Elementary Experiments

 

Grade Level

Earth Science

 

Weather


Section 1:  What is the Temperature?

Section 2:  Making a Thermometer

Section 3:  The Sun heats the Earth

Section 4:  Evaporation and condensation

Section 5:  Dew and Frost

Section 6:  Clouds, Fog, and Smog

Section 7:  Rain, Thunder and Lightning

Section 8:  Winds

Weather Glossary

2-3

Rocks, Fossils and Soil   - rocks, soil, erosion, fossil classification  (LP/Delta)


Section 1:  What is a Rock?


Section 2:  Edible Rocks


Section 3:  What is Soil?


Section 4: Growing Seeds in Different Soils


Section 5: Enriching the Soil


Section 6:
Erosion and Weathering


Section 7: Comparing Soils


Section 8: Fossils

Glossary

Fossilworks - Information of fossils, making casts of fossils, worksheets

3-6

Space-  day/night, moon's orbit, seasons, sun, planets, stars/constellations (LP/Delta)


Section 1:  Day and Night


Section 2:  The Moon Orbits the Earth


Section 3:  Solar and  Lunar Eclipses


Section 4:  The Reasons for the Seasons


Section 5:  The Slant of the Sun's Rays


Section 6:  The Planets


Section 7:  Solar Energy and the Greenhouse Effect


Section 8:  Stars:  Observing Constellations

Space-Glossary

3-6

Space Camp: 6 activities simulating life in outer space

 

Section 1:  Balloon Me To The Moon

Section 2:  Coordination Station

Section 3:  Lite Food

Section 4:  Docking in Space

Section 5:  Emergency

Section 6:  On Target

Space Camp Data Sheet

3-6

The Incredible Journey: Water cycle activity

4-5

Rocks, Erosion & Weathering: streak test, weathering, sedimentary/metamorphic, erosion  (LP/Delta)


Section 1:  What is a Rock?


Section 2:  Testing Rocks for Hardness


Section 3:  Using the Streak Test to Identify Rocks


Section 4:  Weathering Changes Rocks


Section 5:  Igenous Rocks


Section 6:  How are Sedimentary Rocks Formed?


Section 7:  Edible Earth

Section 8:  Metamorphic Rocks


Section 9:  Erosion Changes the Earth

Section 10:  Glossary

4-6

Pollution:

 

Section 1: A Lot of Litter

Section 2:  Trash in your Class

Section 3: Recycling Paper

Section 4:  Particle Detectives

Seciton 5:  Don't Muddy the Water

Section 6:  Oil and Water Don't Mix

Section 7:  Testing for Hard Water

Section 8:  The Acid Test

Section 9:  Impurities in Rain

Section 10:  Growing Plants with Acid Rain

Section 11:  What's in a Sound?

3-5

Recycling Paper



Grade Level

Environmental Science

4-8

A Stream in a Bucket

3-8

Stream Study Worksheet

6-8

Transpiration with  Calculators



Grade Level

Physical Science

1-2

Air:  properies of air, pressure, Bernoulli's principle  (LP/Delta)


Section 1:  What is air?


Section 2:  Air can push


Section 3:  Air is a gas


Section 4:  Gases expand when heated


Section 5:  Air can lift


Section 6:  Air pressure


Section 7:  Bernoulli's principle

GLOSSARY

1-6

Mirror Magic:  reflection activities

Metric Olympics Triathalon Activities:

2-6

Reflection, Diffraction, Refraction: 

 

Section 1:  Measuring Angles-How to use a protractor

Section 2:  The Virtual Image

Section 3:The Law of Reflection

Section 4:  Parallel mirrors produce multiple images

Section 5:  Mirrors can change the direction of light rays

Section 6:  The Angle of Incidence Equals the Angle of Reflection

Section 7:  Convex, Plane and Concave Mirrors All Reflect Light Differently

Section 8:  Light and Color

Section 9:  Colored Filters Changing Perceived Color of an Object

Section 10:  Diffraction Grating

Section 11:  Diffraction of Light

Section 12:  Refraction of Light

Section 13:  Refraction - Prism

Section 14:  Convex and Concave Lenses

Section 15:  Focal Lengths of Double Convex Lens

Section 16  Convext and Concave Lenses Refract Light

Section 17:  Combining different types of lenses

Glossary 

Sound Vibrations:  properties of sound, frequency, insulators  (Nutshell/Delta)

 

Section 1:  Surround Sound

Section 2:  Making Sounds

Section 3:  What's the Frequency?

