Spring is a great time to bring hands on science activities into your curriculum. My students love interactive science activities. With the warmer weather approaching, our curriculum focuses on spring science standards. Students are so excited when they can step out of the textbook and interact with science in creative ways. I found some wonderful activities and want to share them with you.
Why don't you step outside and enjoy some of these activities with your students!
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Kids love making bubbles! Bubble Snakes looks like a fun, inexpensive activity to introduce to students this spring. All you need is a pair of scissors, an old sock, an empty water bottle, and bubble solution. For step-by-step visual directions read more about it here.
You can purchase bubble solution, or make your own using Dawn Dish Soap. These are the directions I use to make mine: Add 1 cup of Dawn Dish Soap to 6 cups of water. Stir slowly to combine, but avoid making bubbles. Add 1 tablespoon of glycerin (available in the pharmacy section). Stir until the solution is mixed together.
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I can't wait to do this with my students! Simple materials are needed. Baking soda, vinegar, an empty 2 liter soda bottle, cork, duct tape,3 unsharpened pencils, and a paper towel. According to the author the bottles can launch as high as a 2-story house! Find step-by-step visual directions here.
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Well, I hope you have discovered some new ideas to brighten your science classroom this spring!