Put on your lab coats and goggles, it’s time to be scientists!
This post will highlight two fabulous activity kits that will transform your primary students into scientists! Encouraging them to perform their own experiments.
The first kit, Can Do! Science Kit Sounds, provides students with the ability to explore sound in a fun and interactive way. This kit includes two funnels, one tube, two bells of varying sizes, two blocks, one tuning fork and six activity cards to guide your little scientists through different experiments. Students can tap the tuning fork against the bells to demonstrate vibrations, talk through a funnel to explore how sound can be amplified and travel, or shake each block to hear the different sounds made by each. To encourage a deeper learning, ask your students why different blocks might make different sounds, or what could create a vibration? Hearing their responses will surely surprise and delight you!
To continue, Can Do! Science Kit Colour and Light allows students to explore many aspects of light and colour. Within the kit you’ll find four coloured panels, two unbreakable mirrors, two mirror stands, one plastic bear, one flashlight (batteries not included), and six activity cards. Students will learn how light can change colours by layering the different panels, understand shadows by shining the flashlight against the bear’s form, and placing different objects in front of or behind the various mirrors, providing students with the opportunity to understand reflections. Ask students how they might make an object appear multiple times in the mirror, or how to position a flashlight to make a shadow bigger or smaller. Students will love the independence these kits curate and certainly take the stories of their experiments home to their parents!
The “Can Do! Science Kit(s)” are excellent resources to introduce to primary students from the ages of four and up. There are a few small pieces that could potentially be a choking hazard so be sure to keep an eye on young students working with these kits, but otherwise happy science-ing!