Kindergarten to Grade 2 Science Lesson Plans

  • Insect Hunt - The student will be able to describe what an insect they find looks like and what it is doing.
  • Introduction to Classifying - The student will be able to sort assorted items by at least three characteristics.
  • Making a Food Pyramid - It is important that students begin to understand about healthy eating at a young age. This lesson will provide students with a tactile and visual way to remember the food pyramid.
  • Shadows - The student will be able to track the change of a shadow by tracing the outline of it at three different times during the day.
  • Using Our Senses - In this fun lesson, students use their senses of touch and smell to try to figure out what objects are hidden inside boxes. They can work together as a team to brainstorm descriptive words and record them on a worksheet. This will help build their vocabulary and might spark some debate over just what is in those boxes!
  1. All About Crickets - - Be able to label and identify main parts of a cricket. Know insects have 3 body parts: head, thorax, abdomen.
  2. Animal Group Review - Characteristics of animal groups that the children have been studying including reptiles, amphibians, and insects.
  3. Animal Kingdom Overview - Students will describe the differences between plants and animals.
  4. Animal Kingdom & Plant Kingdom - Sorting of kingdom members into the correct category. Some students will use a list of words, some will use pictures.
  5. Balloons and Static Electricity - Students explore static electricity to help them discover what lightning is, how and why it occurs.
  6. Blind as a Bat - Students will learn about the concept of echolocation during a week long unit on bats.
  7. Breaking Weather Report - The learner will be able to identify North, South, East, West, Hawaii, and Alaska and act out the part of six meteorologists in different parts of the U.S.
  8. Bug Puzzles - A bug puzzle with four pieces that students put together to show a picture of different bugs that they had learned about.
  9. Caterpillars and Butterflies - Students will learn what happens to a caterpillar later in life.
  10. Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs - This unit is designed to be used as a multidisciplinary supplement to a classroom unit on Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.
  11. Compound Words on the Menu - Students will be able to understand that a compound word is actually two separate words, put together to form a new, different word.
  12. Conserving Electricity - The student(s) will be able to: give practical examples of electricity being used in everyday life; give practical examples of how to save electricity.
  13. Core Environmental Factors - To introduce students to the basic properties of earth, air, water, fire.
  14. Diver in a Bottle/ Sinking Orange - Demonstrate the ability of trapped air to make object float and create a scuba diver which rises and sinks based on the amount of air trapped in a pen cap.
  15. Exploring Balances - The students need to understand how a balance works because it is an important part of learning to be a scientist.
  16. Features Of Mammals - Students will be able to understand that mammals have distinctive features which help us identify them.
  17. Fire Safety - Students will discover and comprehend the importance of fire safety and prevention.
  18. Forces - Observe and describe how the movement of an object can be changed (e.g., push/pull, fast/slow). Recognize objects that are balanced.
  19. Four Seasons - Students will have a firm understanding of the four seasons and how they relate to weather, calendar months, and holidays.
  20. Going Shopping! - Determine the value of a penny, nickel, dime, quarter and half-dollar Identify and count coins to $1.00.
  21. Grow A Word! - To observe a living plant in the classroom. To work collectively to ensure the growth of the planting.
  22. Health & Fitness - Understands relationship of nutrition and food nutrients to body composition and physical performance.
  23. Hook Lesson/ Farm Unit - The learner will orally state at least one thing they already know about the farm, farm animals or a farmer.
  24. How Does a Plant Grow? - Students will learn about seeds, plants, and the resources needed for a plant to grow. This activity will be introduced and then be revisited over a period of few weeks.
  25. How does water flow? - TSW predict which direction the water will flow.
  26. Into The Ocean - Explain that sometimes photographs of the creatures in the ocean help people understand how important it is to protect them.
  27. Introduction to Butterfly Unit - Investigate the needs of a variety of different animals: air, water, food, shelter and space.
  28. Jigsaw Plant Parts! - Learning plant parts and their functions.
  29. Ladybugs Vs. Guppies - The life cycles of ladybugs and guppies (how they compare and contrast).
  30. Learning About Plant Life - The components and growth cycle of various types of plants found in nature.
  31. LIFE CYCLE of a FROG - Students will be able to verbalize/explain the 4(four) stages of a frog's development.
  32. Mother's Day Science Project - To learn about how flowers grow and their needs.
  33. National Zoo Virtual Field Trip 1 - TLW identify basic needs of animals observed on live web cam TLW identify how an animal moves (hop,run, crawl, etc.)
  34. Plant life cycle - Be able to talk about and identify the plant life cycle. Plant their own seeds and have them grow.
  35. Seasons: Making a Graphic Organizer - Students will be able to explain the difference between the four seasons. Students will understand the concept and importance of a graphically organized web.
  36. Seeds Sprouting - Plants and how they grow.
  37. Skeletal System - Have the Kids label them selves so they know where the bones are in their body.
  38. Simply Seasons - We will cover what changes each season involves, the different weather patterns of each season, which months go to which season and the order in which the seasons occur.
  39. Sink or Float? - TLW predict whether an object will sink or float in the water, observe the object to see if it sinks or floats and classify the object accordingly.
  40. The 5 Components Of Soil - To show children that soil plays an important part in our everyday lives.
  41. THE BODY PARTS - Students will be taught a variety of vocabulary, including parts of the body.
  42. The Cardiovascular System - Basic understanding of the heart's role in the cardiovascular system including the right and left chambers.
  43. The Day and Night Sky - Students will be able to chart properties of the day and night sky and identify similarities and differences.
  44. We Are What We Eat - The students will sort foods according to where they belong on the food pyramid. The students will create a well balanced meal.
  45. What Makes You Grow - To help children to see the importance of eating healthy and getting exercise to help them grow stronger each day.
  46. Wind-Watchers - In groups, the students will create an Excel spreadsheet/chart that reflects daily weather conditions.
  47. Weather Elements - Identify types of clouds, precipitation, temperature, wind direction and wind speed.

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