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Elementary Grade K-5

Science Projects – Experiments – STEM Activities

In an analysis of 6 studies including more than 35,000 kindergarten-ready children, it was found that comprehension of the world was the strongest indicator of the kid’s future academic performance. Comprehension or general knowledge of the world is a very broad category, but it basically means common sense in daily lives. It is not surprising that …

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Scientific Method Worksheet, Template & Example

Table of Contents What Is The Scientific Method? Scientific Method Steps Scientific Method Examples – Zoey and Sassafras Download Scientific Method Worksheet What Is The Scientific Method? The scientific method is a systematic way of studying the world in a scientific manner. It allows scientists to minimize errors and increase confidence in the results of …

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Fine Motor Activities

Toddler’s fine motor skills is one of the strongest predictors of the child’s future academic achievement. Fine motor skill is the ability to control hands and fingers. They are needed for writing, playing with small toys, doing puzzles, cutting with scissors, tying shoelaces and more. At school, kids are expected to learn to write new …

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Paper Shapes Activity

Shape Activity For Preschoolers This shape activity for preschoolers requires very simple materials. It is the perfect project for little kids. They can exercise their fine motor skills. They will also learn to visualize different 3 dimensional shapes. Note that this project requires a lot of eye-hand coordination.  Recommend for children above 4 years old. These …

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Static Electricity and Water

Here is a simple physics experiment using a property called static electricity.  Every object is made up of small particles called atoms. These particles are extremely small and you cannot see them without a microscope. There are two types of charges in every atom — positive change(s) and negative charge(s). Only negative charges are free …

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Hovercraft & Friction Experiment

Friction is the force created when two objects move across each other to oppose the movement.  An object gliding on the floor stops because of friction. When friction is reduced, a gliding object moves faster, farther and for longer. This balloon hovercraft can fly across the floor because air has less friction than the floor. When …

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Does Water Conduct Electricity? Simple Experiment

“Don’t touch a switch with wet hands!” We were all taught that since we were little kids. It does seem like water can conduct electricity and that is why we shouldn’t touch any electrical outlet or switches if our hands are not dry. Does water really conduct electricity? Let’s find out by doing a simple controlled …

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Weathervane | Weather Science

Summer is more than half way through. Soon it’ll be fall and the change in seasons is usually accompanied by curious questions about the weather.  Since autumn is often windy, one inevitable question is: Where does wind come from? This question has two meanings: a) how is wind created? and b) which direction does the wind …

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How Are Ocean Currents Formed | Water Convection Experiment

How Are Ocean Currents Formed Ocean currents are formed in several ways. They can be created by wind, by gravity, by events such as earthquakes. They can also be made by density differences in the water. Density in the water changes when temperature or salinity varies. In this experiment, we will investigate how temperature can affect …

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Easy Science Experiment: Gravity And Magnetism Activity

Normally, paper clips do not fly into a hand that hovers over them. That is because the gravitational force pulls the paper clips toward the Earth. In the experiment, you will use a strong magnet to make the paper clips come upward into your hands. It’s almost like the paper clips can defy gravity. But …

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Evaporation —> Distillation | Water Science

What do bottled water and cloud have in common? They both involve a process called evaporation. Evaporation is an important step in the water cycle. Warm water evaporates and turns into vapor. In bottled water factories, water is boiled and vapors are collected to make the product. In nature, drops of vapor gather to form clouds …

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Magical Floating Water | Science Experiment

Can water defy gravity and float in midair? Not really, but with some help, it can appear to be. Air molecules, which we cannot see with naked eyes, are constantly moving and bombarding everywhere. The resulting force is air pressure. Normally, the air pressure above and below the water are the same. When equal forces …

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