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July's Monthly Theme:

What's Outside Your Door

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
  • Super Soaked Soil
    Difficulty: 3 National Education Standards

    In the first part of the activity, students will examine the physical characteristics of three types of materials that make up soils.

    In the second part of the activity, students will observe the absorption and drainage properties of three types of materials that make up soils.

  • Birds of a Feather
    Difficulty: 3 National Education Standards

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

  • Top Design
    Difficulty: 1 National Education Standards

    In this activity students will examine the relationships between the organisms within an ecosystem and how changes that affect one affect the others.

  • What a Plant Wants
    Difficulty: 3 NGSS

    In this activity, students will analyze different types of soil. They will test several types of soil to determine the best soil in which to grow a school garden.

  • Create Your Own Insect
    Difficulty: 2 National Education Standards

    Students will learn about the parts of an insect and their function and then will design and build their ultimate insect.

  • How Healthy Is Your Ecosystem?
    Difficulty: 3 NGSS

    In this activity, students will learn about the importance of balance in an ecosystem. They will simulate population changes over time. Then they will evaluate a local ecosystem and create a report that describes the ecosystem's health.

  • Splendid Soil
    Difficulty: 2 National Education Standards

    Students will gain an understanding of the physical characteristics and absorption of types of materials that make up soil.

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.