Newton In A Nutshell
NJ Standard: 3-PS2: Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
We all have potential...potential & kinetic energy that is! Your class will get ramped up as students get hands-on with a few incline plane antics. Our gyroscopes will have everyone going in circles! Prepare your students to be transformed into junior physicists as they discover inertia and motion with our Fun Flicks & more!
DNA is Here to Stay
NJ Standard: 3-LS3: Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
Dive into the gene pool & discover why DNA is here to stay! Learn about our unique fingertip patterns & how we have certain traits that are passed down by our parents. Explore the fascinating world of dermatoglyphics and discover what makes you genetically unique and genetically different from everyone else. From ancient dinosaurs to newly discovered insects, we'll investigate how organisms can be related & completely different. Watch as your class bonds over genetics, takes a bite out of delicious DNA & more!
NJ Standard: 3-LS4: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
Students will become junior geologists for the day & find out why science really rocks! Set out on a mining expedition as we go searching for rocks, minerals & real gemstones. But the FUN doesn't stop there...students will dig deeper & perform 6 different geological tests & then classify their findings! Everything you find...you keep!
Weather or Not
NJ Standard: 3-ESS2: Earth's Systems; Earth and Human Activity
Calling all future-meteorologists! Have FUN as we explore the many different types of weather that affect our planet. Brrr...it's time to bundle up as we make our own wind chill! Discover how weather conditions can change & what affects our local weather each day. Students will learn though hands-on investigation as they make their own bubble atmosphere and anemometer. We also experiment with wind bags, & more!
NJ Standard: 3-5-ETS1: Engineering Design
Discover how science and engineering are applied in architecture. We have FUN as we build buildings, several bridges, and more!
NJ Standard: 4-PS3: Energy
Find out all of the current science on electricity & magnetism as students become Newtonian mechanics! We'll investigate how motion affects different types of energy in our series of FUN Flicks. Get hands-on with static & current electricity & have FUN with electromagnetism. Discover the shocking facts experimenting with our lightning globe & more!
The Power of Light
NJ Standard: 4-PS4: Waves and their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer
Find out just how amazing light is. What is visible light? Discover who ROY G. BIV is and the electromagnetic spectrum. Uncover the mysteries behind light and why it is both wave like and particle like. Learn about the science of colors and use different color lights to see differences in color.
Let's Make Sense
NJ Standard: 4-LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
Have FUN as we make sense out of our senses. Explore our 5 senses, 1 sense at a time. Discover how much we rely on our senses.
NJ Standard: 4-ESS1: Earth's Place in the Universe
A field trip of prehistoric proportions! Transform your classroom into an exciting dig-site as we become mini-paleontologists & examine a variety of REAL fossils. Students will get hands-on with earthquakes, volcanoes & erosion to learn how the Earth's landscape has changed since the dawn of the dinosaur. Students will make their very own fossil to take home as a super souvenir to their Jurassic journey!
NJ Standard: 4-ESS2: Earth's Systems
Get the facts…on those natural acts! Earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, and volcanoes. Learn about our changing conditions which cause these phenomena. Have FUN as we make them happen in your classroom.
NJ Standard: 4-ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
Discover the effects of global warming! Have FUN as we explore clean and renewable energy.
NJ Standard: 5-PS1: Matter and its Interactions
It's just a matter of time until your classroom transforms into a scientific laboratory! Get ready to investigate the properties of matter including solids, liquids & gases. Find out exactly why matter matters as we discover bubbling potions, watch air take up space, & more!
Newton's Day in the Park
NJ Standard: 5-PS2: Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
Create an Amusement Park in the classroom with the help of Newton’s Laws of Motion! Students will discover why amusement park rides are so much fun by designing a racecar, learning about the forces of a pendulum, and finally building a rollercoaster.
The Chain Gang
NJ Standard: 5-PS3: Energy; Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy and Dynamics
Join the chain gang, the food chain that is. Explore the five laws of nature that apply to the world’s ecosystems. Have fun as we learn about predatorprey relationships, and dissect real owl pellets. Discover why honeybees are so important to the balance of nature as we make our very own honeycombs, and much, much more.
NJ Standard: 5-LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
Discover the amazing world of plants and learn about photosynthesis and germination. Have a hands-on look at roots, shoots, and transportation inside a plant. Get a hands-on look at real earthworms, dissect a seed, make & take home a pollen catcher. Build your very own working terrarium to keep!
It Doesn't Phase Me
NJ Standard: 5-ESS1: Earth's Place in the Universe
Calling out all future astronomers! We're blasting off for an out-of-this-world odyssey to study the causes of day & night. Have FUN as we make a real impact becoming crater makers. Get up close & hands-on with solar & lunar eclipses, the planets, our solar system & more!
NJ Standard: 5-ESS2: Earth's Systems
Join us as we talk about the various systems that work together to support life on earth. We go into the biosphere, the geosphere, the hydrosphere, and the atmosphere. We look at the density differences of salt and fresh water, build and aquifer and see how water is purified in the earth, look at the effect of greenhouse gasses, and see how the Coriolis Effect influences our climate & much more!