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.
  • NGSS-aligned and Common Core make the transition to the Next Generation Science Standards and support Common Core.
  • Less prep, more learning prep in minutes not hours. Captivate your students with short videos and discussion questions.

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Force Olympics

Forces, Machines, & Engineering

  1. Lessons
  2. Activity Prep
  3. Assessments

Mystery 1: Pushes, Pulls, & “Work Words"

Exploration (15 min)
Activity: Be a Digging Machine (15 min)
Extras (1 hr)

Read-Along Mystery 2: Pushes, Pulls, & “Work Words”

book Book: Big Machines at Work (25 min)
Recommended Activity: Forces at Work (20 min)
Extras (1 hr)

Mystery 3: Strength & Direction of Force

Exploration (10 min)
Activity: Don't Crush That House (20 min)
Extras (1 hr)

Read-Along Mystery 4: Strength & Direction of Force

book Book: How to Win at Bumper Bowling (25 min)
Recommended Activity: Human Bumper Bowling (20 min)
Extras (20 min)

Mystery 5: Forces & Engineering

Exploration (25 min)
Activity: Boulder Bounce (20 min)
Extras (2 hrs)

Read-Along Mystery 6: Forces & Engineering

book Book: The Monster Trap (20 min)
Recommended Activity: Be an Inventor (25 min)
Extras (2 hrs)