Virtual Science

Scientists on the Go

Integrating science into a child’s weekly learning can increase their curiosity while incorporating reading, writing, and math skills!

Falling into Autumn

What are signs of autumn around you? Notice the changing season with our favorite fall activities. Send us a photo of a completed activity and we’ll mail you a prize.

Why Do Leaves Change Color Experiment
Make a Plant Press
Create Leaf Animals
Measure Rainfall
See Salmon in Thurston County
Outdoor Autumn BINGO


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
The Seed’s Great Escape (2-LS2-2)
How do Wolves Communicate? (LS1-D)
Go on a Salmon Habitat Hunt (3-LS1-1)

4th – 5th Grade
Discover Your Watershed (5-ESS3-1, 4-ESS2-2)
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
Down the Drain and Then What?
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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