In elementary school, physical science includes both physics and chemistry. Topics include force and motion, matter, color, light, and chemistry.
Check these out? How does this happen?
Here are some live bird cams I have found….
Great Gray Owl
Great Horned Owl
Long Eared Owl
Cornell Lab (a bird research organization) Bird Feeders
Rosie Hummingbird’s Nest
Bella Hummingbird’s Nest
Hummingbird Fountain Camera
Here is a video of the 2014 Science Field Day Tin Can Racer competition. This is not from Vista Grande, but does give some examples.
This video is from the 2014 Science Field Day at Lakeside Middle School.
Here are some videos about sound effects engineers:
Star Wars Effects with a Slinky:
More Foley sounds:
Sound Effects of Star Wars – Attack of the Clones:
We listened to sounds of videos, but didn’t watch the video. We listened to the sounds of a rainstorm, and then tried to reproduce the sound effects for a rainstorm using our hands and feet. We also used other tools like pie pans, cups of beans, rulers, cups, containers, etc.
Here are some videos from YouTube that we listened to plus some extras:
Here is a copy of the blank sheet from our powder experiments:
Here are some links to explore about chemical reactions, mixtures, and solutions. Explore and be able to TALK ABOUT what you learned.
- Four Types of Chemical Reactions
- Chem4Kids on Matter
- Exploritorium Website
- Exploritorium Activity 1
- Exploritorium Activity 2
- Exploritorium Activity 3
- Exploritorium Activity 4
- Exploritorium Activity 5
- Exploritorium Activity 6
- Exploritorium Activity 7
- Baking Soda and Vinegar Rocket
- Lemon Juice Rockets
- Chemical Volcano
- Zoom Kitchen Chemistry
- Chemistry Activities for Kids
- ChemGameTutor (really for older kids, but try it out)
- Chemistry Lab Escape
- NeoPets – Chemistry for Beginners
- The Science Spot
NON chemical reaction/chemistry sites to explore: