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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Plant & Animal Secrets

Plant & Animal Needs

  1. Lessons
  2. Activity Prep

Plant & Animal Secrets (Grades K) Mystery 1: Animal Needs: Food

Why do woodpeckers peck wood?

Exploration (20 min)
Activity: Eat Like an Animal (20 min)
Optional Extras (2 hrs)

Plant & Animal Secrets (Grades K) New Read-Along Mystery 2: Animal Homes

Where do animals live?

book Read-Along Book (25 min)
Optional Activity: Nature Nuggets (20 min)

Plant & Animal Secrets (Grades K) Mystery 3: Animal Needs: Safety

How can you find animals in the woods?

Exploration (21 min)
Activity: Gopher in a Hole (17 min)
Optional Extras (2 hrs)

Plant & Animal Secrets (Grades K) New Read-Along Mystery 4: Changing the Environment

How do animals make their homes in the forest?

book Read-Along Book (20 min)
Optional Activity: Nature Explorers (25 min)

Plant & Animal Secrets (Grades K) New Mystery 5: Plant Needs: Sunlight

How do plants and trees grow?

Exploration (25 min)
Activity: Seeds — Light and Dark (30 min)
Optional Extras (2 hrs)

Plant & Animal Secrets (Grades K) New Read-Along Mystery 6:

Who cares about some old log in the backyard?

Read-Along Mystery coming soon!