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Grades K-2

Pumpkin Investigation  pop
Lesson Plan
Make a book describing the inside and outside of a pumpkin using the five senses and observation skills.
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/2.shtml
Grade Level(s): Preschool, K, 1-2

Life Cycle of a Butterfly
Lesson Plan
Students will learn to identify the four stages of a butterfly's life cycle.
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/276.shtml
Grade Level(s): Preschool, K, 1-2

Polar Bears
Lesson Plan
Students will explain what keeps Polar Bears warm in the Arctic by experiencing a layer of blubber to protect them.
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/383.shtml
Grade Level(s): 1-2

Pumpkin Circuit
Lesson Plan
Set up pumpkin activities in a circuit. Cooperative groups rotate from station to station.
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/24.shtml
Grade Level(s): 1-2, 3-5

The Life Cycle of the Butterfly
Lesson Plan
Students write a biography of a caterpillar using appropriate vocabulary and time lines.
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/277.shtml
Grade Level(s): 1-2

Travel to the Polar Lands
Lesson Plan
Activity ideas for researching polar animals and studying the polar lands of the Arctic and Antarctic.
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/382.shtml
Grade Level(s): 1-2

Pumpkin Investigations open in new window  pop
Lesson Plan
Several questions for students to investigate
http://teachers.net/lessons/posts/660.html
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2

Pumpkin Science open in new window  pop
Lesson Plan
ESL Grades 2-6 - Gives English language learners a background in how plants grow. It also provides them with practice in estimating and in predicting outcomes.
http://www.everythingesl.net/lessons/pumpkinscience2.php
Grade Level(s): 1-2, 3-5

A Variety of Bug Catchers open in new window
Lesson Plan
Directions for making several different types of bug & insect catchers.
http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/life16.html
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2

Air Takes Space #1 open in new window
Lesson Plan
This demonstration will show students that air takes space.
http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/physical18.html
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2

Air Takes Space #2 open in new window
Lesson Plan
This demonstration will show students that air takes space.
http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/physical19.html
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2

Air Takes Space #3 open in new window
Lesson Plan
This demonstration will show students that air takes space.
http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/physical20.html
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2

Animals That Fly or Do Not Fly
Lesson Plan
Children classify animals according to if they can or cannot fly.
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/191.shtml
Grade Level(s): Preschool, K

Apple Facts - Student Created Bulletin Board
Lesson Plan
A bulletin board activity that shows what students know about apples.
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/1583.shtml
Grade Level(s): 1-2, 3-5

Apples and Seasons
Lesson Plan
Use the apple tree, and The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons to teach seasonal changes.
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/140.shtml
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2

Bats open in new window
Lesson Plan
This 2 week unit uses a combination of science discovery centers, small group activities, and whole group discussions. Check out the cool bat photos on the front page!
http://www.ed.uiuc.edu/YLP/96-97/96-97_mini_units/Bats_MClaeys/bat.htm...
Grade Level(s): 1-2

Bats open in new window
Lesson Plan
Lesson plans, bat facts, activities, and links.
http://www.geocities.com/EnchantedForest/Cottage/3005/index.html
Grade Level(s): 1-2, 3-5

Bringing the Solar System to Life open in new window
Lesson Plan
Part of a unit on the Solar System uses role playing to demonstrate the universe and its connection to the sun.
http://ofcn.org/cyber.serv/academy/ace/sci/cecsci/cecsci067.html
Grade Level(s): 1-2

CANdemonium open in new window
Lesson Plan
Sound - Recycle some cans to make a BONKO for great after-dinner music.
http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/can.html
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2, 3-5

Clouds
Lesson Plan
The students will understand what a cloud is, how it is formed and the various types of clouds.
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/473.shtml
Grade Level(s): 1-2

Constellations open in new window
Lesson Plan
Students will examine present constellation patterns as well as create their own.
http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/earthspace1.html
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2

Crystal Creations open in new window
Lesson Plan
Grow spikes of crystals in the sun.
http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/crystal.html
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2, 3-5

Dinofours My Seeds Won't Grow
Lesson Plan
Students will be able to identify what plants need to grow.
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/210.shtml
Grade Level(s): Preschool, K, 1-2

Dinosaurs open in new window
Lesson Plan
Lessons for fossils and meat eaters and plant eaters.
http://www.ed.uiuc.edu/YLP/97-98/97-98_units/97-98mini-unit/EMaki_Dino...
Grade Level(s): K

Dinosaurs open in new window
Lesson Plan
A series of experiments about dinosaurs and paleontology
http://web.archive.org/web/20040929095941/www.galaxy.net/~k12/dinos/
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2, 3-5

Disaster Shapes open in new window
Lesson Plan
Some natural elements of disasters exhibit distinct shapes that students will recognize. In this activity, students will make a mobile that will allow them to take a closer look at these shapes.
http://www.eduplace.com/rdg/gen_act/disaster/disart.html
Grade Level(s): 1-2, 3-5

Ear Guitar open in new window
Lesson Plan
Share some secret sounds with a friend.
http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/ear_guitar.html
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2, 3-5

