Objective: Think like a scientist. Observe and honor the world around you.

The AM science session should be the most fun had all week. This is when we are in our element, all senses activated. This session is primarily student-led. with the teacher providing materials, ideas, and questions as needed. The teacher should cycle the discussion through the following steps.:
1. Observe
2. Question
3. Hypothesize
4. Predict
5. Test
6. Interpret
7. Share
Almost anything goes today. Keep it simple and simply explore or start the session from an imaginative perspective.:

  • Assemble a Science Team.
  • Appoint roles. (Example: Student: Science Officer/Captain; Teacher: Science Secretary)
  • Assemble a headquarters (tent/fort).
  • Gather materials:
    • Clipboard
    • writing utensils (multicolored)
    • science notebook
    • science books
    • science kit: compass, binoculars, measuring tool, magnifying glass, science tray, nature collection, string, glue, tweezers, gloves, bucket
    • Freestyle explore and discover.
Science Websites, Articles, Printable, and Activities
Printable: Human Skeleton
Weekly Lesson Schedule: Introduction to Zoology
Website: Universe
Article: Where does Interstellar space begin?
Website: Gallery of space images
Interactive: Mindy’s Constellation Exploration | Ready Jet Go!
Printable: Space Coloring pages
Article: The Search at Edge of the Solar System
Interactive: SkyMap; Night Sky
Website: Dark Site Finder
Interactive: Earth’s Moon
Activity: Why are there craters on the moon?
Website: Moon Phases
Website: Moonrise and moonset
Website: NASA Space Place: The Sun
Website: Clouds and Weather (PBS)
Article (Teacher/Student): Rainbows Are Circular
Activity: Rainbow (Dot) Painting
Printable: Rainbow and Rain
Activity: The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Its Life Cycle
Website: Ocean Through Time
Article: Ideas for exploring growth/change with preschooler.
Interactive: Google Earth
Website: Google Earth Voyager
Website: Night Sky Planner (Map)
Activity/article: nature tray
Interactive: Seed Racer
Activity: seed book
Definition: Seedling
Article: What is Photosynthesis
Website: Vegetable Seedling Identification
Definition: Sapling
Article: Plant a tree
Definition: Sapling
Activity: Plant a tree
Interactive: What Tree Is That?
Activity: Nature Journal
Article: How to Identify a Tree by Its Bark
Activity: NATURE At-Home Activities: Super Senses
Interactive: PlantSnap
Article: Simple Machines
Article: Earth Sciences: Types of Landforms
Printout: The Layers of the Earth
Article (Teacher): Intro to biogeochemical cycles
Article (Student): Ocean Energy
Activities: Ocean Ecology
Activity: Salt Water Experiment
Video: Earthquakes
Video: Reading Rainbow (Magic School bus: Inside the Earth)
Website: National Weather Service
Website: World weather
Website: The daily weather
Interactive: Comets (NASA)
Article: Where do animals live?
Interactive: Earth’s Structure
Interactive: American Museum of Natural History
Interactive: Marine biology 
Article: Endemic Animals Around the World
Printable: Zoological Society of Milwaukee Coloring Sheets
Printable: Vertebrates and Invertebrates
Interactive: What is a vertebrate?
Article: Animal Anatomy
Article: Basic Types of Animals and Their Characteristics
Interactive: food chain
Article: Food chains & food webs
Printable: Dinosaurs
Article: Chemical Elements in the Human Body
Article: Fire Facts for Kids

Science Team: N.H.P., Sprague-Dawley, Brown Norway, Spock, Bones, and Galapagos are on the trail
Scientific Officer studying bugs
Science Notebook
Backyard Bug Hunt
Layers and check marks
Science Books
Moon marbles and other miscellaneous wonders
Nature Tray
Science kit
The Micro World
The great outdoors
Evolution and change
Water world
The Life Cycle
Physics Playground
Human Body and Health
The 5+ senses
The Food Chain
Transportation, Navigation, Kinesiology, Mapmaking…infinite avenues for exploring science!