REALLY NEAT UNITS, SEGMENT ONE! Summer Science Mini-Unit (One Week!)

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  1. Ms.Jasztal

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    Jun 8, 2007

    Here are some very cool summer-related science experiments you can do at the end of the year. I have done some of them, but this will be done next year with my fourth-graders. The best part of this unit is that it is extremely fun... and very inexpensive (for the most part!)!

    DON’T BLINK AND MISS!
    1. Observing Nature: Microscope Pictures:
    (http://home.att.net/~teaching/science/micropix.pdf)
    2. Camera Obscura
    (http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/pringles_pinhole.html)
    3. Optical Illusions (show below images on a projector so class can react together)
    -Radial (http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/o/images/optclillusn_circeye_lg.jpg)
    -Gridded (go down to grid) (http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/Gm.html#anchor1020682)
    -Turning Cylinders
    (http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/o/images/optclillusn_cylind.jpg)
    -Rotary Motion
    (http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/o/images/optclillusn_rotor.jpg)
    -Push and Pull Troughs
    (http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/o/images/optclillusn_diag.jpg)
    -Spirals
    (http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/~akitaoka/uzu-e.html)
    -TRY DRAWING AN OPTICAL ILLUSION!
    -Arrows Optical Illusion
    (http://pbskids.org/zoom/activities/sci/arrowsopticalillusio.html)

    WATER
    4. Experiment: Water on a String
    (http://pbskids.org/zoom/printables/activities/pdfs/wateronastring.pdf)
    5. The Amazing Water Trick
    (http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/watertrick.html)
    6. Soda Bottle Boat
    (http://pbskids.org/zoom/activities/sci/sodabottleboat.html)
    7. Water Density
    (http://pbskids.org/zoom/activities/sci/waterdensity.html)

    SODA
    8. Experiment: Mentos/Diet Coke Eruption
    (Video- http://www.stevespangler.com/archives/2007/06/06/mentos-slow-motion-video/)

    BUBBLES AND BALLOONS
    9. Bubbularium
    (http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/bub_dome.html)
    10. Blow up Balloons
    (http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/balloon_blowup.html)
    11. Balloon and Straw
    (http://pbskids.org/zoom/activities/sci/balloonandstraw.html)

    CRYSTALS AND ICE CREAM
    12. Grow Spikes of Crystals under the Sun
    (http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/crystal.html)
    13. Ice Cream in a Bag
    (http://home.att.net/~teaching/science/icecream.pdf)
     
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  3. Miss Starr

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    Jun 10, 2007

    Thanks for posting. These are really great. School is out, but summer school starts tomorrow so I am planning on using some of the simpler experiments with my K-3 students to liven up summer school.
     
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    Jun 17, 2007

    Thank you for the reply! I posted these after school let out, but I am using them next year. :)
     

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