This hot weather will be gone before we know it, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t time to connect the summer season across our curriculum.
If your class is like ours and loves playing bingo, you’ll want to check out our Seasons Bingo Bundle.
An eventful day in August wouldn’t be complete without us mixing things up with Ice Cream Match-Ups.
To connect summer with science, we’ve created these four August Science Experiments so your students can conduct science experiments, make hypotheses, and ask and answer scientific questions.
Want to connect summer with STEM? Be sure to take a look at some of our Learning Activities for Summer STEM.
August Science Experiments
Science experiments are always an entertaining way to get kids enthralled in learning.
Engage your students with our exciting hands-on science experiments! This seasonal resource is perfect for helping your little scientists realize how much fun science can be and is perfect for Pre-K, Kindergarten, and first grade.
Inside You’ll Find:
- Four different science experiments – some seasonal, and some are evergreen.
- Each experiment has step-by-step instructions and pictures showing how to complete the experiment.
- 2 recording sheets for each experiment so you can differentiate for your students, perfect for pre-writers and writers.
- explanation of the science behind it so you can easily explain why what happened, happened.
Air Pressure Water Experiment
Your little learners will be amazed at this experiment and think it’s MAGIC right in the classroom. And you’ll be sneaking in some chemistry. We love reading Pop! Air and Water Pressure by Stephanie Paris with this activity.
Students will make hypotheses, and then they’ll observe the relationship between what happens when the jar is used and not used. It also provides a way for you to discuss the science behind air pressure and density.
Students have so much fun as they explore their Five Senses. It’s one of those days that the giggles and laughter are contagious as students take charge of their learning.
We begin this experiment with one of our favorite books, Using Your Senses by Rebecca Rissman.
This experiment allows students to find out more about their amazing bodies as they concentrate and isolate one of their senses at a time.
This is an easy prep experiment that teaches our students the importance of handwashing. Besides getting some science in, you’ll hopefully have your students remembering to wash their hands more.
Our little learners are able to develop their hypotheses, make observations, and then record their own results as they complete this experiment.
Kids will be talking about how germs are spread for the rest of the school year, and they are genuinely shocked when they see their results. We expand on our learning as we read A Germ’s Journey by Rooke, MD, and Thorn and Tony Trimmer and Germs Make Me Sick by Melvin Berger and Marylin Hafner.
Tie-Dye Baby Wipes
Your kids will have a blast making their own Tie-Dye “craft.” It’s a quick and fun way to bring science into something that looks really cool and fascinating.
They’ll observe the relationship between the food coloring and absorbency needed to create the tie-dye effect.
Your class will be able to experiment and discover the different ways they can make different looks with their tie-dye and then record the results they observe.
To further our learning, we finish off this experiment with Tie-Dye by Shabd Simon-Alexander.
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Are you ready to implement these in your classroom or home?
Have fun with your students in the classroom and at home with these August Science Experiments.
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