science - Mrs. Ferris

Science lessons - May 18, 2020

  • Dry Erase (Kindergarten +)


    • A glass plate, bowl, or picture frame
    • Dry erase marker
    • Water
  • Modeling an Explosive Eruption (Grades 3rd +)

    In this lab, you will build a model of an explosive volcanic eruption. You will pop a balloon buried in sand to imitate the ejection power of an explosive volcanic eruption. Then, you will measure the distances that different ejected materials traveled.

  • Lava Lamp


    • A clean plastic bottle, try to use one with smooth sides
    • water
    • Vegetable Oil (or you could use Mineral or Baby Oil instead)
    • Fizzing tablets (such as Alka Seltzer)
    • Food Coloring
  • Rainbow in a glass (Grades 2nd +)


    • Water
    • A mug
    • 5 separate cups
    • A TablespoonA clear glass
    • A dropper or pipette (try using a meat baster if you have one)
    • Skittles (five colors with 2 red, 4 orange, 6 yellow, 8 green, and 10 purple)
  • milk art (Kindergarten +)


    • A bowl
    • ½ cup of milk
    • Dish soap
    • Cotton swab
    • Food Coloring, more than one color
    • Pepper (optional)
  • storm in a glass (Grades 1st +)


    • Shaving cream
    • A large glass
    • Water
    • Food coloring
    • A spoon
SCIENCE LESSONS - May 11, 2020

  • where does the water really go in a flower?

  • What absorbs more heat?

    When you're out in the sun on a hot summer's day it pays to wear some light colored clothes, but why? Experiment with light, color, heat and some water to find out.

    Grades 1st +

  • ballon hot air lab

    As its temperature rises, air starts to act a little differently. Find out what happens to a balloon when the air inside it heats up with this fun science experiment.

    Grade 1st +

  • plant journal

    All grades.

  • floating ice cube floating in water lab

    Grades 3rd +



  • How do leaves get water? (CLICK HERE for pdf)
  • Plant seeds and watch them grow. (CLICK HERE for pdf)
  • Will leftovers from vegetables grow into more vegetables? (CLICK HERE for pdf)


Science lessons - April 20, 2020

Instructions for Bottle Cap Hockey can be found HERE