Virtual program experiments and activities may vary slightly -but guaranteed to be fun, engaging and meet curriculum standards.
Newton’s Lab (VIRTUAL or In-School)
Step back in time to the days of Newton to discover the relationship between force and motion. Defy gravity and launch rockets to learn the power of “action=reaction”! Get out your engineering skills and build a balloon-powered race car to test and race.
Essential Standard: 5.P.1.1, 5.P.1.2, 5.P.1.3, 5.P.1.4: Understand force, motion and the relationship between them.
Energy Matters (VIRTUAL or In-School only)
Understand the interaction of energy and matter in a fun, hands-on way. Things will really “heat up” when we start exploring conduction, convection, and radiation! Learn how matter can transform while we create explosive hot and cold concoctions.
Essential Standard: 5.P.2.1, 5.P.2.2, 5.P.2.3, 5.P.3.1, 5.P.3.2: Understand the interactions of matter and energy and the changes that occur. Explain how the properties of some materials change as a result of heating and cooling.
Storm Chasers (VIRTUAL or In-School)
Dive into the jet stream and join us for some storm chasing fun. Learn about global weather patterns and feel for yourself the power of air pressure. Create clouds, find hidden rainbows, create a snowy climate and explore the marvelous world of meteorology.
Essential Standard: 5.E.1.1, 5.E.1.2, 5.E.1.3: Understand weather patterns and phenomena, making connections to the weather in a particular place and time.
Body Works “Inside & Out” (VIRTUAL or In-School)
Prepare for an anatomy adventure. We’ll journey through the systems of the body from the circulatory…to the digestive… then skeletal and more! You won’t believe your eyes as we discover how the “body works” and create slimy cells.
Essential Standard: 5.L.1.1, 5.L.1.2: Understand how structures and systems of organisms (to include the human body) perform functions necessary for life.
DNA Detectives (Virtual or In-School only)
Grab your microscope to investigate the “micro-universe” of heredity and genes in this outside-the-box experience. Students will extract real DNA to gain an understanding of how incredibly different “related” organisms can be. Create your own creature with crazy characteristics.
Essential Standard: 5.L.3.1, 5.L.3.2: Understand why organisms differ from or are similar to their parents based on the characteristics of the organism.
Eco Explorers (VIRTUAL or In-School)
Join us for an “Eco Exploration” as we learn how animals interact with their ecosystems. Investigate the world of producers, consumers and decomposers. Junior Biologists will dissect owl pellets and go on an ecosystem excavation!
Essential Standard: 5.L.2.1, 5.L.2.2, 5.L.2.3: Understand the interdependence of plants and animals with their ecosystem, effects of environmental changes, adaptations and behaviors.