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AH-HA! Science Experiments

It’s finally snowing!! To celebrate, I’m giving away my AH-HA Science Experiment from my new TeachersPayTeachers store to the first ten people who post a comment about their favorite science experiment to teach! 🙂

AH-HAs stands for Awesome Hands-on Home Activities for Science. Everything needed to complete the experiment is included in the box that is sent home with the student. (You will need to add ingredients and pre-fill the box with some materials before sending it home.) Students will go through the scientific process and learn how to make a hypothesis and draw a conclusion.
I’ve used these for the past four years and have received such great feedback from parents. The kids LOVE completing the activity with an adult from home and parents feel empowered in the learning process thanks to a special “Top Secret Parent Page” that explains exactly what will happen and why in the experiment so they can explain it to their children. They become the “expert scientist” in their child’s eyes.
Remember to leave your e-mail address so I can e-mail you the files! 🙂

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10 Comments

  1. Hi!
    I loved a friction experiment I did with my second graders. They experimented with different surfaces to see how fast their car would travel. They also had to make predictions to see how far the car would travel on each surface. The students LOVED racing the cars and learned a lot!
    Thanks for the freebie! Your blog is awesome!!

    Emily
    ibeemi@gmail.com

  2. Is this still going on? If not, I'll still post my favorite science experiment. 🙂

    When learning about camoflauge, I fill a tub with candy corn and put blue and orange M&M's in it. We pass the tub around and the kids count how many blue M&M's they see (we like to see how fast we can find them). Then, we see how long it takes us to find the orange M&M's. It takes us much longer because they are camoflauged. It is a great visual for my little ones. 🙂

    julia.powell87@gmail.com
    Loving & Learning in Pre-K

  3. We just finished studying solids and liquids…and one experiment the program suggested was to mix a liquid with water. (Not very exciting, IMHO!) We did it dutifully.

    Then I said I would do one where I would mix water with water. (What I didn't tell them was one was hot and the other cold!) Turning one vial upside down on the other kept the red and blue colors separate on the one with the cold on the bottom, but the one with cold on the top mixed to make purple. They were impressed and amazed!

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

  4. Is it possible the ten still haven't been claimed?!

    My favorite science experiment is making a cloud in a bottle. I fill a 2-liter bottle about a third full with HOT water, and then I light a match. I hold the bottle sideways so I can let some of the smoke from the match go into the bottle, and then I toss the match in and quickly screw on the cap.

    From there, you can squeeze the bottle (high pressure air) and nothing happens, but when you let go (lower pressure air!), you can see a mini-cloud form inside the bottle! (I like to do this with the lights out, and in front of a dark background.) They are AMAZED.

    I just found your blog, and I love, love, love it. Thanks for all you share! (I am always thrilled to find a great SECOND GRADE blog!)

    jenala87 [at] gmail [dot] com

  5. Is it possible that this is still going on? My favorite experiment to do with the kiddos is the experiment to see how dish soap breaks down the fat in whole milk: http://kidsactivitiesblog.com/7483/color-changing-milk Not only are we doing science, but we have a really cool art project too. The kids always have fun (just be careful with the food coloring – it can stain.

    I love the idea of the AH-Ha experiment kits!

    kalink6 (at) gmail (dot) com

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