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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!

Give Wing to Spring

Spring brings all the things with wings! Puget Sound’s shallow waters and warmer weather attract birds of all kinds, insects return to fly once again, and bats emerge from hibernation. Bring the science and fun of flight into your home with these activities.

Paper Bird-Planes
Build paper planes inspired by different types of bird wings and compare how they fly.

Balancing Dragonfly
Color a paper dragonfly that will balance on the tip of your finger.

Make a Bird Nest
Construct a bird nest from recycled paper as a fun decoration.

Flying Bat Cup
Assemble your bat cup, then pull the strings to watch it fly up and down.

Bird Friendly Window Decals
Create beautiful decorations to prevent birds from flying into your window.

THINGS WITH WINGS Design a new flying creature! Will it be a bird, bat, bug, or combination of all three?

RETURN TO SPRING Explore the outdoors, investigate flowers, prepare for a camping trip, and more!

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?
Why are Snowflakes Unique?

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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