the Sprite!


Click {here} for the raisin experiment




Experiment #2


What does our heart do for us?
We talked about the heart and it's purpose! Then, we observed our own pulse using a marshmallow and toothpick. What a great time to learn about the heart (Valentine's Day)!
 Click {here} for the heart experiment 



Experiment #3

Which object lets the most light through from our flashlight?

Using a flashlight, we determined which objects (dollar, black paper, net, plastic wrap, and tin foil) let through the most light.

 Click {here} for the light experiment




clipart and/or fonts by DJ Inkers.  www.djinkers.com

27 comments:

Kris... said...

Thanks for sharing! I love every one of these ideas!
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Mrs. Saoud said...

Great Experiments. I have a balloon experiment on my site!

http://saouds2ndgraders.blogspot.com/2011/02/balloon-experiment.html

Cheryl

Ladybug Teacher said...

oooo...these are really neat (and easy to prepare for!). I just love the record sheets you created too! Thank you!!!

Ladybug
ladybugsteacherfiles.blogspot.com

Gwen said...

Thanks! It's nice to have an arsenal of science experiments.

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Ms. Durning said...

I teach science club and I actually never heard of these 2 experiments. I now have my next 2 weeks of lessons. Thanks :)

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stephaniekelly03 said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing these great (and easy) experiments!

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Wendi said...

Love love love these - thank you! My kids will be so happy when they see those crazy raisins!

Mrs. O'Brien said...

Thanks so much for sharing Rachelle! They all look fabulous - easy to implement and materials that aren't difficult to find! I just got a book in the mail today More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons by Karen Ansberry and Emily Morgan. It's a books of lessons that use children's books to guide science inquiry. I really like what I see so far! Thanks again!

Melayne Marchese said...

Keep these coming..love these SO MUCH!! :) The students will love them, too!

Ms. A's Class said...

Love Love Love these! Thanks so much for sharing. I have group of boys that will love these.

Kristina said...

So cute! Thank you! They look like fun and easy experiments to try.

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Ms. A said...

I love these! We're doing a unit on light right now and celebrating our hearts on 2/14, so I'll be putting the last two to use soon!

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luv2teachmath said...

I've done the raisin experiment before and my class loved it! I think I'm gonna try the pulse experiment on Valentine's Day! Thanks a lot!

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Jodi said...

These are great! Thanks for sharing.

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LTorino said...

These are so wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

Sarah Paul said...

Great experiments! Love the printables. :)

~Sarah
http://snippetsbysarah.blogspot.com/

Abby said...

These are GREAT ideas!!!! I love the heart one!!!!

Deedee Wills said...

Yay! Yay! Yay! I am PUMPED! Thank you soooo VERY much!

Jessica said...

Very Cool! Thanks for sharing.

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Mrs. Magee said...

LOVE these simple experiments! I am going to totally try these out next week during out regular indoor recess. The kids get tired of the same old things. They'll LOVE this!
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Mrs. Thiessen said...

AWESOME! Thank you so much for sharing!
Can't wait to do the raisin experiment!

Alexandra
http://thefirstgradesweetlife.blogspot.com/

S. Parker said...

I am excited to try the raisin experiment with my ELD class. I have to be very creative to keep them ALL engaged since they are a group of diverse learners regardless of language issues. This will be great to go along with using descriptive language in speaking and writing.

EESE Grad said...

Thanks for sharing! As the school year winds down, I am finding it more difficult than EVER to keep my students engaged! These are fun lesson that will keep my students interested :o)

Ms. Stewart said...

These are great Science exps. Thanks for sharing!

Pow!Science! said...

Love the pulse/heartbeat demo! Gotta try that one. Dancing Raisins is a staple at our Kinderscience groups--but we've had much better results using "Craisins", which are slightly less dense and really ZIP up and down. Thanks!!

banana pancakes said...

I'm interested in doing the heartbeat experiment with my kids. It looks very interesting. I tried to open the file but it won't let me. Is there something special I should be doing?? Did anyone else have this issue??

Thanks,
Michelle

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