Science Snacks are hands-on, teacher-tested activities, and use cheap, available materials. Search for activities for family-friendly snacks, after school snacks, by subjects, A-Z, special collections, or by the Next Generation Science Standards. Satisfy your curiosity without ever getting full. A few examples:
Afterimage – After looking at something bright, such as a lamp or a camera flash, you may continue to see an image of that object when you look away. This lingering visual impression is called an afterimage.
Penny Battery – Use two different metals and some sour, salty water to create an inexpensive battery.
Vortex – Water forms a spiraling, funnel-shaped vortex as it drains from a soda bottle. A simple connector device allows the water to drain into a second bottle.
Fan Cart – Build a low-friction cart and explore Newton’s third law.
Falling for Gravity – Calculate the acceleration of gravity using simple materials, a cell phone, and a computer to record, watch, and analyze the motion of a dropped object.
Wiggle Pressure – Self-rolling pet toys can wiggle around, pushing on objects a lot like air molecules do, modeling many of the behaviors of the molecules in gases.
Effective today, June 19th, Seesaw launched their new creative tools making it easier for students to demonstrate their learning in ways that work best for them and it works better than ever on chromebooks too. For iOS, you must update your app and for Android you have to be a little more patient as it is still in development.
Example 1) demonstrate the water cycle by adding multiple pictures over a background, labeling them, and then adding arrows to show the cycle while the student records what they know.
Example 2) Identifying parts of speech by underlining examples, labeling them, and talking through their work.
Example 3) Working out a math word problem with recording your thought process.
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