You guys shared some great science activities to do with your kids this month, and here are my MANY favorites.
I’ve roughly categorized them according to topic (some I kinda forced into that topic, but hey….). I’m hoping next month to add a few more in (my computer crashed and I lost my first draft, so I lost several that were originally on here, poor Ticia).
Zoology science activities for kids
Amphibians and Reptiles– if you have early elementary kids this unit is for you, lots of hands on and art projects
Insects and Arthropods– I love the first activity Cathy shared for insects, it reminded me of water striders.
Extracting DNA from an onion– I could see this being used in a couple of different studies, we might try it with our anatomy studies this year.
Fox Unit Study– I always enjoy when someone else gathers all the resource ideas I might need for a study, and this is a great collection of ideas from Chestnut Grove Academy
Chemistry for kids
Indoor Fizzy Snow– anytime you combine baking soda and vinegar you’re going to have fun, this project added in shaving cream. One I’m sure my kids will love.
Volume and Weight experiment– while strictly speaking not chemistry, it’s an important skill to have when learning chemistry
Skittles density experiment– again not strictly speaking chemistry, but a great example of measuring density
Botany for kids
Growing herbs with kids– Maryanne shares a great planter to use so your kids can see the roots as the plants grow, AND some great benefits of studying plants with your kids. Even with my black thumb I want to try it.
Nature Study for kids
Spring watch– I love the idea of taking a walk and looking for signs of spring. Spring has come in fits and starts here because of our crazy weather, so it’d be interesting to see what my kids would see and recognize.
Earth Science activities for Kids
5 ideas to study the layers of the earth– I love how her ideas engage different learning styles, it’s not all hands on activities, but it’s also visual, and auditory ideas (great book suggestion in there)
Weather unit– A great collection of ideas for kids to learn about measuring weather
General Science for Kids
Learn from Your Failures– A great lesson for kids to learn from mistakes in your experiments and procedures
Science in a classical style– Every educational style has different methods of teaching, and this is a great review of a classic style of science.
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Now link up your SCIENCE posts, new and old, and then visit some of the other posts linked up and say hi. I’m going to be pinning, commenting, FBing or tweeting all of the posts linked up as the week goes by. At the end of the month I’m going to feature the best posts linked up.
Make sure to include a link back to my blog so people can come back from your post to see what others have done. By linking you are agreeing I can feature your posts in a round up post later (I may use a picture to feature, but will link back).