Competing in an Ice Cube Race

EXPLORATION UPPER ELEMENTARY  |  SCIENCE Competing in an Ice Cube Race Students will use an Ice Cube Race to investigate heat energy. Time 45 Minutes Setting Outside Collection Group SOLAR COOKING   Standards S3P1. Students will investigate how heat is produced and the effects of heating and cooling, and will understand a change in temperature … Read more

Review Decomposers

EXPLORATION UPPER ELEMENTARY  |  SCIENCE Review Decomposers Students will review that decomposition is the work of fungus, bacteria, and invertebrates. Time 20 Minutes Setting Inside Collection Group WORM YOUR WAY OUT OF THIS   Standards S3L2b. Students will identify ways to protect the environment (conservation of resources, recycling of materials). Materials “FBI” by Banana Slug … Read more

Understanding Organic Waste

EXPLORATION UPPER ELEMENTARY  |  SCIENCE Understanding Organic Waste Students will learn about waste and compost, and their benefit to the environment. Time 45 Minutes Setting Inside Collection Group WORM YOUR WAY OUT OF THIS   Standards S3L2b. Students will identify ways to protect the environment (conservation of resources, recycling of materials). Materials “Where Does the … Read more

Making Seed Necklaces

  EXPLORATION PRIMARY ELEMENTARY  | SCIENCE & ART Making Seed Necklaces Students will observe and learn about seed germination and growth. Time 1 Week Setting Inside Collection Group ADOPT A PLANT   Standards S2L1c. Students will investigate the life cycle of a plant by growing a plant from a seed and by recording changes over a … Read more

Searching for Decomposers in the Garden

  EXPLORATION PRIMARY ELEMENTARY  | SCIENCE Searching for Decomposers in the Garden Students will search for and analyze fungi outside. Time 1 hour Setting Outside Collection Group ROTTING AWAY   Standards S2L1b. Students will relate seasonal changes to observations of how a tree changes throughout a school year. S2L1d. Students will identify fungi as living organisms. … Read more