Here’s our hands-on studies of tectonic plate movements, 2nd grade style.We used:a tray with a thin layer of chilled jello (jelly)graham crackers for the earth’s crustal platescolored icing (green-continents and blue-oceans) You can see LD putting the continent and ocean onto his plate (ie. graham cracker). We read [...]
Gummy bears and bread to demonstrate fossils. Layers of bread represent layers of Earth. Add pressure by placing books on top. Leave for 3 days. Make predictions before and after experiment. This would be a good science lesson to do before our trip to the Natural History museum to understand what fossils are.
I wish I had lessons like this when I was trying to learn :) Great activity during a weather unit. 2 liter soda bottle cut in half. Put about an inch and a half of warm water (w blue food coloring) in the bottom. Invert the top of the bottle with the lid on and fill with ice. Watch the water condensate and watch it "rain" THIS is brilliant!
This is an awesome way to teach the water cycle. It would be a great idea for the take home kit because it is very easy for the students to do at home. You put water in a baggy and hang it on a window and leave it so you can see the condensation and draw the different cycles on the baggy to fit what was happening over time. -KT