This matter unit was designed for first grade, but depending on your county, may easily work for kindergarten or 2nd grade objectives. Very fun, very hands-on, and very memorable learning.
*5 days worth of lesson plans with step-by-step directions (bonus extension activity can add one day if needed). Each lesson is for a 45-minute to one-hour block of time.
*3 recording sheets for 3 experiments
*Bonus: a quick-check quiz with pictures that allows students with special needs, second-language learners, or children still learning to read to show their mastery of the objectives.
***Note: One lesson includes having access to Brain Pop, Jr. whether it is in your school's computer lab, or you present the activities as a whole group in your class via Smart Board, etc.
***Note: One lesson includes using a Magic School Bus: Ups and Downs (24 min.) and an accompanying writing activity. This video is easy to obtain via online purchase, your school's media center, or Discovery Education's United Streaming service.