COURSE DESCRIPTION

MATERIALS & LINKS

1-1 SUN, WATER AND CLOUDS, OH MY!

Students will explore clouds in the sky, water on the earth, and our great bright sun in this exciting and educational weather class. Activities identifying the beneficial and harmful properties of the sun, as well as the importance of water and how to be safe around it will engage your first grade students. All weather classes will be held in our Bay News 9 weather room, where students will see the current weather conditions at the Science Center.

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INSTRUCTOR
If time permits at the end of class, use the BrainPop Jr. video on "The Sun" (7:27) for review. If needed, the teacher can then do the easy or hard quiz with the students. The quiz can also be given to the visiting teacher for follow up at school.
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1-2 SEE THE SEA:

Our 600-gallon touch tank will be home base for this class. Students will touch string rays, spider crabs, coral and sponges and learn about the marine life that inhabits our oceans.

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1-3 LEARNING LIFE SCIENCE:

Students will use their senses to explore, observe and identify the world around them. Hands-on science fun will allow the students to understand the differences between living and non-living things and then explore the basic needs of plants and animals. Take a peek through our microscopes and catch an amazing view of roots, stems, and the cells of a leaf.

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1-4 PHYSICS ON THE MOVE:

This introduction to the physical sciences will provide students an opportunity to sharpen science process skills. Students will use force and motion to predict and record data and draw conclusions as science activities become science fun.

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INSTRUCTOR
If time permits at the end of class, use one of the BBC interactive science lessons as a follow-up activity.

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BBC Science Push & Pull

BBC Science Forces & Movement