Monday, November 28, 2016

Teacher Approved Winter and Holiday Science Activities




Winter is a great time to explore snow and ice.  You can explore winter animals and how they stay warm.  The holiday season is a wonderful time to explore colors.   I surveyed teachers to find out what some of their favorite winter and holiday science activities are.  Here are some links to lots of great activities your students are sure to love.  Thank you to all of the teachers for completing the survey.
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Guess-the-Milk-Using-Insta-Snow-to-Identify-the-Fat-in-Milk-1585249

Exploring with Sodium Polyacrylate.  This is also known as water gel, superabsorbent crystals, or magic snow.  Water gel absorbs lots of water and magic snow absorbs the water, but also expands to look like fluffy snow.  So much fun and so much science.
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Experiment-with-Temperature-on-the-Brightness-of-Glowsticks-4th-and-5th-Grade-1914827
Exploring glow sticks is great for many holidays.  This is always a favorite with students.

Free Polar Bear Experiment PLUS lots other winter activity ideas!  REPIN and check out this blog later with LOTS of FREE teaching ideas and resources! ~Promoting Success for You and Your Students!:
I love exploring insulation.  This activity is great for showing the importance of wearing mittens.  You may also want to test feathers, fabric, and fur.

Melting peppermints and other candies is lots of fun.  Just fill a small dish with water and put the candy in.  Would changing the temperature of water change the colors swirling?


http://kimberlyscottscience.blogspot.com/2015/01/exploring-effects-of-salt-on-ice-with.html
http://kimberlyscottscience.blogspot.com/2015/01/exploring-effects-of-salt-on-ice-with.html


Take the time to explore the science of snowflakes.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Rainbow-Milk-An-Experiment-Exploring-the-Fat-in-Milk-1158245
A burst of color will create excitement with students.  Creating rainbows of colors in milk is always fun during the winter season.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Dangling-Ice-Experimenting-with-Ice-and-Salt-for-Kindergarten-and-1st-Grade-2353286
Explore salt and ice with students. 


Have fun exploring the world around you this winter season!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Cyber Monday Sale 2016

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kimberly-Scott-Science


Time to haul out the holly, get the tree, string the lights, and do a little shopping at the site-wide sale. 

Kimberly Scott science is 20%.  At checkout enter CYBER2016 to get 28% off. 

To help with the shopping enter for a chance to win a $10.00 TpT Gift Card.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Happy Holiday Giveaway

Happy Holidays from Kimberly Scott Science

Every holiday brings opportunities to explore, investigate, and discover the world around you.

Here is one of my favorites.


https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Dangling-Ice-Experimenting-with-Ice-and-Salt-for-Kindergarten-and-1st-Grade-2353286?aref=bp9g35an



https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Dangling-Ice-Experimenting-with-Ice-and-Salt-for-Kindergarten-and-1st-Grade-2353286?aref=bp9g35an

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Dangling-Ice-Experimenting-with-Ice-and-Salt-for-Kindergarten-and-1st-Grade-2353286?aref=bp9g35an

    Available in 3 grade levels.


Dangling Ice:  A Science Experiment for 4th, 5th, or 6th GradeDangling Ice:  A 2nd/3rd Grade Experiment on Freezing and


 This investigation gives great results.   It makes a perfect science fair project.  There are lots of other variables students can explore when finished.  The cold weather is hear and this is a perfect way to teach about why we use salt on sidewalks and roads.




Entry to win a TpT $10.00 gift card.  Make sure to answer the survey question about your favorite holiday science activity. 


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