Saturday, October 15, 2016

13 Days of Halloween Glow Stick Fun



There are so many great resources out their for Halloween and Autumn.  Below is one of my favorites.  Continue reading to find a Linky Party to post your own or check out other resources too.

This is one of my favorites.  Kids love glow sticks, but do they know how they work?  Students will follow the scientific method to answer the question: 

Does the temperature affect the brightness of a glow stick?

This is a great way to introduce students to the scientific method.  The investigation comes in 3 grade levels.  Each level builds on the other.  It also makes it possible to teach the lesson at the same time. I like teaching it at Halloween because most kids trick-or-treat with glow sticks.  Because the chemicals are contained in the stick the only mess is some water and ice.  It also shows that molecules speed increases with heat.  A memorable scientific experience for students.  Also great for the classroom party.
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Investigating-Glow-Stick-Brightness-Kindergarten-and-First-Grade-Experiment-1914860https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Investigating-the-Brightness-of-Glow-Sticks-2nd-and-3rd-Grade-Experiment-942411

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Experiment-with-Temperature-on-the-Brightness-of-Glowsticks-4th-and-5th-Grade-1914827




17 comments:

  1. Love the Glow Stick Science activities!

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    1. Thanks so much. There is so much science in a glow stick.

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  2. Love the Glow Stick Science activities!

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  3. Great activities I'll use with my own kids!

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  4. My students love science. Can't wait to do some new experiments.

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  5. My students love science. Can't wait to do some new experiments.

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  6. Thanks for the glow stick idea! Students love everything about them!! Thanks for the ideas to bring science to life for our young scientists!!

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    1. Thanks so much. Glow sticks are lots of fun. Science is so much fun to teach.

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  7. Thanks for sharing these great ideas!

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  8. Great experiments! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Wonderful experiments! Thank you!

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  10. Such a brilliant idea! Thank you for setting up the linky party :) I love Halloween!

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    1. I love Halloween too. I hope you got some great ideas.

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  11. Thank you for setting up this linking party! You have some really fun experiments!

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