I am still running workshops for classes of students in Science and now also Math, with an outdoor focus for easier physical distancing. I can work indoors with appropriate safety measures. I provide individually packed clean materials kits for each student. Cost is negotiable during the pandemic.
I am running a Provincial ProD workshop "Interactive Inquiry-based Math in the Outdoors". Please see my workshops page for detailed information.
I can also provide online science workshops for your students with optional pre-workshop materials delivery and instructional videos. Cost is negotiable during the pandemic.
I am also happy to send you hands-on science demonstration weblinks - there are many excellent science experiment videos online - I can find you ideas, or screen resource lists that you have. No cost during the pandemic.
If you would like to do your own science demonstration with your students, or give them science to do at home, here are some ideas. I can provide may more ideas within your topic of interest.
|Activity link||curriculum connection||summary||materials|
|Soda drink||chemistry K-5 and grade 7||make a soda drink with orange juice and baking soda, then try with other juices||OJ, baking soda, spoon, small cup, optional: other juices (e.g. apple, lemon juices)|
|Buoyancy or floating challenge (#2)||chemistry K-3 and 7, physics K,2,6||add heavy objects to a piece of styrofoam, to try and make it float half way in a bowl of water (harder than it sounds!)||deep saucepan or tub, small pieces of styrofoam or foam, nails, paper clips, modelling clay, or other objects that can be stuck into the foam|
|Paper airplane physics||physics K,2,4,6||build and test paper airplanes and understand flying forces and energy transfer||sheets of paper|
|Flower colours||biology K-3 and grade 7, chemistry grades 2,3,7||collect flower petals, smash them to make petal dye (either with mortar and pestle or smash in a baggie), then add vinegar and baking soda and look for colour changes||flower petals especially blue and purple, mortar and pestle (or baggies), spoons, paint or ice cube tray, vinegar, baking soda, small cup|
|Find your pulse and blind spot||biology 4-6||students find their heartbeat, pulse and look for blood vessels, and also find their visual blind spot||flashlight, mirror and printer/computer screen|
|Soil study||earth/space science 3,5 and biology 3||study the components of soil||soil in the neighbourhood, scoop or trowel, tray|
|Solar system to scale||earth/space science 4,6||use modelling clay to make scaled planets, then lay out a solar system to scale in the neighbourhood||modelling clay of different colours|