Please contact Ingrid for any help in doing online science with your students (no cost during this epidemic).
The format could be:
1. 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
2. live science demonstration to the students - I can suggest ideas within your curriculum topic using common materials
3. 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|