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Old 02-15-2010, 05:55 PM   #1
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I am looking at doing a Science project with my daughter. It is optional and hosted by her school district.

I personally never had to do anything they are asking the kids today to.

I was wondering if anyone here has done anything with their 1st grader.

I am looking for ideas, tips, websites etc...

I wish I was exposed to the scientific method earlier and just want to expose it to her.

Any tips, ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-15-2010, 06:07 PM   #4
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I think I will have her do something on the great Gene Kranz.
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Haha...Relax. No worries bro. I've got a little girl in 1st grade myself.

I just love busting out lmgtfy.com every now and again. Don't act like you won't use that on someone in the future.

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Anything interactive. Like demonstrating how a volcano erupts or what happens when you disrupt surface tension in carbonated fluid. If it explodes its a win.


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Anything interactive. Like demonstrating how a volcano erupts or what happens when you disrupt surface tension in carbonated fluid. If it explodes its a win.


An easy one, it is pretty but not explosive is to investigate how large bubbles you can make dependent on the soap-water mix, if you add too much soap, not enough, just mix a bunch of different batches with well measured water and soap and blow bubbles, you can add fruit dye for colored bubbles. It is easy, has an air of science and it makes bubbles which people like for demonstrations.
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I did the volcano.

It had absolutely nothing to do with the actual physics, but it was cool as ****. Or she could explain a runaway nuclear powerplant meltdown, that's sure to get her an A+.

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I am looking at doing a Science project with my daughter. It is optional and hosted by her school district.

I personally never had to do anything they are asking the kids today to.

I was wondering if anyone here has done anything with their 1st grader.

I am looking for ideas, tips, websites etc...

I wish I was exposed to the scientific method earlier and just want to expose it to her.

Any tips, ideas would be greatly appreciated.
A display of density is a decent one for first graders

- Have several cups with various liquids - water, oils of differing densities that are not miscbile and are colored, etc. Impress the kids with the ability to separate the fluids and that even if shaken they separate again

Magnetism and electricity is a good one - particularly if you create a simple electric current.
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A display of density is a decent one for first graders

- Have several cups with various liquids - water, oils of differing densities that are not miscbile and are colored, etc. Impress the kids with the ability to separate the fluids and that even if shaken they separate again

Magnetism and electricity is a good one - particularly if you create a simple electric current.
If you do electricity you can get a bunch of tiny capacitors and have people rotate a magnet next to a coil and see if they can make the capacitors pop - they explode when exposed to AC of sufficient power.
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Dissolve m&m's in different solutions--water, sprite, vinegar, olive oil...Ask your kid which she thinks will dissolve the candy shell faster and why. You could even get some ph strips and go that route but that may be a bit advanced for 1st grade. For display, make sure to leave a bowl of m&ms out to bribe judges, of course.
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Here is a gross one:

Get some slices of bologny, drop one on the kitchen floor for 3 seconds, one on the bathroom floor for 3 seconds and one in the garage for 3 seconds, then clean the floors as your normaly would (or wouldn't with the garage) and repeat, seal each piece in a baggy and wait a few days, then start counting bacterial colonies, you can compare size and number of colonies with the different floors before and after cleaning and see how effective your cleaning is and why it might be better to eat in the garage.
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Looks like oubronco has two experiments, but i don't think they are for your daughter
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I talked to her teacher, they are covering plants the following:

1st grade science curriculum is based on plants, and solids and liquids, we also study rocks

I am going to take her to a topic night but if anyone has anything on the above I would be grateful.
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I talked to her teacher, they are covering plants the following:

1st grade science curriculum is based on plants, and solids and liquids, we also study rocks

I am going to take her to a topic night but if anyone has anything on the above I would be grateful.
Pot, beer and crack-cocaine......cover all your bases.
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Here are some other ideas:

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