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Scientists on the Go

Integrating science into a child’s weekly learning can increase their curiosity while incorporating reading, writing, and math skills! Check back for updated science activities and new printable activity packets.  

Engineering the Real World

Create and design engineering projects to solve real-world problems. Engineering requires big-picture thinking with an eye for detail. Be an artful and efficient engineer to help the community and environment.

Build a Salmon Bridge
Real-World Robot Challenge
Create a Rube Goldberg Machine
Design a Wastewater Filter (video)
What is Engineering? (video)

Elementary Science Packets

Printable science packets are created in partnership with environmental organizations in Thurston ECO Network. The packets are designed to work toward Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards to ensure youth are learning about grade appropriate concepts. Print the PDF packet and start exploring local ecosystems and hidden secrets!

K – 1st Grade
How Are You Similar to a Wolf? (ESS3.A, LS1.C)

2nd – 3rd Grade
How do Wolves Communicate? (LS1-D)
Go on a Salmon Habitat Hunt (3-LS1-1)

4th – 5th Grade
Marine Exploration: Properties of Matter (5-PS1-1, 5-PS1-4)
Where Have Wolves Traveled? (LS2.D, LS4.C)
How Much Freshwater is on Earth – and Video (5-ESS2-2)
Go on a Salmon Habitat Hunt (L-5S2-1)

All Grades
Why Are Snowflakes Unique?
Down the Drain and Then What? – and Video (Engineering Design)
How Walkable is Your Community?

Science Activity Videos

Watch the videos, and download the matching science packet from above for an easy activity using simple household ingredients.

Educatior showing an activity about how much water is on earth.

Educator at a wastewater treatment plant.

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