Science Tools at a Glance
Activity Activity Description
EngageThis activity accesses students' prior knowledge of science tools as they use their digital Notebooks to identify senses and tools before watching a three-minute animated video of two brothers making observations using senses and tools. Following the video, students use their digital Notebooks to draw a food that is hot, red and squishy, and a food that is long, smooth, and yellow.
ExploreThis session provides students with the opportunity to choose from three different interactive activities that will allow them to explore with tools.
ExplainThis four-minute interactive lesson mixes animation with real life video clips to clearly describe science tools and their uses. There are embedded "Show what you know!" opportunities and open-ended questions to prompt student explanation of concepts.
Stories, Songs, and VideosStudents choose from nine different literature pieces that include songs, stories, and videos. These literature pieces incorporate science tools into stories the students can relate to and provide students with the opportunity to see how tools are used around them every day.
Match ItIn this activity, students will match senses with words associated with them.
Motion MapThis interactive activity provides students with the opportunity to explore the factors that influence motion as they navigate their way to various destinations.
Ruler T-chartThis interactive activity provides students with the opportunity to practice using a ruler as they measure and sort objects.
Temperature TuesdayIn this interactive story, students hear about a little girl's experiences with different types of thermometers. After the story, students use thermometers to measure the temperature of objects and sort them as hot or cold.
In the StudyThis scorable activity gives students the opportunity to choose the item that best depicts the description provided.
SillyBullsThis activity provides students with the opportunity to unscramble syllables of vocabulary words referring to science tools.
InvestigateStudents use different science tools to identify the correct item to collect on a treasure hunt. Measurement and observations skills are highlighted in this interactive activity.
Take a NoteThis interactive notebook activity emphasizes the importance of taking notes. In the first round, students attempt to answer a series of questions about an image from memory. In the second round, students are able to save the image in their digital notebook to use as a reference and are then asked similar questions.
Question ConveyorThis interactive activity gives students the opportunity to choose the item that best depicts the description provided.
Pinky at the VetThis interactive activity provides students with the opportunity to use their quantitative observation skills to help the vet identify the correct animal.
Choose Your ToolIn this interactive activity, students learn about the different things that microscopes and telescopes can be used to observe.
Suffix SwapThis activity provides students with the opportunity to study word parts of vocabulary related to science tools.
EvaluateThis online evaluation assesses student mastery of concepts concerning science tools using multiple choice and manipulation activities.