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Students explore the solar system by conducting Earth science experiments. In this Sun lesson, students identify the different seasons on Earth and discuss their purpose and cause. Students create a sundial and observe the changes to their own shadow over several minutes.
For this veterinary science activity page worksheet, students focus on the life skills associated with ethical decision making. They describe their favorite pet animal, how to care for their pet based on its needs, complete 14 true or false questions and a career scavenger hunt. They decide on a service activities and read about additional resources.
Students read Bartholomew and the OObleck by Dr. Seuss and experiment with solids and liquids. In this science and reading lesson, students observe and discuss the properties of liquids and solids. Students make predictions of what happens to a cornstarch and water mixture. Students record how Oobleck, from the story feels.
What a great idea for scientific inquiry. This lab was intended for use as children explored a college campus, but it could be used anywhere. They go to three different places on campus and conduct a simple experiment that shows an aspect of gravity. Then they answer the related questions on the worksheet to help them think like scientists.
I love lessons that incorporate the arts, they're so engaging and address a more diverse set of learners. Your class will investigate the reasons fish from the coal reef have adapted such colorful fins. They design a fish that uses color to either signal something or as camouflage, then they take a trip to the California Academy of Sciences to see real coral fish in action. Upon returning to class, they discuss their observations and then write a clever haiku to accompany their images of fishy adaptation. Note: If you don't live in San Francisco, you can always take a trip to a local tropical fish store to view fish that would live on a coral reef.
Students explore different careers in science. In this science career activity, students examine how Western and non Western approaches complement each other in science. Students conduct interviews and have class discussions about their own interests in a science career.
Third graders discover the process thinking about science experiments, and why they are important. They work in small groups using incline planes and a small toy car to design one scientific question that can be answered through experimentation. They complete a worksheet showing the process of experimentation.