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SARSEF focuses on teaching children – and possibly some adults – the basics of the scientific method. Learning to observe, record, ask questions and make conclusions will help grow a new generation of critical thinkers. Oh, they have a lot of fun doing it! Marshmallow shooters, homemade butter and fingerprinting. What more could you ask?

 

Wondering about Cooking

Wondering about Cooking

Let’s shake up some butter! Then, use your observation skills to learn some scientific principles. Yum!

Use this worksheet to record your findings!

Wondering about Handwashing

Wondering about Handwashing

We’ve been washing our hands a lot lately. Have you? Find out the best way to wash to fight the germs, then keep observing to see if you and others are doing it correctly.

Get your handwashing guide here.

Wondering about Fingerprinting

Wondering about Fingerprinting

Only you have your fingerprints – no one else’s are the same! Take your fingerprints at home and discover your unique patterns.

Use this sheet to record your own fingerprints.

Wondering about Nature

Wondering about Nature

Learn about nature right in your neighborhood by observing all you see, hear, touch and smell!

This worksheet will help you record your observations. Can you observe the same thing over several days? Print out multiple sheets or use a notebook to record what changes and what stays the same.

Wondering about Data Collection

Wondering about Data Collection

The title says Data Collection, but first you need to BUILD A MARSHMALLOW SHOOTER! You can learn about potential energy with SARSEF. Then test your shooter and collect the data to see how energy transfer works.

Here’s your data sheet! How far will your marshmallows fly?