I think many parents agree that during this school-from-home craziness, we are most worried about reading, math, and science. Sorry social studies, you can wait your turn (or really, let’s just all realize that we are living social studies because you know this insanity is going to make it into the school curriculum in a few years’ time).
I have figured out the reading and the math (I recommend looking at TT Rockstars for multiplication and division drills). But the science aspect had me at a loss. I hate mess, so the idea of running science experiments in my kitchen (on top of the endless meal prep and constant washing of dishes) was not at the top of my to-do list.
Enter SICK Science. Steve Spangler is a celebrity teacher, science toy designer, speaker, author and an Emmy award-winning television personality. Spangler is probably best known for his Mentos and Diet Coke geyser experiment that went viral in. Spangler is the founder of www.SteveSpanglerScience.com, a Denver-based company specializing in the creation of science toys, classroom science demonstrations, teacher resources and home for Spangler’s popular science experiment archive and video collection. Spangler is a frequent guest on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and Denver 9 News where he takes classroom science experiments to the extreme.
The YouTube SICK Science! channel is packed full of science videos that range from 1 – 5 minutes in length.
While the endless screen time is causing my mind to implode, I’ll take virtual science experiments over my kitchen being destroyed.