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What is your favorite chemistry for 2nd and 4th grades?

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Which curriculum has fun labs, lessons, and was engaging for your 2nd and 4th graders?

 

 

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There's a book called funky science that I got for my daughter: https://www.bookdepository.com/Funky-Science-Experiments-Hinkler-Books-Pty-Ltd/9781743088777

 

Its pink and super girly girl, and has all sorts of experiments, sorted by area (physics, chemistry), named appropriately (Rock Star for Earth Science for example).

 

Its wouldn't suit my other two kids, but my eldest is the super pink, sparkly one and this sort of thing made her squeal with excitement.

 

Other than that, my favorite books are the Backyard Scientist & Janice VanCleaves books. As my favs include anything that actually properly explains the experiment enough for the child to actually understand what happened & Why it happened at their individual level.

 

Other than that, for excitement, interest and just plain fun, I love madaboutscience.com.au and buy kits & bits and bobs (like lab coats, weird gadgets, googles, pipettes, breakers etc) from their all year round.

 

If I was in the US, however, the world would be my oyster. I would live on HomeScienceTools, Young Science Club, and all the other weird & wonderful kits, clubs, subscriptions and just plain crazy stuff I could get over there :D

 

Like:

 

This for instance Chemistry Subscription Kits!!!!: https://melscience.com/en/

 

Or as mad spree through here: https://www.scientificsonline.com/shop/chemistry-fun?Page=1

 

Molecular Models: https://www.amazon.com/Organic-Chemistry-Molecular-2-hour-Molymod/dp/B01KL3GK4K/ref=pd_day0_21_7?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=D9CW85ZTPZTAC2120308

 

Thames & Kosmos Kits (based on your budget) https://www.amazon.com/Thames-Kosmos-First-Chemistry-Science/dp/B00B9BFU5Y

 

Intro to Chemistry: http://www.hometrainingtools.com/complete-introduction-to-chemistry-kit

 

Or if you wanted the more curricula type approach:

 

Noeo Science: http://www.logospressonline.com/noeo-science-chemistry-1/

 

Edible CHemistry Kit: https://www.amazon.com/Copernicus-Edible-Chemistry-Kit-Ages/dp/B00ESHK1J6/ref=sr_1_37?ie=UTF8&qid=1487506036&sr=8-37&keywords=chemistry+kids

 

Edible Science Book (anything where you get to eat it afterwards is always a winner with kids (unless picky eaters of course lol): https://www.amazon.com/Amazing-Mostly-Edible-Science-Experiments-ebook/dp/B01AUYB2V6/ref=sr_1_40?ie=UTF8&qid=1487506036&sr=8-40&keywords=chemistry+kids

 

Tops Chemistry: https://www.topscience.org/books/analysis10.html

 

The Happy Scientist: http://thehappyscientist.com/

 

Horrible Science: Chemical Chaos: https://shop.scholastic.co.uk/products/92676

 

Supercharged Science: http://www.superchargedscience.com/

 

Discovery Streaming may have Chemistry vids, Lessons & downloads.

 

Bill Nye is also an option (half my kids love him, I can't really stand him as is a very intense sound, and flashing light program).

 

There are so many amazing things out there LOL, I could just keep going. :laugh:

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There's a book called funky science that I got for my daughter: https://www.bookdepository.com/Funky-Science-Experiments-Hinkler-Books-Pty-Ltd/9781743088777

 

Its pink and super girly girl, and has all sorts of experiments, sorted by area (physics, chemistry), named appropriately (Rock Star for Earth Science for example).

 

Its wouldn't suit my other two kids, but my eldest is the super pink, sparkly one and this sort of thing made her squeal with excitement.

 

Other than that, my favorite books are the Backyard Scientist & Janice VanCleaves books. As my favs include anything that actually properly explains the experiment enough for the child to actually understand what happened & Why it happened at their individual level.

 

Other than that, for excitement, interest and just plain fun, I love madaboutscience.com.au and buy kits & bits and bobs (like lab coats, weird gadgets, googles, pipettes, breakers etc) from their all year round.

 

If I was in the US, however, the world would be my oyster. I would live on HomeScienceTools, Young Science Club, and all the other weird & wonderful kits, clubs, subscriptions and just plain crazy stuff I could get over there :D

 

Like:

 

This for instance Chemistry Subscription Kits!!!!: https://melscience.com/en/

 

Or as mad spree through here: https://www.scientificsonline.com/shop/chemistry-fun?Page=1

 

Molecular Models: https://www.amazon.com/Organic-Chemistry-Molecular-2-hour-Molymod/dp/B01KL3GK4K/ref=pd_day0_21_7?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=D9CW85ZTPZTAC2120308

 

Thames & Kosmos Kits (based on your budget) https://www.amazon.com/Thames-Kosmos-First-Chemistry-Science/dp/B00B9BFU5Y

 

Intro to Chemistry: http://www.hometrainingtools.com/complete-introduction-to-chemistry-kit

 

Or if you wanted the more curricula type approach:

 

Noeo Science: http://www.logospressonline.com/noeo-science-chemistry-1/

 

Edible CHemistry Kit: https://www.amazon.com/Copernicus-Edible-Chemistry-Kit-Ages/dp/B00ESHK1J6/ref=sr_1_37?ie=UTF8&qid=1487506036&sr=8-37&keywords=chemistry+kids

 

Edible Science Book (anything where you get to eat it afterwards is always a winner with kids (unless picky eaters of course lol): https://www.amazon.com/Amazing-Mostly-Edible-Science-Experiments-ebook/dp/B01AUYB2V6/ref=sr_1_40?ie=UTF8&qid=1487506036&sr=8-40&keywords=chemistry+kids

 

Tops Chemistry: https://www.topscience.org/books/analysis10.html

 

The Happy Scientist: http://thehappyscientist.com/

 

Horrible Science: Chemical Chaos: https://shop.scholastic.co.uk/products/92676

 

Supercharged Science: http://www.superchargedscience.com/

 

Discovery Streaming may have Chemistry vids, Lessons & downloads.

 

Bill Nye is also an option (half my kids love him, I can't really stand him as is a very intense sound, and flashing light program).

 

There are so many amazing things out there LOL, I could just keep going. :laugh:

 

Great list.  I haven't heard of most of these.  So much fun. 

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We did the REAL Science Odyssey life science this year and we really have enjoyed it.  

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