While observing dry ice, students learn about the various states of matter and the properties of dry ice (pure carbon dioxide) as it is heated. Students understand the important concepts of mass, matter, density, and volume while we conduct our “cool” science experiments. Students sit on the edge of their seats as they eagerly pop dry ice bubbles and observe a safe explosion. Then, turn down the lights as your STEM presenter simulates lightning & discusses electricity. Whip out those cameras to capture a hair raising experience as electricity causes our volunteers’ hair to stand straight up! Your young scientists have a BLAST learning the difference between matter, light, forces, and electricity!
This in-school field trip is designed for no more than 35 students to keep the presentation engaging and hands-on. Your STEAM Presenter will need a table to set up supplies. It is best if the students sit in chairs in a large semi-circle and the presenter stays in one room as the students rotate between classes/groups. We are flexible if a central room with chairs is unavailable. We’d be happy to discuss different options.
Presentations may be scheduled in the classroom, media center, gym, library or cafeteria.
Teachers, check this out!
Now you may copy and paste Science Standards into your lesson plans! For your convenience, we’ve made a list of Florida standards that are introduced or reinforced during each STEAM City Kids program. Our experienced presenters adjust the content of each presentation to according to the grade level standards, interests and special needs of each group.
Click on the green button below to view the complete list of standards K-7 for Matter & Electricity. You may use the experience as a review before an upcoming assessment or as an introduction to a new unit. Let us know while booking if you want to focus on a specific topic or standard!