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 three and four all in one place!
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.
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.
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!