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Grades K-2

Shark Surprise open in new window
Lesson Plan
Children will practice their observational skills and reinforce their familiarity with different types of fish while creating their own card game.
http://www.eduplace.com/rdg/gen_act/fishy/shark1.html
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2

Sink or Float open in new window
Lesson Plan
Stimulate the children's thinking by having them to first give their prior knowledge about things that sink and float.
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/delancyc/sinkorfloat.html
Grade Level(s): K

Sink or Float: The Weight of Water and You open in new window
Lesson Plan
Fun Experiment to Try at Home! Purpose: To determine how an object floats. Also includes background information.
http://school.discovery.com/sciencefaircentral/jvc/surpscifacts/physic...
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2, 3-5

Sink or Float? open in new window
Lesson Plan
Purpose: To make and test predictions about sinking and floating. To classify objects according to whether they sink or float. Includes activity sheets.
http://www.sciencenetlinks.org/lessons.cfm?BenchmarkID=4&DocID=164
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2

Sink/Float Unit open in new window
Lesson Plan
Four days of activities centered around the questions 1)What things will float?, 2) Will it Float or Sink?, 3)How can water help you separate objects?, 4) How can shape help objects float?
http://www.plymouthschools.com/Science/Kindergarten/Float-Sink.htm
Grade Level(s): K

Sky Lesson 2: Shadows open in new window
Lesson Plan
Investigate shadows, using literature-based discussion as well as experiences with manipulating shadows
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons_printable.cfm?DocID=10
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2

Sky Lesson 3: Modeling Shadows open in new window
Lesson Plan
Demonstrate understanding of shadows by creating a physical model of concepts learned
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?DocID=9
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2

Some Rocks are Heavier Than Others, Lesson 3 - Rocks Unit
Lesson Plan
We know that rocks are different in colors and sizes. Today we are going to find out which rocks are the heaviest.
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/403.shtml
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2

Space: The Final Frontier open in new window
Lesson Plan
Series of experiments about space, phases of the moon, craters, gravity, jet propulsion, solar system, the expanding universe, etc.
http://www.galaxy.net/~k12/space/index.shtml
Grade Level(s): 1-2, 3-5

Spiders Unit open in new window
Lesson Plan
This 7 lesson unit on spiders integrates science, math, and language arts.
http://www.sedl.org/scimath/pasopartners/spiders/
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2, 3-5

Spring Potted Plants
Lesson Plan
A math and science activity for learning about plant growth and measuring the progress.
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/5858.shtml
Grade Level(s): Preschool, K, 1-2, 3-5

The Big Melt Down open in new window
Lesson Plan
Students work in pairs to disover which melts more snow - the salt solution or plain water?
http://www.ghbooks.com/activity/activity.cfm?bookid=10015&page=111
Grade Level(s): Preschool, K

The Great Kapok Tree: A Social Studies Lesson
Lesson Plan
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the interdependence of animals, people and plants in the rainforest by participating in an ecosystem simulation.
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/337.shtml
Grade Level(s): 1-2

The Importance of the Rainforest
Lesson Plan
Read and discuss The Great Kapok Tree to learn about the importance of the rainforest.
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/395.shtml
Grade Level(s): 1-2, 3-5

The Letter P - Growing Popcorn
Lesson Plan
Learn about things that start with the letter P and grow a popcorn plant from a kernel.
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/353.shtml
Grade Level(s): K

The Magical Diving Sub
Lesson Plan
Grades K-6: In this two-day exploration, students use their background knowledge of how scientists work to discuss and predict if a given object will sink or float. They record these predictions on a data sheet. They then test the objects and organize them into floating/sinking groups. Students also observe the floating and sinking of a toy submarine and infer what is causing the sub to float or sink.
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/4806.shtml
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2, 3-5

The Seasons open in new window
Lesson Plan
In this activity students develop an understanding of the seasons by naming the seasons of the year, considering physical change over time, and analyzing environmental changes.
http://www.eduplace.com/ss/act/seasons.html
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2

The Sound of Rain open in new window
Lesson Plan
Students will cooperate to make the sound of rain.
http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/earthspace13.html
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2

The Weather Forecast
Lesson Plan
Instead of just graphing daily temperatures, try this activity. They soon see that weather forecasting is not exact.
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/516.shtml
Grade Level(s): 1-2

Touch and Feel Box open in new window
Lesson Plan
Students will identify and describe objects through their sense of touch. This will enable students to develop their description and deduction skills. - from CanTeach
http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/beginning8.html
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2

Trash Basher's Handbook: Recycling open in new window
Lesson Plan
Series of experiments on recycling. It provides an introduction to the concepts or reduce, reuse and recycle as well as the very important concept of Precycle.
http://www.galaxy.net/~k12/recycle/
Grade Level(s): 1-2

Tree Journal open in new window
Lesson Plan
In this activity children develop their observation skills by applying their senses to the study of life in and around a single tree. The observations can be done as a whole class project in school or as an individual project at home
http://www.eduplace.com/rdg/gen_act/nature/tree.html
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2

TWO KINDS OF DINOSAURS open in new window
Lesson Plan
Students will compare two kinds of dinosaurs based upon the structure of the pelvis: bird-hipped and reptile-hipped
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/fosrec/Wixom2.html
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2

Water Flowing in Trees open in new window
Lesson Plan
Students will examine water flow in a celery stalk to better understand how water flows in trees.
http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/life13.html
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2

Water Flows Downhill
Lesson Plan
Children will experiment with different containers to see if water flows up or down.
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/515.shtml
Grade Level(s): Preschool, K

What Are You Doing Here? open in new window
Lesson Plan
Children will draw scenes of different environments and create some unexpected visitors in those environments. This activity reinforces children's understanding of the characteristics of different environments and the animals that do or do not live in these environments. It also gives children the opportunity to practice their creative writing skills.
http://www.eduplace.com/rdg/gen_act/guests/whatdo.html
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2

What Do Salt Trucks Do? open in new window
Lesson Plan
Use this experiment to show that salt makes snow & ice melt more quickly. I used this experiment, and the kids really enjoyed it.
http://www.ghbooks.com/activity/activity.cfm?bookid=18325&page=557
Grade Level(s): Preschool, K, 1-2

What makes shadows? open in new window
Lesson Plan
Students learn about shadows as they observe and draw the shadow of a classmate.
http://www.eyeonthesky.org/lessonplans/04sun_shadows.html
Grade Level(s): 1-2

Where Plants and Animals Live
Lesson Plan
Students learn and discuss many facts about where plants and animals live.
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/459.shtml
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2

Wind Direction open in new window
Lesson Plan
Make a wind vane to gauge wind direction.
http://www.eduplace.com/rdg/gen_act/weather/direct.html
Grade Level(s): 1-2, 3-5

Wind Observation open in new window
Lesson Plan
Make a wind gauge and observe how wind affects the surrounding area.
http://www.eduplace.com/rdg/gen_act/weather/wind.html
Grade Level(s): 1-2, 3-5

Stellaluna: Teacher CyberGuide open in new window
Online Activity
Children will learn about the diet of fruit bats, anatomy of a bat, bat facts, and read children's poems and stories about bats. (Uses Internet resources.)
http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/stella/stellatg.html
Grade Level(s): 1-2

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