Tahoe Lake Elementary is a Science School! We have a weekly science enhancement teacher, but we also do hands-on experiments in out classrooms, 2-3 times a week. We use both Stemscopes, supplied by the District as well as Mystery Science.
While learning about properties of matter, students made soap to learn about the property of dissolving. We also made candles to learn about melting. We even melted candy to learn and about reversible and irreversible changes.
When studying plant and animal biodiversity, we grew "grass heads", made root viewers, and went on sock walk to see how seeds could stick to fur.
Finally, when learning about changes to our earth, we made cornmeal "land" to show the effects of erosion.