Grades 3-5 Remote Learning Summer Science Activities: Great Outdoors

Welcome to the Great Outdoors! We’ve provided a variety of learning activities to engage your child in scientific exploration. So, let’s begin exploring the great outdoors!

Kick-Off With Monday Media!

The Sea Turtles of Shark Bay

Download the student worksheet for The Sea Turtles of Shark Bay before you start the video.

Watch the video (below) The Sea Turtles of Shark Bay to learn about the turtles and sharks that live here.

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Alligators Up Close

Download the student worksheet for Alligators Up Close before you start the video.

Watch the video (below) Alligators Up Close to learn about alligator feeding behavior.

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Exploring the Great Outdoors with Labs and Activities

Modeling Matter Moving within an Ecosystem

Model an ecosystem using a variety of materials or illustrate on paper. This activity takes approximately 60 minutes depending on the complexity of the ecosystem model.

Download the student worksheet for Modeling Matter Moving within an Ecosystem

Download the answer sheet for Modeling Matter Moving within an Ecosystem

Pocket Park

Conduct research to plan and design a pocket park with a community garden in your yard, neighborhood, town, or city. This activity takes approximately 90 minutes depending on the complexity of the design.

Download the student worksheet for Pocket Park

Download the answer sheet for Pocket Park

Read About the Great Outdoors!

Biosphere 2

What is Biosphere 2? Read on to find out!

Discovery at Blue Moon Bay

So many living things live in the ocean! Learn more about them.

Where Am I?

Learn about the importance of maps and what they can tell us.

Smokey Mountain Mystery

Read about the interactions of some of the animals in the Smokey Mountains.

Talk about what you learned about the great outdoors this week with your friends and family!

Keeping Up with COVID-19

To keep current with the science behind the COVID-19 virus, check out the blog "Stopping the Spread of Infectious Disease: A Lab Activity Approach." You’ll find age-appropriate activities for your child to learn about stopping the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.