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

Freestyle explore and discover. 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
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!
Human Skeleton Printable
Where does Interstellar space begin?
Gallery of space images
Mindy’s Constellation Exploration | Ready Jet Go!
Space Coloring pages
The Search at Edge of the Solar System
Dark Site Finder
Interactive: Earth’s Moon
Activity: Why are there craters on the moon?
Website: Moon Phases
Website: Moonrise and moonset
NASA Space Place: The Sun
Website: Clouds and Weather (PBS)
Article (Teacher/Student): Rainbows Are Circular
Activity: Rainbow (Dot) Painting
Printable: Rainbow and Rain
The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Its Life Cycle
Ocean Through Time
Ideas for exploring growth/change with preschooler.
Google Earth
Night Sky Planner (Map)
nature tray
Seed Racer (Interactive)
seed book
What is Photosynthesis
Plant a tree
Plant a tree
What Tree Is That?
Nature Journal
How to Identify a Tree by Its Bark
NATURE At-Home Activities: Super Senses
Simple Machines
Earth Sciences: Types of Landforms
Printout: The Layers of the Earth
Article (Teacher): Intro to biogeochemical cycles
Article (Student): Ocean Energy
Activity: Salt Water Experiment
Video: Earthquakes
Video: Reading Rainbow (Magic School bus: Inside the Earth)
National Weather Service
World weather