My goal was to create an interest in science, while creating enthusiam and a love of learning.
I use a seemingly simple styrofoam cup (it has magic powder in it, but the kids don't know that).
I tip the cup at a 45 degree angle and quickly walk around so they can see the "empty" cup.
I then call up two students. Student #1 gets to hold the cup over his head while Student #2 puts a teaspoon of water in the cup everytime I tell him too.
I discuss learning, teamwork and the 6 Cs. What are the 6 Cs you might be wondering? Here they are:
You end by having student #2 taking the cup and turning it upside down on student #1's head.
To find out more, you will need to download my PowerPoint.
You will need to order the magic powder right away. the nice thing is what you get with it. Also, a little goes a long way. I purchased a pound of it over 10 years ago, and it has lasted for many years. Each year up to 5 classes do the experiment with their class ~ a little goes a long way. for $14.95 you will get many years of excitement and it will be an experiment that students will always remember. You also get a video clip and explanation to the science behind the magic which is something they did not offer when I purchased my magic powder.