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Activities that you might want to try in your classroom (easy to obtain materials, and well tested)
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.
Jumping stick. Simple toy to show forces, chains of forces, and energy transformation.
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.
Landforms: building a mountain from a contour map.
My favourite activities to bring to classrooms
New favourite: lego evolution
New favourite: sedimentary uplifting (with optional fossil discovery model)
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.