Elementary Science Teacher Resources
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Jeopardy: General Elementary Science
Play the Jeopardy Science Game and test your students knowledge of basic elementary science concepts. The questions in this game should be able to be answered by a 5th or 6th grader and are fairly general. Topics cover life, space, physical, and Earth science.
4th - 6th Science 8 Views 62 Downloads
Incorporate art and poetry into an early elementary science lesson about cloud formation. With fun and engaging activities that follow a natural learning progression, youngsters will develop key vocabulary and conceptual understanding about clouds.
K - 1st Language Arts 63 Views 52 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle: Sorting Through Personal Choices
Raise children's awareness about the importance of conservation with this hands-on science lesson. Start by breaking the class into groups and having them collect trash from around the school or local park. Students then use the provided Venn diagram to sort the items they found based on their ability to be reduced, reused, or recycled.
2nd - 6th Science 44 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Camouflage!: Collecting Data and Concealing Color
Help young scholars see the important role camouflage plays in the survival of animals with a fun science activity. Starting with an outdoor activity, children take on the role of hungry birds as they search for worms represented by different colored pieces of yarn.
2nd - 5th Math 76 Views 46 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Adopt a Schoolyard Tree
Help young scientists connect with nature and learn about trees with a fun life science lesson. Heading out into the school yard, children choose a tree to adopt, taking measurements, writing descriptions, and drawing sketches of it in their science journals.
2nd - 5th Math 30 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
You don't have to travel far to learn about rocks, just step outside, pick up a stone, and begin investigating. After taking a class walk around the school grounds collecting rocks, young scientists practice their skills of observation by writing brief descriptions and creating sketches of their samples.
2nd - 6th Science 89 Views 66 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Land of the Midnight Sun
From days of 24 hour sunlight, to endless nights that last for days, the Arctic is a very unique place to live. Examine the seasonal changes that occur in the northern-most reaches of the globe and the impact they have on the plants and animals living there.
3rd - 6th Science 16 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Pancakes, Pancakes (Elementary, Science)
Read Pancakes for Breakfast by Tomi De Paola then participate in different activities which practice skills such as English language development, using non-standard measurement, fine motor skills, dramatic play, and using our five senses.
K - 1st Language Arts 4 Views 94 Downloads
Nature Journaling: Experience the Outdoors Through Writing and Drawing
Step into the great outdoors and develop young scientists' skills of observation with a nature journaling lesson. Given a specific focus or goal, children practice making and recording observations of nature through written descriptions and detailed sketches.
2nd - 5th Science 22 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Structures And Mechanisms
Eighth graders explore and demonstrate an understanding of the factors that contribute to the efficient operation of mechanisms and simple machines. They design and make a mechanical toy device that moves a given object a specified vertical and horizontal distance, and investigate the efficiency of the mechanical device.
8th Science 26 Views 99 Downloads
The African Savanna
Are you thinking about taking your class to the local zoo? Kids of all ages love visiting exotic animals in order to learn about biodiversity, habitat, and animal adaptations. Here is a 44-page activity guide that provides educators with a wide variety of pre-trip activities intended to enhance the overall field trip experience.
1st - 5th Science 37 Views 28 Downloads
This resource provides thorough instruction in scientific classification for your elementary scientists. They classify a set of alien organism cards, rock samples, a mixture of beans, and a pile of pasta. This provides plenty of practice with using observation skills and introduces learners to dichotomous keys.
3rd - 6th Science 73 Views 209 Downloads
You will need to prepare either a class set or a single demonstration catapult in order to teach this powerful lesson on kinetic and potential energy. Activity sheets are provided to walk learners through the construction of a catapult. If you choose to teach via demonstration, you can jump straight to Activity Sheet 3, on which is a data table for recording distances.
4th - 9th Science 39 Views 98 Downloads
How Do You Light Up Your World?
A tremendous presentation on the properties of light. Young scientists are treated to slides which share a lot of fascinating information about light. This impressive PowerPoint is filled with great photos, graphics, and discussion questions throughout, which should keep your charges engaged for its duration.
4th - 6th Science 33 Views 71 Downloads
Two types of radiation are discussed in this conversation between a professional and a preteen scientist. Solar rays and galactic cosmic rays are extremely powerful and need to be shielded against when astronauts travel in space. Radiation can affect us on Earth, but the atmosphere blocks and deflects much of it.
4 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
New Review Seaworld Science Activity
A fun collection of activities about marine life would be a great addition to your elementary science unit. From cute penguins to scary sharks, the unit features crafts, experiments, and basic research projects that will teach your learners all about the depths the sea.
K - 4th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
States of Matter Lesson
Second graders identify the three phases of matter and demonstrate how a property can change states of matter. In this states of matter lesson, 2nd graders make an Ooze to discover how a solid changes into a liquid. Students create an affinity diagram and discuss how molecules behave during changes in state.
2nd Science 39 Views 164 Downloads