Life Science

  1. Body Parts - Combine pictures of major body parts to assemble a complete animal
  2. Examine Body Parts - Communicate the effect of using tools like magnifiers when examining different body parts
  3. Make Diagrams - Make diagrams to record and communicate observations
  4. Basic Characteristics - Identify the basic characteristics of living things
  5. Living or Non-Living - Record information about living or non-living objects in local environments
  6. Sort and Classify - Sort and classify a variety of living and non-living materials based on their characteristics
  7. Conduct Investigations - Conduct investigations and record data about the growth of different plants under varying conditions
  8. Needs of Organisms - Describe what plants and animals need in order to grow and remain healthy
  9. Life Cycle - Observe, describe, and record the life cycle of a particular animal
  10. Parents and Offspring - Match pictures of parents and related offspring by identifying common characteristics
  11. Observe Organisms - Observe plants and animals on the school grounds and group them according to where they are found
  12. Habitats - Create a chart of different habitats and match animals to specific locations
  13. Extinction - Sort pictures or illustrations of animals into groups that are extinct and those that still exist and offer possible explanations for extinction
Alien: Assembly Required (PBS Kids)
All About Babies (Spring Board Magazine)
Amazing Animal Senses
The Amazing Human Body (Harcourt School)
Animal Diversity Web
Animal Homes (Spring Board Magazine)
Animal Homes
Animal Park (BBC)
Animal Sounds (Sesame Street)
Animal Sounds with Elmo (Sesame Street)
Baby Animals
Baby Animals: Asia
Baby Videos San Diego Zoo
Build A Block (Learning Box)
Build a Dinosaur (Scholastic)
Build a Food Chain (Eco Kids)
Build Your Wild Side
Building Block (Boowa Kwala)
Building Block (Kids Com)
Build Your Own Caterpillar (Scholastic)
The Butterfly Life Cycle (Teachers)
Christmas Bear and His Five Senses (Beacon Learning Center)
Classifying Living and Nonliving Things
Concept Mapping with Excel (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Choose a Venn Template (Class Tools)
Critter Craze (Beacon Learning Center)
Dottie and Buzz
Down On The Farm (BBC)
Exploring Parts and Wholes
Farm Babies
Five Senses
Five Senses (Urban)
Five Senses and Four Season Quilt
Graphic Organizers
Graphic Organizers (Edu Place)
Graphic Organizers Maker (Teach-nology)
The Great Habitat Match-Up (Scholastic)
The Great Plant Escape (Urban)
Growing Plants (BBC)
Guided Discovery Lesson (Lesson Plan Page)
Habitats (At School)
Helping Plants Grow (BBC)
Health and Growth (BBC)
Holt Interactive Graphic Organizers (Holt)
Human and Animal Habitat
Human Body (Apples 4 the Teacher)
I Have....
Interactive Graphic Organizers
Interactive Graphic Organizers
Interactive Venn Diagram (Read Write Think)
Jigsaw Puzzle Game
Life Cycles (Teams)
Life Cycles
Life Cycles of Frogs (Tooter 4 Kids)
Living and Nonliving (Science For All)
Magnificent Magnifiers (Center for Education)
Magnifier Walk
Magnify That (Globe)
Make A Monster (Sesame Street)
Maze Craze (Scholastic)
Monarch Butterfly
Monster Bugs (Scholastic)
Paper Towel Plants (PBS Kids)
Panda Cam (Earth Cam)
Panda Cam (San Diego Zoo)
Plants and Animals in the Local Environment (BBC)
Plants and Animals: Same/Different
Plants in Motion
Podcast, Videos and Webcams
Put Annie Back Together (BBC)
Online Graphic Organizers (Write Design Online)
Ourselves (BBC)
Science Explorers (Exploratorium)
Seeing, Hearing and Smelling the World
Senational (Harcourt School)
The Senses
Senses (Think Quest)
Senses (Harcourt School)
Snuffy's Safari (Sesame Street)
Squish The Fish
Stages of a Butterfly (Tooter 4 Kids)
Students Make a Hand Lens (Ms Nucleus)
Super Kids (Dole)
Ready, Set, Let's Dough!
Tiger Head (Kinder Web Games)
Using Excel as a Graphic Organizer (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Using Excel for Concept Maps (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Venn Diagram Graphic Organizer (Read Write Think)
Venn Diagram Worksheet Maker (Teach-nology)
Weird Science (Funology)
What Will I Be When I Grow Up? (Foss)
Which One Doesn't Belong
Who Has What?
Wild Animals That Need Our Help (Kids Planet)
Young and Adult Animals (Foss)
Young Explorer! (National Geographic)
Your Tongue (Kids Health)
Zoom Sci (PBS Kids)

