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April's Monthly Theme:

Grow Your Garden

Are you looking for better ways to integrate Siemens Science Day activities into your teaching? Access the Monthly Theme page to find relevant, interactive activities. Each month's theme is archived. 

Monthly Activities
  • What a Plant Wants
    Difficulty: 3 NGSS

    In this activity, students will analyze different types of soil. They will test several types of soil to determine the best soil in which to grow a school garden.

  • Tootie Fruity
    Difficulty: 3 National Education Standards

    In this activity students will examine fruits and vegetables in order to figure out which ones are really fruits, and what types of fruits they really are.

  • What Lies Beneath?
    Difficulty: 5 National Education Standards

    In this activity, students will build a model to show several layers of different rock types. They will then use simple tools to sample the layers and create a cross-sectional map of the subsurface layers.

  • Super Soaked Soil
    Difficulty: 3 National Education Standards

    In the first part of the activity, students will examine the physical characteristics of three types of materials that make up soils.

    In the second part of the activity, students will observe the absorption and drainage properties of three types of materials that make up soils.

  • Splendid Soil
    Difficulty: 2 National Education Standards

    Students will gain an understanding of the physical characteristics and absorption of types of materials that make up soil.

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Level of Difficulty Scale Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.