Kindergarten Science and First Grade Science
Science Day is great for busy kindergarten and first grade teachers who need a fun and easy way to incorporate science. There are 30 investigations included, enough for a lesson almost every week all year long!
In addition to the lessons, recording sheet templates, pacing suggestions, and skill and content lists, and teacher background information for more difficult concepts are included in the pack. Because students' readiness levels may vary, there are recording sheet options for you to choose from. Students can simply draw their observations or include written explanations, as well.
What lessons are included?
• 5 Senses Day: students use their 5 senses to determine what is hidden in a bag
• Rock Collections Day: students sort rocks based on their physical properties
• Nature Walk: students identify things in nature while on a rock then classify them as living or nonliving
• Apple Day: students determine which type of liquid best stops an apple slice from turning brown
• Pumpkin Day- students observe the physical properties of a pumpkin
• Leaf Day- students observe the physical properties of a leaf
• Chocolate Day- students explore changes to solid when heat is added
• Race Cars Day: students experiment to determine which ramp allows a toy car to roll farther
• Magnets Day: students test objects to determine which are magnetic and non-magnetic
• Monkey Tails: students explore the purpose of external characteristics of animals
• Flashlight Day: students observe how light interacts with card stock, wax paper, clear plastic, and aluminum foil
• Cookies for Santa Day: students determine which cookies are heavier and lighter using a primary balance
• Snowflakes Day: students create snowflakes using Borax and water
• A Windy Day: students test to determine which objects may be easily blown by the wind
• Dirt Day: students create a model to show the layers of soil under Earth's surface
• Bear Day: students make a model of a brown bear's habitat to show how its basic needs are met
• Groundhog Day: students measure their shadows to see how they change during the day
• Candy Hearts Day: students follow oral directions to practice explaining location (above, below, beside, in front of, behind)
• Movement Day: students use balls to demonstrate how objects can move (round and round, zig zag, and back and forth)
• St. Patrick’s Day: students observe the reaction of yellow vinegar and blue baking soda
• Sound Day: students explore sound using their senses and tuning forks
• Instrawment Day: students explore pitch by making a straw instrument
• Rainbow Day: students explore what happens when primary colors are combined
• Planting Seeds Day: students plant lima bean seeds
• Plant Life Cycle Day: students use their plants to help identify the life cycle of a plant
• Our Plant Knowledge Day: students identify the needs of plants
• Food Chains Day: students create food chains to show the flow of energy
• Beach Ball Day: students investigate gravity and the importance of repeated trials by bouncing a beach ball
• Clouds Day: students observe how clouds change
• Bring on the Shade Day: students create a structure that will protect an animal from the sun
Most materials needed for the activities are basic and commonly found in schools, at home, or at the store.
What type of things do you need for the year? primary balances, plastic cups, apples, vinegar, lemon juice, orange juice, orange slices, rocks, a pumpkin, leaves, chocolate kisses, baggies, toy cars, cardboard, magnets, magnetic and non-magnetic items, pipe cleaners, flashlights, wax paper, aluminum foil, Oreos, chocolate chip cookies, Fig Newtons, Borax, soil, sand, gummy bears, play dough, construction or tissue paper, plates, fish crackers, baking soda, food coloring, conversation hearts, balls, tuning forks, straws, paper towels, lima beans, beach balls, craft sticks, chart paper
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