10 elementary-level science lessons

Perfect for elementary teachers and homeschooling parents 

 

Improve student critical thinking skills:

Problem-solving skills, Comprehension, Evaluating,

Creativity, Self-reflection

Engage a child's curiosity with creative, interesting, hands-on science activities

 

Children will become more independent, focused, self-directed learners

Say goodbye to hours of prep, bored children and expensive equipment 

  • Most materials can be found around the house

  • Boost your confidence

  • Quick & easy lessons ready-to-teach within minutes

  • No need to research and prep for a science lesson

  • Reduce your prep time

  • All lessons aligned to NGSS teaching standards and cross-curricular subject areas

Yes! This is what I want!

Short videos to explain the science behind the lesson and follow-up activities encouraging further scientific exploration

Each lesson includes an instructional video, 

transcript if you want to present the lesson, and a pdf with various follow-up activities and ideas for kids to choose based on their interest.

They can do one, a few, all, or even make up their own activity!

  • No worksheets

  • No memorizing facts

  • No tests

  • Just pure, active participation!

Lesson Topics

Children watch the short video, or you can use the included transcript to teach the lesson yourself.

After the lesson, choose from a list of hands-on activities.

Puppy Dog Eyes

Did you know...Dogs have evolved or developed the puppy dog eyes to communicate WITH humans?

Chalk

Did you know... Natural chalk is made of trillions of microscopic plankton fossils?

Soap

Did you know... Soap was used by ancient civilizations as far back as 2800 BC?

Brain Freeze

Did you know...Brain freeze is an actual, real medical phenomenon?

Earth Day

Did you know...You can't get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you?

Popcorn

Did you know... Popping a corn kernel is a teeny, tiny science experiment?

Parasitic Larvae

Did you know... Jackie was a host to parasitic larvae? GROSS!!! Find out what, where, and how!

Pet Therapy

Did you know... Pets help us produce a hormone to make us happy?

Octopuses

Did you know... Octopuses are considered the most mysterious creature in the sea?

Cat's Eyes

Did you know... Pupils in a cat’s eyes can become vertical slits?

Student Examples

 

"As a Montessori parent, I highly recommend Backpack Sciences. My children (2nd and 5th grade) watch the videos each week and participate in the recommended activities. What we love about these videos is that they are short, full of information and fun facts. The kids are able to relate, connect and retain the information." 

S. Sabhnani

Parent and Math Educator

With these lessons, you can easily cover other subject areas:

  • Science - through observation and experiments. We'll investigate the HOW and WHY behind the topic.
  • Research and Writing- every lesson will encourage further investigation to learn more. Your child will learn new facts and conclusions. 
  • Technology - your child will apply scientific knowledge and use it for practical purposes to improve human life and the environment. For example combining engineering and scientific investigation.
  • Engineering - imagine your child designing solutions for real-world problems using science and math. 
  • Art - the outdoors and nature is an incredible opportunity to allow children to creatively express apply technical skill, imagination, senses and emotion. 
  • Mathematics - use math concepts such as geometry, arrangement, structure and analysis of change in real-life problem-solving. 
  • History - Everything has a story, how it developed and its purpose. 
Yes! I Want the 10 Video Lessons

You're minutes away from 10 ready-to-go science lessons

Amazing Value

$47

One time payment with ongoing access

$200 value

Only $4.70 for each lesson!

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$4.70 for a click-and-go lesson and follow-up activities that typically takes hours of prep time to research and design...

  • 10 high-level NGSS standardized science lessons
  • 10 handouts with various fun learning activities
Yes! I want these lessons!

"Yes, it is science-based, but these projects combine so many skills that a kid should work on. Ari wrote the longest (research) paper of his life this week. I'm honestly a little frustrated with the educational resources he's getting from his school. It's really just digital worksheets. I don't feel that's a good way to learn, so we're supplementing now with your program. Thank you for what you're doing."

 

Joshua C.

Parent

Jackie Grundberg

Jackie's first career was as a wildlife biologist in Colorado, New York, and Cameroon after a university study abroad in Kenya. Through her 23 years of teaching experiences at many different schools, observation of her own children's education and now guiding adults earning their teaching credentials, she's on the mission to lessen the gaps in science education with inquiry-based, hands-on, experiential higher-level learning. Her work as an instructional guide with adults in a teacher education program guarantees she's skilled to move you forward in your success path. 

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