Eggs Filled With Sound-Five Senses
Lesson Plan
Plastic eggs will be filled with various objects and children will need to use their sense of hearing to figure out what is inside.
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/4106.shtml
Grade Level(s): Preschool, K, 1-2

Experiment with Liquids
Lesson Plan
A liquid takes on the shape of the container it is in.
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/212.shtml
Grade Level(s): K

Experimenting with Colors
Lesson Plan
A fun activity that allows children to experiment and mix colors
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/213.shtml
Grade Level(s): Preschool, K

Exploratorium Science Snacks About Light open in new window
Lesson Plan
Several hands-on activities/experiments for learning about light.
http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/iconlight.html
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2, 3-5

Forms of Water
Lesson Plan
This is a great way to spice up a common simple experiment demonstrating the three forms of water.
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/318.shtml
Grade Level(s): 1-2

Glow in the Dark Stars and Planets
Lesson Plan
Follow up a space unit with this fun activity.
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/218.shtml
Grade Level(s): Preschool, K, 1-2

Hatching Eggs: A Step by Step Guide open in new window
Lesson Plan
Lots of great tips and information for hatching chicks from eggs!
http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/life20.html
Grade Level(s): Preschool, K, 1-2, 3-5

How to Make a Terrarium open in new window
Lesson Plan
Materials list and directions for making a terrarium.
http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/life5.html
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2, 3-5

I See a Rainbow
Lesson Plan
The children will learn color recognition and it also good for experiments with temperature change and what it does to water. Weather talks also.
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/407.shtml
Grade Level(s): K

Inside a Seed
Lesson Plan
Students will look inside seeds to discover the beginning of a plant, and will discuss elements that plants need to grow.
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/343.shtml
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2

It's Alive
Lesson Plan
Living vs. nonliving, and what they need to live.
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/345.shtml
Grade Level(s): K

It's Time to Get Organ-Wised
Lesson Plan
Several activities for a unit on the body and body organs.
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/375.shtml
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2, 3-5

Lesson Plans for Forest-Minded Teachers open in new window
Lesson Plan
More than 30 tree-related lesson plans in PDF format.
http://www.idahoforests.org/plans.htm
Grade Level(s): Preschool, K, 1-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Making a Leprechaun Trap open in new window
Lesson Plan
Students will use their knowledge of force and motion to make working leprechaun traps.
http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/visart17.html
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2, 3-5

Making a Rock Collection, Lesson 1 - Rocks Unit
Lesson Plan
To present the concept, Rocks Can Be Different Sizes.
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/400.shtml
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2

Making Fossils open in new window
Lesson Plan
Students will better understand how fossils are created by making their own.
http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/life19.html
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2, 3-5

Measuring Rainfall open in new window
Lesson Plan
Making a gauge to measure daily precipitation - from Education Place.
http://www.eduplace.com/rdg/gen_act/weather/rain.html
Grade Level(s): 1-2, 3-5

Metamorphic Rock: Melting Rocks open in new window
Lesson Plan
Students will observe and gain a better understanding of the metamorphosing power of heat.
http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/earthspace14.html
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2

Mold Terrarium open in new window
Lesson Plan
Watch tiny blue, green, and white plants grow all over food. (aka mold)
http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/mold.html
Grade Level(s): Preschool, K, 1-2, 3-5

Moving Molecules Game open in new window
Lesson Plan
Students will imitate the movement of molecules in a variey of situations to assist them to visualize and better understand the concept of the constant motion of molecules.
http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/physical15.html
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2, 3-5

My Life As A Tree open in new window
Lesson Plan
This is a good way to introduce the students to three parts of a tree and how they function. Extensions can be easily added such as studying the tree rings for evidence of disease, fire, and other detrimental effects on a tree.
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/ScienceSSMyLifeAsATree-RingsBarkCambium...
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2, 3-5

Patterns in Fruits and Vegetables open in new window
Lesson Plan
Students will predict, examine and record the patterns in a variety of fruits and vegetables.
http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/life1.html
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2

Patterns in Nature Booklet open in new window
Lesson Plan
Students will examine patterns on objects in nature, then use rubbings of these patterns to create pattern booklets.
http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/visart13.html
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2

Pumpkin Classroom Activities open in new window
Lesson Plan
A few ideas to go along with a pumpkin unit from the Pumpkin Circle Project
http://www.sadako.com/pumpkin/activities.html
Grade Level(s): 1-2, 3-5

Pumpkin Exploration open in new window
Lesson Plan
In this activity students in cooperative groups search, suggest, question, predict, and estimate the number of seeds in a set of pumpkins. They will combine mathematical procedures and scientific observation to learn more about this seasonal delight.
http://www.sedl.org/scimath/compass/v01n02/pumpkin.html
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2

Rabbit's Good News Activity
Lesson Plan
Introduce students to the signs of spring with this book by Ruth Bornstein.
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/390.shtml
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2

Rainforest Exploration
Lesson Plan
Students create a display of a rainforest animal and its habitat.
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/394.shtml
Grade Level(s): K

Rocks Are Different Colors, Lesson 2 - Rocks Unit
Lesson Plan
Examine different rocks and find the many different colors in each and then compare these rocks with other rocks.
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/401.shtml
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2

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