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4 Hands-On Experiments for Young Scientists

Elizabeth McMann
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(503)
In this 4-week course, students will fill out their science journals and complete the science experiments: 2-in-1 Soap Science and Surface Tension, Buoyancy with a Cartesian Diver Bottle, Slinky Physics and Changing Pennies.

Class experience

US Grade Kindergarten - 3
4 lessons//4 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
2-in-1 Soap Science and Surface Tension
Adult supervision is required as we observe and record what happens while we microwave soap. Discover what happens when we place red pepper flakes in water. Lastly, watch our pepper break the surface tension with a magical chemical reaction.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
2-in-1 Changing Pennies
Explore the chemical change behind pennies as we make dirty pennies shine like new. Then, record a three day experiment as we observe our pennies change over time.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Slinky Physics
What's more fun than a slinky? Learn about springs and discover Neuton's Third Law as we adjust slope and record our findings.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Buoyancy with a Cartesian Diver Bottle
Learn about buoyancy and density in this magical experiment. What will sink and what will float? Create fun divers that will bob up and down as we squeeze and release our bottles.
Soap Science:
• An adult must be present during this activity from start to finish!
• Wide shallow dish or microwave safe plastic bowl
• Water
• Red pepper flakes
• 3 Different Bars of soap (1 needs to be Ivory)
• Microwave

Bottle Diver:
• Transparent plastic bottle nearly full of water (mineral water bottles, cola bottles, etc)
• Drinking Straws
• Paper Clips
• Scissors

Slinky Physics:
• Something to make a ramp with (plywood, whiteboard, tote lid, etc). 
• Several books/blocks to adjust slope
• Slinky
• Stopwatch

Changing Pennies:
• 3 Dull Copper Pennies (Pennies from 1982 or earlier work even better because they are made of solid copper)
• Paper Towel or Cotton Pad
• 1/4 White Vinegar
• 1 Teaspoon Table Salt
• Small Bowl (non-metal)
• Small Container With Lid (non-metal)
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:

Parental guidance is required for these experiments.
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(503)
Hello parents and students, 

I encourage learning through enthusiastic engagement. I believe children learn best through curiosity or play. Teaching online has been my passion since 2015. I was an online English teacher with VIPKID for over three... 
Self-Paced Class


weekly or $28 for all content
4 pre-recorded lessons
4 weeks of teacher feedback
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1 year of access to the content

Completed by 33 learners
Ages: 5-10

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