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Kindergarten

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

Butterfly Symmetry

Students will identify patterns and color while learning the body parts of insects.

Next Generation Science Standards: inquiry science, physical science, geometry in mathematics
Skills: fine motor, critical thinking, logical thinking, classification
Vocabulary: symmetry
Gravity Coasters

Students will use the force of gravity to push and pull a marble through an obstacle course of their own design. They will be given challenges to incorporate in to the track design.

Next Generation Science Standards: earth science, inquiry science
Skills: problem solving, logical thinking, motor skills, critical thinking
Vocabulary: gravity
Iggy Peck Architect! Most Popular

Students will implement the engineering design process and complete a design challenge inspired by Iggy Peck.

Next Generation Science Standards: engineering as a skill, the concept of engineering
Skills: logical thinking, communication, problem solving
Vocabulary: architect
Marshmallow Catapult

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 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

Students will discover Newtons Laws of motion with hands-on activities and apply this knowledge to how scientists and engineers study the solar system. Students will hypothesize about the beginnings of our universe.

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
Owl Pellets

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
Properties of Water

Students will identify the chemistry of water then engage in experiments to observe behavior of water under varying circumstances.

Next Generation Science Standards: physics, earth science, science as inquiry
Skills: fine motor, observation, communication
Vocabulary: adhesion, cohesion, surface tension
Round Like a Ball Most Popular

Students will engage in activity that teaches them about air, land and water that make planet Earth.

Next Generation Science Standards: unifying concepts and processes, science as inquiry, physics, earth and space science
Skills: observation, communication, logical thinking, large and small motor
Vocabulary: rotation
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
Ugh a Bug Most Popular

Students will go on a bug hunt, observe the difference between a bug and an insect, learn about predator and prey and make an insect to bring home.

Next Generation Science Standards: unifying concepts and processes, science as inquiry, life science
Skills: observation, logical thinking, and critical thinking
Vocabulary: insect
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
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