Alligator Science Ideas
You can purchase one of
those alligators that grow when water is added.
As the gator grows, measure, trace, and note observations. Then when
he doesn't grow any
more, leave him out and let him shrink
back to original size, measuring him as he
Have the children hunt for short
sticks... these will be their alligators.
Fill a shallow pan full of water for the swamp. Let each child in
carefully place his or her gator in the water. Tell the children
alligators float in a river, they resemble trunks or logs. Discuss
the facts you have learned about alligators.
Provide the children
with plastic alligators and
crocodiles to play in this slimy swamp.
2 cups white glue
1 ½ cups water at room
1 cup hot water
2 ½ Tablespoon Borax
2 mixing bowls
In smaller bowl, thoroughly blend glue and room-temp water.
In larger bowl combine hot water and Borax. Stir until Borax
is dissolved. Slowly pour glue mixture into Borax mixture,
stirring constantly. Knead until not sticky.
Will keep in the fridge for a couple weeks.
Mix shaving cream and green tempera paint and let the
children play in the mixture with plastic alligators!
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