Test the dissolved oxygen, pH, turbidity and temperature of a local waterway around your learning space! Then, upload your test results to an international database to compare your results to others’ and contribute to the citizen scientists interested in keeping our waterways healthy.
Discuss factors that affect a seed’s germination time, then perform a mini-experiment involving the steps of the scientific method. Minnesota Science Standards:184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11 Minnesota Language Arts Standards:18.104.22.168
Learn about composting: its definition, its effects on soil, how to make it and what lives in it! Minnesota Science Standards:22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52 Minnesota Language Arts Standards:184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168
Learn about the USDA MyPlate through a pretend grocery store, and explore the importance of each food group. The Healthy Hop N Shop Lesson Plan Minnesota Science Standards:0.4.1.1, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206 Minnesota Health Standards:2.8.1, 3.7.2, 5.7.2
After predicting what – other than magic – caused Jack’s beanstalk to grow so tall, students design and conduct experiments to explore how different conditions affect plant growth. This open-ended investigation of conditions for plant growth assumes some student knowledge of basic plant needs (light, water, etc) and can be used as a springboard for… View More
This kit includes an assortment of fish-shaped pillows in a variety of sizes. This kid is a great addition to the Fish Families kit, allowing students to find the fish adaptations on their own pillows!