Second Grade Nest: Science Projects for Elementary School Kids

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Science Projects for Elementary School Kids



hands-on science projects for elementary students



This week has been a lot of fun. Yes, I do miss being in my apartment or by the pool (who am I kidding- I've been on TPT all summer), but this really is a great experience. Here are a few lessons we have done this week that I think some of ya'll might enjoy. 

I am currently teaching a summer class for science. It's a gifted and talented set of students with no curriculum or outline. Just an opportunity for students to keep their minds engaged over the summer and do lots of hands on fun. 

hands-on science projects for elementary students

 Science class- learned about volcanoes. After we did the volcano vinegar/baking soda/red sugar test, they made tear art volcanoes!


hands-on science projects for elementary students
hands-on science projects for elementary students
 (Above, you can NEVER go wrong with making gooey substances. 2 cups glue + 1 cup liquid starch = 20 minutes of entertainment.

(left) Hard to see, but we made pom pom shooters. Top half of cups, bottom half of balloons, lightweight objects to shoot across the room .We made a graph of our findings. (Medium sized pom poms won). 

hands-on science projects for elementary students
 We did the carnation experiment on plant day! They haven't done the best job. Usually in Kindergarten, the petals start turning the day of, but they aren't this time around. Word to the wise- use enough food coloring. Nothing more upsetting than disappointed kids expecting pink flowers the next day. 

hands-on science projects for elementary studentsAnd as an added bonus, there were leftover flowers and Water Balls from Thursday's lesson so I made home and made myself a pretty water ball arrangement (after I played with them for an hour). I do advise you to try those water balls!! They are the neatest things! 


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    Teaching Maddeness

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    Science for Kids Blog

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