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The Earth rotating in space

Grade 1

Our lessons align with Next Generation Science Standards and National Science Education Standards.

Candy Architecture

Students engage in the engineering design process and complete a design challenge.

Next Generation Science Standards: physics, engineering, mathematics
Skills: fine motor, problem solving
Vocabulary: pyramid, cube
Marshmallow Catapults

Students will construct a marshmallow catapult and experiment with trajectory.

Next Generation Science Standards: Physics, science as inquiry
Skills: problem solving, team work, communication, recording observations
Vocabulary: engineer, motion, force
Matter Matters

Students will experiment with solids, liquids and gases to study phases of matter.

Next Generation Science Standards: unifying concepts and processes, science as inquiry, chemistry
Skills: observation, logical thinking, simple chemistry to observe the difference between a solid, liquid and a gas
Vocabulary: solid, liquid, gas, atom
Owl Pellets Most Popular

Students will dissect owl pellets, classify bones and understand what owls eat.

Next Generation Science Standards: unifying concepts and processes, science as inquiry, biology, life science
Skills: fine motor, observation, sorting, communication, counting
Vocabulary: prey, ornithologist
Puff Mobile

Students will design and construct a working vehicle that moves by wind power.

Next Generation Science Standards: physical & earth science, engineering, inquiry science, math
Skills: problem solving, engineering, fine motor, analyzing
Vocabulary: force, push, pull, friction
Science of Snot

Students make snot and learn how mucous in our bodies helps to fight germs.

Next Generation Science Standards: unifying concepts and processes, science as inquiry, biology
Skills: fine motor, observation, communication, counting
Vocabulary: mucous
Stem a Nest

Students will observe a variety of nests then put their engineering skills to the test. Finding inspiration in nature, students will design and construct a nest.

Next Generation Science Standards: engineering Design, Earth Science, Life Science
Skills: experimenting, communicating, classifying
Vocabulary: stability, engineer
Transparent, Translucent, Opaque

Students will play and discover behavior of light.

Next Generation Science Standards: science as inquiry, earth science, physics
Skills: communication, teamwork, fine and large motor skills
Vocabulary: opaque, transparent, translucent
Water Cycle

Students will experience the components of the water cycle on our planet.

Next Generation Science Standards: earth science, inquiry science
Skills: fine motor, logical thinking, communication
Vocabulary: precipitation, condensation, evaporation
Your Ear Hears Most Popular

Students will participate in a variety of experiments to discover how sound travels through different mediums and how our ears hear sound.

Next Generation Science Standards: unifying concepts and processes, science as inquiry, physical science
Skills: communication, small motor skills, logical thinking
Vocabulary: vibration
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