A Magnetic Personality Have your students learn about magnetism by comparing the magnetic fields of various types of magnets. Then have your students construct a compass and investigate the effects of magnets on the needle of the compass.
A Neighborhood Expedition Students will plan an expedition and, once back in the classroom, create their own souvenir album that resembles the historical records left by professional expeditions.
All About Computers Divide the class into groups and have each use the Internet to research a topic of their choice; making sure to visit at least three Web sites. Then they should prepare oral or written presentations to share with the class.
An Ancient Disease: Who Am I? Have your students research the causes and cures of various diseases and acknowledge the challenges facing early scientists who studied these diseases. Then have your students discuss the benefits derived from finding cures to diseases.
Animal Classification Students will research assigned animals to find out if they are producers, consumers, or decomposers. They will write a report on their animals and work in groups to construct a food chain, which will be combined to make a class food web.
Animal Classification Lesson provides a solid introduction to classification systems including history and how scientific names are assigned. Students will then create their own classification system for classroom objects.
Animals and Their Coverings Have your students learn about invertebrates and vertebrates and their coverings by examining pictures.
Bending Light Have your students learn about refraction of light by experimenting with various objects. Then have your students describe how light can be produced, reflected, refracted and separated into visible light of various colors.