Parachute - Land and Weather
Students use different parachute activities to study weather and land patterns and formations. Tornados and hurricanes can be discussed as students make large waves (move from very high to very low) that mimmick these two weather conditions.
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Simple Machines: Force and Motion
Get things moving with this elementary science unit on simple machines. Through a series of nine lessons including teacher demonstrations, hands-on activities, and science experiments, young scientists learn about forces, motion, and...
2nd - 4th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Mission: Possible—How Can We Plan an Exploration of Another World?
An astronaut's spacesuit weighs 280 pounds and takes 45 minutes to put on — that's a serious suit! The second activity of a three-part series allows pupils to see all that goes into space exploration. Through simulations, groups analyze...
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Teacher Activity Guide: Scholastic's The Magic School Bus Lands on Mars
Pupils examine the planet of Mars by exploring the CD-ROM, The Magic School Bus Lands on Mars. They create 2-dimensional models of the planets, create a table, conduct an experiment on air pressure, and design a parachute for an egg.
5th - 8th Science
Cooking Up The Weather: Sun, Wind and Water
Fifth graders review previously taught weather and graph concepts. Using a written log, they observe the weather for that day and record it. They participate in a think aloud to get them thinking about weather and write about a...
5th Social Studies & History