Earth Science

  1. Things in the Sky - Create a chart of things that can be observed in the day and night sky
  2. Describe Sky Objects - Identify objects in the sky and describe their observable similarities and differences
  3. Map School Grounds - Create a diagram of the school grounds to identify where water, rocks, soil, living organisms, and man-made objects are found
  4. Take Samples - Sample areas of the school grounds to identify where different materials are found
  5. Classify Materials - Use bagged samples of earth materials or pictures from different areas to classify materials according to their use
  6. Weather Information - Collect daily weather information to predict what conditions might occur on the following day
  7. Weather Prediction - Discuss what makes a weather prediction accurate or inaccurate
The Adventure of WeatherLizard (Scholastic)
As The Earth Turns (Beacon Learning Center)
Choose a Venn Template (Class Tools)
Classifying Living and Nonliving Things
Cloud Forecasting
Count Us In: 9
Day and Night (Chalk)
Day and Night Experiment (Chalk)
Dress Elmo for Fall (Sesame Street)
Eye on the Sky
Gather Data (Scholastic)
Graphic Organizers (Education World)
Graphic Organizers (Graphic)
Graphic Organizers (Edu Place)
Graphic Organizer Maker (Teach-nology)
Holt Interactive Graphic Organizers (Holt)
How to Forecast Weather by Studying Clouds
How To Make a Paper Chain
How to Make a Victorian Paper Chain
How to Read Clouds to Forecast Weather
How to Weave a Paper Chain
In My Own Backyard
Interactive Graphic Organizer
Interactive Graphic Organizer
Interactive Venn Diagram (Read Write Think)
Interactive Weather Maker (Scholastic)
Living and Nonliving Lesson
Learning The Sky
Make Your Own Weather Station
Map Your Schoolyard
National Weather Service (Weather)
The Night Sky Live
Online Graphic Organizer (Write Design Online)
Ourselves (BBC)
A Paper Chain for Edgar and Andrew (Meddy Bemps)
Paper Craft Ideas (Family Fun)
The Phases of the Moon
Picture Maker (Brain Pop)
Plants and Animals in the Local Environment (BBC)
Recognize Daytime and Nighttime (Number Nut)
Regional Climate
School Yard Mapping Exercises
Seasons (Scholastic)
Seasonal Changes
Sky Paths
Sticks and the Seasons (TVO Kids)
Space Chase (Scholastic)
Using Excel for Concept Mapping (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Using Excel as a Graphic Organizer (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Using Excel in the Classroom (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Venn Diagram (Edu Place)
Venn Diagram Graphic Organizer (Read Write Think)
Venn Diagram Worksheet Maker (Teach-nology)
Views of the Solar System (Solar View)
Weather Chart
Weather Forecasting
Weather Teddy
Weather Measurement (USA Today)
Weather Equipment
Weather Wiz Kids
What is Weather?
What's the Weather?
What's the Weather? (Foss)
What Will Bella Wear? (Story Place)
Wonderful World of Weather
Your Dad:1
Your Dad: 2
Zoe's Pet Shelter (Sesame Street

