This blog provides a great science activity focusing on the states of matter for first grade students. The balloons are filled with air, water, and ice. Students can then feel how heavy they are, water happens when they are dropped, and other characteristics of the states of matter. This hands-on approach to teaching engages students and motivates them through the kinesthetic approaches.
FREE Science Videos~ Disney presents short, interesting science demonstrations by Bill Nye. Each clip is 1-2 minutes, loads right from the home page, and is kid-friendly! Great resource for students looking for science project ideas or for introducing new science concepts to a whole class. Sample demos include: raw egg floating in salt water, static electricity, how atmospheric pressure works, and making a periscope. Fun, fast, and free!