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Offline rhafrika

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Re: Science Camp Plans
« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2011, 09:16:01 AM »
Another experiment that would be easy (if you can find corn starch in Korea) is the corn starch and water experiment. I've done it with kids before and they LOVE it. You just take about a tablespoon of cornstarch and pour a bit of water on it. The mixture will behave like a liquid and when you feel it, it feels solid. As to do with viscosity (a bit complicated to explain) but it's fun nonetheless. Just make sure you organize it otherwise kids might just be throwing corn starch and water at each other.

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Re: Science Camp Plans
« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2011, 09:36:31 AM »
Here are some things I just finished teaching for my Genius English Science class.  Basically a 90-minute class for all of the smartest kids in grade 1 and 2 middle school.  Might be good for some of your higher level students. 

For my main resources, I shopped online for an e-book at www.evan-moor.com and found this Simple Chemistry book...
http://www.evan-moor.com/Product.aspx?CurriculumID=6&ClassID=163&SeriesID=116&TitleID=424&EmcID=719
 
Then, I made these to go with it. Please forgive the spelling mistakes and some grammar.  I haven't gotten around to fixing them since it took so long to make each one and I just finished the classes yesterday.  But they will be fixed within the week.
http://prezi.com/fjvzfpeqvdbx/science-class-day-2/
http://prezi.com/gpt60wlm1rz1/science-class-day-3/
http://prezi.com/ko1v-j5mwgk3/grade-1-science-class-day-4/
http://prezi.com/7yki__dvhwkz/grade-2-science-class-day-4/
http://prezi.com/jlahskzxztyq/grade-1-science-class-day-5/
http://prezi.com/ah0qp2_ffxcy/grade-2-science-class-day-5/
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Re: Science Camp Plans
« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2011, 09:41:25 AM »
an a few more
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Re: Science Camp Plans
« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2011, 09:44:03 AM »
what? you need some more? okay, here they are...
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Science Camp- Solar Cookers
« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2011, 02:58:59 PM »
Okay- perhaps this was a little misleading since I'm not going to be doing it myself. But I wanted to pass the idea along to those of you with technical or science backgrounds. I know I'm not alone.

I'm teaching a science camp for my 5&6th graders. It's going to be awesome. I ran into this activity a little too late though and it's a little too complex for my elementary students. For any of you in middle school or high school though...or any of you wanting to kill a Satruday morning. It involves two cardboard boxes, some plastic, and aluminum foil. All of which cost very little and is easyily available. In any case, here is the link.
 
http://www.i4at.org/surv/solarbox.htm

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Re: Science Camp- Solar Cookers
« Reply #25 on: June 23, 2011, 03:20:31 PM »
Thanks for that.  You didn't happen to post your science camp materials did you?

Thanks again.

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Re: Science Camp- Solar Cookers
« Reply #26 on: June 23, 2011, 03:23:08 PM »
dude this is awesome! i teach an after school class for middle school and its supposed to be science based and I never have anything for them to do!. might wait til the rain stops (in a bout 7 weeks) and try it out!

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Re: Science Camp- Solar Cookers
« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2011, 03:24:55 PM »
I haven't posted my camp plans yet. But keep your eyes peeled. I think I've got all of my experiments ironed out now and am going to start typing the lesson plans up this week. (I am teaching 5 different camps all but 1 are a week long each). I won't be teaching this camp until the second week of August. But I will put it up:)

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Re: Science Camp Plans
« Reply #28 on: June 30, 2011, 08:45:23 AM »
Really amazing Tandj. All lessons are interesting and very active. Thank you

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Re: Science Camp Plans
« Reply #29 on: July 03, 2011, 11:21:56 PM »
an a few more


Sheila, where are you getting these from? they're brolliant!

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Re: Science Camp
« Reply #30 on: July 05, 2011, 12:11:57 PM »
What is a hypothesis?

Create egg drop experiment
o   Video instructional ( )
o   Groups of 3-4 students
o   Use recycled materials to build protection for egg
o   What is your hypothesis?/Why will your egg survive?

Perform egg drop experiment
o   Drop the egg from the 2nd floor and the 3rd or 4th floor
o   Conclusion: What materials worked best to protect the egg?
Conclusion: Was your hypothesis correct?


Slim Experiment
o   Borax (Na2B4O7•10H2O )
o   Borax solution (1 small cup of water + 1 tablespoon of Borax)
o   1 inch of Elmer’s glue
o   add 3 table spoons of water
o   stir
o   add coloring
o   add 1 tablespoon of the borax solution
o   stir
o   count to 30
o   How does it work?
o   What is a Polymer? Examples: Jello, rubber bands, plastic bottles, sneakers, gum


*I asked the science teachers and my co-teachers at the school if they had Borax... they had never heard of Borax before... but they definitely were able to get it when I gave them Na2B4O7•10H2O!*

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Re: Science Camp Plans
« Reply #31 on: July 05, 2011, 01:11:19 PM »
an a few more


Sheila, where are you getting these from? they're brolliant!

I searched the internet like a crazy mo-fo because I had a genius science class and didn't know as much as I should have about the chemistry topics I was teaching.  All in a day's work.
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Re: Science Camp
« Reply #32 on: July 07, 2011, 02:12:35 PM »
very similar lesson to that above!

my worksheets and egg drop ppt from on here somewhere.

we're making a newtonian fluid (cornstarch and water) and then doing the egg drop.

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Re: Science Camp
« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2011, 07:38:35 AM »
Here's the Chemistry Book that I used. Enjoy~
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Re: Science Camp Plans
« Reply #34 on: July 24, 2011, 08:27:26 PM »
More lessons...

Those of you that did the dichotomous key lesson. Did you get your students to make their own potato chip dichotomous key from scratch? If yes, what questions did you get them to include?

If no, how did you get them to do it?

Comments appreciated!

Thanks!

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Nature Class
« Reply #35 on: July 26, 2011, 02:07:09 PM »
Not sure if this should be here or in the beginner section, but I teach camp full time and use this lesson...so here it is  ;)

I live and work out in the mountains which makes this lesson really easy to do,  If your school is near a park it might be possible with a few adjustments.  Also consider the time of year that you go for what you may find on the trail!

The kids loved this :D

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Re: Science Camp
« Reply #36 on: July 29, 2011, 09:06:17 AM »
I made the key for them, I couldn't post it because it depends on what chips you use.  I bought 5-6 different kinds, then just looked at there differences so I could make a key for them.

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Re: Science Camp
« Reply #37 on: August 29, 2011, 10:32:34 AM »
Hmm- attaching funny. The first 3 days of my science camp

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Winter Camp: Art and Science
« Reply #38 on: November 17, 2011, 02:34:35 PM »
I have just found out that I will be teaching a 3 week Winter Camp for 5th graders. I will be teaching two subjects, Art and Science. I need to have my lesson topics by tomorrow (even though I found out today!).

I need 8 different Art Lessons and 7 different Science Lessons.
And I have been told that we have "no budget" so the materials need to be very cheap and can't be messy.

What I have for Art: Origami, Suncatcher, Leaf Prints, Dot Drawing, Crayon Etching, City Scapes

Science: Float or Sink



Any suggestions would be great!

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Re: Winter Camp: Art and Science
« Reply #39 on: November 17, 2011, 02:50:42 PM »
Jillian,

I did a summer camp that was about science this year. You can find the files I used and an explanation/lesson plans as well.