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Explore Science: An Intro to Scientific Skills

Grades K-2
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Give K-2 kids An Intro to Scientific Skills with four lessons and nine hands-on science activities. This kit includes the curriculum text and science activity supplies. Read More

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Give kids an Intro to Scientific Skills with four lessons and nine hands-on science activities. Each lesson takes about 45-60 minutes to complete.

This introductory unit serves as a foundation for other Explore Science units. You'll revisit its concepts and use its materials, again and again, making it the best place to start.

Explore Science: An Intro to Scientific Skills

  • Lesson 1: What is Science? — Be introduced to science and some of the many areas of scientific study. Practice using one of the tools of scientific inquiry.
    • Estimated Lesson Time: 45 min 
    • 2 Activities: Take a Closer Look & Science Matching Game
  • Lesson 2: Making Observations — Learn how scientists make observations about the world. Practice making observations using each of your five senses.
    • Estimated Lesson Time: 60 min
    • 3 Activities: Learning About Food Using Our Senses, Observing Our World & Scientific Observation Word Find
  • Lesson 3: Measuring, Classifying & Recording — Practice the scientific skills of measuring and classifying. Learn to record discoveries in a science notebook.
    • Estimated Lesson Time: 60 min
    • 3 Activities: Measuring as a Scientific Skill Worksheet, Classifying as a Scientific Skill Worksheet & Exploring and Recording
  • Lesson 4: The Scientific Method — Learn how to use the scientific method to find answers to your science questions.
    • Estimated Lesson Time: 60 min
    • 1 Activity: Bottle Shake-up!

What is Explore Science?

From Home Science Tools, Explore Science is a new topical curriculum for grades K-2.

Based on the 5E teaching model, lessons begin with hands-on activities. Standalone one-box kits provide a month of science at roughly one lesson per week.

What can I expect from each Explore Science unit?

  • 1-4 hands-on activities per lesson
  • 4-6 lessons per unit
  • 1 month of K-2 science instruction
  • Curriculum + activity supplies in one box
  • Step-by-step teaching guide with discussion Q&A

What are the 5Es?

  • Engage students.
  • Explore key concepts.
  • Explain new discoveries.
  • Extend student learning.
  • Evaluate new understanding. 

Note: This kit is intended for parent/teacher use to complete curriculum lab activities with students. It includes items that are not designed or intended primarily for children ages 12 and under.




Explore Science: An Intro to Scientific Skills

  • 1 Magnifying glass, 2" diameter, 3X
  • 8 Straws, clear plastic
  • 1 Paper clips, small, 100/box
  • 1 Bottle, 250 ml/8 oz, natural HDPE plastic
  • 1 Colored pencils
  • 1 Vegetable oil, 6 oz
  • 2 Science notebook
  • 1 Petri dish, polystyrene, 60 x 15 mm, 2 pack
  • 1 Explore Science: An Intro to Scientific Skills text, 45 pages

This kit includes enough supplies for 2 students.

You provide: kids scissors, a variety of nature items, a cookie sheet or tray, several food items for tasting, one pencil per student, glue sticks, water, and food coloring


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