Our science kits consist of four units: five senses, motion, living/non living and the earth.
We will begin our first science unit soon. All the units include engaging activities with hands-on learning. Students are able to work in small groups, with a partner, and individually to promote understanding of the content.
We started our first unit on the earth. During the lessons, we have learned all about the earth materials such as water, sand, soil, and pebbles. We have become scientists and have discovered many new things during our lessons. Some of the lessons have been learning about how the earth has more water than land, finding earth materials in the schoolyard, discovering what happens when water is added to sand, soil, and pebbles, and finding different rocks. In addition, we planted a pumpkin seed in all three earth materials and will watch to see which earth material will work best.
We completed our second unit on the five senses. During this unit students participated in hands on learning. Each lesson involved students working in partnerships to complete the lesson. In addition, students were able to complete extension activities around the five senses.
During the third unit on motion, students experimented with different things that have motion. We used the playground as a resource for our lessons. Students were able to explore with balls ad ramps and find ways to get balls to move. In addition, students were able to investigate different kinds of forces.
The last unit of study was on living/nonliving things. This was a fun unit as we explored earthworms and plants. Students planted bean seeds and were able to watch them grow. In addition, students learned all about worms and what they need to survive. We talked about habitats and what kinds of living things are in the habitats. On the other hand, students learned all about adults and their babies.