Lesson Plans


1st Grade

Notice and Wonder:

How can you turn a snail, worm, or roly-poly into an object of inquiry for a young learner? With this activity, you can help guide students in making observations of a living thing and asking relevant questions about its characteristics or behavior. lesson plan pdf

The Art of Flying:

Students will learn how insects' wings operate. Students will then create a model simulating how an insect moves its wings. lesson plan pdf
 Think Like a Scientist: 
Using senses and making observations are important skills for scientists, especially those who study insects. In this activity, students will use their senses to observe and describe various objects. lesson plan pdf


2nd grade


Using a length of rain gutter filled with water, students will explore the link between earthquakes and tsunamis. lesson plan pdf

Earthquake Supplies Matching Game:

By playing a card-matching game, students will compile a list of items useful in earthquake preparedness. lesson plan pdf

 Second Grade Engineers:
Students will design and build cost-effective homes that can withstand the force of an earthquake. lesson plan pdf

Preparing for an Earthquake: The students will learn about earthquakes and how to be prepared for an earthquake by identifying safe meeting places and emergency exits in the school. lesson plan pdf

Safe Areas:

The students will identify dangerous and safe zones during earthquakes by analyzing photos and highlight potential danger zones on a worksheet. lesson plan pdf

1906 Earthquake: This activity allows students to investigate the movement of earthquake fault lines from a kinesthetic perspective. Students will make inferences after examining the photos from the 1906 earthquake. lesson plan pdf

Where Earthquakes Occur:

Where do earthquakes occur and how do they affect buildings and our homes? lesson plan pdf