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Engage and Amaze Your K-6 Students!

The Siemens Science Day website offers a variety of tools and resources that will help you reinvent science class. You'll find new, original hands-on activities and supporting videos, a teacher support center with best practice guides, monthly themes and an Ultimate Cool School sweepstakes.

Hands-On Science Activities and Videos

Clean up oil spills. Make slime. Create sand dunes. Leap into learning like never before.

Here you will find a wealth of Earth Science-related activities that will bolster your students' understanding of the atmosphere, oceans and biosphere, as well as the solid earth. Students will form sand dunes, simulate rock erosion, and create weather stations. View Earth Science Activities
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  • Visibility of Light
    Difficulty: 1
    NGSS

    In this activity, students will learn about the nature of light, make predictions about and assess its ability to pass through various substances. Students will learn that the material of the object in the light's path will determine the light's ability to pass through it.

  • Just For Kicks
    Difficulty: 1
    NGSS

    In this activity, students will compare two forces of energy on the motion, velocity, and direction of an object. Students will examine how the collision of a moving object with another object causes the object to change direction.

  • Mapping It Out
    Difficulty: 3
    NGSS

    In this activity, students will use a topographic map of their school grounds to identify geologic features using a printed map. Students are asked to identify different features that are on the map by exploring their school grounds.

  • SUN! POWER! ICE! POP!
    Difficulty: 3
    NGSS

    In this activity, students will assess solar power by comparing its effect on rain (water), sleet (ice), and snow (popsicles). Students will observe the temperature changes on these elements and compare the temperature of the elements in direct sunlight with the same elements out of sunlight.

  • Mix-n-Match Traits
    Difficulty: 2
    NGSS

    Students will participate in a scavenger hunt with their peers to classify inherited and learned traits. The scavenger hunt will include characteristics such as rolling your tongue, speaking another language, and hair color.

  • Zip To It
    Difficulty: 2
    NGSS

    Students will build a device that can carry a small ball from the top of a two-meter zip line to the bottom in less than six seconds.

  • Erosion Rates
    Difficulty: 2
    NGSS

    After completing this activity, students should be able to recognize that waves, wind, water and glaciers all break rock and soil into smaller particles and move them around. Students in grade 6 should also be able to explain how the flow of energy drives these processes.

  • The Dynamic Trio
    Difficulty: 2
    NGSS

    In this activity, students will learn about the stars, planets, and Moon found in our solar system and how they relate to one another. Students will work in groups to create models of the Solar System.

  • My Plant
    Difficulty: 1
    NGSS

    In this activity, students will learn about the common physical characteristics of plants. They will learn that all plants have similar parts. They will learn that different plants have parts that look different from the parts of other plants. Students will learn how plant parts help their functionality and how trees and plants contribute to human needs.

  • Bouncing Properties
    Difficulty: 2
    NGSS

    Students will test and observe the bouncing properties of different types of balls (softball, basketball, golf ball, playground ball, volleyball, beach ball, ball of paper). They will determine the characteristics of each ball and will determine which of these characteristics provide the greatest bounce.

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