Here’s a terrific hands-on science site for you, chock full of dozens more activities, experiments and fun and games for young students.
from the site:
Love My Science is full of fun, easy, safe and exciting hands-on science experiments as well as fun facts and Science topics that will help you answer a lot of questions asked by your children. Do your kids ask a lot of questions? Kids are natural scientists – they learn by asking questions. Science is all around us in our daily living and the more you do and observe; the more fascinated you will become in finding answers.
Scientists learn about the world we live in by carrying out all sorts of investigations and are very organized and very careful people. When they work, they plan: write down what they used, what they did and what happened. It is a good idea for you to keep a notebook throughout. You can write about what you are doing step-by-step, what your observations were and remember how you came to discover the results. You can write:
Your Aim – Why do you want to do this? What hypothesis are you going to test? you want to find out why A is good but B is not so good?
Your Method – What are you going to do or test? Make labels and/or diagrams to help keep your method in order.
Your Result – Be sure to observe things happening and record measurements. Sometimes it is a good idea to record your results in a table or chart.
(We really like the above suggestions to keep a record of your experiments and results. Haven’t seen that on other “experiments” sites.)
Activities here are categorized by topic, by field of study, and alphabetically. Lots of extras too, making this a good site to bookmark and use throughout the year.
Click here to go to the site!