Forces and Heat Game

This is the game we played at the end of our units on forces and heat. You can find all the lessons for this by following the STEAM tab at the top of the page. I used pictures in these questions to help the kids remember what we learned about…

Earth’s Changes

This is the last topic in our unit on heat.¬† I'm going to do a review game that covers topics based on forces from last term and heat from this term in two weeks. I've already covered seasons in a previous post. This class was about long term changes in…

Cells and the Food Chain

This article contains affiliate links. In this class I went through how energy from the sun is involved in the food chain. I needed to go over what cells are since I hadn't done that yet. I had the kids make plant cells at the end of class because we…

Heat and Animals

This article contains affiliate links.   This term the topic is heat, and I've gone through some concepts that relate to physics, chemistry, and geology. Now I'm moving on to biology! Earth's Temperature The first thing I went through in this class was the reason that Earth has seasons. The…

Geology Rocks!

This week I moved to a topic somewhat related to heat, geology. The kids were all going on a trip to some caves this week, so I wanted to talk about some of the things they would be seeing there. For this class, I talked to the kids about the…

Reversible and Irreversible Change

Chemistry This class covers reversible and irreversible changes. This is an introduction to chemical reactions. If this topic is for older kids, you may want to discuss it as reactions that only have one direction and go to completion. Exothermic reactions like combustion fall into this category. Many reactions like…

Electromagnetic Spectrum Crafts

This post contains affiliate links. Energy Transfer In the last class we talked about energy transferring¬† kinetically from one thing to another. In other words, moving molecules/atoms bump into other molecules/atoms, which causes them to move faster. This results in the matter heating up. Sound energy is transferred kinetically as…

Heat on the Move!

Energy and its Transfer Heat, light, and sound are all forms of energy.¬† One way that energy can be transferred is by moving atoms or molecules touching other atoms/molecules. Heat and sound can be transferred in this way. Heat will move from warmer objects to colder ones until both come…

Feel the Heat!

Heat We've got a new science topic today! The next few science posts will all relate to heat. These lessons were made for 3rd and 4th graders, but I think they could be used for older kids as well. Some of these topics are pretty challenging. This is kind of…