10 elementary-level science lessons
Perfect for elementary teachers and homeschooling parents
Improve student critical thinking skills:
Problem-solving skills, Comprehension, Evaluating,
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
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Quick & easy lessons ready-to-teach within minutes
No need to research and prep for a science lesson
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All lessons aligned to NGSS teaching standards and cross-curricular subject areas
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 memorizing facts
Just pure, active participation!
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?
Did you know... Natural chalk is made of trillions of microscopic plankton fossils?
Did you know... Soap was used by ancient civilizations as far back as 2800 BC?
Did you know...Brain freeze is an actual, real medical phenomenon?
Did you know...You can't get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you?
Did you know... Popping a corn kernel is a teeny, tiny science experiment?
Did you know... Jackie was a host to parasitic larvae? GROSS!!! Find out what, where, and how!
Did you know... Pets help us produce a hormone to make us happy?
Did you know... Octopuses are considered the most mysterious creature in the sea?
Did you know... Pupils in a cat’s eyes can become vertical slits?
"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."
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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.
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"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."
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