Ingrid's favourites

Please contact me for an email conversation on hands-on science ideas for your classroom, or see this flyer (pdf) for ideas of workshops I can bring to your classroom.

Activities that you might want to try in your classroom (easy to obtain materials, and well tested)

Chemistry
Soda drink, extending to comparisons and graphing for older grades (note: need tall tubes for extension activities).
Glue. Free play for younger grades, quantitative assessment for older grades.

Physics
Electric circuits. Light and heat for younger grades, electricity and energy forms for older grades.
Roller coaster. Forces for younger grades, forces and energy transfer for older grades.

Biology
Outdoor hunt for soil animals, following up with worm or wood bug study, or discussion of food chains.

Earth Science
Landforms: building a mountain from a contour map.

My favourite activities to bring to classrooms
New favourite: building a mountain from a contour map.
Heat Convection lesson
Free play pulleys
Mixing solids and liquids free experimentation. Messy but effective. Make it quantitative for older grades.
Flower colour chemistry. Try in the spring with petals fallen from rhododendrons and roses.
Light stations