Sid the Science Kid
The Sid the Science Kid on-air series and online resources provide many opportunities for teachers to introduce or reinforce early science concepts in the classroom.
The resources found in this collection help you explore each of the Sid concept cycles with activity ideas, video clips, and online games.
Help your students think, talk, and work like scientists do with activities that explore "Science Tools" with the Science Adventures curriculum. Students will learn about some of the tools that scientists use including magnifiers, charts, measuring tools, and science journals.
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With your class, experiment with different sizes of non-standard units such as paperclips and pencils. This activity will help your students understand non-standard measurement and understand comparing the measurements of one item to another.
With your class, use folding paper cutouts and mirrors to investigate lines of symmetry. This activity will help your students understand symmetry and practice putting matching halves of an item together.
Get ready to explore the great outdoors! In this unit, children learn about animals, plants, weather, shadows, and rocks using math concepts such as measurement (length and temperature) and sorting strategies. First, children will measure different animals using a variety of household objects, and then move on to measuring temperature and exploring weather. As children head outdoors for a “leaf hunt” activity, they will investigate size and growth by comparing plants. They will also learn about shadows by using shapes to make shadow puppets. In the closing activity, children will investigate rocks by going on a nature walk and collecting, organizing, and sorting their own rock collections. As they explore, children will record their investigations in their science journals.
Students measure the temperature of hot and cold items and make predictions.