COURSE DESCRIPTION

MATERIALS AND LINKS

2-1 OUR WONDERFUL BODIES:

This class is designed to give students an introduction to the human body and the functions of its parts. Students will hear the sound of their beating heart, meet Mr. Bones, and explore the importance of our stomach, muscles, and lungs. Activities in this class will enhance the understanding of the basic needs that the human body needs for survival.

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INSTRUCTOR
Choose one BrainPop video (Heart or Lungsor Bones) to share with students. The accompanying quizzes can also be given as a final assessment. In addition, there is a heart labeling activity that can be passed out for students to complete back at school.

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2-2 A BUG'S LIFE:
Insects and arachnids may seem strange and creepy, but they are part of the largest group of living organisms on our planet - the arthropods. Students will have the opportunity to see and touch some of these amazing and diverse creatures while learning about their characteristics, life cycles, behaviors and habitats.

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INSTRUCTOR
Choose one BrainPop video Arachnids or Insects video to share with students. The accompanying quizzes can also be given as a final assessment or passed out for students to complete back at school.

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2-3 PLANTS AND TWIGS
This basic botany class takes a look at the remarkable life of plants and trees. Discuss what plants need to survive, how they grow and how plant materials is used for food, building supplies, and clothing. Students will enhance their learning through activities that involve soil classification, nutrient content, and water retention, and how these factors are the basis of the cycle of all living things. Each classroom will leave with its own newly planted seedlings to allow for further study in the classroom.

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INSTRUCTOR
Use a BrainPop Jr. Parts of a Plant video (4:59) as an introduction to the lesson and/or the Plant Cyclevideo (4:14) at the end of class. The accompanying quizzes can be given as a final assessment or passed our for students to complete.

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2-4 HOW MATTER MATTERS
Students will be introduced to the world of matter in this basic physical science class. We will observe and explore various objects and substances and understand how to categorize them by their physical properties, state of matter, volume, mass, weight, and shape.

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INSTRUCTOR:
  1. Use the What's Hiding in the Mystery Cave game from the Thinkin' Science CD as an introduction/culminating activity.
  2. Students deduce what's in the Mystery Cave by using data on smell, texture, color, shape, size & weight.
  3. As a follow up, the instructor can hand out the All About Matter handout as a follow up activity for back in the classroom.


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Using Web sites from the resource
list above, have students answer
questions about the types
and properties of matter.


Use similes to compare and describe objects
2-5 OUR CHANGING WEATHER
Students will explore wind, the sun, and the changing weather patterns of Earth's seasons in our Bay News 9 Weather room. What are the dangers of severe weather? Get an up close look at dangerous weather and how to be safe with fun hands-on activities and demonstrations. Before you go, be sure to check out the Science Center's current weather conditions using our state-of-the-art weather station.

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