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Explore Science: Seasons

Grades K-2
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Teach kids about Seasons with four lessons and 13 hands-on science activities. This kit includes the curriculum text and science activity supplies. NOTE: Use this unit during fall when leaves are changing. Read More

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Teach kids about Seasons with four lessons and 13 hands-on science activities. Use this unit during fall when leaves are changing colors.

Explore Science: Seasons

  • Lesson 1: Fall — Learn about fall, which months are fall months, and why leaves change color and drop to the ground in fall.
    • Estimated Lesson Time: 45 min 
    • 3 Activities: Leaf Rubbing, Coloring Fall Months & Fall Tree Worksheet
  • Lesson 2: Winter — Learn about winter, which months are winter months, and why temperatures are colder during this time of year.
    • Estimated Lesson Time: 60 min
    • 4 Activities: Where do Seasons Come From?, Making Snow, Coloring Winter Months & Winter Tree Worksheet
  • Lesson 3: Spring — Learn about spring, which months are spring months, and the special role of flowers.
    • Estimated Lesson Time: 90 min
    • 3 Activities: Flower Pressing, Coloring Spring Months & Spring Tree Worksheet
  • Lesson 4: Summer — Learn about summer, which months are summer months, and why ice melts faster in the sun than in the shade.
    • Estimated Lesson Time: 45 min
    • 3 Activities: Ice Melting, Coloring Summer Months & Summer Tree Worksheet

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

Where do I start?

We recommend using  Explore Science: An Intro to Scientific Skills first. It includes concepts, vocabulary, and materials needed for other units.

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: Seasons

  • 1 Construction paper, yellow
  • 1 Construction paper, red
  • 1 Construction paper, white
  • 2 Construction paper, green
  • 1 Construction paper, orange
  • 1 Construction paper, pink
  • 2 Drawing paper, white, 9"x12"
  • 1 Balloon, extra‐large, 16"
  • 1 Bamboo dowel, 6"
  • 1 Water gel powder, 1 oz
  • 1 School glue, 4 oz
  • 2 Corrugated cardboard sheet, 9"x12"
  • 2 Cup, clear plastic, 9 oz
  • 1 Styrofoam ball, 2" diameter, individual
  • 1 Explore Science: Seasons text, 47 pages

This kit includes enough supplies for 2 students.

You provide: a permanent marker, measuring cup and teaspoon, small mixing bowl, fresh flowers to press, heavy books, kids scissors, pencil per student, and ice cubes.

You will also need the following items, provided in the introductory Explore Science unit, An Introduction to Scientific Skills: science notebooks, colored pencils, and magnifying glass.


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