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

Chocolate Rock Cycle

Students will explore the rock cycle through relatable experiments.

Next Generation Science Standards: earth science, inquiry science
Skills: observation, logical thinking, sorting
Vocabulary: geologist, metamorphic, sedimentary, igneous
Clean Water – 2 Day Lesson

This is a two part lesson. Students plan and test an experiment to make dirty water clean.

Next Generation Science Standards: earth and space science, nature of science and engineering
Skills: experimenting, observing, interpreting data, controlling variables, formulating a hypothesis
Vocabulary: filter, pH
Friction With Lincoln

Students will experiment with friction and angles of slopes. They will collaborate with peers to build slopes of varying degrees to friction.

Next Generation Science Standards: physical science
Skills: classifying, gathering and organizing data, predicting, measuring, identifying variables
Vocabulary: friction, sliding friction, rolling friction
Landforms and Tectonic Plates

Students will actively perform tectonic movements with dough to understand and describe how tectonic movement shapes our planet.

Next Generation Science Standards: science as inquiry, earth science
Skills: analyzing, problem solving, gathering data, investigating
Vocabulary: Pangaea, fault lines, magma
Matter Matters Most Popular

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
Out of this World

earth and space science, engineering, math, technology, inquiry science

Next Generation Science Standards: earth and space science, engineering, math, technology, inquiry science
Skills: fine motor skills, large motor skills, communication, logical thinking
Vocabulary: aerospace engineer
Physical Changes in Matter

Students will design an experiment to discover properties of physical changes in matter.

Next Generation Science Standards: science as inquiry, chemistry, properties and changes of matter
Skills: logical thinking, critical thinking, observation
Vocabulary: physical change
Tennis Ball Lift Most Popular

Students will implement the engineering design process and construct a simple machine.

Next Generation Science Standards: Physics, science as inquiry
Skills: problem solving, teamwork, communication, recording observations
Vocabulary: Engineer
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
Who Ate The Cookie

Students will use their observation skills, logical thinking skills and process of elimination to determine who committed the crime.

Next Generation Science Standards: unifying concepts and processes, science as inquiry
Skills: experimenting, drawing conclusions, interpreting data, formulating a hypothesis
Vocabulary: forensic scientist, evidence, chromotography
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