Earth science experiments
Discover how the type of packaging we use contributes to global warming. Students will learn about how manufacturing, shipping, and recycling contribute to our carbon footprint. Using the scientifc method and engineering design process students create a new, more eco-friendly packaging material. Teacher guide and worksheets included.
This is an engaging Earth Day PBL unit that will immerse students in material science. They will learn about how they can help lower our carbon footprint. They will explore what it means to be carbon neutral and net-zero carbon. Students will love ranking how eco-friendly a package is. They will also create a new void fill packaging and use art to make it attractive.
A step by step guide for learning about how we can help reduce our carbon footpring. Students will investigate the solubility of packaging material. they will rank how eco-friendly an item is packaged. A focus will be on carbon neutral packing and shipping. They will complete a STEAM fair project to create a new type of void fill packaging. The unit is perfect for a class project.
Discovery which types of packing materials will dissolve in water. This will lead students to discovering which materials are biodegradable and more eco-friendly. Students will immerse themselves in all things packaging. The final STEAM challenge involves creating a new type of void fill packaging. A teacher guide and worksheets are included.
Explore eco-friendly packaging and creating carbon neutral products. A complete teacher guide and video is included. Students will investigate and explore the biodegradability of different void fill. Cornstarch packing peanuts is a focus. A final STEAM challenge encourages students to think big.
Explore the science of snow in the Great Lakes region. This weather unit focuses on the snowbelts of Michigan. Students will complete a map exploration, hands-on science experiment, reading passage, concept maps, summary strategies, and comprehension questions. Differentiated and made for print or digital in Google Classroom.
Students will develop their Michigan map skills while learning about lake effect snow and the snow belts. This winter weather unit includes a map exploration, a reading passage, hands-on activity, concept maps, comprehension questions, and independent practice. This is a complete teacher lesson plan for print or digital learning for studying the Great Lakes.
Discover diffusion and concentrations using color candies like Gobstoppers, gumballs, and Skittles. Students will observe candy dissolving. Includes teacher lesson plans and student worksheets. Reading material expands to discuss confluence of bodies of water.
Expand students reading in the content area strategies with a reading passage and activities. Students will learn about rotation and revolution of the Earth. This is great for an astronomy unit on the solar system. Complete lesson plans make it easy prep for the teacher.
Elementary students will enjoy this list of Earth Day themed books. They will expand their knowledge of the Earth and ways to help our planet. Teachers will like the suggestions for using them in lesson planning. They are perfect for a read-along during circle-time.
An easy prep lesson for an Earth Day or Environmental Science class. Teachers can print or assign virtually. Great for sub plans. Worksheets provice practice with reading strategies while introducing the history or plastics and issues with microplastics. Differentiated Anchor Chart included.
Find the perfect storybook for Earth Day. These books are perfect for a classroom read-along and integrating with hands-on science. They will help inspire kids to dream of ways to help our planet. Teachers will like the books we chose because they go above and beyond with vocabulary, science concepts, and great illustrations.
Celebrate Earth Day conducting fun experiments in school or with the family. These science ideas include fun with "The Lorax", growing seeds, experimenting with fish, and learning more about biodegrable materials. Great for elementary and middle school.
Help students understand the importance of oxygen in aquatic ecosystems. This hands-on experiment will engage the students and create wonderful discussions. It is great for Earth Day. A complete lesson plan guide is included for the teacher Students will follow the scientific journal.
Integrate a hands-on environmental science lab for your students. Students will discover that water holds dissolved oxygen. Fish need this oxygen to survive. Teacher guide and student journal included. This is a wonderful unit to use to create a discussion on aquatice systems.
Engage students in a fun hands-on experiment using candy hearts. Discover weathering and erosion with an easy prep activity that you can complete in 30 minutes. A complete teacher guide and student reading comprehension pages included. This makes a great Valentine's themed lab.
Get out those candy hearts and start investigating. This fun hands-on lab introduces students to erosion and weathing in a fun engaging way. Kids will have a great time using candy hearts for a Valentine themed science experiment. Teacher guide and reading passages included.
This is a great investigation to add to your weather lesson plans. This engaging activity will amaze students. They will test pressure on how it affects creating a cloud in a bottle. Simple supplies with very consistent result. Gather the needed supplies and print the journal. Teacher background information will guide the activty.