Digital Science Lessons
Pick a small area and look for all the things you can find using your observation skills.
These Lessons are designed to have students interact with content, ask questions, and practice critical thinking skills.
- NGSS-aligned lesson packets with an introductory video, homework, and pre-lesson assignments.
- Science challenge: activities which deliver background content and demonstrate an activity you can try on your own
- K-5 “Fun Science Fridays”: mini activities for young children
This easy at-home test is a doable way for young children to collect and then examine the harness or softness of rocks.
This complete lesson including a video and worksheet teaches about the importance of insect populations in an ecosystem.
A fun and easy lesson for young children on how to observe and chart the moon’s phases.
Aquatic macroinvertebrates help us understand the health of our waterways. In this lesson, Mary ellen shows you how to locate them within a stream or river and identify what’s there.
These aquatic insects are an important part of the ecosystem and critical to the health of our waterways. Get more information in the complete lesson packet.
Drawing nature is another way to process our observations using the five senses. This lesson geared for younger children shows you how it’s done.
Learn how to test the speed of flowing water using materials from around the house. This experiment is often the foundation of many other water quality and species population experiments in waterways.
Learn how to measure temperature above and below ground, and how that can impact the presence of species in an area.
Learn about the process by which plants absorb and expel water to obtain its nutritional benefit.
This version of our pit trap lesson is designed for younger children to do a beginner exploration of the insects crawling around near home.