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     Internet Field Trips
Rockin' Robots  3-5, 6-8
Investigate the latest advances in robotic technology and artificial intelligence.

Simple Machines in our World  3-5, 6-8
Build your knowledge of simple machines and their importance in everyday life.

Using the Internet Daily in Class  K-2
Get helpful tips on effectively linking the Internet to the classroom.

     Lesson Plans
Are Cats Right or Left Pawed?  3-5
Find out whether cats prefer one paw over another.

Blows Its Top: Volcanoes  K-23-5, 6-8
Make model volcanoes and learn how islands are formed.

Bubbles  Early Childhood
Explore the properties of air, water, color, and light with bubbles.

Capture the Wind  Early ChildhoodK-2
Challenge students to bag the wind with this hands-on activity.

Cereal Science  3-5
This hands-on experiment asks students to figure out how cereal makers invent new recipes.

Color Fun  K-2
Integrate art, science, and writing with these color-filled activities.

Curriculum Builders: Seeing Science Everywhere  Early Childhood
Find ways to encourage children's natural curiosity and learn about science.

Dirtmeister's Science Lab: Egg-Citing Science  K-23-5
A hands-on experiment with acids and bases is lead by science expert Steve Tomecek

Dirtmeister's Science Lab: Good Vibrations  K-23-5
A hands-on experiment with sound is lead by science expert Steve Tomecek

Dirtmeister's Science Lab: Hair-raising Science  K-23-5
A hands-on experiment with static electricity is lead by science expert Steve Tomecek

Dirtmeister's Science Lab: How Can You Force a Physical Change in Matter?  K-23-5
A hands-on experiment with matter led by science expert Steve Tomecek

Dirtmeister's Science Lab: How Can You Lift Four Times Your Weight?  K-23-5
A hands-on experiment with levers led by science expert Steve Tomecek

Dirtmeister's Science Lab: How Can You Make a Flashlight Shine Brighter?  K-23-5
A hands-on experiment with circuits led by science expert Steve Tomecek

Dirtmeister's Science Lab: How Does Acid Rain Affect the Ecosystem?  K-23-5
A hands-on experiment on the effects of acid rain on ecosystems led by science expert Steve Tomecek

Dirtmeister's Science Lab: How Does Rain Shape the Earth?  K-23-5
A hands-on science experiment with soil erosion led by science expert Steve Tomecek

Dirtmeister's Science Lab: Roll With the Changes  K-23-5
A hands-on experiment with friction is lead by science expert Steve Tomecek

Dirtmeister's Science Lab: Spring Is Sprung  K-23-5
A hands-on experiment with water movement in plants is lead by science expert Steve Tomecek

Dirtmeister's Science Lab: That Sinking Feeling  K-23-5
A hands-on experiment with water temperature and density is lead by science expert Steve Tomecek

Dirtmeister's Science Lab: The Air Is There  K-23-5
A hands-on experiment with air and temperature is lead by science expert Steve Tomecek

Dirtmeister's Science Lab: The Shadow Knows  K-23-5
A hands-on experiment with shadow and light is lead by science expert Steve Tomecek

Dirtmeister's Science Lab: Weather or Not  K-23-5
A hands-on science experiment with cloud formation and condensation is lead by science expert Steve Tomecek

Fact or Fable  3-5
Does Aesop's tale "hold water"? Find out with this experiment.

Global Greenhouse  6-8
Find out how Earth's atmosphere traps the sun's heat.

How Much Rain?  Early ChildhoodK-2
Practice predicting and measuring skills in this weather-related activity.

Magic School Bus: Dries Up: Desert Adaptation  K-2
Find out about desert animals while discovering which foods they eat contain water.

Magic School Bus: Gains Weight: Gravity  K-2
Drop objects of different weights to learn about gravity and the scientific process.

Magic School Bus: Gets a Bright Idea: Light  K-2
Learn about light and explore how light travels while solving a School Bus mystery.

Magic School Bus: Gets Charged: Electricity  K-23-5
Get energized about science and make a simple electrical circuit.

