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EEC Science: It's a Girl Thing
EEC Science: It's a Girl Thing EEC Science: It's a Girl Thing

Science: It's a Girl Thing! is an early childhood science program designed for parents and children to do together at home. It was developed originally by the Educational Equity Center and is based on their award-winning Playtime is Science program, which was created with funding from the National Science Foundation, DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund, and Toyota USA Foundation. The program to promote and distribute the materials on the Internet was made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

EEC Science: It's a Girl Thing

INTRODUCTION AND
FULL ACTIVITY LIST

EEC Science: It's A Girl Thing
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Personalized Science Notebook


Make SIGT activities even more fun. Record them in a personalized Science Notebook. Download this pdf containing printable templates for a notebook cover-page and a 3-page report with prompts to guide your child in writing/drawing.
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ACTIVITY CARDS

Creating a Mystery Bottle

Creating a Mystery Bottle

This simple and fun experiment illustrates the properties of three liquids: oil, water, and food coloring. What happens when you put all three together in a bottle? Will they mix? (download PDF)

 

Building with Wonderful Junk

Building with Wonderful Junk

The things we think of as trash can be as fun, engaging, and educational as anything found in a toy store. Using empty egg cartons, cereal boxes, and empty plastic bottles, this activity teaches the principles of balance, weight, and gravity. (download PDF)

 

Discovering How it Works

Discovering How it Works

Did you know that a hand-operated egg beater is actually a machine? Machines like levers, wheels & axles, and inclined planes can be found throughout your home. Have fun assembling and disassembling simple machines to find out how they work. (download PDF)

 

Bubble Science

Bubble Science

Bubbles inspire wonder in children of all ages - the way they seem to float along, the way they reflect rainbows, the way they suddenly disappear. During this activity, children create their own bubble makers and create their own varieties of bubbles, experiencing the concepts of cohesion and surface tension. (download PDF)

 

Making and Using Sieves

Making and Using Sieves

When scientist want to test various ideas or concepts, they often build models to use in their experiments. That's exactly what this activity is about: creating models to find out what makes water or sand flow fast or slow through the holes in a sieve. (download PDF)

 

Looking at How Liquids Move

Looking at How Liquids Move

Why will a needle float for a minute on the surface of cold water, but immediately sink in hot water? Give up? It's because water has surface tension, which means that the water molecules are shaped to stick together and, in the right circumstances, water will support an object. This fascinating activity is all about water. How colors mix in water and why some things will float on the top for a few seconds, before sinking to the bottom. (download PDF)

 

Oobleck: Solid or Liquid?

Oobleck: Solid or Liquid?

Kids love the gooey green substance in Dr. Seuss's book, Bartholomew and the Oobleck. It can pour like a liquid, but when squeezed, it becomes a solid. So which is it - solid or liquid? Try this engaging activity and find out. (download PDF)

 

Oobleck: Solid or Liquid?

Making and Tossing Beanbags

There are scientific principles in everything we do, and nothing illustrates that better than learning about the science in making and
throwing beanbags: from learning about spatial relationships, to estimating and measuring the number of beans you'll need to make your beanbag. You and your daughter will have fun learning about the science of beanbags.
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Oobleck: Solid or Liquid?

Ramps, Force, and Motion

When you use boards or books to create ramps, did you know that it's the first step in learning about 'incline,' 'speed,' and distance? Get ready to test your prediction and problem solving tools with this
fun activity.
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Oobleck: Solid or Liquid?

Sink and Float

If you put a rock in a pan of water, you know it will sink, but do you know the science behind why it does?
Learn about what makes things sink, and what makes them float, with this simple experiment.
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EEC Science: It's a Girl Thing

EEC SIGT

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This material is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation under grant no. HRD-0833022. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Science Foundation.