Science Today (Grades K-5)

These SCIENCE TODAY classes will provide a standards-based lesson which will allow students to develop an understanding of the content and do a hands-on experiment. Consumable supplies will be provided for all students. The cost for an entire class is based upon class size. Cost for each student is $5.

To register, please contact Jenna Henkel at: jmp8603@kennesaw.edu or 470-578-2621

Elementary School Schedule:

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Precipitation Observations (S1E1)

Tut-tut, it looks like rain!  In this lesson, students will investigate the different types of liquid and solid forms of precipitation. The STEM career of meteorologist will also be introduced.

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Friday, December 3, 2021

Toy Inventor (S2P2)

In this lesson, students will explore force and motion. Students will use this knowledge to design and construct a toy. The STEM career of engineer will also be introduced.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Taking a Lesson from Nature (S3L1)

In this lesson, students will develop their understanding about how adaptations allow certain organisms to live in certain geographic regions. Students will design an invention based off of an adaption of their choosing. The STEM career of ecologist will also be introduced.

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Thursday, December 9, 2021

Krazy Kaleidoscopes (S4P1)

In this lesson, the students will develop their understanding of how light travels and how it interacts with a mirror. Students will construct a kaleidoscope. The STEM career of optometrist will also be introduced.

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Friday, December 10, 2021

I’ve Got Your Back (S5L1)

In this lesson, students will develop their understanding of classification. Students will construct a model backbone and discuss the five different groups of vertebrates. The STEM career of taxonomist will also be introduced.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Soil Sleuths (SKE2)

In this lesson, students will develop their understanding of physical attributes of soil. Students will collect a soil sample and use tools to examine it and collect data. The STEM career of pedologist will also be introduced.

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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Sending Secret Messages (S1P1)

In this lesson, students will explore how sound waves travel through various materials. Students will build a sound transmission device and work to transmit a secret message to their teammates. The STEM career of audiologist will also be introduced.

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Friday, January 14, 2022

Keeping It Cool (S2P1)

In this lesson, students will expand their knowledge about the changes that occur in matter. Students will conduct a series of investigations and use their knowledge to design a cooler. The STEM career of food scientist will also be introduced.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Sun Seekers (S3P1)

In this lesson, students will explore sources of heat energy. Students will use their knowledge to design a solar cooker to heat up a tasty snack! The STEM career of solar energy systems engineer will also be introduced.

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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Eco-Maze-Ing (S4L1)

In this lesson, students will tap into their understanding of the roles of organisms and the flow of energy within an ecosystem. Students will design a working maze that shows the flow of energy from producer to consumer to decomposer and back again. The STEM career of wildlife biologist will also be introduced.

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Friday, January 21, 2022

Magnificent Sound (S5P3)

In this lesson, students will explore the relationship between magnetism and electricity. Students will complete a simulation, then design a simple speaker to work with a device. The STEM career of sound engineering technician will also be introduced.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Soil Sleuths (SKE2)

In this lesson, students will develop their understanding of physical attributes of soil. Students will collect a soil sample and use tools to examine it and collect data. The STEM career of pedologist will also be introduced.

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Thursday, February 3 2022

Sending Secret Messages (S1P1)

In this lesson, students will explore how sound waves travel through various materials. Students will build a sound transmission device and work to transmit a secret message to their teammates. The STEM career of audiologist will also be introduced.

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Friday, February 4, 2022

Keeping It Cool (S2P1)

In this lesson, students will expand their knowledge about the changes that occur in matter. Students will conduct a series of investigations and use their knowledge to design a cooler. The STEM career of food scientist will also be introduced.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Sun Seekers (S3P1)

In this lesson, students will explore sources of heat energy. Students will use their knowledge to design a solar cooker to heat up a tasty snack! The STEM career of solar energy systems engineer will also be introduced.

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Thursday, February 10, 2022

Eco-Maze-Ing (S4L1)

In this lesson, students will tap into their understanding of the roles of organisms and the flow of energy within an ecosystem. Students will design a working maze that shows the flow of energy from producer to consumer to decomposer and back again. The STEM career of wildlife biologist will also be introduced.

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Friday, February 11, 2022

Magnificent Sound (S5P3)

In this lesson, students will explore the relationship between magnetism and electricity. Students will complete a simulation, then design a simple speaker to work with a device. The STEM career of sound engineering technician will also be introduced.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Soil Sleuths (SKE2)

In this lesson, students will develop their understanding of physical attributes of soil. Students will collect a soil sample and use tools to examine it and collect data. The STEM career of pedologist will also be introduced.

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Thursday, February 17, 2022

Sending Secret Messages (S1P1)

In this lesson, students will explore how sound waves travel through various materials. Students will build a sound transmission device and work to transmit a secret message to their teammates. The STEM career of audiologist will also be introduced.

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Friday, February 18, 2022

Keeping It Cool (S2P1)

In this lesson, students will expand their knowledge about the changes that occur in matter. Students will conduct a series of investigations and use their knowledge to design a cooler. The STEM career of food scientist will also be introduced.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Sun Seekers (S3P1)

In this lesson, students will explore sources of heat energy. Students will use their knowledge to design a solar cooker to heat up a tasty snack! The STEM career of solar energy systems engineer will also be introduced.

