Exciting projects use ordinary toys and play materials to demonstrate chemistry principles. Based on the successful Teaching Science with TOYS program funded by the National Science Foundation and Miami University of Ohio, these projects ilustrate principles such as sloubility, permeability, volatility, and attraction and repulsion by incorporating crayons, paint balloons, Silly Putty, Magic Sand and other common materials. For instance, with grow creatures and superabsorber, students use the scientific method, take measurements and plot graphs to study physical change.
For each activity, the authors provide a list of the key science topics covered and process skills used, the estimated completion time, a materials list, step-by-step instructions, safety and disposal procedures, suggestions for varying or expanding the activity, an explanation of the results, and reproducible student worksheets. Connections to the National Science Education Standards for each activity are also provided.
- 42 activities grouped separately for grades K-3, 4-6, and 7-9
- 296 pages
- Grades K9
Table Of ContentsTeaching Science with TOYS Program StaffAcknowledgments ForewordIntroduction Using this BookSafety Activities for Grades K-3 Unfixed and Fixed Shapes Crystal Pictures Crayon Prints from a Change of State Smell-Good Diffusion Ornaments Smelly Balloons The Scratch-and-Sniff Challenge Density BatonsClay Boats Are Mittens Warm?Magic Worms Fortune-Telling Fish Paint with Water BooksWeather BunniesTwirly Whirly Milk Activities for Grades 4-6 Temperature Mixing Under PressureWater Fountain in a JarThe Amazing Balloon Pump Pencil HydrometersPlastics Do Differ!Shape Shifters Pop the HoodThings that Glow in the DarkA Collection of Surface Tension ActivitiesOne-Way ScreenMysterious Sand Sumi NagashiChromatography Color BurstActivities for Grades 7-9 Properties of Silly Putty Marshmallow in a Syringe Liquid to Gas in a Flick Salt Solutions and Grow Creatures The Liquid Timer Race Density Bottles Frustration BottlesExpanding, Floating Bubbles Hats Off to the Drinking Bird Heat Solution Color-Changing Cars Investigating the Effect of Temperature on Lightsticks Experimenting with Light-Sensitive PaperThe Diving Whale AppendixesActivities Indexed by Key Process SkillsActivities Indexed by TopicsAlphabetical Listing of Activities " "