Magic School Bus: Gets Planted: Photosynthesis  K-2
Observe how plants grow through a maze to find light in this interesting experiment.

Magic School Bus: Gets Swamped: Wetlands  K-2
Learn how wetlands help clean polluted water with these activities.

Magic School Bus: Getting Cellular: Cells  K-23-5
Observe and manipulate yeast to determine whether yeast cells are alive.

Magic School Bus: Getting Energized: Energy  K-23-5
Harness wind energy to lift paper-clips with pinwheels.

Magic School Bus: Goes on Air: Air Pressure  K-2
Air may be pushy stuff, but can it push up heavy objects? Find out.

Magic School Bus: Goes to Mussel Beach: Tidal Zones  K-23-5
Simulate a tide and populate an intertidal zone in this sea-worthy activity.

Magic School Bus: Goes to Seed: Seeds  K-2
Make predictions and experiment to learn how different seeds travel.

Magic School Bus: Goes Upstream: Migration  K-2
Follow your nose to learn about how salmon migrate home.

Magic School Bus: Holiday Special: Recycling  K-23-5
Learn why recycling matters and think about how to reuse various objects.

Magic School Bus: In a Pickle: Microbes  K-23-5, 6-8
Grow bread mold in a warm and a cold environment to learn about microbe growth.

Magic School Bus: In the Arctic: Heat  K-23-5
Learn how insulation keeps animals warm with these experiments.

Magic School Bus: In the Haunted House: Sound  K-2
This amazing experiment lets you to see sound vibrations.

Magic School Bus: Inside Ralphie: Germs  K-2
Learn how the skin on an apple protects it like the skin on our bodies protects us.

Magic School Bus: Meets Molly Cule: Molecules  K-23-5
Observe water, oil and soap and learn about how the properties of a substance are determined by the properties of its molecules.

Magic School Bus: Meets the Rot Squad: Decomposition  K-2
Learn about decomposition by observing what happens to leaves mixed in damp soil.

Magic School Bus: Takes a Dive: Coral Reefs  K-2
Learn about the benefits of cooperation by running a race with partners.

Magic School Bus: Ups and Downs: Floating and Sinking  K-2
Experiment and change the shape of clay balls to study how different objects float and sink.

Make it Fade  K-2
Which does your nose get tired of fastest: strong smells or weak smells?

Mealworms in the Spotlight  3-5, 6-8
Explore characteristics of mealworms with these experiments.

National Paper Airplane Contest  K-23-5, 6-8
Start a paper airplane contest in your school and prove just how far and how long your airplanes can fly.

Native American Activities  K-2
Check out these multidisciplinary activities that explore Native American themes. (PDF) Source: Fresh & Fun: November

Oil Slick  6-8
Try a variation on a method used by pollution-control experts to clean up a spill.

Out of this World: Space Rocks  K-2
Make "craters" with marbles, ping pong balls, and aluminum foil balls.

Pushy Seeds  Early ChildhoodK-2
Find out how strong seeds are with this activity.

Rocks and Rolls: Water Erosion  K-23-5
This activity demonstrates how running water moves earth and creates new landforms.

The Science of Secret Messages  3-5, 6-8
Bring science from the lab into the classroom with these fun chemistry experiments.

The Sprouting Seed Race  Early ChildhoodK-2
Observe and compare the growth rate of different seeds.

Unit Plan: Air and Weather  K-2
Chart weather conditions, learn how to determine an average temperature, and build fly gliders to observe the effects of wind.

Unit Plan: Owls and Raptors  K-2
Owls and raptors are the focus for science lessons with an emphasis on discovery. Students dissect owl pellets and through play, learn about predator-prey relationships.

Where Can Seeds Sprout?  K-2
Explore the places where seeds can sprout.

Will It Float?  3-5, 6-8
Getting there is all the fun when you do these shipshape experiments.

Wonderful World of Whales  3-5
Swim into super-sized learning with these giants of the deep.

     Online Activities Teacher Guides
Scholastic Explorers: Endangered Ecosystems: Teacher's Guide 
Lesson-planning suggestions for using the "Endangered Ecosystems" online activity in the classroom.