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September's Monthly Theme:

Celebrating STEMtember

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.

  • Growing Germs
    Difficulty: 2 National Education Standards

    In this activity, students will collect samples of microorganisms from different surfaces in the classroom. They will observe how the different colonies grow and then make conclusions about the cleanliness of different surfaces in the classroom.

  • Making a Magnet
    Difficulty: 2 National Education Standards

    Students will gain an understanding of magnetic fields and magnetic forces. They will also observe how electrical currents can create magnetic fields in certain materials.

  • A Rocky Test
    Difficulty: 2 National Education Standards

    Students will gain an understanding of rock types and their different responses to physical and chemical weathering.

  • Mystery Matter
    Difficulty: 1 NGSS

    In this activity, students will become familiar with the term matter. They will learn the three states of matter as well as the characteristics of each. They will describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.

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.