Common Core Science

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Observations of Nature



  1. Weather changes every day.

  2. The sun and the moon are visible at different times
    of the day or night.

  3. Water can be observed as lakes, ponds, rivers,
    streams, the ocean, rainfall, hail, sleet or snow.

  4. Rocks and soil have properties that can help identify

  1. As the Earth Turns - Students learn that day and night are caused by the rotation of the Earth.  (Author - Sandi King)
  2. Dress a Bear for the Weather - careful, he's fussy! (this activity asks students to make a judgment about weather based on a thermometer) this also works well for math.
  3. Weather Teddy   -  Find out how the weather changes what Teddy wears or does.
  4. Eye on the Sky - the scientist (your student) is asked to enter weather observations. Based on the entries, a summary of conditions is compiled.
  5. Help Bella the Bear Decide What to Wear - Help Bella the Bear make decisions about which clothing would be appropriate for the weather conditions.
  6. Weather- Help Bobinog dress for the weather. First you help him dress for winter weather and then you help him dress for a day at the beach.
  7. Engaging Science-Explore science topics with our fun, interactive, on-line games. Inspired by well-tested, hands-on classroom activities from our Engaging Science teacher workshops.
  8. Earth, Sun, and Moon-Learn about the Earth, Sun & Moon's orbits as you experiment with different dates and times in this fun activity for kids.
  9. Fall Weather Changes relative to trees.   Fall colors You will discover a unique view of tree leaves depending on the time of the year.
  10. Difference between weather and climate.  This animation will allow the students to view the difference.


Physical Science


Observations of Objects and Materials



  1. Objects and materials are described by their properties.

  2. Many objects can be made to produce sound.


  1. Produce sounds  Exciting and interactive  Website allowing you to produce sounds using both  visual and logic using a matrix.  You can create music by clicking the squares to experiment with different rhythms and pitches. This is a must see site
  2. Sound & Noise: Household Science for Kids - 2 different projects to help demonstrate some of the physics of sound.
  3. Musical Bottles - from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood at PBS Kids
  4. Showbox Harp - from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood at PBS Kids
  5. Sounds and Hearing - experiment with sounds with this BBC quiz
  6. Changing Sound-Learn about changing sounds and music as you experiment with different musical instruments in this fun, interactive activity.
  7. Gets an Earful-The Magic School Bus.  A game about sounds.  Match the sound with the things that make them.
  8. Characteristics of Materials-Test materials by placing them in the tester tube.
  9. Sorting and Using Materials-Test materials by placing them in the tester tube.
  10. Objects that produce sound  Great web page allowing you to view many objects.
  11. Objects that produce sound   This web page will illustrate this concept.
  12. Produce sound with musical interments Interactive website


Life Science


Observations of Living Things



  1. There are many distinct environments in Ohio that support different kinds of organisms.

  2. Similarities and differences exist among individuals of the same kind of plants and animals.

  1. Activity Smart Board   You will find a lesson designed in smart board technology allowing you to determine the order of events for a day.   SB  This was Lesson was created by:  Sandra Grande
  2. Punalu'u - Black Sand Beach - on the Big Island of Hawaii
  3. Smart Board Lesson  - SB  created by Kristine Young
  4. Food Chains-Learn about various living things such as animals and plants, sort them into different categories and discover where they fit into the food chain with this fun science activity for kids.
  5. How Plants Grow-Learn about how plants grow by experimenting with this interactive science activity.
  6. Plants and Animals-Learn about plants & animals as you spot them in an outdoor scene, discover more about where plants and animals live as well as other interesting facts.
  7. Living and Non-Living Sort-Sort the pictures into living and non-living things.
  8. Living and Non-Living Worksheet-Cut out the pictures at the bottom and sort them.
  9. Underwater Classifying-Classify the game pieces into the correct category of living and non-living.
  10. Life Science in Ohio   This website is currently being updated but has some great information.