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Science Everywhere!

No matter where you are learning, science is in everything you do from cooking in the kitchen, to observing nature outside, to playing sports!  While students are learning from home...Burpee museum has exciting ways to bring science to life! Enjoy these free resources for teachers, homeschool classes, or fun family enrichment.

Standard alignment listed below aligns to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI), Cross Cutting Concepts. and the Science and Engineering Practices.  Standard alignment is also indicated for the Social Studies C3 Framework.  Additional reading for information standards from Common Core (CCSS RI) can be linked to suggested texts.

If you enjoyed these experiments, check out our homeschool/enrichment class and consider donating to help us bring science to everyone in our community! These free resources are brought to you thanks to the Guy B Reno Family Foundation, Bergstrom Inc Charitable Foundation, Gloyd Foundation, David Anderson Foundation, Jeffery Anderson Foundation, Kristin Anderson Foundation, Jeffery Anderson Foundation, Tracy Anderson Foundation, John Anderson Foundation, and the Dean Alan Olson Foundation.

 

Kitchen Science Videos

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Cooking with Chemistry:

Using supplies you may already have in the kitchen, learn and TASTE some amazing chemistry, earth science, and apply science and engineering to your taste buds.  From making slime, to home made cheese....from watching gluten development, to heating and compressing your way through the rock cycle, these activities and videos will get you learning at home and in the kitchen! Click on activities below to get handouts and more resources!

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Gluten
Gluten Development

Mixing changes the elasticity of a substance!

Gr1- Middle School -PS1-2 (Matter and Its Interactions) NGSS Engineering: Planning and Carrying Out Investigations

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edible rock cycle
Starburst Rock Cycle

Igneous, Metamorphic and MORE!

ESS1-1 (Earth's Place in the Universe) & ESS2-3 (Earth's Systems) NGSS Engineering: Developing and Using Models

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Edible Slime
Edible Slime

Make something that breaks the rules!

Grade 1-Middle School PS1-4 (Matter and It's Interactions) NGSS Engineering: Planning and Carrying Out Investigations

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Making Cheese
Make Your Own Cheese!

How Does Milk Turn Into Cheese?

Grade 1-Middle School PS1-4 (Matter and It's Interactions) NGSS Engineering: Planning and Carrying Out Investigations

Early Humans

         

Humans throughout time:

Learning about our ancestors from long ago gives deeper perspective on survival.  From early human writing forms to early human tools, you can try your hand at the ways of our early ancestors. Click on activities below to get handouts and more resources!

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North American Tools

Test your aim to see if you would survive!

PS2-1 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions Engineering: Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions

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Cuniform

How did humans write before the alphabet existed?

C3 Framework: Dimension 2: Change, Continuity, and Context & Historical Sources and Evidence

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Old Stone Tools

Make an ancient axe

NGSS Science and Engineering Developing and Using Models: Test your innovation making your own Axe! C3 Framework: Dimension 1, Constructing Supporting Questions

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Ice Age Mammoth

Try your hand at cave art painting with this activity!

C3 Framework: Dimension 2, Human-Environment Interaction & Perspectives

Social Studies

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Around the WORLD with Burpee:

Cultures around the world offer the opportunity to learn about the diversity humans on the planet. From the Maasai communities of East Africa to Chinese traditions, you can learn more about our the amazing inhabitants of Earth! Click on activities below to get handouts and more resources!

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Blackware Pottery
Native American Pottery

Make your own Pinch Pot

Dimension 2, Perspectives

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Mandarin
Mandarin Writing

C3 Framework: Dimension 2 Perspectives

Expand your language skills and learn how to write in the oldest language currently used!

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Curriculum Pack #6
Maasai Jewelry

Beads of a warrior!

C3 Framework: Dimension 2, Human-Environment Interaction & Perspectives, Dimension 2, The Global Economy

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TomTom
Tom Tom

Make a Tom Tom Drum

C3 Framework: Dimension 2, Human-Environment Interaction & Perspectives, Dimension 2, The Global Economy

Earth Science

           

Rocks and Minerals:

Just like a cake is made of multiple ingredients, a rock is made of ingredients too: MINERALS! From our Earth's rocks to the forces that shape them, you can dig deeper into the story of our planet just by examining the Earth below your feet!  Click on activities below to get handouts and more resources!

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Water Convection
Water Currents

How Heat Affects the Ocean

MS-ESS2-6 Earth's Systems; NGSS Science & Engineering: Developing and Using Models

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Cloud in a Bottle
Cloud In a Bottle

Rainy Day Experiment

MS-ESS2-5 (Weather and Climate) MS-ESS2-6 (Earth's Systems); NGSS Science & Engineering: Developing and Using Models

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Lava
Extrusive Igneous Rock

Edible Rock Crystal Cooling Rates!

ESS1-1 Earth's Place in the Universe & ESS2-1 Earth's Systems

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Metamorphic
Metamorphic Rock

Which rocks are the hardest?

ESS1-1 Earth's Place in the Universe & ESS2-1 Earth's Systems

Paleontology

  

 

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Make your own fossil imprint!

Leave your imprint on history!

Make a fossil print like those found 490 million years ago!

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Digging up Fossils!

Uncover a fossil from the Burpee Museum virtually!

Follow the link and save a copy so you can uncover your own fossil!

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Jane Exhibit
Make a bone fossil!

Create dinosaur bones from the comfort of your home!

You can even use the bones to make a Paleontology dig!

Biological Sciences: Insects-Entomology

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Hot and Cold Crickets

Explore how heat and cold temperature affect ectotherms!

MS-LS1-8 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

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Ant Communication

How do these insects communicate without sound?

3-LS2-1 Ecosystems, Interactions, and Dynamics

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Monarch Butterfly On Coneflower
Citizen Science

Help the Monarch population by growing milkweed!

5-ESS3-1 Earth and Human Activity

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BSA Insect Study
Electric Bees!

Explore how Bees make their own electricity!

3-PS2-3 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

Biological Sciences: Birds & Mammals

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Flight and Forces

Explore the forces behind bird flight with paper airplanes!

3-PS2-1(Motion and Stability) & MS-PS2-2 (Motion and Stability) NGSS Science & Engineering: Developing and Using Models

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Bird Beaks

Adaptations of birds are AMAZING

LS4-3 & & 5 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

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Sun Heating the Earth
Equator Warmth

Explore why Tanzania is so much hotter than Illinois!

MS-ESS2-6 (Weather and Climate)

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Animal Skull
Forest Forensics

Learn how to identify animal skulls!

Is it a carnivore, herbivore, or omnivore?

Biological Sciences: Botany and Ecology

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Floating Plants!

Can you grow crops on a lake?

NGSS Science and Engineering Developing and Using Models: Test your innovation making your own Axe! C3 Framework: Dimension 1, Constructing Supporting Questions

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Build a Beaver Dam!

Explore how Beavers create ponds from rivers!

NGSS Science and Engineering Developing and Using Models: Test your innovation making your own Axe! C3 Framework: Dimension 1, Constructing Supporting Questions