Saturday, August 16, 2014

Bringing Science Home

With a wife who taught middle school science the last few years and a daughter who loves animals and the outdoors, science experiments often invade our home. But for those who need a little extra help, the Royal Institute has a series of experiments that can easily be done at home.

The web series ExpeRimental is a collection of short videos explaining how to conduct various experiments in your own kitchen. Each video includes a downloadable info sheet and teachers may want to use the free certificates and badges. The videos are colorful and well edited demonstrations of observational science.

Though geared towards elementary age, anyone with a curious mind will enjoy these fun ways of exploring the world around them. Of course, one possible extension activity would be to video record your own experiments, posting the results.