Academy Curricular Exchange
Science
Elementary School (K-5)

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  1. mini-lesson on making a pinhole camera
  2. Great mini-lesson/simulation on salmon homing instincts
  3. mini-lesson on soil erosion
  4. mini-lesson for elementary astronomy
  5. mini-lesson for elem. astronomy/ constellations
  6. mini-lesson on microscope use (elementary)
  7. mini-lesson on interplanetary distances
  8. mini-lesson on glowing planet chart
  9. mini-lesson on simple machines)
  10. mini-lesson on orbital paths (astronomy)
  11. mini-lesson on limpet identification
  12. mini-lesson on mapping constellations
  13. mini-lesson on baggy science (chemistry)
  14. mini-lesson on bird study
  15. mini-lesson on animal life cycles
  16. mini-lesson on changes in earth's crust
  17. mini-lesson on creative science
  18. mini-lesson on changes in earth's crust
  19. mini-lesson on studying owl pellets
  20. mini-lesson on the big bang theory
  21. mini-lesson on blood circulation
  22. mini-lesson on wood & pond ecology
  23. mini-lesson on dinosaurs/archeology dig
  24. mini-lesson: molecular motion in water
  25. mini-lesson: sound/sonar/ocean mapping
  26. mini-lesson on water pollution
  27. mini-lesson on environmental/outdoor ed.
  28. mini-lesson on water quality/freshwater and organisms
  29. mini-lesson elem. science/dichotomous key
  30. Making an animal book on animal covers
  31. Senses - Literature based (K)
  32. Environment game "Oh Deer" (4-6)
  33. Matter: students mix or separate ingredients (5)
  34. Designing an ecologically sound city (5)
  35. Growing crystals (1-12)
  36. Balloon fun to develop questing skills (1-12)
  37. Writing, talking, and painting about clouds (4-6)
  38. Rocks : Eating metamorphic pancakes (2-8)
  39. Migration/Coastal wetlands (2-6)
  40. Using whole language and a field trip a study of trees (2-5)
  41. Crickets: Animal mapping (4-6)
  42. Discover properties of sensational slime (1-4)
  43. Fossil imprints with clay (1-2)
  44. Experiments using the phases of the moon (4-6)
  45. Health evaluation of food groups (3-4)
  46. Crystals: "fun" activities about matter (4)
  47. Inquiry skills via bubbles (1-6)
  48. Layers of Earth (2-6)
  49. Creating a book about the environment (3)
  50. Endangered species; productive thinking model (4-6)
  51. Observing caterpillars to butterflies (K)
  52. Categorizing animals (1-3)
  53. Create a forest in a jar (K-6)
  54. Primary colors with icing (2)
  55. Solar system with balloons (2-3)
  56. Color mixing; learning scientific experimentation (K-3)
  57. Mixtures: test and experiments (3-5)
  58. Environmental Fair (1-3)
  59. Electricity with brown bag of stuff to explore (1-5)
  60. Studying waves, using a slinky (3-5)
  61. Bubble-ology - Observing colors (K-3)
  62. Nutrition: St. Patrick's Day Snack (1)
  63. Using rocks and whole language to made decisions (2-8)
  64. Experiments with liquids, gases, and solids (1-3)
  65. High and low pressure activities (4-6)
  66. Flying objects and metrics with boomerangs (3-12)
  67. Environment and garbage (2-3)
  68. Solar Energy; using hot boxes (5-6)
  69. Solid, liquid and gas water magic (K-4)
  70. Substance abuse role playing (5)
  71. Bells 'N' Scales - pitch (2-5)
  72. Exploring seeds in fruit (1-3)
  73. Studying and understanding the features of the moon (1-2)
  74. Experiment to collect solar energy (3-8)
  75. Health - Salad Party (3-4)
  76. Coelenterates, Worms & Arthropods; convening, creating & conventions (K-5)
  77. Science review using 'Jeopardy' (3-6)
  78. Astronomy; learning constellations (3)
  79. Schematic unit on plant systems (2)
