Finding science experiments to complement your lesson plans will help to improve the understanding your students have of challenging concepts. These science experiments projects will simplify and encourage hands-on learning in your classroom.
1. Don’t Forget What Is Under The Surface
Show your students how something may not always be as it appears. This is a great project to add to a Titanic history lesson.
2. Add A Bit Of Color To Your Science Experiments
Experiment with colored water to see how water moves through a plant.
3. Excellent Egg-speriments
If you soak this egg shell in vinegar (which is about 5% acetic acid), you start a chemical reaction that dissolves the calcium carbonate shell. You have now had a lesson in osmosis from Imagination Station.
4. Learn How To Make it Rain
Former first grade teacher Janae showed us this great weather science experiment. Here’s what you’ll need to “make it rain”: glass jar, plate, water, and ice cubes. This idea came from Weather Wiz Kids.
5. The Leak Proof Bag Experiment
With the Leak-Proof Bag experiment from Steve Spangler Science Website , you will learn how you how you can stick a bunch of pencils right through a bag of water without spraying water all of the kitchen table. The secret isn’t sorcery, it’s just the chemistry of polymers.
Do you have fun projects or ideas that have helped you teach your students science lessons. We want to hear from you. Share your tips and tricks in the comments below.