Years ago I started a noon hour Mad Scientists Club and it was a HUGE hit with the Grade 1 to 3 set. We met once a week and the kids were totally pumped every time they came.
One of the experiments we did in our long-ago Mad Scientists Club was Egg in a Bottle (although on the kids' sheet I call it "Egg AND a Bottle" so that I don't give away the outcome :)). I always did this experiment first because it's just so darn magical!! Even though it's not very hands-on, the kids love watching this.
This is the title page for the experiment book. My kids put theirs in duotangs.
The paper eggs are glued onto a chart paper graph. It's fun to see everyone's predictions and to have a large visual to save over the year. You could also glue photos of the results onto the graph afterwards.
I've also included an explanation for why the experiment works the way it does.
Click on any of the above images for your 5-page copy.
The other thing I'm going to do ~ which I think will be a blast ~ is to have each child wear their own lab coat. I'm going to ask the parents to send in an old large button-up white shirt. I'll cut the sleeves to length and clip a name tag to everyone's lab coat.
I hope you'll find this weekly post useful. Marie, from The Hands-On Teacher in First has lots of great experiments, too.
Have a great evening!!