This blog follows the adventures of a former engineering professor bringing hands-on engineering and science activities into a local elementary school. Follow along with me, check out the activities I use, how they work, and the excitement of the kids as they begin to develop or deepen their love of engineering and science.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
First Grade: Playing with Liquids
Staying on the water and liquids theme, here are four experiments for the first graders that mostly came from Janice Van Cleave. She has lots of great books about various science topics. For these activities I started with some of her ideas and expanded on them. Again, I set up four tables and had a volunteer at each table to oversee the experiments with the students. For the liquid density experiment, I would have the volunteer run the experiment because it could get so messy. However, the kids love to see all of the liquids poured into one container and see them separate just as they predicted on their data sheets.