We have a district policy that states “no animals in the classroom”. I am going to talk to the superintendent about this. We hatch eggs in the spring and hatch butterfly eggs. I am hoping to have a bowl of fish. They do not make noise, don’t bite, people are not allergic to them and if they run away we need to check what is in the water. I am going to look into a virtual pet.
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Here are some fun math and science ideas. This is a great way to work on the concepts of more, less, how many, how many more than etc. Oh, and it is fun too. The instructions for the game are on the blog.
The key and lock activity has various skills to work on. The kids could look at different kinds of locks to see how they work.
This activity I would use small numbers for kindergarten. This could also be done with the alphabet. What letter is after t. I would also glue a picture on the back and cut along the sticks. That way when they are finished they can turn the sticks over to self check. If the picture is in the right order then they are correct!
This game is so fun. The kids love trying to make the tallest or shortest person. They also like mixing up the body parts like putting the tutu on the police officer.
Here are some fun math and science activities with cars! I know that some of my students like to sort cars by vans, trucks, cars, tractors etc. They get really specific sometimes.
Gary the snail seems to be a happy little snail. He spends most of his time clinging to the side of the bottle. He is a rather quiet fellow.
Scampi the shrimp died….moment of silence……but coconut the shrimp is doing well. He enjoys spending his days sitting on the moss ball or on top of Gary’s shell. He does not seem to realize that Gary is not a reliable taxi service. He also enjoys short bouts of frantic swimming and stuffing his face with fish food. He supposedly nibbles on the moss ball but he seems to prefer the fish food. It is interesting to see it move into his stomach.
The grass seeds have sprouted and are growing well. The soil is very wet though. Hopefully mold will not start to grow.
I have found some more interesting sites.
An interesting simulation about camoflauge
This one is an art site. I think it would help the kids a lot with learning to draw in their science notebooks. Some kids seem frustrated by drawing.
Experiments for sound
What works the best to clean a penny? I think I would skip the ammonia.
Spy writing!! With kinders I would have them write a litter or shape instead of a sentence.
Make a pinball machine
This is from a site for older students but this idea we could do as a class.
Zip line racers. I think I would make the frame for the racer and the students could experiment with different sizes of rubberbands.
Marble roller coaster
Very cool water wheel. I might modify it by using bottle caps instead of egg cartons so it lasts longer. We could build both and discuss the pros and cons of the different designs.
Here is another water wheel design
These look like so much fun!
Boat designs. Again I would make different designs (since it involves using an exacto knife or box cutter) and have the students test them.
This might be an interesting project to do. We would make a model of our school using cardboard.