  80. Space Shuttle lesson (5)
  81. Dinosaurs; practice developmental skills with dinosaur lesson (K-2)
  82. An introduction to using indicators to determine acids & bases (4-6)
  83. Combining Science & Language Arts using "Jack and the Beanstalk" (3)
  84. Environmental education : Exploring the playground (4-6)
  85. Survival of the Fittest"; Animal Survival game (2-4)
  86. Non-Compressibility of Water experiment (4-8)
  87. Magnetism; experimenting and investigating with magnets (2-3)
  88. "Paper Airplane Science"; introducing and understanding variables in experiments (2-6)
  89. Creative study of bones (3-4)
  90. 'Lettuce Us Be Different', comparing similarities and differences of individuals using lettuce growing activity (2)
  91. 'Bouncing Ball' activity for introduction of variables (3-8)
  92. 'Diffusion of Molecules', a discovery activity (3-4)
  93. 'Simulated Wolf Population Study', activity to discovery conditions which affect wolf pack size (4-6)
  94. 'Mountain Building', hands-on activity to study soil erosion (4-9)
  95. 'Needle Through a Balloon', hands-on activity to discover the polymer molecule (4-6)
  96. 'Molecules and Temperature', activity to understand temperature and molecular movement (1-4)
  97. Ecology; activity to study harmful litter to the environment (4-6)
  98. 'Slippery Substances', hands-on activity to discover how and why we use lubricants (3-4)
  99. 'Touch 'n' Feel Box', intro to study of living and non-living things using tactile perception (2-4)
  100. 'Discovering the Earth's Journey Around the Sun', using shadows (5)
  101. Ecology - activity to measure individual, family, and community involvement in caring for the earth (2-6)
  102. 'Backpack Science - Sink or Float', activity that allow students to take experiments home (2)
  103. 'Animal Round Game', activity to reinforce animal classification (5)
  104. 'Bark Casts', activity to classify trees, and reinforce observation techniques (2-4)
  105. 'Inventions, Puppets, and Commercials', encourage problem solving and critical thinking using inventions (3-4)
  106. 'I'm Warm Now', water conservation activity (3)
  107. 'Buggy Diner', study of insect control (3-5)
  108. Science and Technology Timeline (3-12)
  109. 'One Color or Two?', hands-on activity to discover prima;ry and secondary colors (2)
  110. 'Whale Echolocation', hands-on activity (2-4)
  111. 'Why is the Sea Salty?' (K-3)
  112. 'Donut Sort', activity on classification, dichotomous key (3-9)
  113. Physics - 'Simple Harmonic Motion', understanding SHM with hands-on experiments (4-6)
  114. Study of movement using marbles (3-4)
  115. Creating Sand Dunes (3-6)
  116. Studying the Solar System (5-6)
  117. 'Eat and Run', simulation activity to mimic occurrences in nature (K-2)
  118. 'Where Is My Peanut?', activity to increase skills in observation, recording, fact and opinion (2-8)
  119. 'Looking for Variables', hands-on activity to illustrate importance of controlling variables (4-6)
  120. 'Potential & Kinetic Energy', understanding the relationship between 'PE' & 'KE' (5-6)
  121. 'The Water Cycle', creating a water cycle (2-4)
  122. 'Beans and Baleen', simulation activity for estimating populations (2-8)
  123. Schematic Unit on Plant Systems (2)
  124. 'The History of Flight Timeline' (3-6)
  125. 'School Yard Park/Ecosystem', (5)
  126. "For the Birds", studying birds' feeding pattern (K-3)
  127. Studying "Earthworms" (3-4)
  128. "Spud Stuff", hands-on potato unit (primary grades)
  129. "It's Eating Away At You", study of acid rain (K-8)
  130. "Superballs", activity to help understand molecules and polymers (4-6)

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