Age Range: 5-11 (About grades K-6, and older students may enjoy some of the experiments as well.)
ClickSchooling subscriber Jeff Brodsky suggested this website that his kids really enjoy. The site is the home of the Weird Science Kids program in Lakewood, California that brings science classes to elementary schools and afterschool programs for a fee. However, many of the science experiments they use are archived at the website - and you can access them for free!
When you get to the site, you'll see an introduction explaining the Weird Science Kids Program. Use the menu at the top of the screen and click on "Fun Experiments." A new page opens with a menu of enticing Chemistry and Earth Science activities such as:
*Fake Blood *Ink and Secret Messages *Make Your Own Fire Extinguisher *Snowstorm In A Can *Make Your Own Rain *Why is The Sky Blue *Mentos Geyser *Color Changing Milk *Make A Hovercraft *Taco Sauce Penny Cleaner *Exploding Water in the Microwave *Killer Dry Ice Experiments *Suck an Egg into a Bottle *Alka Seltzer Rocket *Silly Putty *Bubble Bomb *Mold Science *Flying Toilet Paper *Remove Iron From Breakfast Cereal *Build A Periscope *DNA Extraction *Make Rock Candy - and many, many more!
Click on any one, and a new pages opens with a materials list, instructions, pictures and illustrations, and an explanation of the science behind the experiment.