Gentle Christian Mothers Community
 
Random Quotes from Wise Mamas

~* Please help keep GCM free by using our
Amazon.com affiliate link. Thank you! *~


Go Back   Gentle Christian Mothers Community > Specific Issues > Homeschooling & Unschooling (Support) *Public* [Open--Join Forum to Post]
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Notices

Homeschooling & Unschooling (Support) *Public* [Open--Join Forum to Post] A place for both current homeschoolers/unschoolers and those who are considering homeschooling to find support.
A public forum. A read-only forum unless you join the corresponding usergroup here.

Please Note: Everyone can read this forum, and everyone is welcome to seek and offer homeschooling/unschooling support in this forum, but to post you must join the corresponding usergroup.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-23-2020, 10:54 PM   #1
Soliloquy
Administrator
 
Why climb a mountain? Because it's there!
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Selkirk Mountains
Posts: 49,439
Soliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond repute
Default Really awesome science demos/labs?

That can be done in 45 minutes or less?

I have a generous budget for my co-op class. I'm so used to being frugal but I'd like to do some really fun things that these kids might not get to do at home because of cost.

Or just any really fun science labs you've done, even if they weren't expensive.

It's 4th-8th grade. My class is an hour but I have to budget for set up and clean-up.

I have 24 students and we often do labs in groups of 4. I can't do anything that has to sit overnight. Other groups use the room during the week.

---------- Post added at 09:54 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:53 PM ----------

I do have access to a kitchen but I prefer not to bring the whole group in there. But I can heat things up, etc.
__________________
Lisa, 47.
Moderator in Theological & Doctrinal Issues, Drawing Closer, Bible Study, & Educating Our Children
Mom to 5 wonderful kids, ages 4-16. 2 dogs, 4 cats, and some chickens.
My Instagram
Soliloquy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2020, 02:00 AM   #2
Virginia
Rose Garden
 
Don't mind my faces. They usually don't mean anything.
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 8,644
Virginia has a reputation beyond reputeVirginia has a reputation beyond reputeVirginia has a reputation beyond reputeVirginia has a reputation beyond reputeVirginia has a reputation beyond reputeVirginia has a reputation beyond reputeVirginia has a reputation beyond reputeVirginia has a reputation beyond reputeVirginia has a reputation beyond reputeVirginia has a reputation beyond reputeVirginia has a reputation beyond repute
Default Really awesome science demos/labs?

Not me, but a woman who taught at that same Co-op that I did last year did cool experiments with her middle school students.

They grew geodes in egg shells


http://www.sweetpaulmag.com/crafts/d...tal-geode-eggs

How clouds make rain

https://thehappyhousewife.com/homesc..._a5y_p=2121528

Purify water with charcoal

https://thehomeschoolscientist.com/c.../#.VIOsAMkzCMQ

Ice cream in a plastic bag is something my friend who is a chemistry teacher did at my old school.



I wish I could remember more.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

---------- Post added at 04:00 AM ---------- Previous post was at 03:17 AM ----------

Not 100% sure if these are short enough but our classes were only an hour long, so... I mean, take them
Or leave them

Figured no one else responded yet and Id try to throw some ideas out to be helpful or provide inspiration


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
Christine
WAHM as writer/editor; part-time high school teacher; wife to pharmacist DH since 7.31.2010
Lila in heaven, 8/2015
DD1 "KO" born 8/2017
DD2 GIRL born 1/2020



Virginia is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Virginia For This Useful Post:
Soliloquy (01-24-2020)
Old 01-24-2020, 08:47 AM   #3
Katigre
Rose Garden
 
Why thank you, it is naturally blue...
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 21,010
Katigre has a reputation beyond reputeKatigre has a reputation beyond reputeKatigre has a reputation beyond reputeKatigre has a reputation beyond reputeKatigre has a reputation beyond reputeKatigre has a reputation beyond reputeKatigre has a reputation beyond reputeKatigre has a reputation beyond reputeKatigre has a reputation beyond reputeKatigre has a reputation beyond reputeKatigre has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Really awesome science demos/labs?

