Hello Year 3,
Hope you are all well and being good.
I thought you might like some magic, science and craft this week, so please find below lots of videos to help you make some magic of your own. Remember to ask an adult for permission and to help you with the experiments, don’t try them on your own.(Click on the blue title to watch a video to show you how to perform each magic spell.)
Elephant Toothpaste: as part of their studies, young wizards practice mixing potions and casting spells! Poof! Things don't always go as planned, and you might think of this fun, foaming activity as one of those moments where a spell or mixture goes awry! You won't need any real toothpaste for this activity, but it is a lot of fun to plan the colours and watch this chemical reaction happen. sciencebuddies.org/stem-activities/elephant-toothpaste
16 Magical Harry Potter DIY Crafts
Make a Lemon Volcano: this is another activity that might make you think something went wrong in potions class. Combining baking soda and citric acid makes for a fun, fizzing, bubbling volcano. Food colouring is optional!
Secret Messages With Invisible Ink!: the ability to write and reveal secret messages can be a valuable wizarding skill. (You do have a notebook to keep your formulas, spells, and recipes, right?) There's no real magic in the secret ink activity, but the spice cabinet might have just what you need to create your own disappearing and reappearing ink!
Turn Milk into Plastic: in wizarding terms, alchemy is the process of turning lead into gold. In this science activity, kids can turn milk into plastic. It may not be as sparkly as gold, but turning a cup of milk into a ball of plastic is a pretty cool chemistry-based example of a chemical reaction causing a transformation. Kids can use their milk plastic to make small sculptures or beads before the plastic hardens.
The hidden science of Harry Potter
Make Your Drawings Float!: this creative activity definitely has magical flair. With a dry-erase marker and water, you can make a simple drawing magically lift from the surface and float! (Note: some colors of markers may work better than others for this activity, so young wizards may have to practice and experiment.)
Stretchy Balloon Science: lots of magic tricks involve illusions. If you stick a wooden skewer into a balloon, it will pop, right? With a bit of science about a balloon's stretchiness, you can learn where to stick the skewer so that the balloon doesn't pop. This is a fun bit of wizardry to show your friends! (Be prepared with plenty of balloons though as you practice this trick!)
Puzzle Fun with a Perimeter Magic Triangle: this math puzzle is a fun way to practice your skills. You'll need to make all sides add up properly to balance the magic triangle!
Happy magic making, have fun!