Specialized Structures & Environments
Fifth graders discover the many types of characteristics that organisms have to control their environment. They examine butterflies and their similarities and differences.
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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...
2nd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Chesapeake Bay in Captain John Smith's Time
When Captain John Smith visited the Chesapeake Bay in the summer of 1608, what types of animals and habitats did he encounter? Your young historians will analyze primary source documents to answer this question, as well as compare the...
4th - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Types of Volcanic Eruptions
Blow the roof off your classroom with this multimedia science lesson on volcanic eruptions. A short online video teaches young geologists about shield and composite volcanoes and explores the examples of Kilauea and Mt. Vesuvius, before...
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Meet a Naturalist: Researching, Writing, Interviewing
Young scholars reach out into the community and learn about different environmental science careers in this inquiry-based activity. Beginning with a short research assignment, children gain background knowledge about different...
2nd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Influence of Human Activity on the Environment
The first half of this thought-provoking presentation introduces viewers to some of the ways humans are impacting the environment: climate change, acid rain, and intensive farming. The second half suggests ways to minimize that impact....
4th - 8th Science