Some of our Traveling Scientist programs have changed grade levels to better support the Next Generation Science Standards. Download a complete list of changes here.
Students will review the water cycle as they experiment with an aquifer, learn how pollution enters the watershed, and develop ways to conserve water in their neighborhoods.
Drip Drop support 5-ESS2-1 and 5-ESS2-2 of the Next Generation Science Standards.
Is all of our trash really waste? Rethink Resources uses trash to explore the connection between humans and the natural world. Through hands-on activities that focus on the five R's: Reduce, Reuse, Rot, Repurpose, and Recycle, students will develop a deeper understanding of the importance of natural resources and how we can conserve them by producing less waste.
S.O.S. (Surviving Our Standards)
Hands-on stations engage students in building parallel and series circuits, experimenting with electromagnets, separating mixtures based on physical properties and creating an electric current with just wires, a magnet and a tube! Students also make a weather forecast based on historical data.
For the field testing years (2018 and 2019) of the 5th grade science test, we will adapt the program based on any information released by the state. Click here for the state released test questions from January 2017. The questions are under the Student Interface, Practice and Training Tests.
What's the Matter?
Students use the scientific method to explore the world of chemistry, using the periodic table, observation, and experimentation.
What's for Lunch? – New Grade for 2017-2018
Students learn about food chains and the interrelationships of plants and animals. They compare the roles of producers and consumers through games and live animals.
Live animals are presented to you and your students by our trained Traveling Scientist. Learn about the unique characteristics and behaviors of mammals, reptiles, birds, and other species of the animal kingdom.
Birds of Prey
Hawks, owls, and other raptors are brought into the classroom to teach students about the roles these predators play in the balance of nature. Students visit lab stations which include experiencing hawk vision and discovering the diet of an owl through an owl pellet dissection.