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June's Monthly Theme:

Beat the Heat with Science

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
  • Use Your Senses
    Difficulty: 2 National Education Standards

    Students will identify that the human brain uses many sources of information to understand and react to the surroundings.

  • Gliding On Air
    Difficulty: 4 National Education Standards

    Students will gain an understanding of how a simple hovercraft uses the forces of motion to move.

  • Cooking With The Sun
    Difficulty: 4 National Education Standards

    Students will plan, construct, test, and modify solar cookers with a variety of materials, collaboratively describe how different materials react to solar energy, and evaluate materials for utilizing solar energy.

  • Whodunnit?
    Difficulty: 2 National Education Standards

    In this activity, students will help solve a "crime" by attempting to match fingerprints from their classmates to the scene of a (fictional) crime. They will explore methods for identifying differences in fingerprints.

  • Critical Critters
    Difficulty: 2 NGSS

    In this activity, students will observe animals that evoke fear and map out the role of one of those animals in a food web. Students will explain what could happen to other organisms if their animal was removed from the food web. Students will explore sharks, snakes, and spiders.

See More Monthly Themes

Access other monthly themes to spark ideas for your classroom.

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.