ExpeRimental is a series of short films sharing fun, easy and cheap ideas for hands-on science activities that can be done at home or in the classroom with young children. Although aimed at parents than teachers, this is an excellent resource that models the importance of questioning and testing ideas while exploring the world. Everyday materials are explored through play, while gentle questioning encourages natural curiosity through observation and questioning. Each film has an info sheet with information and clear explanations of the science being investigated, and suggestions for scaffolding children’s developing understanding of the science.
Have you used ExpeRimental in your classroom? Please share your experience in the comments, along with any hints or advice you have for other teachers looking to use the resource.