I am running a Provincial ProD workshop "Hands-on Science in the hybrid teaching format". Please see my workshops page for more information as it becomes available.
For doing online science with your students please contact Ingrid for information (no cost during the pandemic).
The format could be:
1. I make a video for you and your students, on a science topic that you request. It will include hands-on demonstrations and white board explanations. Then after you have watched the video I connect via video link to your classroom to answer students' questions and show them live hands-on science to help with their understanding.
2. live science demonstration to the students - I can either video link with your classroom and do a hands-on activity, or suggest ideas within your curriculum topic for you to do
3. forward students science demonstration weblinks - there are many excellent science experiment videos online - I can give you ideas, or screen resource lists that you have
4. students do hands on science at their home from a materials list and procedure you give them - I can suggest ideas within your curriculum topic using materials students have at home.
Here are examples of ideas for a science demonstration or home science. 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|