I was trying to figure out how to do a "club" without meetings after school. Our school has a lot of bus riders so I did not think an after school club would work. So I came up with Science In A Bag! In the bag is an experiment of the month specifically for kindergarten through second grade, third through fifth grade and sixth through eighth grade. I also include all the directions, supplies, tools and a lab book to write or draw their observation and if they liked the experiment. The bag needs to be brought back the following school day so it can be reloaded with supplies and sent home with the next student. I change the experiment each month so I end up sending home about 8 experiments a month. I try to keep all the experiments in a binder so I don't do repeats but I figure after year three I should be able to start rotating the experiements since the students should be in the next group. Right?????
Funding???? Last year I had a wonderful parent who contacted Walmart who donated a $50.00 gift card. Boy did I had tears in my eyes! This year I have been creative trying to find experiments that use common household supplies or supplies that we already have in our impressive science lab (It is huge, stocked and I want to live down there! lol) at school. My sweet husband did go to Circle K last weekend and bought a pop so we could get some ketchup packets for the middle school experiment.
Here are my 3 experiments for this month...
|Magic Ketchup 6th - 8th Grade|
|Capillary Action 3rd - 5th Grade|
|Magic Cup K - 2nd Grade|