Bored with Science!!!

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  1. Silmarienne

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    I need some fun Science activities, STAT!! :help:

    If you have good ideas (or links to them) I would really appreciate it. I need some hands-on stuff that does NOT REQUIRE elaborate equipment or substances, because where I live things are just very limited.

    I have lots of good books and literature-link type activities. I'm just tired of KWLs and videos and worksheets, which my Science curriculum is heavy on.

    Thanks!! :thanks:
     
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    What are your objectives? Units? What does the curriculum require?
     
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    Can you make oobleck and talk about a solid vs. liquid?

    Maybe talk about plants and show the food colored water traveling up a stalk of celery...
     
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    You can supplement the reading portion of your science curriculum but keep the same topics. That way they complement each other. What are you studying right now?
     
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    We use California Standards, which are pretty low-key for Science, and we've pretty much covered those bases at this point in the year.

    Right now we're doing Weather. I like to keep it till this time because rainy season begins and the weather actually changes a lot from day to day.

    There is the usual range of topics (i.e. Plants, Sky Objects, How the Body Works, Land and Water Formations, etc), I just want more touchy-feely activities. (I know our first grade does Oobleck, so I don't want to double up on that. And believe it or not, you can't get that kind of celery here!! :( )

    Thanks folks!!
     
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    If you can buy or find flowers that remind you of white carnations, you should be able to do the dye-uptake experiment. Failing that, leafy greens might do - I'm thinking something like a romaine lettuce. Try 'em at home first, of course.

    If you can get Usborne books in Nigeria - and I should think you can - there are some fine titles in hands-on science for younger kids.
     
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    I just looked further on that site, and they have 72 simple projects relating to the environment alone. You can search by topic, though they didn't show K, just grades 1-3.
     
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    Cooking is science.
     
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    ACK! I don't have my classroom anymore so I don't remember of the title I want so bad to share. It's a book about rain and the water cycle. It has experiments within the read aloud. So I as I read it, students are interested in trying it. I don't read the whole book in one day. Hmm... Umm.... This is going to beat my brain for the next few days. I will think more later.
     
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    Lol, I hope your brain unfreezes, it sounds great and as I will be visiting the US next month maybe I can find it.

    The Crayola site is great!! Thanks Upsadaisy!
     
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    You are so welcome. Let us know what you end up doing.
     
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    We order National Geographic magazine which covers a lot of our science curriculum. Beautiful pictures and well worth the money. You can charge each student at the beginning of the year or have your PTO pay.
     

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