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Students with Unique Needs (SUN)

Our lessons align with Early Childhood Indicators of Progress, Next Generation Science Standards and National Science Education Standards.

A Star is Born Most Popular

Students will explore components of our solar system and discover the ingredients that come together to create stars. They will discover the life cycles of low mass and high mass stars.

National Science Education Standards Alignment: unifying concepts and processes, science as inquiry, astronomy
Skills: observation, logical thinking
Vocabulary: nebula
Animal Cells

Students will identify the parts of animal cells and contrast an animal cell to a plant cell noting key components.

National Science Education Standards Alignment: biology, science as inquiry
Skills: logical thinking, fine motor, using a microscope, compare and contrast
Vocabulary: animal cell
Fresh Water MN Turtles

Students will handle turtle shells and explore MN fresh water habitats.

National Science Education Standards Alignment: science as inquiry, physical and environmental science
Skills: fine motor, listening to new information, observing, inquiring, comparing and contrasting
Vocabulary: omnivores, blanding, painted, snapping turtles
Gravity – it’s the Law!

Students discover the law of gravity and its effects on objects. They will complete an engineering design challenge using force: a push or a pull.

National Science Education Standards Alignment: unifying concepts and processes, science as inquiry, physics
Skills: problem solving, logical thinking
Vocabulary: gravity
MN Wildlife Most Popular

Students will handle various pelts of MN wildlife and engage in games and activities to match animals to habitats.

National Science Education Standards Alignment: biology, earth science, science as inquiry
Skills: observation, use of science tools, compare and contrast
Vocabulary: vertebrate, habitat
Plant Cells

Students will learn the parts of the plant cell and compare and contrast the plant cell to an animal cell.

National Science Education Standards Alignment: unifying concepts and processes, science as inquiry, biology
Skills: fine motor, observation, use of science tools, compare and contrast
Vocabulary: cell wall, photosynthesis, chlorophyll
SNOT! Germ Theory of disease Most Popular

Students will make snot then use the snot to discover how disease can be transferred in an environment.

National Science Education Standards Alignment: unifying concepts and processes, science as inquiry, biology
Skills: fine motor, observation, communication, counting
Vocabulary: mucous
STEM Challenge: Elephant

Elephant: Students will collaborate with peers and implement the engineering design process to design and build a device for an elephant.

National Science Education Standards Alignment: Science as Inquiry, animal science, design
Skills: fine motor, observation, logical thinking, critical thinking
Vocabulary: Engineering design process
Stomp Rockets and Newton’s Laws of Motion

Students will explore air pressure, Newton’s laws of motion, mass, gravity by constructing working stomp rockets.

National Science Education Standards Alignment: science as inquiry, physical science and physics
Skills: fine motor, logical thinking, problem solving
Vocabulary: air pressure, Newton’s 3 laws of motion, gravity
The Water Cycle Most Popular

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

National Science Education Standards Alignment: earth science, inquiry science
Skills: fine motor, logical thinking, communication
Vocabulary: precipitation, condensation, evaporation
Vertebrates Most Popular

Students will handle ostrich and bison bones, observe animal x-rays from animals around the world and compare and contrast vertebrates and invertebrates.

National Science Education Standards Alignment: biology, physical science, inquiry science
Skills: observation, use of science tools, logical thinking
Vocabulary: vertebrate
Worms and Soil: their effect on our ecosystem Most Popular

Students will observe and handle earthworms in their natural habitat. Students will identify the many positive benefits worm have on soil.

National Science Education Standards Alignment: biology, earth science, science as inquiry
Skills: observation, logical thinking, critical thinking, communication
Vocabulary: earth worm, ecosystem
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