• Make pin wheels and paper airplanes to observe more
properties of air in motion.
• Draw pictures using only squares, circles, triangles, and
• Students place newsprint paper over objects of different
textures (coins, bricks, floor, books, desks, bark, etc,) Using the side of a
crayon, students rub paper until texture of object is observed.
• Let students group themselves by the color of their
shirts, pants, socks, etc.
• Recipe for rock candy
1 glass jar or drinking glass
1 piece of cotton string
1 pencil or stick
1 paper clip
1 food coloring (optional)
1 cup water
2 cup sugar
Tie a short piece of cotton string to the middle of the
pencil or stick. Attach a paper clip to the end of the string for a weight. Moisten the string
very lightly, and roll in a bit of sugar (this will "attract" the sugar crystals from
the syrup to the string). Place the pencil or stick over the top of the glass or jar with the string
hanging down inside.
Heat the water to boiling, and dissolve the 2 cups of sugar
into it. For the biggest crystals FAST, heat the sugar-water solution a SECOND time,
and dissolve as much additional sugar as you can into it. Add a few drops of food
coloring to the solution if desired.
Pour the solution into the prepared glass or jar and leave
undisturbed for a couple of days. Depending on how much sugar you were able to dissolve
into the water, you should start to see crystals growing in a few hours to a few
• Fill a small jar half full with water and half full with
oil. Add food coloring. Secure lid. Observe. Shake and observe.
• Boil an ice cube. Observe and describe the solid, liquid,
and gas states.