We all agree that when children are actively involved they are more likely to learn more. Add student-directed to that and you have a winning combination. I came across the website for the Royal Institute of Great Britain today and found these great science activities
It looks as though they will be adding to them but so far they have:
- Rubber band cannons
- Home-made lava lamps
- Giant bubbles
- singing wine glasses
- Static magic
Each activity starts with a video of children experimenting and then poses questions and encourages children to explore further.
Explanations are also given in straightforward language that provides the scientific theory behind the activity (great background knowledge so parents and teachers can ask open ended, stimulating questions).
Get your children enthused by showing them the video and then let them explore – great for home and school.