I created a new PDF science project for my students to try at home. We do science every Thursday, so even though all their work packets are optional, I'm trying to give them the more resources I can to stay in a routine. This is especially important for children with Autism (my whole class)
What's great is that I can multi-task! My kids get to try out the experiment before I send it off to my students! It was a hit and now you can try it too!
We made a prediction which pom-pom would travel further using a hair dryer. We had a regular pom-pom, and then we had one that had glittery parts that made the pom-pom "spikey" and gave it more friction.
The girls totally wanted to sparkly pom-pom with the spikes to win, but afterwards we talked about why the "spikes" might have slowed down the pom-pom.
You can try any object at home you want! You can compare size and shape or weight. There's lots of ways to experiment with this one and extend the lesson and the fun. We mostly stuck with just pom-poms but we experimented with using our breath vs the hair dryer vs the fan. It was a lot of fun and kept them busy for a while. Raea set up her own experiment later involving pushing colored pencils around on the floor.... that is until she wiped out with them!
Welcome to my blog! I blogged my entire pregnancy in 2017 and I had high hopes for where I could take my running after baby number 2, but my body had other plans. At some point I got too discouraged to write and recently realized that it is essential for my personal growth and development to keep putting feelings into coherent(ish) thoughts. I still hope to run sub 2:45 in the marathon one day, but for now I’m trying to focus on the process and I’m learning to enjoy it. You can come along for the ride, apologies in advance for grammatical incorrectness!