Home Lesson Plans Activities Field Trips Standards 01 How Humans Think While Understanding the Natural World - Science as Inquiry02 What we Know Today About the World Around Us - Historical Perspectives01 Doing Scientific Inquiry02 Living the Values of Inquiry03 Using Unifying Concepts and Themes04 Doing Safety05 Relating the Nature of Technology to Science01 Understanding Inquiry & Character of Knowledge02 Interdependence of Science Technology & Society03 MALAMA I KA AINA: Sustainability04 Unity & Diversity05 Interdependence of Organisms06 Cycle of Matter and Energy Flow07 Biological Evolution08 Heredity09 Cells, Tissues, and Organs10 Human Development11 Wellness12 Learning and Human Behavior13 Nature of Matter14 Energy, Its Transformation and Matter15 Forces, Motion, Sound and Light16 Universe17 Forces of the universe18 Earth in the Solar System19 Forces that Shape the Earth
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“SCIENCE is being a teacher who:
  • is growing and learning in the same way that the children are expected to grow and learn.
  • provides science experiences that are appropriate to each child's development.
  • asks questions and provides information that provokes thought, not answers questions.
  • provides support when things go wrong, then continues to encourage children to try again or go another way.
  • accepts children's ideas, challenges them with new ones, and causes them to test the accuracy of their own.
  • collects science and nature things, and organizes them in increasingly complex ways.
  • helps children organize data so that they can see patterns and change.
  • helps children organize data so that they can see patterns and change.
  • Activities


    Activities are the building block of a hands-on science program. For each science standard, appropriate activities have been selected that be done in under an hour with a full class load of children of all skill levels with readily available and inexpensive supplies. It is hoped that enough activities are presented that each teacher is able to find at least a few activities that integrate with the main science curriculum. The activities have also been choosen for their fun factor. Workshops and classes with teacher routinely uncover attitudinal barriers toward science. Negative or insecure attitudes are expressed by statements such as, "I'm not good at science", or "I have never liked science." When queried, most of what these teachers learned about science in their early years was from textbook explanations. The main purpose of these activities then is to encourage teacher and students to inquire together with energy and excitment as they use the scientific process to gather information and knowledge.