Fall lends itself to some great EASY science lessons for students who need hands on lessons. Here are a few engaging science lessons that my students have greatly enjoyed.
Apples are perfect for science lessons! We do a whole apple theme unit so students can learn vocabulary, concepts and about the life cycle. During this unit, we explore the different colored apples. We talk about how they look different and taste different, but look the same inside.
I’m a huge advocate of integrating subjects. Our students have a lot of needs, so combining subjects whenever possible is a win in my book. To integrate subjects with this science activity, we have students try bites of each apple and we made a graph their answers. We then review the life cycle of an apple with this interactive book:
Pumpkins are also a great item to use in your science lessons. A favorite in my class is sink or float with mini pumpkins. Read HERE for more details on ways to run the lesson. There are tons of different things you can do with this one!
You can easily make this a 2 part science lesson by targeting the parts of a pumpkin while hallowing the pumpkins out. We did this the day before the sink and float activity.
October is fire safety month! Here is a fun science activity to do during your fire safety theme unit. Click the photo for information on how to do this experiment.
In this science experiment we talk about how the fire fighters come to put out fires and their tools. We integrate reading & literacy by reading this fire safety interactive book about the tools the fire fighters will bring and what they will look like.
Does your class have a favorite fall science activity? Drop it in the comments so everyone can hear about it!