Are you looking for a specific type of science? I have done experiments in K relating to air (using balloons, feathers, foam balls, etc. and a straw to see how air moves). I've also done some pretty great projects when learning about animals with blubber (during an antarctica unit) where we used a tub filled with ice water and rubber gloves to see how blubber works (using crisco). I have more ideas, but it would be helpful to know if you are looking for a specific kind of project.
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In my class we did an experiment with the milk, food coloring and dish soap and my students loved it. We also did the one where you put ivory soap in the microwave for 30 seconds. I guess I am looking for any hands on experiments where they can just explore the materials and see change. I have done the feather, staw one also. Oh and we have done sink and float experiments. I am not looking at anything in particular just as long as it is K age appropriate. Thank you so much for being willing to share!
Have you made obeleck with them? It is a great way to talk about solid/liquid states and super fun!
Here is info on how to make obeleck:
I have a fabric unit. The students use their senses to learn and describe the differences in fabrics They learn about cotton and polyester. They take apart burlap, then learn how to weave with cardboard and yarn. They learn how to sew. We also do experiments with staining the fabrics with ketchup, chocolate milk, mustard, etc. Then the students have to figure out how to get them clean. Teams work together to figure out the best/fastest way to dry their fabrics.
There is a whole set of science lessons integrated with reading and writing workshops written specifically to align with the Next Generation Science Standards for kindergarten. Find them here:
We do two Foss units a year- Wood and Paper and Animals Two By Two. This is a great inquiry based hands-on science program. Kindies love to observe how things change over time. Split a white carnation flower stem between two vases of colored water and watch what happens. You can get ladybug larvae or butterfly eggs from sciencelore.com or another site and allow children to obdserve, record observations and simply marvel at the joy of the life cycle. Chick (duck or quail) eggs are a wonderful thing to do in the Spring as long as your have access to an incubator, this three week experiment will have your kindies buzzing with questions and discoveries. Sink and Float is also a wonderful exploration in the beginning of the year or anytime of year with kindies as it encourages predictions and use of graphs-there's your math integration! Steve Spangler's site has some wondeful materials too. My kids love the solar beads. We make bracelets by stringing a few beads on a pipe cleaner and then take them outside on a sunny day and…he beads turn colors! Steve Spangler's site also has a snow making mixture that is a lot of fun at this time of year too! Good luck bringing science to your kindies!
Yes, FOSS is great! I've also used Air & Weather (technically first grade, though can be used with k) with great success. Full of super fun, interesting investigations.
I also wanted to recommend these two sites for great hands on science lesson ideas:
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