Homeschool Science Experiment: On a clear night when Jupiter is up, you’ll be able to view the four moons of Jupiter (Europa, Ganymede, Io, and Callisto) and the largest moon of Saturn (Titan) with only a pair of binoculars. The question is, which moon is which? This lab will let you in on the secret to figuring it out. http://youtu.be/w1VgkNEPy-A
The Sun illuminates half of the Moon all the time. Imagine shining a flashlight on a beach ball. The half that faces the light is lit up. There’s no light on the far side, right? So for the Moon, which half is lit up depends on the rotation of the Moon. And which part of the illuminated side we can see depends on where we are when looking at the Moon. Sound complicated? This lab will straighten everything out so it makes sense.
Homeschool Science Experiment: Cold Light. What three colors do you need to make up any color in the universe? (You should be thinking: red, yellow, and blue.) Here's a trick question - can you make the color "yellow" with only red, green, and blue as your color palette? If you're a scientist, it's not a problem. But if you're an artist, you're in trouble already. http://youtu.be/yCDvz7wmFyM
Melting Fun - 2 Science Experiments - These are two fun science experiments that I have done with my class. We do these when learning about how properties change and when learning how to be scientists. I always let them eat a Popsicle after we do the Popsicle experiment. $
Homeschool Science Experiment: Spectrometers are used in chemistry and astronomy to measure light. In astronomy, we can find out about distant stars without ever traveling to them, because we can split the incoming light from the stars into their colors (or energies) and “read” what they are made up of (what gases they are burning) and thus determine their what they are made of. http://youtu.be/l_5kMhkNceE