GETTING EXCITED ABOUT SCIENCE WORKSHOPS

The Getting Excited About Science workshops are hands on science for children, students, schools and teachers.   These are perfect for STEM, meet Next Generation Science Standards and are Fun.

There are 2 ways for workshops.

Classroom style: Where up to 50 students do the same experiments at same time. Each workshop has several experiments geared to the ages of the students and topic. These workshops can be Chemistry based or Physics based. These workshops are designed to be fun and follow Next Generation Science Standards. Every student does every experiment hands on.

Rotation style workshops: Students work in teams and explore 10 science stations with experiments. The stations will be set up along the walls of a large room in a big open space in the middle. When the teams switch each team will go to the next station in a clock wise fashion. Each PTA helper or teacher will be asked to supervise 1 - 2 stations. The stations will have directions and posters. Each team will be given a "RECORDING RESULTS FORM". Each team should come prepared with one pencil or pen.

 

The stations will be changed throughout the day to best match the grade level of students participating. Rotation workshops are perfect for a science night, allowing students and siblings to engage with science discovery.

Examples of Rotation workshop experiments:

The following is a sample of stations with recommended grade levels.  Many other stations are available.

Grades K-1

Grades 2-3

Grades 4-6

Color Mixing - Spinning Color Wheel Electric Circuits Potential - Kinetic Energy Track
Light & Optics Electromagnets Newton’s 2nd Law of Motion - Shooting Ball
Penny Drop Make a Compass Ballistics Car
Roto Copters Light & Optics Stethoscopes - Heart - Pulse Points
Symmetry Drawing Mineral & Fossil Sorting Acid - Base Test
Static Electricity Racing Cans Electric Circuits
Racing Cans & Wheels Static Electricity Electric Motors and Generators
Iron Filings & Magnets Iron Filings & Magnets Mineral & Fossil Sorting
Mineral and Fossil Sorting Clay Boats Clay Boats
Clay boats Roto Copter Electro Magnets
Slime Sound Vibrations Making Flubber
  Making Rubber Balls  

 

Cohesion of water station with Assistant at a science school assembly

Cohesion of water station with assistant
at a science school assembly

A real hovercraft in motion at a science school assembly