A volcano in a mug.  Neat idea to show kids how they work.  Much more accurate than the old baking soda/vinegar idea.

This could be fun when you plan an earth science lesson plan! "A volcano in a mug. Neat idea to show kids how they work. Much more accurate than the old baking soda/vinegar idea.

Candy Experiments website... awesome science experiments to teach different concepts.

Need to check out- Candy Experiments website. awesome science experiments to teach different concepts. Nothing helps teach science concepts better than food!

Visualizing The Size And Scale Of Our World

Visualizing The Size And Scale Of Our World

The scale of it all! Understanding the size of Earth in comparison to the rest of our solar system -- an amazing illustration to visualize the size and scale of our world!

Watch a video of a Monarch butterfly as it hatches from its chrysalis. Great video to use when teaching about the life cycle of a butterfly.

Unit 21 - Bb Butterfly (life cycles)-Watch a video of a Monarch butterfly as it hatches from its chrysalis. Also see monarch migration to Mexico.

Five Senses - Touch Bags: Let children feel object with bag closed and try to guess what's inside.  Good for inferring too.

British Columbia Kindergarten Science Processes of Science "use the five senses to make observations" Five Senses - Touch Bags: Let children feel object with bag closed and try to guess what's inside. Good for inferring too.

Heat changes things. Solar Ovens cooking smores

how to make a solar oven from a pizza box - The tinfoil reflects the suns heat into the box lined with black paper. Apparently she has cooked cookies this way as well! Below is a tutorial for how to make a solar oven from a pizza box.

Glue rain- must do for weather unit

Easy craft for a weather unit or spring art project for kids! Use glue to create raindrops

Ice cream cone seed starters.  Once they are ready to plant, you just plant the cone since it is biodegradable!

start seeds in ice cream cones and plant in to ground.how clever and biodegradable. // Great idea, but my kids already like to eat dirt. Putting it in an ice cream cone is just asking for trouble.

Living and Non-living things video for kids, YES! Thank goodness, because we literally just started!! :)

(Living Science) Living and Non-living things video for kids, YES! Thank goodness, because we literally just started!

What part of the plant do we eat? fold & learn

Your students will love learning about parts of the plant that can be eaten. It includes Spanish plant lapbook too: Que parte de las plantas nos comemos?

This is an easy and fun experiment to show soil erosion.

Possible school experiment to show importance of wetlands/riparian zones! This shows the importance of plants in our soil. Plants like trees and grasses help purify ground water. Without them the ground water gets polluted and harder to clean and drink.

Tracing Shadows - New York Times article on Ellis G., who creates street art fromshadows.

Positive/negative space -Tracing Shadows - New York Times article on Ellis G., who creates street art fromshadows.

How great would this be as an inquiry project, something to introduce projectile motion, or just as a really cool activity in the classroom.  Great for most ages.  Credit - thehelpfulartteacher

Kids would love this craft for popsicle sunday! DIY spoon and popsicle stick catapult.

How to act out the life cycle of a butterfly

Gross Motor Development: Preschool Fun gross motor activity to get the wiggles out, while learning about the life cycle of a butterfly! Spring, Bugs, and movement activities.

3d Flower Diagrams

Parts of a flower lesson! Green straw for the stems and cupcake papers make the flower. Sunflower seeds are glued in the middle of the cupcake paper.

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