Here are some pics of the night. Even if your school doesn't do a Family Science Night, you can still use these experiments in your own classroom. I am including all of my science and question stem cards for free since I like you so much!
Crime Scene InvestigationMaterials: hot chocolate powder, large makeup brushes (dollar store), CLEAR plastic cups, non-latex gloves, ink pad, magnifying glasses
My third grade teamies ran this booth. We each fingerprinted a cup and then a sheet of paper, and kiddos had to use magnifying glasses to match our fingerprints to our cups. They had to wear non-latex gloves to hold the cups so they wouldn't "corrupt the evidence". We also had another section where kiddos touched their own cup and then used a make-up brush and hot chocolate powder to find their fingerprints. It really does work! I was amazed too!
Marshmallow TowersMaterials: mini marshmallows, thick spaghetti noodles, plates
Students had to construct the highest tower possible using just two materials, spaghetti and marshmallows. We even had parents creating towers!
Materials: paper, paperclips, paper airplane books
Kiddos used paper airplane books from the library to try to create an airplane that would fly the farthest. They used paperclips to experiment with weight.
Materials: flour, large trays with ridges, different size and shape balls, chair for standing on, table cloth or butcher paper for clean up
Students were testing how the size of a meteorite effects the size of the crater. They also experimented with the distance that they meter traveled.
Materials: assorted coins, droppers, water, cups for water, paper towels for clean up
Families investigated surface tension. They tried to see how many drops of water could be dropped on a penny before the bubble of water burst. They did this with other coins as well and compared their results.
Here is just a sampling of our Science Fair Projects! We had almost 100 projects this year!
Here are the table signs and the question stems. Enjoy and please pin and rate!
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