Open-and-go lessons that inspire kids to love science.

Science curriculum for K—5th grades.

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  • Hands-on lead students in the doing of science and engineering.
  • Standards-aligned science lessons Cover core standards in 1-2 hours of science per week.
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This kid is going fishing. That doesn’t look like a normal boat though. What is he sitting in?
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It’s a giant lily pad, originally from the Amazon rainforest! These lily pads are strong enough to hold kids! Look how big they can grow!
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Check out what the underside of the rainforest lily pad looks like! Other rainforest plants have giant leaves too--check them out!
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Palm trees have branches with lots of skinny leaves (leaflets). Think like an inventor. What could you make out of these?
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Watch as this person weaves (braids) the leaves. See if you can figure out what the person is making before the video ends!
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People weave palm leaves to make many different things. In Indonesia, people create these amazing wedding decorations!
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Some leaves have amazing colors and patterns! But...
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...this wiggly, white pattern wasn’t always on this leaf! What do you think happened to the leaf? Where did the pattern come from?
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The pattern was made by a little insect--a leaf miner--having lunch! It walks in a wiggly path as it eats the inside of the leaf!
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Check out these strange things on these leaves. What do you think they are? Take a guess.
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These are called galls. Insects laid tiny eggs in these leaves, then the eggs made the leaves grow strange, colorful shapes (galls)!
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Watch as a person touches this plant! (Wait to see what happens!) How do you think folding up its leaves could help the plant?
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Some animals eat leaves. But when this plant “closes up,” it looks like there are fewer yummy leaves to eat. The leaves reopen later!
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Most plants don’t seem to move at all. But if you fast forward time... check out how much these houseplants move during 1 day!
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