Some days you need a science experiment that will have results that will happen within the same 24 hour period, instead of waiting.... and waiting... and waiting... Luckily, I found this kid-friendly science experiment that uses Epsom salts, and grows needle-like crystals in about 3 hours. I added some food coloring, and we got this:
We also did this nifty experiment. (Please ignore my messy kitchen.)
It was really cool to watch the current in the milk from nothing more than adding one drop of Dawn dish soap.
And that is how we get through a Teacher Improvement Day.