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Teaching Science at Home

Check out our collection of fun and easy activities to practice science at home.

Today's Activity Past Activities

Daily Science Dose
[April 6 - 10]

STEAM SUBJECT: MARINE SCIENCE
Grades: 2nd - 6th
Date Posted: MON/April 6, 2020

Lab: Saltwater Density
Learning Objective: Students will be able to observe differences in salinity and its relation to water density, and discuss how density and salinity changes can affect marine organisms.
Activity [PDF]

Past Activities

Engineering
Lab: Solar Lamp (Grades 4 – 8)
Date Posted: TUE/March 31, 2020
Learning Objective: Students will explore the real applications of solar energy. Students will harness the energy of the sun by creating solar lamps.
Activity [PDF]
Lab: Marshmallow and Toothpick Bridge (Grades 5 – 8)
Date Posted: FRI/March 27, 2020
Learning Objective: Students will practice engineering concepts about bridges construction.
Activity [PDF]
Life Science
Ecology Lab: Bird Beaks (Grades 3 – 8)
Date Posted: FRI/April 3, 2020
Learning Objective: Students will learn how different animals have different adaptations and can use more resources in an environment. Students will explore this idea in an activity that demonstrates how birds have varying beak shapes to eat different foods.
Activity [PDF]
Entomology Lab: Pollination: How Do Insects Do It? (Grades 2 – 5)
Date Posted: MON/March 30, 2020
Learning Objective: Students will be able to explain how pollination works and why it is essential to our survival. They will also discover that there are more pollinators than they think.
Activity [PDF]
Botany Lab: Transpiration (Grades 3 – 8)
Date Posted: WED/March 25, 2020
Learning Objective: Students will learn how to use scientific evidence to explain the functions of the different parts of a plant. This activity will focus on the role of the stem in transporting water up through a plant.
Activity [PDF]
Ecology Lab: Germinating Seeds (Grades 2 – 5)
Date Posted: MON/March 23, 2020
Learning Objective: Students will learn the plant life cycle and what it needs to survive. Students will use a simple model to create a greenhouse and grow their own plant.
Activity [PDF]
Physical Science
Chemistry Lab: How Small is an Atom? (Grades 5 – 8)
Date Posted: THU/April 2, 2020
Learning Objective: Students will be able to gain understanding of scale and proportion of an atom.
Activity [PDF]
Photography Lab: Light and Shadow (Grades 4 – 8)
Date Posted: WED/April 1, 2020
Learning Objective: Students will photograph a subject or object under different light conditions. Students will describe how light interacts with different subjects or objects at different times of the day.
Activity [PDF]
Chemistry Lab: Ice Cream Chemistry (Grades 2 – 8)
Date Posted: THU/March 26, 2020
Learning Objective: Students will be able to explain the freezing point of water (and make homemade ice cream!). Students will create a solution that will freeze an ice cream mixture.
Activity [PDF]
Astronomy Lab: Planets in a Bottle (Grades 5 – 8)
Date Posted: TUE/March 24, 2020
Learning Objective: Students learn about environments that make a planet habitable and explore the concept of terraforming Mars.
Activity [PDF]