If there ever was a time to get excited about science, it’s the fall of the year! The changing seasons, Hunter’s Moon, and of course Halloween, offer all sorts of opportunities to make science come alive.
For this month, let’s focus on Halloween. (If you don’t celebrate this holiday, the science is still fun with or without the Halloween reference.) But for us, we’re big Halloween kids at heart so might we suggest a variation of Ollie Oxygen’s Fun Foam that we’ll call Ollie’s Halloween Potion. Students will release oxygen from hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) with some dramatic results. We promise this activity will “grow” on you!
Want more activities to modify for the season? Zany Science Zeke’s Bubble Slime or Yawning Yolanda’s Glowing Snot (both from More Quirkles Experiments) can be just gross enough to be entertaining (while also learning about polymers and the human body). Or finally, (and with adult supervision) use dry ice in a pumpkin to make an eerie smoking jack-o-lantern.
We could go on forever, but we don’t want to give it all away here. Follow us on our various social media sites as we offer all sorts of fun October activities. We guarantee your students will be entertained and will learn a ton of science too!