Valentine’s Day is around the corner! Look no further for something different in your classroom this year! Valentine’s Day Science Experiments allow kids to have fun in class while working with friends to ask questions, investigate, collect data, form a hypothesis, and draw conclusions.
Valentine’s Science Experiments
These fun and engaging Valentine’s Day science experiments use simple materials that you likely already have on hand. I set up 8 different stations in my room and use them throughout the week, but you can adapt them any way you see fit. You can use these experiments as a demonstration, classroom project, in small groups, trios, or with partners.
The experiments include:
- Disappearing Hearts
- Dissolving Hearts
- Sparkly Explosion
- Secret Messages
- Heart Catapults
- Building a Heart Tower
- Valentine’s Day Slime
- Crystal Hearts
Benefits of Incorporating Science Experiments
Kids can still have fun in class without the sugar high from the typical Valentine’s candy exchange. More importantly, they can have fun and learn at the same time. As a result, adding some science to your classroom will help develop curious and inquisitive kids. This will lead to problem-solving, which is an essential life skill!
- Students have the opportunity to learn to use science equipment in addition to the five senses.
- They observe, explore, discuss, ask questions, predict, guess, and use math concepts.
- Students experiment, study cause and effect, and problem-solve while they investigate.
- Partners and small groups work together to conduct experiments.
Adding science experiments to your classroom has its own benefits:
- Encourage academic exploration with inquiry, discovery, and conclusions
- Engage the students in a far more exciting way than boring worksheets
- Work on social skills since teamwork is important in experiments
- Change in rhythm with an activity other than sitting at a desk filling out papers
- Classroom bonding opportunity which is essential with today’s emphasis on social-emotional learning
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Make this year’s Valentine’s celebrations memorable with something different, engaging, and fun.
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