Plaster “Fossil” Casts

  Students will observe and discuss the cause/effect relationship between the natural forces (weathering, erosion, heat, & pressure) and rocks By investigating the everyday uses of rocks and minerals, students will explain how their properties determine how they are used (e.g. toothpaste, sandpaper, vitamins, granite foundations) Science Safety- – Students will follow safety instructions, directions,…

Seed Dispersal Mural

Science -Students will collect, sort, and classify a variety of seeds and explore various seed dispersal adaptations. -“Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants.” -“Plants depend on animals for pollination or to move their seeds around.” Description: This mixed-media mural requires each student to create their…

Rock Books

|| Subject: Science || Core Standards: Grade 3: EARTH/SPACE SCIENCE CONTENT Rocks and Minerals Students will explain in their own words, with or without visuals, how the three types of rocks were formed (metamorphic, igneous and sedimentary) Students will observe and discuss the cause/effect relationship between the natural forces (weathering, erosion, heat, & pressure) and rocks…

Worm Books

|| Subject: Science || Core Standards: Grade 2: EARTH/SPACE SCIENCE CONTENT Soils Students will investigate composting as an effective way to recycle organic matter including the vital role of earthworms in soil || Description: This is a new project developed for 2nd graders studying worms. This cute accordion-style journal provides a learning platform for students to…

Plant Life Cycle Books

|| Subject: Science || Core Standards: Grade 2: Students will understand that plants have life cycles and plant growth is affected by many different variables. LIFE SCIENCE CONTENT Life Cycles of Plants Students will collect, sort, and classify a variety of seeds and explore various seed dispersal adaptations Students will identify and explain the major parts of…

Murals

|| Subject: Any || Description: Murals can take many forms. This is a big project that involves 90 minutes to 2 hours of class time. Murals are often the focus of Artist in Residence programs, but can also be a classroom project. Examples: Rainforest Mural: This mural, done in a 2nd grade classroom, focused on…