Saturday, May 18, 2013

Fun & Easy End of Year Science Experiments

What better way to end a school year?!  My students often tell me that one of their favorite parts of second grade is trying different science experiments (especially elephant toothpaste!). After a lot of Googling, I plan to do several of these experiments the last seven or so days of school.


Free Scientific Method Posters for primary grades - created by Ladybug's Teacher Files

1.  Germy Apples - link to book

3.  Vinegar /egg experiment

5.  Adaptations -    - will tell what your adaptations can do when finished

6.  Apple / potato blind taste test

7.  M&M / Skittles

Look to the right of the M & M..... a floating M!


8.  When is a Black Marker Not Really Black?  link to experiment

9.  Insta-Worms - goes with Diary of a Worm  link to Steve Spangler's Insta-Worms

10.  Pepper Experiment - The teacher includes a scientific method activity sheet to go along with the experiment.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

My Favorite Math Stations

1.  Kaboom! - I found this idea on Second Grade Style.

2.  Foam Dice Equations - Students roll 2 or 3 dice to make addition, subtraction, and multiplication equations.

3.  Computer/Ipad station - Use math games on our page 

4.  Jenga - Practice addition facts

5.  Power Cups  - Practice addition, subtraction, or/and multiplication facts

6.  Fractions Game - Roll Slide Cover

7.  Telling Time Memory

8.  The Serenade to Second Grade blog has 10 free math stations I plan to try next year.

9.  Coin Top-It - freebie

10.  What's My Shape?   2D Shape Game  (This one is new to me.  My prediction is that this will be one of their favorite stations!)

11.  Measurement Task Cards  - to the nearest 1/2 inch

My Math Stations Chart: