#4-Easy Hands-On Activities at Home
At the recent California Science Educators Association (CASE) Virtual Conference, I had the opportunity to speak with representatives from the Exploratorium in San Francisco. The focus of our conversation centered around Science Snacks, hands-on activities for all grade levels that allow students to explore natural phenomena at home!
As you continue to look for ways to engage your students “virtually” with phenomenon-driven lessons, Science Snacks are a great way to accomplish this. Each activity uses easily accessible materials from home, detailed directions for facilitation, along with an explanation of the science “behind the phenomenon.” All Snacks are aligned with NGSS Performance Expectations and Science and Engineering Practices.
Logistically, if your school uses Canvas, Schoology or another district-wide platform, I suggest posting a weekly agenda that includes a list of simple materials students will need to accumulate prior to a scheduled Snack. This will avoid any last-minute run-around and will allow you to maximize instructional time.
Have fun with your Science Snacks and stay safe.