Kids can try it at home with scrap paper, scissors, and tape. It’s very adaptable for different ages and abilities.
Watch the video to see what happens. Try it yourself.
Keep track of the number of twists before you tape the paper to find the pattern for how many twists results in how many loops.
It’s fascinating for both children and grownups!
One of my favorite science museums in the world is the Exploratorium in San Francisco.
They have been very generous and posted what they call snacks that feature simpler ways of creating many of the displays you’ll find at their fabulous museum.
I would like to share a few with you that focus on the topic of light.
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.*
Here’s a wonderful collection of winter themed coloring pages, crafts, and puzzles to give to your students in class, share with families, or include in your sub folder.
Scrambles, puzzles, and mazes have several levels of difficulty so you can pick the ones that best fit your students.
Use these resources to challenge interested students to create more puzzles for classmates.
Check out the coloring pages, puzzles, and mazes you can use to enrich your Monster Month resources!
You might leave one or two, just in case, in your sub folder. You could share a few with a colleague.
Lots of fabulous options if your students finish an activity early, enjoy coloring, want ideas for drawing, or enjoy decorating your classroom or their homes with Halloween pictures and puzzles…
You’ll find this inexpensive product at my TpT store – students balance a butterfly. It can be a quick science activity, a take home activity, or an event for a family science night. Maybe you need an activity to add to your sub folder? You’ll need some cardstock, scissors, and pennies with tape or large paperclips. My product includes a PowerPoint™ with copyright-free images of balancing objects. If you just need a pattern, you can find it here. Students could easily extend the activity using a bit of imagination and an index card to create a new object that balances easily. Then they share their …
You’re really, REALLY sick! You arranged to get a substitute teacher who needs information so your students can have a successful day and you can take care of yourself and feel better. Instead of laying in bed at home feeling sick AND guilty because you’re not sure how the day is going for your students, feel a bit better because you’ve left a sub binder for the teacher who is taking care of your students while you take care of yourself. Create your sub binder with enough information for a successful day. Try to avoid too many words that would require a lot of reading …