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 Twitter, Facebook 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 nine and ten all in one place!
Here’s the first in a series of #KitchenScience #ScienceFromHome today. Have a go at making sherbert. What happens when you put it on your tongue? What does it feel like? Can you find out what’s happening and why?
(You can buy citric acid from the pharmacy. It’s also useful if you fancy making elderflower cordial!).
This half term, The Great Science Share for Schools have a special week of Science with Farmer Tom! You can watch videos, find out more and #AskAQuestion all this week on Twitter and at www.greatscienceshare.org
Keep your eyes peeled to spot as many different kinds of grasses as you can! 🌾
Find out more about them, including a fun strength test in this wild grasses blog post: https://drjosciencesolutions.co.uk/2020/05/26/grasses/
Make a mini science comic! Inspired by Lifeology‘s May #SciCommchallenge “smaller than the naked eye”, I’ve created a mini comic on neurones and the brain 🧠.
Have a go at explaining some science in comic form and tag me @DrJoScience #DrJoScience
Explore surface tension and the effect of amphiphilic – partly hydrophilic (polar) and partly hydrophobic (non-polar) – detergent in this scared pepper investigation.
Watch what happens!
Create a sound map, use your sense of hearing 👂and enjoy nature with this simple activity to mark the sounds around you https://schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk/…/Activ…/Draw-a-Sound-Map
Tomorrow sees the launch of another #30DaysWild extravaganza from @30DaysWild @WildlifeTrusts Check out this blog post looking at using an identification app at https://drjosciencesolutions.co.uk/2020/05/27/im-becoming-a-little-obsessed-with-the-seek-inaturalist-app/
and sign up to join in with 30 random acts of wildness at https://action.wildlifetrusts.org/page/57739/petition/1
Here’s the second activity in the #Kitchen Science #ScienceFromHome series Following on from last Monday’s edible effervescence, today you’ll be making vinegar and bicarbonate ‘volcanoes’ to investigate acid-base chemical reactions #ChemistryInYourCupboard
Learn about the difference between weather and climate in this fab explanation from WWF ☁️☂️❄️🌪️☀️🛰️🌧️⛅ https://www.wwf.org.uk/sites/default/files/2019-12/WWF_KS2_Lesson1_Presentation.pdf
and discover what you can do to help.
Invisible ink! In science club this week, we investigated UV, including revealing secret messages. You could have a go at one of these ways of making invsible ink https://www.wikihow.com/Make-an-Invisible-Ink-Pen
Take care as some of them need a responsible adult to help.
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Grow a bean! If you don’t have any seeds to plant, you could always try planting a slice a tomato in some some soil! Remember plants need light, water and the right temperature to grow.
I love these tube kits from @plantletculture from you can use any seeds you have, including apple pips or tomatoes. Plant directly in some soil or put in a glass or jar with some damp paper towel to watch germination as the roots and shoots sprout, then transfer to some soil to keep growing.
It’s #WorldEnvironmentDay today.
Do some secondary research and find out about changing habitats and endangered species. Watch the remote video lesson & download the worksheet from @STEMLearningUK on Classification and Grouping https://www.stem.org.uk/remote-lessons/key-stage-2
Have a go at creating and cracking secret codes!
It’s #OpenFarmSunday Online!
Visit a Farm virtually while we can’t get there in person 🚜🌾🐄🐖🌻🐑👩🌾🌱
LEAF Online Open Farm Sunday https://farmsunday.org/online-farm-sunday
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Join in with more science fun to come. Follow me on social media or why not sign up to my weekly online science club?