Dissection! My kids homeschool program does dissection with 3rd-8th graders. They have a whole lab safety contract and work in groups on animals that are related to whatever they're studying that semester (ex. fish, owl pellets, squid, flowers etc...). You'd need the trays and safety goggles and dissection tools. It is really fun and memorable.
Katigre is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Katigre For This Useful Post:
Soliloquy (01-24-2020)
Old 01-24-2020, 09:39 AM   #4
The Tickle Momster
Rose Garden
 
previously mlrowley
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: NW WA
Posts: 16,766
The Tickle Momster has a reputation beyond reputeThe Tickle Momster has a reputation beyond reputeThe Tickle Momster has a reputation beyond reputeThe Tickle Momster has a reputation beyond reputeThe Tickle Momster has a reputation beyond reputeThe Tickle Momster has a reputation beyond reputeThe Tickle Momster has a reputation beyond reputeThe Tickle Momster has a reputation beyond reputeThe Tickle Momster has a reputation beyond reputeThe Tickle Momster has a reputation beyond reputeThe Tickle Momster has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Really awesome science demos/labs?

Owl pellets - my kids alone easily spent 45 minutes finding and identifying bones and trying to make a skeleton.

Polymers - slime, shrinking chip bags, etc. I'll ask my friend what resource she used.



Sent from my LM-Q710(FGN) using Tapatalk
__________________
Michelle

wife to Tom ('95)
Momma to DD 18
DS 17
DD 15
'07
DS 12
Save
Save
The Tickle Momster is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to The Tickle Momster For This Useful Post:
Soliloquy (01-24-2020)
Old 01-24-2020, 11:14 AM   #5
knitlove
Rose Garden
 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 18,760
knitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond reputeknitlove has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Really awesome science demos/labs?

I was thinking disection as well. When early bird did a frog earlyer she didn't spend more than 45 min on it.


What about engendering things. Like egg drop or bridge building or mousetrap cars. Some of thoes migh take longer than one class but it could all be taken home and brought back if that is pocible.

Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
__________________
Wife to a wonderful DH for 18 years.
Momma to my 29 weeker Early Bird who is ten
and my little Wiggle Worm born 33 weeks who is six.
How do I suddenly not have any little girls!
knitlove is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to knitlove For This Useful Post:
Soliloquy (01-24-2020)
Old 01-24-2020, 12:24 PM   #6
The Tickle Momster
Rose Garden
 
previously mlrowley
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: NW WA
Posts: 16,766
The Tickle Momster has a reputation beyond reputeThe Tickle Momster has a reputation beyond reputeThe Tickle Momster has a reputation beyond reputeThe Tickle Momster has a reputation beyond reputeThe Tickle Momster has a reputation beyond reputeThe Tickle Momster has a reputation beyond reputeThe Tickle Momster has a reputation beyond reputeThe Tickle Momster has a reputation beyond reputeThe Tickle Momster has a reputation beyond reputeThe Tickle Momster has a reputation beyond reputeThe Tickle Momster has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Really awesome science demos/labs?

My friend used this book, The Elements for a jumping off point. Then looked on pinterest to find activities.

She also went to Home Science Tools to get supplies.

She did a really cool one where they burned different elements/chemicals and watched the flame color to determine what was being burned.
__________________
Michelle

wife to Tom ('95)
Momma to DD 18
DS 17
DD 15
'07
DS 12
Save
Save
The Tickle Momster is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to The Tickle Momster For This Useful Post:
Soliloquy (01-24-2020)
Old 01-24-2020, 05:33 PM   #7
Soliloquy
Administrator
 
Why climb a mountain? Because it's there!
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Selkirk Mountains
Posts: 49,439
Soliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond reputeSoliloquy has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Really awesome science demos/labs?

Thanks for all the ideas!
__________________
Lisa, 47.
Moderator in Theological & Doctrinal Issues, Drawing Closer, Bible Study, & Educating Our Children
Mom to 5 wonderful kids, ages 4-16. 2 dogs, 4 cats, and some chickens.
My Instagram
Soliloquy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:24 PM.


A variety of opinions and ideas are shared on GCM. Personal experiences, suggestions, and tips found here are in no way intended to substitute for medical counsel from a healthcare professional. Always use your own good judgement and seek professional advice when in doubt about a health concern.

Amazon.com affiliate link

Copyright 1997-2017 by Gentle Christian Mothers™
An alternative-minded, evangelical Christian community supporting attachment parenting and natural living.

Do not post content elsewhere.
http://www.gentlechristianmothers.com/community/

Some smilies created and copyrighted by Mazeguy.
Some smilies and avatars created and copyrighted by flowermama and children -- do not use elsewhere.

Soli Deo Gloria
To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen. ~ Romans 16:27 (KJV)

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.