Do You See What I See?
Format: In Person, Virtual | Grade: Lower Elementary (K-3)
Students make observations and draw diagrams as they observe objects through a microscope. Students are amazed at the details the microscope reveals.
This investigation requires access to a power outlet.
Keyword(s): Microscopes, Observing small objects
Format: In Person | Grade: Upper Elementary (4-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Students use their senses to detect a chemical change. Watch their eyes widen as they hold a bag that changes temperature, fills with gas, and changes color. This activity is derived from the GEMS Chemical Reactions.
This investigation requires basic familiarity with chemical changes.
Keyword(s): Physical Changes, Chemical Changes
Format: In Person, Virtual | Grade: Upper Elementary (4-5), Middle (6-8)
Physical and chemical changes are compared through a simple model of acid rain. Students get excited as they create a bubbly chemical reaction.
This investigation requires basic familiarity with physical and chemical changes.