Saturday, May 14, 2011

Science




I too am thinking about next year.  At my school I plan that topics for our after school program. So what I am asking is what are some awesome science units you do in your classes?  I work with students k-5. but not all at the same time. They are split k-1, 2-3,  and 4-5. I try not to do the same thing two years in a row. Somethings, though like reptiles, we do though- we.. well not we, not me either lol, I have a friend bring in real live reptiles (ICK lol)

Everyone who comments, I will do some sort of giveaway.

Last year we did:
Becoming a Scientist
Insects
Skeletons
Day/Night
Pumpkins and Gourds
Spiders
Nocturnal Animals
Motion
Space
Penguins
Snow
Food chain
Volcanoes
Liquid/Solid/Gasses
Dental
Seussical
Life Cycle
Weather
Oviparous
Plants
Earth Day
Reptiles
Rain Forest
Ocean


The year before that we did:
All About Me
Germs
Apples
Magnets
Sound
Pumpkins and Gourds
Spiders
Insects
Nocturnal Animals
Corn
Senses
Kitchen Chemistry
Penguins
Shadows and Light
Teeth
Weather
Storm
Wind Power
Water Cycle
Eggs
Motion
Hibernation
Ice/Snow
Food Chain
Rainbows
Life Cycles
Earth Day
Plants/Soil/Worms
Amphibians & Reptiles
Ocean/Sea
Lake/Freshwater
Rain Forest


So far this year, I was thinking:
Becoming a Scientist
Insects
Rocks
Fall- leaves
Senses
Spiders
Color
Water Cycle
Worms
Plants
Earth Day (Recycling)
Reptiles
Zoo

9 comments:

Mrs. Saoud said...

My class is working on exploring venus flytraps and ladybugs. We combined capacity and motion to see the effects. Hydroponics vrs soil was one of our favorite explorations. Decomposing was fascinating. Biodiversity is their "New" favorite word and our studies with animals adaptations was truly exciting. You've covered a lot of science in the past and probably cover some of this in your broad topics like plants or insects.

Primary Graffiti

Janine said...

The art teacher and I are thinking about doing an Art and Literature in the Park event for our school next year, but this would work well for After School Care too. Easels and storytellers, just imagine the creativity that will come out of something like this!

Ali said...

Two of my favorite science units that I do in Kindergarten are Water Play (Students experience free play, curiosity, and discovery through the investigation of water and its properties and forms. This unit also explores bubbles too!) and Sunshine, Shadows, and Silhouettes (Students investigate objects as they interact with light. This unit has a lot of outside activities)

Mrs. I said...

Funny enough, frogs are great! They can watch them go through the life cycle, etc. Land snails are another fun one since you can have races and stuff.

A bit more basic but could be made more challenging: sink/float and magnetism.

Cathy I.
www.mrsisclass.blogspot.com
mrsirwinsclass@gmail.com

Hadar said...

In our Kindergarten science curriculum, we study wood! I thought it was so weird when I first heard that, but the kids actually really enjoy it! We show different types of wood (plywood, bass wood, redwood) and then we experiment with what kind of wood floats, how wood changes it shape through sanding and what we use wood to make. It was actually really fun and the students really enjoyed it!

Hadar
Miss Kindergarten

Gladys said...

A couple of the science units my kids really enjoy are things in motion (think push and pull) and simple machines.

Love, Polka Dot said...

How about the science behind engineering? An elementary version of biomedical engineering or even building engineering and construction?

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Sharon said...

We did a unit on the moon with a K and a 3rd grade class working together. They had a blast. I didn't do it but another teacher did a unit on earthworms. It was a big hit. Ants was a fun unit and shadows. We took the kids out and measured their shadow 3 different times during the day and they were amazed at how their shadows changed.

NYCecelia said...

We are using FOSS next year. Liquids/Solids
Pebbles, Sand Silt
and one more I cannot think of at the moment.
Any resources out there?