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August's Monthly Theme:

Stay Cool!

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
  • How's the Weather?
    Difficulty: 4 National Education Standards

    Students will make their own weather station, consisting of several home-made versions of real weather measurement equipment and use that equipment to make observations about the local weather.

  • Ice Wars
    Difficulty: 4 National Education Standards

    In this activity, students will create their own insulating "ice chambers" and then test them against the models made by their classmates.

  • It's Melting!
    Difficulty: 3 National Education Standards

    In this activity, students will observe how ice melts on wood and metal blocks, and they will draw conclusions about how heat conducts through different materials.

  • Cool It!
    Difficulty: 1 National Education Standards

    In this activity, students will observe how ice melts on wood and metal blocks, and they will draw conclusions about how heat conducts through different materials.

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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.