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Parents – does your teacher have their fill of mugs, candles and smelly lotion? What are you giving your favorite teachers this year?
Teachers – what gifts do you appreciate the most? Gift cards, items for next year’s classroom, books, or hand-written notes and gifts?
We love and appreciate all teachers at Steve Spangler Science and want to help share ideas and favorites to help parents give their teachers the best this May. Our Teacher Appreciation Pinterest board has a ton of gift ideas for all kinds of budgets, teachers and craft levels.
What are your favorite gifts to give to your amazing teacher?
And teachers – what are your most memorable and favorite gifts to receive? Here is your chance to share with parents what teachers really appreciate and what gets re-gifted or forgotten. My daughter’s second grade teacher shared a clock that a student gave her a few years back. She still displays it proudly in her classroom.
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By Blog Editor Susan Wells
Our office recently received a copy of the new book, Candy Experiments, by Loralee Leavitt. If you love candy, but don’t want it to all go to your waistline, this book is for you.
Candy Experiments covers a wide variety of activities with what else? Candy. Learn about secret ingredients hidden in your favorite candy, then blow it up, smash it, freeze it, melt it and experiment every which way with it. So don’t eat all of that holiday candy, experiment with it. The best part of this book is all of the activities use candy and other household materials.
The experiments have easy to follow step by step instructions and a What’s Happening section. It isn’t big on the science, but it is something all parents can do with their kids on a lazy afternoon.
We received a complimentary copy of Candy Experiments to
During the month of March, everything starts to turn green, and not just the grass and trees. It’s leprechaun season. Time to catch a sneaky little devil who hides gold coins while wreaking havoc all over.
For years, we have shared our secret for surprising the kiddos on St. Paddy’s Day morning by turning all of the water green in your house. Just unscrew the screen in the faucet, place a blue and yellow Fizzy Tints True Color Tablet inside and carefully screw it back on. Wiping any drips. Don’t use Easter Egg coloring tablets – they will stain. In the morning, when the kids turn on the water, it will run green. You can also drop a few tablets in the toilet to turn that water green too.
But don’t stop there. Take the kids on a journey to explore all of the Leprechaun secrets. Uncover hidden rainbows, fish for Leprechauns with appearing green worms, use a little green magic to grow Leprechaun eggs and inflate a giant eight-foot long Leprechaun sandwich with only one breath.
By Blog Editor Susan Wells
I am not incredibly crafty, although I enjoy breaking the paper Valentine mold each year and finding something new and different. This year, my second grader and I are breaking out and making Valentines with test tubes. They are super easy, super fun and super unique. What could be better than a little love, a little science and an activity all wrapped up into one?
- Test Tube Baby Soda Bottles
- To, from stickers
- Valentines stickers, ribbon or anything you want to use for decoration on the outside.
- Experiment print out
- Experiment materials
Start out filling the test tubes with Valentines candy. Add the stickers to the outside of the tube to include to and from. Then choose an experiment to include with the test tube. It can be something really simple or something a little more advanced. You can even mix up the experiments and share several. I have included a few test tube experiments that you can add inside the test tube…
Valentine’s Day is a holiday known for its dedication to love, chocolate, and… science? The Science of Love of course!
This year we are celebrating Valentine’s Day science with a kit full of the most eye-catching, heart-grabbing, hands-on science we can find. You can use the Valentine’s Day-themed activities however you want, with whoever you want, but we guarantee that the fun you’ll have will make for a holiday you’ll never forget.