This program will be held in parts in March, April, and May. In March, I will be tackling the Science and Technology part of STEAM. This class was created for children in grades 3-5.
I had three stations set up for the science program. In retrospect, I should have added more because we went through the experiments so quickly.
First up was candy experiments. I had three different ones that are easily found on the internet.
- We dissolved Skittles in water and watched the S float off the candy. This was actually really cool. The kids loved seeing the color melt off and the S float away.
- We soaked gummy worms in water to see how much they would expand. I got mine at the dollar store, so they didn’t expand too much. I’m wondering if pricier one would have.
- We put sour patch kids in water and then added baking soda to watch them fizz.
I definitely bought extra candy for the kids to eat.
We then attempted to make invisible ink with lemon juice. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a really good lamp on me, so the lemon juice didn’t burn through. The kids still had a fun time painting the juice on the paper. We did see some because we rubbed some salt in the lemon juice.
Lastly, we made rainbow paper. I found the instructions on how to do this on Science Kiddo. I bought a big aluminum tray from the dollar store and filled it partway with water. You then only need to add a few drops of clear nail polish for each piece of black paper you dip in. The nail polish adheres to the paper making really interesting looking paper once it’s dried.