Check out these resources from Sciencefun.org. I highlighted a few activities, specifically choosing ones that have simple materials and a video. It’s just a sample of the science activities on their site, pick what works best for you and, as a scientist, be safe!
There’s more from NASA, the National Science Foundation, and the Smithsonian.
Many great ideas for science at home!
You might be familiar with the activity that moves your hair even if no one is touching it! Simply rub a balloon on a soft paper towel, cotton or wool shirt, and bring it near a person’s hair.
It helps if the person has fine hair, my husband’s is GREAT so I often draft him for this demonstration. He just loves it! ????
If you want more suggestions for playing around with static electricity while we wait out this virus event, here are suggestions from the Exploratorium.
Try out a few activities that feature sound.
Singing Glasses – make a stemmed glass “sing”
Screaming Cup – Use a piece of string to make a cup “scream”.
Water Whistle – Use a glass of water and a cut straw to make a “whistle”.
Short videos make it easy to see the science in each activity.
Here’s the fifth in a series of fun, at home resources
I want to share from SteveSpanglerScience.com.
He’s posting fifty experiments for fifty days starting yesterday 3/23/20. Check them out!
I picked activities that worked for a variety
of ages and with simple materials you might find at home.
I suggest many extensions to challenge
kids as they do science (and make the activity
take a bit longer).
What to do with kiddos who are
suddenly at home for a week or two?
Check out these GREAT activities from
an amazing site that lets you read
about and then watch simple activities.*