Daily Science Activities during school closures – Week 3 and 4

As well as collating a collection of excellent websites, activities and resources for parents and teachers during the corona virus pandemic on the resources page of my website, I’m also posting a daily science or STEM activity on TwitterFacebook and Instagram. I’m posting ideas seven days a week, through the easter holiday too, because science fun is for every day 😀.

Here are the posts from weeks three and four all in one place!

(You can find week one and two here)

Day 15

Have a rummage in the recycling box and make some rocket mice! How far can you launch them using a plastic bottle? Which variables you could change? Have a competition and record the results in a table.

Find instructions here: http://ow.ly/p0qC50z1Ypz

#ScienceFromHome #HomeSchooling2020 #RemoteLearning #BeCurious #DrJoScience

Day 16

Dissect a Flower, discover all the different parts and find out about pollination. 

drjosciencesolutions.co.uk/2020/04/04/daffodil-dissection/


#ScienceFromHome #ScienceInYourGarden #DistanceLearning #RemoteLearning #HomeSchooling #HomeLearning #HomeSchooling2020 #DrJo

Day 17


Find some different sized containers and head outside with a bucket of water to explore and investigate capacity, volume, measuring and pouring. Can you make an accurate measuring beaker?

#ScienceFromHome #ScienceInYourGarden #DistanceLearning #HomeSchool

Day 18

Why not go outside on a #PatioSafari or #Gardensafari and see what minibeasts you can find 🔎🐛🐜

twitter.com/Glazgow/status/1246414991533670400?s=20


#ScienceFromHome #ScienceInYourGarden #HomeSchooling2020 #DistanceLearning #RemoteLearning #BugHunt #BugSafari

Day 19

Make play dough! Observe what happens as you mix the ingredients together, ‘cook’ them and change states! Then use your dough to make model animals, nerve cells, electrical circuits and more!

Here’s my favourite playdough recipe: http://ow.ly/wpxR50z5lTo


#ScienceFromHome #KitchenScience #DrJo

Day 20

Why not have a go at coding with code club? http://ow.ly/9jrm50z5lXW


or computing champions https://computingchampions.co.uk/dailydose/


#ScienceFromHome #DistanceLearning #RemoteLearning #HomeSchooling #HomeSchooling2020 #Computing #Programming #Algorithm #ComputerScience #StayHome #WithMe

Day 21

Happy Easter! I hope the easter bunny has been 🐇.

Why not investigate some changing states of matter from solid to liquid and back again by melting chocolate and then timing how long it takes to set hard again🍫


Find out more in this Brian Cox video with the Royal Society https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04ts81t


#ScienceFromHome #EasterScience #HomeSchooling #HomeSchooling2020 #StayHome #WithMe #DoScience #ChangingStates #Chocolate

Day 22

Why not take part in the What’s Under Your feet? campaign?
https://jointhepod.org/campaig…/whats-under-your-feet-201920


Investigate the different minibeasts under the grass and help scientists to understand the impact of climate change on UK birds

#ScienceFromHome #ScienceInYourGarden #wuyf

Day 23

Physics meet Origami! Make a paper horse that really walks! 
https://frugalfun4boys.com/paper-horse-that-walks/


#ScienceFromHome #DistanceLearning #RemoteLearning #HomeSchooling #HomeLearning #HomeSchooling2020 #Origami #Paper

Day 24

If the sun is out where you are, it’s a great opportunity to observe what happens to puddles! Measure the same amount of water (using a spoon, beaker, pipette or syringe) and place on different surfaces or different areas (sun, shade etc). Observe what happens over time.

You could time how long it takes to evaporate, and maybe draw around the puddle in chalk at different times of the day to measure the size.

#ScienceFromHome #DistanceLearning #StayHome #WithMe #DoScience #ObservationOverTime #EnquiryTypes #ComparativeTest #HomeLearning #HomeSchooling #HomeSchooling2020 #RemoteLearning #ScienceInYourGarden

Day 25

Discover some Geography today as we explore rivers in this Dr Jo video: https://youtu.be/FqsMPCrsN2k 


Then follow the course of the river Thames from source to mouth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-znrVgVyck to explore rivers from home!


#ScienceFromHome  #HomeSchooling #DrJo #DrJoScience #BeCurious#StayHome #StaySafe #LetsDoScience #WithMe #HomeSchooling2020 #DistanceLearning #RemoteLearning #HomeLearning #STEMed #GeographyEd

Day 26

Go on a wildflower wander or explore with me: can you spot nettles, dandelions, daisies, celandine, dead nettle, ground ivy, cow parsley, sticky weed, hawthorn and more?

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/trees-woods-and-wildlife/…/

#SciencefromHome #DistanceLearning #LetsDoScience #HomeSchool

Day 27

Measuring! Scientists have to be able to take and record accurate measurements. Practise this skill by measuring the length or width objects with a ruler, a tape measure or…something else! How many mangoes long is an elephant? How many iPhones long are the curtains? How many ants would stretch the length of your shoe? Estimate how big something is, then measure it. I’d love to see what you get up to!

#ScienceFromHome #DistanceLearning #HomeSchooling #HomeSchooling2020 #HomeLearning #RemoteLearning

Day 28

Find out about space, planets and stars! 
💫☄️🔭🪐🌌🌕 with this video from University of Cambridge Astronomy department
www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaXX6BMWrXg

Could you take a photo of the moon or make a model of the solar system?

You could even join NASA kids club 
www.nasa.gov/kids club/index.html 

or sign up for live Astroscience challenge with Tim Peake starting on 27th April www.astrosciencechallenge.com

#LetsDoScience #DrJo #ScienceFromHome #LetsDoScience

Join in with more science fun to come. Follow me on social media or why not sign up to my weekly online science club?

twitter.com/DrJoScience

instagram.com/DrJoscience

facebook.com/DrJoScience

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