You can start off this experiment by pre-teaching the vocabulary included in this packet to give
your kiddos some background when they hear or read the instructions. I provided the instructions and ingredients on separate pages to laminate and hang up, that way your kids can check if they're following the steps - all about those strategies! I also have kiddos check to see if they have all the ingredients before they begin. Sometimes I will hide an ingredient to teach how important it is to check!
Before we begin the actual experiment, I will have them make a prediction about what they think Leprechaun snot will be like. You can do this verbally, maybe make a graph on the board to track predictions, or use the worksheet provided for before/after information. After students create the experiment, they can go back and fill in the sheet about how they made it and what their favorite part was. There is also a worksheet that targets the senses -- how it felt, what it smells like, and what it feels like. Each of the worksheets are modified to be for illustration only, writing and illustration, and writing only. I included a sequencing mat with printables that match if you are targeting a sequencing or how-
to goal as well!
If you have older kiddos, or kiddos you want to target writing with, I included two open-ended writing task worksheets with "Leprechaun Snot" as the title! Oh, and as always, there is carryover at the end for you to print!
Download this activity HERE on TpT - it will be free until 3/15/15!