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February's Monthly Theme:

Fall in Love 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
  • By All Indications
    Difficulty: 5 National Education Standards

    In this activity, students create an acid-base indicator using red cabbage extract. Students then use this indicator to create a scale using liquids of known acidity. Finally, students use this scale to identify the acidity of unknown liquids.

  • Fossil Puzzler
    Difficulty: 4 National Education Standards

    Students will examine and sketch various trace fossils from an unknown creature and then construct an image of the creature that they believe produced these fossils.

  • Name That Connection
    Difficulty: 2 NGSS

    In this activity, students will take on the role of organisms in various environments as they discover the concept of interdependence in ecosystems. They will analyze their relationship with other living things and describe their interdependence.

  • Create Your Own Insect
    Difficulty: 2 National Education Standards

    Students will learn about the parts of an insect and their function and then will design and build their ultimate insect.

  • Candy Chromatography
    Difficulty: 3 National Education Standards

    In this activity, students will use paper chromatography to separate the colors in the dyes used to color candies. (Please note: some candies are processed in factories with peanuts, so colored markers may be used as an alternative if you have students with peanut allergies)

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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.