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Amazing K-2 Science Lessons

The following free interactive activities are part of the Science4Us.com program. Science4Us provides 28, two-week modules that cover Physical Science, Life Science, Earth/Space Science and Scientific Inquiry. Students acquire a solid science foundation through games, simulations, stories, and songs. Structured around the 5E Instructional Model, Science4Us maximizes instructional time by integrating literacy and mathematics within the science curriculum.

Elementary Science:Online, Interactive, Standards-Based

In the Heat Energy module, students explore this type of energy that can be felt. Students use their hands to build friction and make heat energy. In the Larry in his Laboratory activity, students learn about conduction and radiation with an animated host and live-video examples.

Elementary Science:Online, Interactive, Standards-Based

Students are fascinated with tools and machines. In the Simple Machines module, students see examples of how simple machines can make work easier by reducing the force needed to move an object over a distance. Then, students use interactive activities to experiment with these simple machines: lever, pulley, wheel and axle, wedge, screw, and inclined plane. Hands-on activities are also available to give students actual experience with simple machines. By the end of this module, students will know just how to decrease the amount of force needed to move an object!

Elementary Science:Online, Interactive, Standards-Based

The Tools module introduces students to the tools scientists use for both qualitative and quantitative observations. Students learn to use tools such as their 5 senses, rulers, and balance scales through hands-on activities.

Elementary Science:Online, Interactive, Standards-Based

The Animals module begins with an area of fascination for students, animals of all sorts. An animated host begins the unit by introducing students to wild animals in their habitats. In online and offline activities, students broaden their understanding of animals by learning to identify and classify animals into six categories: mammals, birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, and invertebrates.

Elementary Science:Online, Interactive, Standards-Based

In the Light Energy module, students learn that light energy is the energy that allows them to see the matter around them. Through interactive lesson and activities, students explore the differences between natural and man-made light.

Elementary Science:Online, Interactive, Standards-Based

The Earth Unit begins with the History of Earth module. Students learn about Earth’s long history and the place of exciting things like volcanoes, dinosaurs, and giant bugs within that history.

Elementary Science:Online, Interactive, Standards-Based

Kindergarten through Grade 2 students have experience with matter in its three states: solid, liquid and gas. In the States of Matter module, students further explore the concept that anything on earth that has mass and takes up space is matter. This module introduces students to solids, liquids and gases, the three most common states of matter on earth, and the unique properties used to characterize each phase.

Elementary Science:Online, Interactive, Standards-Based

The Eco Awareness module builds directly from the knowledge students have gained about the natural world around them. Students learn that many factors affect whether or not living things can thrive in their habitats.

Elementary Science:Online, Interactive, Standards-Based

The Changes in Matter module further explores the concepts from previous modules, and looks at how matter may be modified or changed. Through an instructional video, games, and activities, students explore three types of change matter makes: physical change, in which only the shape of the matter changes; physical phase change in which matter changes to a different form — solid, liquid, or gas; and chemical change, in which matter is changed in a way that cannot be undone, for example, fruits ripening or foods cooking.

Elementary Science:Online, Interactive, Standards-Based

Exploring the Universe begins with elements of space that we can see, like the sun and stars. In interactive online activities, students learn about the sun and stars and the Milky Way. Students learn to distinguish stars in the night sky from planets, airplanes or the International Space Station.

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    Welcome to Science4Us

    Science4Us allows busy teachers to deliver an exemplary science educational experience to their early elementary school students.

    The mission of Science4Us is to provide a solid foundation of fundamental science concepts for students, on which a deep understanding and interest in science can be built.

    Science4Us realizes that teachers are an integral part of our mission. Without the proper resources and support, teachers can struggle to provide a solid science foundation. The Science4Us curriculum includes embedded on-demand pedagogical and content training for teachers that does not require a large time commitment. Science4Us provides all of the support that teachers need to confidently and effectively lead exemplary science lessons, providing the science foundation that their students need. Science4Us does not require extensive preparation or training for the teachers.

    The Science4Us curriculum is a complete, standards-based, core science curriculum that delivers digital and real-world science experiences to early elementary students. The efficacy of Science4Us has been established that it provides a positive effect on students' conceptual and procedural knowledge as well as their motivation to learn.

    Consistent with best practices and as prescribed by both Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards, Science4Us has a cross-curricular approach which uses broad cross cutting ideas as well as digital explorations and virtual investigations. Science4Us provides foundational science knowledge in a way that truly engages the learner and will lead more students to reach for the STEM-related jobs and industries of the future.

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