Science Poems and Activities for Primary Grades

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Need more time to teach science? These original Science Poems and Activities are a great way to integrate science instruction with your literacy instruction. Reading these poems with your students will stimulate their interest in science, introduce vocabulary, and increase understanding of science concepts.

Teachers can use the poems to teach phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, and comprehension as a supplement to district reading programs.

Each poem has an activity to supplement your district's science curriculum.

Poems and activities include:

  • I Can Be a Scientist (poem)
  • I Can Be a Scientist (stationery - 2 versions - with and without primary lines)
  • My Five Senses (poem)
  • I Learn About the World (*new poem added October 2019)
  • My Five Senses (observation sheet)
  • I Look Through My Wonder Window (poem)
  • Wonder Window template color
  • Wonder Window template black and white
  • Little Egg, Little Egg (poem)
  • Little Egg, Little Egg (mini-booklet)
  • Bugs (poem)
  • My Bug Investigation (activity sheet)
  • What’s For Lunch (poem)
  • Animal Investigation (activity sheet)
  • Springtime (poem)
  • Springtime Scavenger Hunt (activity sheet)
  • What’s the Matter? (a riddle poem)
  • What’s the Matter? (a riddle poem) with pictures
  • What’s the Matter? (sorting activity)

Teaching suggestions are included. Teachers may use the poems as a part of their Poem of the Week routine or to introduce or review science concepts.

✅ This product is also part of three bundles:

Poem of the Week Bundle

STEM Poems and Activities Bundle

Poem of the Week MEGA BUNDLE

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23 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Read texts and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive. Examples of patterns of behaviors could include the signals that offspring make (such as crying, cheeping, and other vocalizations) and the responses of the parents (such as feeding, comforting, and protecting the offspring).
Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats. Emphasis is on the diversity of living things in each of a variety of different habitats. Assessment does not include specific animal and plant names in specific habitats.


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