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Thursday, March 3, 2022

Eco-Maze-Ing (S4L1)

In this lesson, students will tap into their understanding of the roles of organisms and the flow of energy within an ecosystem. Students will design a working maze that shows the flow of energy from producer to consumer to decomposer and back again. The STEM career of wildlife biologist will also be introduced.

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Friday, March 4, 2022

Magnificent Sound (S5P3)

In this lesson, students will explore the relationship between magnetism and electricity. Students will complete a simulation, then design a simple speaker to work with a device. The STEM career of sound engineering technician will also be introduced.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Day and Night (SKE1)

In this lesson, students will develop their understanding about time patterns. Students will make some observations about the day and night time skies and then sort some items they might observe in those places. The STEM career of astronomer will also be introduced.

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Thursday, March 17, 2022

Marvelous Magnets (S1P2)

In this lesson, students will develop their understanding about the effects of magnets on everyday objects. Students will conduct an investigation to broaden their knowledge of what is and isn’t attracted to a magnet. The STEM career of physicist will also be introduced.

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Friday, March 18, 2022

Pollination: What’s All the Buzz? (S2L1)

In this lesson, students will learn about the life cycle of the honeybee and why they are crucial for pollination. Students will create a model of the honeybee life cycle and simulate pollination with their classmates. The STEM career of entomologist will also be introduced.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Hiding in Plain Sight (S3L1)

In this lesson, students will investigate how camouflage can help an organism survive in its environment. Students will simulate how animals blend into their environment and avoid being “eaten.” The STEM career of wildlife biologist will also be introduced.

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Thursday, March 24, 2022

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! (S4P2)

In this lesson, students will investigate how sound is produced and changed. Students will construct a model ear and learn how different materials transmit sound. The STEM career of acoustics engineer will also be introduced.

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Friday, March 25, 2022

Physical or Chemical Change Putty (S5P1)

In this lesson, students will investigate whether mixing dry and liquid materials caused a physical or chemical change based on observable evidence. The STEM career of polymer scientist will also be introduced.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Day and Night (SKE1)

In this lesson, students will develop their understanding about time patterns. Students will make some observations about the day and night time skies and then sort some items they might observe in those places. The STEM career of astronomer will also be introduced.

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Thursday, April 7, 2022

Marvelous Magnets (S1P2)

In this lesson, students will develop their understanding about the effects of magnets on everyday objects. Students will conduct an investigation to broaden their knowledge of what is and isn’t attracted to a magnet. The STEM career of physicist will also be introduced.

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Friday, April 8, 2022

Pollination: What’s All the Buzz? (S2L1)

In this lesson, students will learn about the life cycle of the honeybee and why they are crucial for pollination. Students will create a model of the honeybee life cycle and simulate pollination with their classmates. The STEM career of entomologist will also be introduced.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Hiding in Plain Sight (S3L1)

In this lesson, students will investigate how camouflage can help an organism survive in its environment. Students will simulate how animals blend into their environment and avoid being “eaten.” The STEM career of wildlife biologist will also be introduced.

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Thursday, April 14, 2022

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! (S4P2)

In this lesson, students will investigate how sound is produced and changed. Students will construct a model ear and learn how different materials transmit sound. The STEM career of acoustics engineer will also be introduced.

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Friday, April 15, 2022

Physical or Chemical Change Putty (S5P1)

In this lesson, students will investigate whether mixing dry and liquid materials caused a physical or chemical change based on observable evidence. The STEM career of polymer scientist will also be introduced.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Day and Night (SKE1)

In this lesson, students will develop their understanding about time patterns. Students will make some observations about the day and night time skies and then sort some items they might observe in those places. The STEM career of astronomer will also be introduced.

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Thursday, April 21, 2022

Marvelous Magnets (S1P2)

In this lesson, students will develop their understanding about the effects of magnets on everyday objects. Students will conduct an investigation to broaden their knowledge of what is and isn’t attracted to a magnet. The STEM career of physicist will also be introduced.

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Friday, April 22, 2022

Pollination: What’s All the Buzz? (S2L1)

In this lesson, students will learn about the life cycle of the honeybee and why they are crucial for pollination. Students will create a model of the honeybee life cycle and simulate pollination with their classmates. The STEM career of entomologist will also be introduced.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Hiding in Plain Sight (S3L1)

In this lesson, students will investigate how camouflage can help an organism survive in its environment. Students will simulate how animals blend into their environment and avoid being “eaten.” The STEM career of wildlife biologist will also be introduced.

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Thursday, April 28, 2022

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! (S4P2)

In this lesson, students will investigate how sound is produced and changed. Students will construct a model ear and learn how different materials transmit sound. The STEM career of acoustics engineer will also be introduced.

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Friday, April 29, 2022

Physical or Chemical Change Putty (S5P1)

In this lesson, students will investigate whether mixing dry and liquid materials caused a physical or chemical change based on observable evidence. The STEM career of polymer scientist will also be introduced.

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