The Sorcerer's Apprentice Science Curriculum Guide
- The brooms worked for the Sorcerer to bring water to the well. Water is necessary for life on earth and it is the only substance that occurs naturally in nature in solid, liquid and gas forms. Let's learn more about it!
- Learn about the physical properties of water: The changing state of water, movement of water molecules and an animated lesson on how water molecules bond.
- Reader's theater- "This 10-minute reader's theater play traces water in its never-ending cycle. Students read the script as they perform the play. Neither props nor scenery is necessary. There are 19 characters, but in a small class, students can easily play more than one part. The students could even write their own water cycle adventure."
- Here is a hands-on water wheel project.
- Here is a link with experiments for older children.
- Drag and Drop Solids, Liquids and Gases game.
- Here's an animated word scramble game
- A water cycle animated game.
- An interactive matching game
- While stories of working brooms with arms and legs and magical incantations may be only fantasy, there was a time when "alchemists" tried to do magical things like make gold out of lead. In medieval times, there was little understanding of physics and chemistry, and the scientific method (here is a video on the scientific method) had not yet been formulated. Alchemists never succeeded in turning any common metal into gold, but they learned a lot in the process of trying! In China, alchemists even discovered gunpowder with one of their experiments! Read about alchemy in this article. What are the other things alchemists tried to find or accomplish?
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