Simple Science Experiements


We love to have a Simple Science Experiment every Friday.  This is an easy way to boost practice of experimentation, exploration, and observation in the classroom.  Plus, they are SUPER fun and allow for student participation! 


Getting Started
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Once we're ready to introduce science lessons and experiments in the classroom, we love using this activity!  We start with reading the book What is Science?  It's simple and easy to read for primary kiddos.  We make the chart together and the kiddos assemble the science guy or gal.

After kiddos finish their scientist craft, we pull out some sorting bags as a little observation intro. activity.


Now...check out our experiments!


Gummy Bear Experiment
The kiddos LOVED this one...probably more so because we gave them the left over gummy bears, but it was fun to keep checking on how the gummy bears were changing through the day. We simply filled four clear, short cups with water and added in a bit of each additional ingredient.  The shorter cups help for better viewing by students!  


Here's the recording sheet we used!  Click the pic to download a copy!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rMU2N68z_5nN9JkjDBIVgD4j1cf9TUV3/view?usp=sharing



Black Magic Experiment
This experiment is really fun to observe and super easy for kiddos to set up!  We did the experiment in table groups, but you can choose how to group students based on how many supplies you have to use.  For specific directions on this experiment, visit Learning Lab Resources.



Here's the recording sheet we used!  Click the pic to download a copy!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CGaFd4cAymi8OGhnN5MdwAn6Ak45Z_np/view



Cloud in a Jar Experiment
Here in NC, we've just been through a tropical storm with lots of rain and wind and unexpected and widespread power outages.  After a very rainy day like that, this experiment matches with what's been on our minds!  Find more about how to set up the Cloud in a Jar experiment on Pinterest




Want to pair this experiment with a book?  Try Little Cloud!

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Here's the recording sheet we used!  Click the pic to download a copy!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1l8nkU77oQJgfrskS9iua2MW4NbshBYDG/view?usp=sharing




Dancing Worms Experiment
Here is a fun experiment for the month of Halloween! This one comes from Playdough to Plato and is called 'Dancing Frankenworms!'  Kiddos make gummy worms come to life and watch them dance to the top of the cup!  Kiddos soak the worms in a baking soda and water mixture, then add them to a cup of vinegar.  They'll be able to see bubbles form around the worms first, then slowly the worms will rise to the top of the cup!  In our cups, the worms rose slowly, one at a time.  And some of the worms kept bobbing around, up and down, like they really were dancing!  It was really fun to watch!




Want to pair this experiment with a book?  Try Crankenstein!
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 Grab the the book here (affiliate link)

Here's the recording sheet we used!  Click the pic to download a copy!
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cupJ5w39FXox0AmS7b5lHh9u23i7kDtC/view?usp=sharing









1 comment

  1. What a fabulous experiment! Do you have a simple science unit on TPT? A year of Friday experiments ready to go would be amazing!!!! Xoxo

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