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Two, no, THREE of our new favorite Science experiments
24 Apr, 2013. 7 Comments. A Day In First Grade, First Grade, First Grade Science, Science. Posted By: Kristen Smith
So, the other day we went Science CRAZY. It was probably one of my favorite days of the whole year. We accomplished FOUR science experiments in one day. The kids left with HUGE smiles on their faces and were dropping words like, “gravity, mass, liquids, mixing, concoction, cumulonimbus,” and more! If you would like to do these experiments, you won’t regret it! Here is a brief synopsis of our top 3 from the day:
Walking Water
You will need: 
Three or four plastic cups
Water
Food Coloring
Bins to elevate your cups
Paper Towels
Time 😉
 
Step 1. Put two cups on top of a bin and FILL with water. (The more water, the faster it will work!) 
Step 2. Add food coloring.
 
Step 3. Put a strip of paper towel into both cups and put the end of BOTH paper towel strips into one cup that is underneath them.
(or you can put them into two separate cups and make them “race.”)
 
 
4. Wait! The water will begin to “walk” down the paper towel and collect in the cup underneath!  (It took about 20 minutes to gather up a good sized pool of colored water in the third cup. Luckily we had to go to lunch and when we got back it was INCREDIBLE!)
Rainbow Cloud in a Jar
You will need:
Shaving Cream
Cups
Food Coloring
Eye Droppers
Mini Containers 
 
Step 1: Mix the colors so that you have all of the colors of the rainbow. (Use water and MANY drops of food coloring.) This is a great way to reinforce ROY G BIV!
Step 2: Add the shaving cream cloud.
Step 3: Using an eye dropper, drop in the colors so that they form a rainbow pattern. 
Step 4: watch the magic happen! 
 “Fireworks in a Cup”
You will need:
Cups
Water
Vegetable Oil
Food Coloring 
A Pencil (or something to stir)
A Small Container
 
Step 1: Add water to the cup.
Step 2: In a separate container mix oil and 3-5 drops of food coloring.
Step 3: Pour your oil mixture into your water cup.  
Step 4: Watch the magic. 
 
To say we loved these is an UNDER statement! You MUST try some of these!!  
((The small containers we use are the tops to yogurt with granola! We use them for EVERYTHING!!!))
 
You can purchase these experiments in my “Making Predictions” Science pack! They are available in my TpT Store. Click HERE to grab them! 

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7 Comments
  1. Sara -

    What AWESOME science experiments! I love the way they all turned out. They’re great and engaging, as well as fun to do. Students are able to discuss between one another as to why these things are happening – which is also fun to listen to! LOL

    Sara
    Miss V’s Busy Bees
    ventrellasara@gmail.com

  2. Looks like a great day for all!! Thanks for sharing your fun science experiments!

    ✿Sue✿
    Science for Kids Blog

  3. Those look like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  4. Kim -

    Love when you share science experiments! Adding these to my “to do list” of experiments!
    :)Kim

  5. I love these experiments, Kristen! Thank you!

    Barbara
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

  6. Great Activity !!! I love the rainbow cloud! what standard was this?

  7. Do you use one or more food colors?

7 Comments

  • Sara -

    What AWESOME science experiments! I love the way they all turned out. They’re great and engaging, as well as fun to do. Students are able to discuss between one another as to why these things are happening – which is also fun to listen to! LOL

    Sara
    Miss V’s Busy Bees
    ventrellasara@gmail.com

  • Looks like a great day for all!! Thanks for sharing your fun science experiments!

    ✿Sue✿
    Science for Kids Blog

  • Those look like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  • Kim -

    Love when you share science experiments! Adding these to my “to do list” of experiments!
    :)Kim

  • I love these experiments, Kristen! Thank you!

    Barbara
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

  • Great Activity !!! I love the rainbow cloud! what standard was this?

  • Do you use one or more food colors?

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