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August's Monthly Theme:

Time to Celebrate 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
  • Epidemic!
    Difficulty: 4 National Education Standards

    In this activity, students will play a game to simulate the outbreak of disease through a human population. They will then make conclusions about ways to prevent the spread of disease.

  • Just For Kicks
    Difficulty: 1 NGSS

    In this activity, students will compare two forces of energy on the motion, velocity, and direction of an object. Students will examine how the collision of a moving object with another object causes the object to change direction.

  • Clean Class
    Difficulty: 1 National Education Standards

    In this activity, students will observe different areas of the classroom and make predictions about which areas have the smallest and largest amount of germs. They will then observe pre-made samples of colonies of microorganisms from the different locations in the classroom.

  • The Floating Egg
    Difficulty: 2 National Education Standards

    In this activity, students will investigate the densities of different fluids by observing whether hard-boiled eggs sink or float in the fluids. They will then use the principles of density to suspend a hard-boiled egg in the fluids.

  • 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.

  • 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)

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.