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First Days of School

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Back to school science activities that create unforgettable learning experiences. Make science fun on the very first day of school.

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Consider the first days of school as your BLINK moment for getting students excited about science. What if you could create science experiences filled with wonder, discovery, exploration and a little laughter that inspired and motivated student to want to learn more? What if you had a way to set the tone of wonder and serious fun in your classroom right out gate? Steve Spangler’s First Days of School kit will help you do all of this and more. The kit features six highly visual hands-on science experiments that use science concepts to relate to real-world learning experiences that increase engagement and spark conversation. It’s the perfect way to show your students that this year will be the greatest one… so far.

What's Included?

  • 30 Windbags - Brightly colored 8 foot long bags
  • Approximately 250 Color-Changing UV Beads
  • Water Gel - 100 grams
  • Jelly Marbles - 50 grams
  • Styrofoam cups - 3
  • Pipe cleaners - 30
  • Steve Spangler's First Days of School Experiment Guide

What Does It Teach?

Learn how to use eye-catching science experiments as object lessons to teach "first day" lessons in a most unforgettable way. Inflate balloons using only a single breath of air, turn a liquid into a solid with a snap of a finger, uncover your true colors as the student build UV color-changing bead bracelets, and create a powerful lesson on invisible influences that affect our daily interactions with other students. Use all of these experiments and more creative ideas as you build metaphors for concepts like goal setting, team building and effective communication.

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  2. Excellent...well worth the money! review by Debbie on 8/27/2014

    Kids love these experiments and it's an energizing way to start the new year!

  3. First day school pack review by Science Wizz on 9/3/2013

    MY YEAR 6 STUDENTS LOVED THIS PACK! It was a fun afternoon filled with experiments

  4. First Days of School Pack review by Rena Huntington on 5/14/2013

    My 2nd Gr. students loved this pack of fun! We spent an afternoon exploring the difference between science activities and science experiments; an important step just before Science Fair.
    Since there was something to take home, that made it all the better.

    I love all your stuff and have had success with 99% of it. Thanks for all you do to help teachers teach science in fun and easy ways.

  5. One stop shopping review by Amanda on 4/25/2013

    The students' excitement fills the room with these experiments! They can't wait to see more!

  6. Only the 2nd day of school... review by Barry Western on 3/14/2013

    But have used the Diet Coke/Mentos (+ more to experiment), and the "wind bags" ie: Bernoulli Bag as an intro to 4th grade, and have kids telling their parents "I love school!" Parents have come to me telling me they have never heard this before. They love the science.

    I have a huge background in science, and, unfortunately, most of the Spangler fun does not line up with State Standards for 4th grade... alas... and in California, the emphasis is on Math, LA, Reading, Spelling, etc... Science and SS get left behind. But... just these two fun science demos the first two days have left me a hero with the kids...

    The documentation tries to help out with aligning to the curriculum, but what is included just doesn't quite make it. You need to find someone who can really align it! I'm working hard myself, and think I can bring the "insta-snow" in line... with CA SS., but, it's hard! Nail that down, and I think you'll do great! I'm working on "insta-snow" with
    CA SS geographic terms, plus some fun picture books at the library, and will see if I have a good segway!

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