Section 4:  The Big Stretch

Section 5:  Rubber Band-Jo

Section 6:  Blow Your Own Horn

Section 7:  Visible Vibrations

Section 8:  Sound Directors

Section 9:  Sound Behavior

Section 10:  Ring My Chimes

Section 11:  String Along

Section 12:  Sound Insulators

Bubbleology:  Bernoulli's principle, liquid rainbows, bubble technology


Section 1:  Bubble Technology


Section 2:  Comparing Bubble Solutions


Section 3:  The Chemistry of Bigger Bubbles


Section 4:  Bernoulli's Bubbles


Section 5:  Predict-A-Pop


Section 6:  Longer Lasting Bubbles

3-4


Matter and Energy:  melting/freezing/evaporation, heat, Periodic Table, atoms, solutions (LP/Delta)

Simple Machines with K'Nex

Machines and Motion:  force, inclined plane, levers, wheels, pulleys, motion  (LP/Delta)

 

Section 1:  Using Force to do Work

Section 2:  Inclined Planes Help us do Work

Section 3:  Friction and Lubricants

Section 4:  Experimenting with Levers

Section 5:  Tools That Work as Levers

Section 6:  Machines with Wheels

Section 7:  Pulleys

Section 8:  Create a Machine

Section 9:  Relative Position and Motion

Glossary

Light:  properties of light, shadows, reflection/refraction, color, energy (LP/Delta)

 

Section 1:  Properties of Light

Section 2:  Shadows and  Light

Section 3:  Sun, Shadows and Sundials

Section 4:  Sunlight Paper and Shadows

Section 5:  Reflection

Section 6:  Refraction - Bending Light

Section 7:  Fiber Optics

Section 8:  Prisms-Observing Color

Section 9:  Color, Rainbows and Blue Skies

Section 10:  Energy

Light Glossary

3-6

Detective Lab:  fingerprint analysis, handwriting analysis, mystery ink, mystery powder  (Nutshell/Delta)

 

Section 1:  A Talking Picture

Section 2:  Recording Fingerprints

Section 3:  Classifying Fingerprints

Section 4:  Dust and Lift

Section 5: Lasting Impressions

Section 6:  Handwriting Analysis

Section 7:  Identifying Mystery Inks

Section 8:  Examining Fabrics

Section 9:  Examining Powders

Section 10:  On Your Own

4-5

Magnets Magnetic poles/fields, compass, magnetic force, electromagnet  (LP/Delta)


Section 1:  What is a Magnet?


Section 2:  Making a Magnet


Section 3:  The Magnetic Poles and the Compass


Section 4:  Testing Magnet Strength


Section 5:  Observing the Magnetic Fields


Section 6:  Electricity Produces Magnetic Force


Section 7:  The Electromagnet

Magnet Glossary

4-6

Electricity:  circuits, conductors, switches, parallel/series circuits

 

Section 1:  Static Electricity

Section 2:  Series Circuit

Section 3:  Parallel Circuit

Section 4:  Switches

Section 5:  Conductors and Nonconductors

5-6+

Newton's Toy Box:  gravity, mass v. weight, Law 1, Law 2, Law3, kinetic/potential energy (DSM/Delta)


Section 1: Motion Review


Section 2: Gravity and Balance


Section 3: Moving Masses


Section 4:  The Parachute Drop


Section 5:  Basketball Arcs


Section 6:  Ball and Cup Contest  


Section 7:   Rolling On


Section 8:  Great Race


Section 9:  Accelerating Masses


Section 10:  Come Back Can


Section 11:  Action Reaction in Action


Section 12:  Grasshopper Game


Section 13:  Clacker Conservation

4-6

Density and Buoyancy



Grade Level

Life Science

K-8

How to Use a Simple Compound Microscope

K-6

Glogerm -Germs and proper handwashing

 

K-Notes and Printable Worksheet

Grade 1-Notes and Printable Worksheet

Grade 2-Notes and Printable Worksheet

Grade 3-Notes and Printable Worksheet

Grade 4-Notes and Printable Worksheet

Grade 5-Notes and Printable Worksheet

Grade 6-Notes and Printable Worksheet

 

K-6

Couch Potato Olympics - Pen click a thon and the grabber

3-6

Smell, Taste, Touch


Section 1:  What Am I Touching?


Section 2:  Tickle, Itch, Ouch!


Section 3:  What's Hot?  What's Cold?


Section 4:  What's Wet?


Section 5:  Stay Cool!


Section 6:  Receptor Map


Section 7:  No Nose for Taste


Section 8:  A Tongue Map


Section 9:  Riding the Wind


Section 10:  Smells and Memories


Section 11:  Smells in the Environment

 

3-6

The Enormous 'E'- Introduction to microscope and it's use

2-6

Taste Experiment-Tongue Mapping

3-6

Onion Rings - cell activity with microscopes

5-6

Human Body: system/tissue, nutrients in food, calories, digestion, circulation, respiration, osmosis, excretion, muscles/bones/joint


Section 1:  The Body Systems and Tissues


Section 2:  Nutrients in Food

Section 3:  Measuring Calories

Section 4:  Digestion

Section 5:  Circulation

Section 6:  Respiration

Section 7:  Osmosis

Section 8:  Excretions

Section 9:  Muscles, Bones and Joints

Section 10:  Frog Dissection

5-8

EKG for Elementary



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