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March's Monthly Theme:

Are You Prepared?

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
  • Tragedy of the Commons
    Difficulty: 1 National Education Standards

    In this activity students will play a simple game designed to simulate the situation known as "the tragedy of the commons." Students will later work together in groups to craft rules for sharing resources so that those resources are not overused.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Shaky Ground
    Difficulty: 4 National Education Standards

    In this activity, students will design a bridge or a building and observe how it performs in a simulated earthquake. Then, they will revise their designs to make them stronger and perform the simulation again.

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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.