This week we will be focusing on science. Post pictures/videos of your Science Fair projects and/or daily science activities (below) on Twitter using the hashtag #MPSASciFair2020 and @MPSArlington.
Daily Science Activities
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Planting Seeds (video)
Plant the Seed (video)
Books About Seeds and Plants
- National Geographic Readers: Seed to Plant
- Oh Say Can You Seed?: All About Flowering Plants by Bonnie Worth
- From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons
- How a Seed Grows by Helene Jordan (highlights plants, seeds, and trees with colorful illustrations and includes instructions for a DIY plant project)
- The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
- A Seed Is Sleepy by Dianna Aston and Sylvia Long
- The Dandelion Seed by Joseph P. Anthony and Cris Arbo
- Flip, Float, Fly: Seeds on the Move by Joann Early Macken and Pam Paparone
- Jack’s Garden by Henry Cole
- My Garden by Kevin Henkes
- Lola Plants a Garden by Anna McQuinn
Create a water puddle that takes the longest to evaporate.
National Geographic: Evaporation (website)
Books about the Water Cycle
- The Little Raindrop by Joanna Gray
- I Get Wet by Vicki Cobb
- Did a Dinosaur Drink this Water? by Robert E. Wells
- All the Water in the World by George Ella Lyon and Katherine Tillotson
- Water is Water by Miranda Paul
- A Drop Around the World by Barbara McKinney
- The Snowflake: A Water Cycle Story by Neil Waldman
- A Drop of Water by Walter Wick
Place a cup, bucket, bowl outside on Wednesday and on Friday report how much water you have collected.
Rainwater Harvesting Projects for Kids (website)
Rainwater-Harvesting Projects for Kids (website)
Rainwater Harvesting (website)
Fill a glass almost to the top with water. If you are using sunlight, place the glass so that it is half on and half off the edge of a table so that the sun shines directly through the water onto a sheet of white paper on the floor. Adjust the paper and the glass until a rainbow forms on the paper.
How to Make a Rainbow (video)
Books about rainbows
- Rainbow (Weather Ready-to-Reads) by Marion Dane Bauer
- How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow by Monica Sweeney
- End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad by Marianne Welsh
Draw, paint, create in any format the life cycle of the butterfly.
The life of Monarch Butterfly (video)
Books about butterflies
- Becoming Butterflies by Anne Rockwell
- Butterflies by Seymour Simon
- Butterfly by Louise Spilsbury
- Butterfly Count by Sneed B. Collard
- Butterfly House by Eve Bunting.
- A Butterfly is Patient by Dianna Hutts Aston
- Butterfly Tree by Sandra Markle
- The Life Cycle of a Butterfly by Bobbie Kalman
- Monarch and Milkweed by Helen Frost
- A Place for Butterflies by Melissa Stewart
- It’s a Butterfly’s Life by Irene Kelly
- Velma Gratch & the Way Cool Butterfly by Alan Madison and Kevin Hawkes
- Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert
Movies about butterflies
Flight of the Butterflies (2012) A film of hundreds of millions of monarchs in their remote overwintering sanctuaries and along their migratory routes from Canada and across the U.S. to Mexico.