This Solar System lesson will cover introductory topics related to the study of our planets and outer space! A mobile diagram will be used to exhibit the way that the planets, specifically our planet, Earth, orbit the sun! A visual representation teaches the order of the planets, and some of their identifying characteristics and features. More ideas we'll explore:
-how day turns to night
-the importance of the sun
-naming and identifying the planets in our solar system
-understanding that our home planet is Earth
-order of the planets
-distance of the planets from the sun
-the vast size of outer space
In this lesson, students will interactively participate in a recorded video in which we determine which animals are nocturnal or diurnal - and one animal that is crepuscular. My animal friends (stuffed animals) will help to show the students relatable examples. This natural science lesson helps students to understand animal life, nature, and a process necessary for life: sleep!
In this lesson, we will put on our safety goggles for another exciting example of learning through a hands-on experiment. In this experiment, we use common and kid-safe materials to understand the basic concepts of condensation within a cloud and precipitation falling from the clouds above. However, this isn't just any raincloud - it's a raincloud full of rainbow rain colors! Students will watch and be amazed as they make engaging connections from science to the real world around them.
In this lesson, students will interactively view a simple experiment using food coloring and water. This lesson will reinforce color identification and help students to explore the art concept of mixing primary colors to create secondary colors. However, while we have fun with this science experiment and reinforce science lab safety concepts, we will also be learning about the central idea: creating a hypothesis! This scientific inquiry primer will create a strong STEAM foundation for limitless learning on each student's educational journey.
Watch a pretend volcano erupt! This science lesson makes connections to discovering new facts about the natural world with chemical reactions, following directions, and keeping safety precautions in mind. Plus, learn new vocabulary terms such as:
A hands-on and playful approach to learning about habitats is in focus in this lesson. We'll define and explore the idea of habitats with the use of graphics, manipulatives, and other visual aids. Some of the habitats we'll learn about on this learning journey include:
-rainforest and jungle
-plains and savannah
This lesson extends the idea that rocks come from volcanoes. Through observation and classification, students will interactively watch as we sort collected rocks into the categories:
In this lesson, we'll review observing and paying attention to detail to draw conclusions. We'll also discuss the differences between each rock type and how it is formed.
In this lesson, we apply real-world ideas in a visually representative science lesson. We will cover:
-examples of animals that hibernate
-explore the idea: could a human hibernate?
-understanding why animals hibernate
-how hibernation works to help animals survive