Math Science Nucleus/FUSD
Online Science Classes
Spring, 2024

Math Science Nucleus
4074 Eggers Drive, Fremont 94536

 Fremont Unified School District Teachers interested in participating in Online Science Classes for grades K-6 simply have to register and you will receive a Zoom meeting code to join the meeting.  You can then give that code to  your students if they are home or if in class use it to project or individual students.  These classes are sanctioned by FUSD.  Contact  Marcia Russell <> at the district if you have any questions.   If you are having trouble with registration please contact Hagos at  The presentations go through the key points and even have worksheets (which will be put on this page before the presentation) that you can have your students print out and create.  Our technique is more "minds-on" since we cannot do hands-on with them.
Apil 9, Tuesday
10:30 am- 11:15 am

Guiding Questions

What is the weather like today and how it is different from yesterday?
     Can I predict tomorrow’s weather?   What happens when the Sun shines on different objects?     How can I protect myself from the sunlight?  What is severe weather?
NGSS Standards

K-ESS2-1. Use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time. K-PS3-1. Make observations to determine the effect of sunlight on Earth’s surface. K-PS3-2. Use tools and materials provided to design and build a structure that will reduce the warming effect of sunlight on Earth’s surface.* K-ESS3-2. Ask questions to obtain information about the purpose of weather forecasting to prepare for, and respond to, severe weather.
Cloud Chart
Water Cycle Wheel
Water Molecule

First Grade
April 25, Thursday
10:00-11:00 am
Guiding Questions
What objects are in the sky and how do they seem to move? When will the Sun set tomorrow?  How does the Moon’s appearance change over each month?
1-ESS1-1. Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted. 1-ESS1-2. Make observations at different times of year to relate the amount of daylight to the time of year.
Moon bookmark
Second Grade
March 14,Thursday
10:00-11:00 am
Guiding Questions
What evidence do natural processes leave behind as they shape the Earth?
How do the material properties of rocks affect what happens to them in landscapes?
-ESS1-1. Use information from several sources to provide evidence that Earth events can occur quickly or slowly. 2-ESS2-1. Compare multiple solutions designed to slow or prevent wind or water from changing the shape of the land.*K-2- ETS1-2. Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem
Shaping surface of Earth
Third Grade
May 2, Thurs
10 - 11 am
Guiding Questions:
How did the Ohlone live and prosper for thousands of years? What did they eat? How did they build their homes? What plant could be used for food and musical instruments?
Social Studies
The Ohlones would gather food.  They used the native plants like coast live oak to eat acorns; tules to make boats and homes; and elderberry to make food and musical instruments.Students will learn about the native vegetation that allowed them to live and prosper for thousands of years and some of their ceramonies which food would be part of a celebration.
Fourth Grade
April 16, Tuesday
10:15-11:15 am

Guiding Questions
How do water, ice, wind, and vegetation sculpt landscapes? What factors affect how quickly landscapes change? How are landscape changes recorded by layers of rocks and fossils? How can people minimize the effects of changing landscape on property while still protecting the environment?
4-ESS1-1. Identify evidence from patterns in rock formations and fossils in rock layers to support an explanation for changes in a landscape over time.4-ESS2-1. Make observations and/or measurements to provide evidence of the effects of weathering or the rate of erosion by water, ice, wind, or vegetation.4-ESS2-2. Analyze and interpret data from maps to describe patterns of Earth’s features.4-ESS3-2. Generate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on humans.*
Fault paper model
Fifth Grade
May 9, Thursday
10:15-11:15 am
Guiding Questions
How can we represent systems as complicated as the entire planet? Where does my tap water come from and where does it go? How much water do we need to live, to irrigate plants? How much water do we have? What can we do to protect Earth’s resources?
5-ESS2.C: The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes Nearly all of Earth’s available water is in the ocean. Most fresh water is in glaciers or underground; only a tiny fraction is in streams, lakes, wetlands, and the atmosphere. (5-ESS2-2)
Chemistry of Aquatic Systems
Periodic Table (online)

for more information on classes

Joyce Blueford  (

registration problems?
Hagos (510)790-6284  or