Physical Science

  1. Classify Solids - Classify solids according to their size, shape, color, texture, hardness, ability to change shape, magnetic attraction, whether they sink or float, and use
  2. Compare Liquids - Compare liquids according to their color, ability to flow, solubility in water, and use
  3. Mix Substances - Investigate and describe the results of mixing different substances such as salt and pepper, water and sand, water and oil, and water and salt
  4. Effect of Sun - Predict and determine what happens over the course of a school day when containers of sand, soil, and water with thermometers are placed in a sunny window
  5. Effect of Shade - Predict and determine what happens over the course of a school day when containers of sand, soil and water with thermometers are placed in a shady location
  6. Compare Temperatures - Compare the temperature at different places around the school such as black top driveway, lawn, concrete areas, side of the building, under a shade tree, wet area, in the ground
  7. Changing Movement - Use familiar objects to explore how the movement can be changed
  8. Friction - Investigate and explain how different surfaces affect the movement of an object
  9. Magnetic - Identify and classify objects in the classroom as magnetic or non-magnetic
  10. Effect of Magnets - Make predictions about how various objects will be affected by a magnet
A Practical Experiment (Pelikan)
About Magnets (Dowling Magnets)
All About Magnets
Buoyancy Basics (PBS)
Buoyancy Explorer
Build a Robot (Children's Museum)
Can You Trap The Sun?
Change It
Characteristics of Material (BBC)
Circuit Builder (BBC)
Crayola Creativity Central (Crayola)
Compare Liquids (Edu Place)
Density Column)
Does the Sun Influence the Temperature of the Earth (Reach Out Michigan)
Exploring Shadows (Preschool Express)
Forces and Movement (BBC)
Float and Sink (BBC)
Float My Boat (PBS Kids)
Friction Activity Sheet
Gets An Earful (Scholastic)
The Greenhouse Effect In A Jar
Grouping and Changing Materials (BBC)
Hotter or Colder? (BBC)
How Magnets Work
How to Separate Salt and Pepper (Andy Brain)
Into the Boat (BBC)
Light and Dark (BBC)
Magnets (PBS Kids)
Magnets (BBC)
Magnets (My School House)
Magnet Madness
Magnet Magic (Preschool Express)
Magnet Man
Make Your Own Thermometer
Making An Air Thermometer
Marveling in Magnets
May the Force Be With You!
Oddball (Fun Brain)
Oil and Water (Think Quest)
Oscar's Trash Collection (Sesame Street)
Packing for the Park
Plants Help Keep a House Cool
Pushes and Pulls (BBC)
Roller Coaster Builder (Foss)
Salt Volcano (Exploratorium)
Sid the Science Kids (PBS Kids)
Sink or Float (Science NetLinks)
Sinking Stuff (PBS Kids)
Sort by Materials (Edu Place)
Sorting and Using Materials
Sound and Hearing (BBC)
Sun or Shade
Suzy's World: Mix
Testing Time (CATIE)
Thermometer/Temperature Worksheets
Using Electricity (BBC)
Variation (BBC)
What Color Is It? (Story Place)
What Is A Magnet? (Magnet)
Who Am I? (Kids

Embedded Inquiry

  1. Tools - Use senses and simple tools to make observations.
  2. Investigation - Communicate interest in simple phenomena and plan for simple investigations.
  3. Data - Communicate understanding of simple data using age-appropriate vocabulary.
  4. Findings - Collect, discuss, and communicate findings from a variety of investigations.
The Greenhouse Effect in a Jar
How Does My Garden Grow? (Read Write Think)
Iron in CerealOur Favorite Ice Cream
Platform Scale
Platform Scale: Addition
Platform Scale: Subtraction
Reeko's Mad Scientist Lab
The Science Explorer (Exploratorium)
Science Experiments (Science Kids At Home)
Using Excel to Analyze Simple Survey (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Weird Science (Funology)
Zoom Sci (PBS Kids)

Embedded Tech & Engineering

  1. Use Simple Tools - Explain how simple tools are used to extend the senses, make life easier, and solve everyday problems
  2. Invent Designs - Invent designs for simple products
  3. Measure Materials - Use tools to measure materials and construct simple products
Deliver A Message (PBS Kids)
Fatty Foods (PBS Kids)
Five Senses (Urban)
Learning To Look
Measure It: Centimeter (Fun Brain)
Measure It: Inch (Fun Brain)
Platform Scale
Platform Scale: Addition
Platform Scale: Subtraction
Seeing, Hearing and Smelling the World
The Senses
Teaching Children About The Five Senses (Urban)
Young Engineers' Club
Your Tongue (Kids Health)