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July's Monthly Theme:

America the Beautiful

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
  • Shifting Shorelines
    Difficulty: 1 National Education Standards

    In this activity, students will brainstorm why people live, work, and vacation by the shoreline. They will set up a small stream table to model the effects of beach erosion. Students will create waves over time and redraw the beach. They will experiment with the size of waves and duration.

  • Birds of a Feather
    Difficulty: 3 National Education Standards

    In this activity, students will observe how different beak types are suited to different environments.

  • Habitat To Habitat
    Difficulty: 1 NGSS

    Students will learn that plants and animals have common needs. Students will assemble both a plant habitat and worm habitat in order to develop an understanding of common needs. Students will make comparisons of the plant and animal habitat and discuss ways animals function in an ecosystem.

  • As Far As I Can Sea
    Difficulty: 3 National Education Standards

    In this activity, students will learn the different techniques used to map the ocean, and will practice using those techniques themselves in the classroom.

  • Getting Ant-sy
    Difficulty: 3 National Education Standards

    In this activity, students will observe the behavior of ants in response to different concentrations of sugar water to make a conclusion about how ants detect food sources and communicate with one another.

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.