Grades K-2

Date
Topic
Materials
Week One

Tuesday, July 11
Science Mysteries


What's the Matter? Video

How to Make Magic Mud Oobleck Video


Wednesday, July 12
Crayons


Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood "How People Make Crayons"

PBS Parents: Melted Crayon Art

Mr. Rogers' Crayon Factory Video

The Life of an American Crayon

Oliver Jeffers: Picture Book Maker


Thursday, July 13
Feel the Heat





Friday, July 14
A Birthday Is No Ordinary Day

Birthday Cake Activities from Debra Frasier

Year Map Graphic

Sunrise Sunset HD App

Time and Date Sun Calculator

Thingaverse Sun Keychain


Week Two


Monday, July 17
Plant a Tree


Arbor Day Foundation’s Best Tree Finder: Tree Wizard

“Plant for the Planet” (video)

“What Are Trees?” (kindergarten video)


Tuesday, July 18
Flight of the Pollinators

Wednesday, July 19
Robots Everywhere


Kidspiration Concept Mapping Tool - Individual License $40

Code & Go Robot Mouse Activity Set - $40 Amazon

Robot Turtles Game - $22 Amazon
How to Play
http://www.thinkfun.com/products/robot-turtles/
Advanced Play

Lego Robotics We Do 2.0
$180 Works with Windows, Mac, Chromebook, iPad, & Android

Wonder Workshop Dash & Dot Starting at $150 for Dash only
Works with Apple, Android, and Kindle Devices - Bluetooth only, no wifi needed

Sphero - starts at $130
Works with Apple, Android, and Kindle Devices - Bluetooth only, no wifi needed

Osmo - Starter Kit -$80 Amazon; Coding Awbie Add-on $50; Coding Jam Game $60

Hour of Code - FREE online

Code.org
Elementary School Computer Science Fundamentals
Course 1 begins with ages 4-6 Curriculum links with Common Core Math, Literacy, and NGSS standards
Offers Free Workshops for teachers with Goody Bag and Materials

Recommended iPad apps for coding
Kodable

Unplugged Activities - (those that you don't need a computer to complete)
Computer Science Unplugged - engaging games and puzzles that use cards, string, crayons and lots of running around.
http://csunplugged.org/
Activities for Primary-aged children

The Link Between Coding & Reading -
Thursday, July 20
Fascinating Fossils

Friday, July 21
Our Blue Planet


Grades 3-5

Date
Topic
Materials
Week One


Tuesday, July 11
BURN



Wednesday, July 12
BIONIC ANIMALS

Thursday, July 13
STAR STUFF

Friday, July 14
SPACE EXPLORATION

The Known Universe Video

The Known Universe from AMNH on Vimeo.


NASA's Eyes on the Solar System App - download only for laptop or desktop computers
Current NASA Missions
Future NASA Missions
NSTA's Position Statement on Nature of Science
Neil deGrasse Tyson - Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Astrophysics.jpg

Week Two


Monday, July 17
From Seed to Tree
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lk0grxwZqWk ( photosynthesis video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvPqxFhKyE0 ( Elly MacKay discussing the book - If you hold a seed)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMBNvM5Mswg ( Historic Plant moment in Space)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxITZSEis4I (Plant growth in Space)





Tuesday, July 18
Spider Science

Wednesday, July 19
Wind it Up



Wind up racer video-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8yZwrEaXiw

Steve Spangler-
https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/wind-up-racer/


Spool racer design Sheet.

Thursday, July 20


Friday, July 21