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Offline jgroh

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Science Camp
« on: December 23, 2010, 09:58:42 AM »
Here's a introduction to plants powerpoint I put together for my elementary school winter camp. Use it if you'd like, make it better if you feel like it.

There were 3 or 4 slides from a basic powerpoint I found somewhere on the internet, I forget the author. Thanks to whoever you were.

The last 3 slides are for an activity I'll be doing afterward. Delete them if you'd like. Use them to introduce a few vocabulary otherwise.

Simply put, the activity has every student with one printed out vegetable. They'll need to audibly describe it via color, taste, size, etc. They'll then make "my plant" booklets.

Offline cupcakessss

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Re: Science themed camps,
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2010, 10:09:57 AM »
When I taught immersion classes I used these websites:

http://www.simplescience.net/     (mostly free, a little advanced, but they love the songs)


http://www.brainpop.com     (get the week free trial, i just make up new emails every week ^^)  They have all sorts of activities, try the brainpop jr on that site. It's much better for younger students...


Hope this helps

Offline creeper1

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Re: Science themed camps,
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2010, 10:34:09 AM »
Here is a pretty good list of activities to do in a science camp. It's in a PDF format.

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The Sun
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2010, 11:41:10 AM »
I am teaching Science for winter camp. Here is a PPT I made about the Sun.

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Re: The Sun
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2010, 03:29:00 PM »
Here is another one about seeds. Exciting stuff  :o

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Re: The Sun
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2011, 07:51:06 AM »
The solar system.

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Re: The Sun
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2011, 09:45:58 AM »
Water Pollution.

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Re: The Sun
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2011, 10:24:57 AM »
Telescope and a vcrossword reviewing all previous topics.

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Earthquakes- make buildings and test them.
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2011, 03:24:15 PM »
This is a 2-3hr 'Science English' lesson.
Get ss to construct buildings out of cardboard and test them with
S-waves & P-waves. Teaches them about Earthquakes and accompanying vocab.

Offline hezyrd

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Science Camp
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2011, 10:04:48 AM »
We had a science camp last year for Summer Vacation. Each day I showed them a ppt to learn the vocab and then we made something (ice cream, slime, mentos and coke volcano, planet book and egg drop.) Then they would do a worksheet that was about what they learned.

I posted the lesson plan with the materials you will need ppts and the worksheets.

Also, if you want a cheap reward get pennies. You can get 500 of them for 5 bucks and the kids go insane for foreign money. Whoever gets the most pennies by the end of camp gets a US dollar. Easy and cheap just make sure the kids realize that it's not candy. Had to fish far to many pennies out of kids mouths after they thought it was candy and popped it in!

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Re: Science Camp
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2011, 05:43:57 PM »
These are great, thank you. What ages did you use them with?

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Re: Science Camp
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2011, 07:31:18 AM »
A couple of the worksheets won't download...could anyone who has them send them to me?

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Re: Science Camp
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2011, 08:17:44 AM »
Has anyone tried doing the Diet Coke and Mentos at one of their camps.

It's a little messy.  An off-shoot would to be predict what would happen if other substances were dropped into Diet Coke.  Set up other beakers filled with Diet Coke to test placed in a cake pan, etc. to catch the liquid.  For journal essay, students explain the reason behind the Mentos acting the way it did.  Watch the Youtube video of the Diet Coke & Mentos fountain display.



Mythbusters episode explaining the phenomenon:   

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Re: Science Camp
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2011, 10:27:46 AM »
Also, is there a worksheet to accompany the Space PPT?

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Science Camp Plans
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2011, 02:29:22 PM »
These are the lessons to a science-themed camp I have coming up.  It is definitely hands-on and might require a little science knowledge, but overall is pretty self-explanatory.. A few ideas and lessons came from this thread-such as the egg drop and environment game, so THANKS posters! Keep in mind that it always helps if you add your own stuff and don't just read the PPT's!  I planned it for Middle-School, there are a few words that will be tough, but...oh well.

I think each lesson should have a PPT, a handout, and a lesson plan
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Re: Science Camp Plans
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2011, 02:33:49 PM »
More lessons...
« Last Edit: June 02, 2011, 02:38:25 PM by tandj »

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Re: Science Camp Plans
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2011, 02:35:39 PM »
and more lessons...

Offline gifappeltjie

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Re: Science Camp Plans
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2011, 10:49:34 AM »
How did you make the menthos tube??

Offline tandj

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Re: Science Camp Plans
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2011, 11:34:47 AM »
I just rolled some paper and put a business card under it, then pulled away the card.

Offline andyman73

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Re: Science Camp Plans
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2011, 01:28:53 PM »
Another good idea is the "Drops of water on a penny" experiment. Students use a bulb pipette/eye dropper and count how many drops will fit on a dry penny vs on a penny that is coated with dishwashing soap and have them think about why there might be a difference.