Friday, August 15, 2014

Science week 2014

It's a tradition I started when my older kids were little and we look forward to it every year! Every summer we do a science week full of fun experiments!  This is out lesson plan for the week:
Monday we taught the littles all about rain clouds and how storms are formed.  We used dollar store shaving cream, a clear container filled with clear water and a small bowl filled with water I dyed blue which was our "rain".
We took turns dropping the rain onto our cloud with a dropper.  When the cloud was full of rain, the rain started to fall out of the cloud and formed a storm. Even my 3 year old was completely fascinated by watching our storm form!

Tuesday day 2: I bought a kit at Joann's to make a Tin Can robot.  This was super cool! It did however take quite a bit of time and the littles lost interest in the building portion fairly quick. But once it was built they loved it!!
Day 3: we made flubber!! The recipe was pretty simple.  All you need is:

2 bottles of Elmers Glue (equaling 1 cup)
1 cup of cold water 
Food coloring
Mix those together in 1 bowl.  Then in a second bowl add:
1 TBS of Borax Laundry Detergent
3/4 cup of warm water
Stir the contents of bowl 2 until the Borax is dissolved and then dump that into bowl 1. Mix until it's a rubber consistency.  
**Note** the glue I had on hand was not Elmer and I'm not sure but I think that may have caused it to be a little too sticky? Or I should have stired it longer. It was still fun either way! :)

Day 5: we skipped thursday because one of my sons had a day long birthday party to attend. On friday we did this cool water experiment.  We had 3 cups. 2 were filled halfway with either yellow dye water or blue dyed water. The middle cup was empty. We added a paper towel from the blue cup up and into the middle empty cup & did the same with the yellow. By the end of the day the 2 have combined into the middle cup to make green water!! Honestly this one took a long time to work but it was so worth the wait!! 

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