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  • This unit provides students with the opportunity to observe the properties of water and explore with water. Students will observe objects that sink and float in water, compare volumes of water in different size containers, describe the states water is found in, and observe water absorption and objects dissolving in water. The unit ends with an exploration of how soap effects water and making bubbles. The science skills emphasized in Waterplay are observing, discussing, describing, predicting, gathering data, questioning, and interpreting data.

  • Classroom plants introduces elementary students to the life cycle of plants through observing, growing, and caring for common plants under a variety of conditions. Opportunities are provided for plants to be grown from seeds, cuttings, and roots.

  • Sunshine and Shadows allows students to explore shadows.  Students will observe how shadows form, how light effects objects, and how shadows change throughout the day.  Through the use of the skills of observing, communicating, and manipulating, students will investigate the properties of shadows.  Integrated hands-on math activities are also included in this kit.

  • Shapes, forms, and colors introduces students to both two dimensional shapes and three dimensional forms.  Students are also given the opportunity to work with primary colors to form secondary colors.  Color tints and shades are also explored.  The skills of observing, discussing, describing, predicting, and classifying are used throughout the unit.  Integrated hands-on math activities are also included in this kit.

  • Students will develop body awareness through the use of different body parts. Students will learn about the different ways we care for our body.  The senses are explored in-depth, as well as the body part associated with each sense.  The skills emphasized in the kit are observing, discussing, manipulating materials, predicting, and describing.

  • Insects introduces students to the cricket and the ant. Students create habitats for these insects in their classroom. Students then investigate the cricket's and ant's home, food, preferences, body structure, and life cycle.  Students identify the body parts necessary for an animal to be an insect and classify animals based on their characteristics. The skills of observing, discussing, describing, predicting, comparing, and classifying are used throughout the unit.