Science Grades 3-6

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Atmosphere layers.    A drag and drop exercise on the earth's atmospheric layers.  An assessment is included.


Element Symbols 1 and 2.    A memory game involving the more common elements of the periodic table below #30. Game 2 uses the less obvious symbols for element names.


Frog dissection. Label the internal anatomy of a frog.


Label the wasp.    Like all insects, wasps have a hard exoskeleton, six jointed legs, two jointed antennae, strong jaws, and three body parts; the head, the thorax, and the abdomen. Label the wasp diagram.


Phases of the moon.    Students read an explanation of the Moon's phases and label a diagram.


Solar system. Students label planets and features of the Solar System.  There is a short quiz as well.


CSI. Crime Scene Investigation. All the major bones of a human skeleton are provided for skeletal reconstruction around a chalked outline.


Mosquito life cycle.    Students find the four stages of the mosquito life cycle at the bottom of the pond and drop them in the correct sequence.


Electrical circuits (1)-(5).    A series of five activities on simple circuits.  There is an assessment after the fifth activity.


Terrestrial food chain levels.    All living things need energy to stay alive.  They get their energy from food.  Plants don't eat food because they are producers.  They make their own food through the process of photosynthesis.  This happens when plants use light energy and carbon dioxide to make food.  Thus, energy flows from the Sun, to a producer, and then finally to consumers.  At each step of the chain, energy is lost.  Children sort animals and organisms to their correct level in the terrestrial food chain

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Marine food chain levels.    Children sort animals and organisms to their correct level in the marine food chain. 


Label a human heart.    Students label the parts of a human heart.


Fly life cycle.    A fly exhibits complete metamorphism, meaning the life cycle includes an egg, larval (maggot) form, pupa and finally emergence as a flying adult. This is the same as the well-known metamorphosis of butterflies. Children use the pre-existing labels to label the life cycle diagram.


Label a fly.    Like all insects, the housefly has a body divided into three parts (head, thorax, and abdomen), a hard exoskeleton, and six jointed legs.


Label a shark.    A labeling exercise on shark body parts.  Somewhat simplified to exclude detailed morphology and (for example), Tail fin has been used instead of Caudal fin. A multiple choice assessment is also included, just for fun or as a research extension.  (Some answers may be found in the instructions section). With the Activity Builder, all parts of this activity can be altered to adapt to your students' particular needs and level.


Label a skeleton.    Label a skeleton.  There are 206 bones in an adult human skeleton, fortunately we are only going to label 21!