Lesson Plans Associated with Keyword 'science'
To compare the amount of liquid absorbed by different materials.
Adding and Subracting
To introduce adding and subracting. By being the objects being counted, the students get to understand the relationship between the written numbers and actual objects.
Air Expands and Contracts
Using a "boot camp" metaphor, students become air molecules in training and learn that air expands and contracts.
Air Takes Up Space
To show that air has many of the same properties as more solid objects, including "taking up space".
Avoiding Water Pollution
Recognize human responsibility for maintaining clean supplies of water, and identify actions that are taken to ensure water supplies are safe.
Bending Light Beams with Mirrors
To look at how light can be bent and reflected by using concave and convex mirrors.
To demonstrate that air moving over a curved surface provides lift.
Building Things with our Bodies
In this model, we build things with our bodies. We create both simple and complex objects and look at how the individual parts of an object each have a role to play in achieving the overall purpose of the object. This is a KEY LESSON as the process described here can be used to create anything.
Classifying Human Waste
To identify and classify wastes that result from human activity.
Colour - Opaque, Transparent, Translucent
To understand the difference between transparent, translucent, and opaque. To see how watering down paint affects these qualities.
Comparing the Strength of Magnetic Fields
To compare and measure the strength of magnets, as well to demonstrate that this power is strongest close to the magnet and diminishes with distance
Crime Scene: Types of Evidence
To demonstrate the types of evidence that could be found at the scene of a crime.
Day and Night
To demonstrate how the Earth rotates, resulting in day and night.
Describing Temperature Changes
To be able to desribe temperature in realtive terms, using expressions, such as hotter than, colder than. To be able to read a thermometer and understand the relationship of the numbers.
Drying Wet Surfaces
To see that wet surfaces will dry more quickly when exposed to heat or wind. We look at the effects of heat, wind, and humidity on clothes on a line and drying hair.
Big bats and baby bats use echolocation to find out information about the facinating world around them.
To show that spinning magnets create an electrical current.
To create some of the basic circuits inside a "boom box".
To demonstrate the role of switches in electrical circuits.
Electron Forces in the Magnet
To demonstrate that magnetism is the result of the way in which the electrons in an object are arranged.
Evaporation and Condensation
To act out a simple experiment to see how water left in open containers will decrease due to evaporation, but the water level in closed containers will not decrease.
Extracting Colour and Using It as a Dye
To demonstrate that colour can be extracted from one material and applied to another.
Generating Electric Power
To show some of the ways that electrical power is generated.
How Heating and Cooling Changes Materials
To learn how hearting and cooling materials can often change them; e.g.. melting and freezing, cooking, burning.
How Nature Recycles Waste
To demonstrate that plant and animal wastes are recycled in nature.
How Rock Breaks Down
To look at how rocks break down through the process of freezing.
How Water and Air Get Polluted
To identify ways that we pollute our water and air, and look at alternatives.
To look at the properties and origins of igneous rock.
Let's be Sound Waves
To demonstrate that sound travels in waves and that the length of those waves is related to the pitch of the sound.
Lets Mix Colours!
To predict and describe changes in colour that result from the mixing of primary colours and from mixing a primary colour with black or white.
Light - Creating a Shadow Screen
To create a shadow screen and use it to explore the principles of light and shadow by actually using them.
Magnetism Can Pass Through Most Materials
To demonstrate that most materials are transparent to the effects of a magnet. The magnetic field will pass through such materials, whereas other materials interact with the magnet.
Making Paint Adhere to Different Surfaces
To compare the adherence of paint to different surfaces.
To look at the properties and origins of metamorphic rock.
Opaque, Transparent, and Translucent Light
To look at how opaque, transparent, and translucent materials interact with light.
Places We Find Water
In this model we "act out" the places in our lives where we find water. We'll build sprinklers, showers, ice cubes, snow drifts, clouds, popsicles...and lots more!
To identify ways that we can reduce the amount of pollution that we create.
Rotations of the Earth and Moon
To show the earth's rotation around the sun and the moon's rotation around the earth.
Seasons - Changes in Sunlight and Weather
To demonstrate the regular and predictable cycle of seasonal changes. In particular, to look at changes in sunlight and weather.
Seasons: A Universal Perspective
To demonstrate how the earth’s tilt causes the hours of daylight to change through the year, resulting in different seasons and activities.
To look at the properties and origins of sedimentary rock.
Sorting and Ordering Colours
This model sorts or orders colours, based on given criteria (in this case, degrees of lightness or darkness).
Sound Absorbers and Reflectors
To demonstrate that some materials absorb sound and some materials reflect it.
Sound and Vibrations
To demonstrate that sound is the result of vibration; and demonstrate that the larger the vibration, the louder the sound.
Streamlining and Its Effects on Drag
To recognize that streamlining reduces drag, and to predict the effects of design changes on an airplane.
Surfing the Sound Waves
This is a very exciting way to demonstrate that the amplitude(height)of the sound wave is related to the volume or loudness of the sound. Surf's up dudes!
The Human Ear
A model that shows the parts of the ear, how sound enters the ear, and how to protect our hearing from loud sounds.
The Mixing Game
This is a very fun, game type model. In it we explore whether or not different types of liquids mix - and why.
The North Pole - The Big Magnet
To demonstrate that one of the ways that we use magnets in our environment is the compass, which is attracted to the biggest magnet on earth – the North Pole.
The Phases of the Moon
The sun's rays bounce off the moon and touch the earth in this very dramatic model that demonstrates the phases of the moon.
The Polarity of Magnets
To recognize that magnets have polarity, and that poles my either repel or attract each other.
The Rock Cycle
To look at how sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rock goes through a cycle, changing from one form of rock to another.
The Water Song
This is an 'action song' that describes the different states of water - liquid, gas, solid. Use these verses and actions and then add your own!
Voltage, Amperage, and Watts
A weightlifter competition that demonstrates the difference between the type of power (voltage) and the amount of power (amperage).
Waste - Biodegradable or Not?
To distinguish between wastes that are readily biodegradable and those that are not.
Waste Disposal Alternatives
To identify the ways people dispose of waste, and the possible advantages and disadvantages of each method.
Water and Waterproofing
Evaluate the suitability of different materials for containing liquids. A look at porous and non-porous containers.
Ways to Separate Different Materials
To explore different ways to separate materials.