Year 1

  • The Scientist Timeline Setting up a timeline for understanding the course of scientific history integrated with well-known historical events
  • Guesstimation Kids will enjoy a guessing game that involves family and friends as a way of understanding the usefulness of estimation
  • Better Estimattion Scientific ways of improving our estimates
  • Your Day in the Sun Modeling movement of the Earth in relation to the Sun
  • Lub Dup or Lub Tsh? Using the stethoscope to observe internal body sounds
  • Quadrant Making our own device to find and chart celestial objects
  • Gumdrop molecules Understanding the arrangement of molecules from atoms
  • Measuring Linear Distance Understanding good measurements and improving the students measuring techniques
  • Optional: Eye Surgery Cow’s eye dissection
  • The Three-Dimensional-Space Activity How scientists accurately measure tiny distances
  • Box Making An exercise in following detailed instructions
  • Sound Conductors Using the stethoscope to investigate sound conduction through different substances
  • Memory Game with a Twist Identifying common trees by their leaves
  • The Compass Using the compass and detailed instruction to find hidden treasure
  • Air Cannon Shooting family members with pressure waves as a way of understanding the travel of sound and other impulses through the air
  • Periodic Table Game Learning the elements and their properties
  • Cell Growth and Division Use modeling clay to demonstrate how cells divide and grow
  • Scale Model of the Solar System Making a scale model and understanding its meaning while gaining appreciation for the relative sizes and distances of the planets in relation to the Sun
  • Space Gas Generate CO2 from a chemical reaction and capture it in a balloon to demonstrate the space-filling property of gases
  • Test Yourself Scientific classification schemes
  • Making Your Own Scale Understanding scientific measurement techniques through construction and calibration of a spring scale
  • Memory Game with a Twist II Identifying common trees by their leaves—revisited
  • Effect of Wavelength on Sound Using your own homemade instruments to create sounds
  • How Fast Are You? Measuring how fast you can run in miles per hour to learn about units of measure
  • Periodic Table Game II Learning the elements and their properties—revisited
  • Genetics: Dominant & Recessive Traits Make your own flowers to understand Medelian dominance
  • Eye Check-Up Using eye charts to check your own eyes
  • Dissolve or Melt? Understanding the difference between commonly misunderstood scientific processes
  • Chemical Reactions A meaningful and nifty chemical reaction
  • Plant Growth Germination of seeds and growth of plants
  • What Is a Chemical Reaction? Creating a gel-like toy from safe chemicals via a chemical reaction
  • Growing Towards the Light Phototropism
  • Gases are Fluids Generating and Pouring CO2 to demonstrate the fluid properties of gases
  • Memory Game with a Twist III Identifying common trees by their leaves—revisited