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Math Science Nucleus
Online Science (K-6)Classes
2021-22
Museum Science Online!
Location:  4074 Eggers Drive, Fremont)

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. We do give examples of how to expand.  You can schedule a date for the entire district to stream into the classroom or codes can be given to students that might be doing at home.

PRICE:  250 students   $300.00;  500 students $550.00    1000 students  $1000.00
contact for more information: field@msnucleus.org and give a few dates and time or all (510)790-6284 to schedule

Kindergarten

Pushes and Pulls (Forces)
• What happens when you push or pull on an object? • How can you make an object move faster or in a different direction?
NGSS Standards

K-PS2-1. Plan and conduct an investigation to compare the effects of different strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on the motion of an object. K-PS2-2. Analyze data to determine if a design solution works as intended to change the speed or direction of an object with a push or a pull.*

WORKSHEET (Paper airplane)

Kindergarten WEATHER PATTERNS 
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.
WORKSHEETS:
Cloud Chart, Water Cycle Wheel, Water Molecule
Kindergarten
 
Carnivores, Herbivores and Omnivores
Worksheets:
Counting Teeth
Investigate how teeth are used to identify the eating habits of different animals including humans. Compare and contrast different teeth of each group.


First Grade

 Light

Guiding Questions:
 What causes shadows? ●  What happens when there is no light?  

NGSS

1-PS4-2. Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that objects in darkness can be seen only when illuminated. 1-PS4-3. Plan and conduct investigations to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light.

WORKSHEET (Shadow puppets)

First Grade
Fruit from Trees we Eat
Worksheets: 
Apple and PeachTrees

S
tudents will learn how to describe leaves and bark.  These skills will help them to identify trees that help provide fruits. They will learn how plants are an essential part of nutrients for our body providing protein, carbohydrates, sugars and much more 
First Grade
                         
MOTION OF OBJECTS IN THE SKY
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?
NGSS
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.
WORKSHEET:Moon bookmark
Second Grade

Materials
Guiding Questions
:
 How can we describe different materials?  • How are materials similar and different from one another? • What sort of changes can happen to materials? • How do the properties of the materials relate to their use?
NGSS
2-PS1-1. Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties. 2-PS1-2. Analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for the intended purpose.* 2-PS1-3. Make observations to construct an evidence-based account of how an object made of a small set of pieces can be disassembled and made into a new object. 2-PS1-4. Construct an argument with evidence that some changes caused by heating or cooling can be reversed and some cannot.
WORKSHEET   (periodic table) (element book template)
Second Grade
LANDSCAPE CHANGES
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?
NGSS
2
-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
WORKSHEET:
Shaping surface of Earth
Second Grade
 
Biodiversity of East Bay Hills
Worksheets: 
East Bay Hills Organisms
Butterfly worksheet
Many animals live in the East Bay Hills in the eastern part of Union City  and Fremont.  The mammals, reptiles, birds, and invertebrates will be emphasized.

Third Grade

Forces
Guiding Questions
• What happens when several different forces push or pull an object at once? • How can an object be pushed or pulled but not move? • What do we need to know to predict the motion of objects? • How can some objects push or pull one another without even touching?
NGSS
3-PS2-1. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.   3-PS2-2. Make observations and/or measurements of an object’s motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.   3-PS2-3. Ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other.
WORKSHEET   (helicopter) (link to how to make jacob's ladder)
Third Grade

SURVIVING IN DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTS
Guiding Questions
How does the environment affect living organisms?    How do organisms’ traits help them survive in different environments?  What happens to organisms when the environment changes?
NGSS 

3-LS3-2. Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.3-LS4-1. Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago.3-LS4-3. Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.3-LS4-4. Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change.*
WORKSHEET:
Mesozoic Diorama  
Third Grade
Ohlone Foods and Ceramonies
Worksheets:
Headband

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

Animal Senses
Guiding Questions • How do the internal and external structures of animals help them sense and interpret their environment? • How do senses help animals survive, grow, and reproduce? • What role does light play in how we see?
NGSS
4-LS1-1. Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival* , growth, behavior, and reproduction   4-LS1-2. Use a model to describe that animals receive different types of information through their senses, process the information in their brain, and respond to the information in different ways.   4-PS3-2. Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents. 4-PS4-2. Develop a model to describe that light reflecting from objects and entering the eye allows objects to be seen
WORKSHEET (perception)(background on experiment)
Fourth Grade

SCULPTING LANDSCAPES
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?
NGSS
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.*
WORKSHEET: Fault paper model
Fourth Grade
Biogeology - Soil
Worksheets:
Soil
Living things affect the physical characteristics of their region. Water, ice, wind, living organisms and gravity break rock soil and sediment into smaller particles and move them around.
Fourth Grade
California Nursery and the Rancho Era
Guiding Questions
Students will learn about Rancho Era starting with cattle herding and transitioning to agriculture.  Students will explore the Vallejo Adobe, built for the vaqueros and later used for storage as the Vallejo family used the land (river and soil) to create a successful wheat business.   Make and take a small adobe brick, grind wheat with mortar and pestle, walk the grounds and tour the Museum as students learn the structure of plants.
HISTORY/NGSS
California: A changing State
;From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
WORKSHEET: Designing Branding Iron
Fifth Grade


Matter
Guiding Questions
 • What causes different materials to have different properties? • How do materials change when they dissolve, evaporate, melt, or mix together? • What are the differences between solids, liquids, and gases?
NGSS
5-PS1-1. Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen. 5-PS1-2. Measure and graph quantities to provide evidence that regardless of the type of change that occurs when heating, cooling, or mixing substances, the total weight of matter is conserved. 5-PS1-3. Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties. 5-PS1-4. Conduct an investigation to determine whether the mixing of two or more substances results in new substances.
WORKSHEET (making borax crystals)
Fifth Grade


PATTERNS IN THE NIGHT TIME SKY
Guiding Questions
How far away are the stars?How can we tell? What trends and patterns are there in the movement of the Sun and stars?
NGSS5-PS2-1. Support an argument that the gravitational force exerted by Earth on objects is directed down. (Sample Assessment and Answer Key)5-ESS1-1. Support an argument that the apparent brightness of the sun and stars is due to their relative distances from the Earth.5-ESS1-2. Represent data in graphical displays to reveal patterns of daily changes in length and direction of shadows, day and night, and the seasonal appearance of some stars in the night sky
WORKSHEET: Star Finder, Ursa Dial
Fifth Grade
Composting
Worksheets:
Decomposer Cards
Decomposter diagram

Organisms are related in food web.  Some organisms like fungi and bacteria break down dead organisms and operate as decomposers.  Decomposition eventually restores or recycles some materials back to the soil. Students will learn about composting project at Masonic Home.
 Sixth Grade
Climate Change and Fossils
Worksheets:  horse evolution

Fremont is the home of many Ice Age Fossils, they help tell the story of an evolving landscape including changing climate and changing land. We will look at what is going on and what the evidence tells us about how environments can be tracked through understanding the environments in which the animals lived through time.

for more information on classes
Joyce Blueford  (blueford@msnucleus.org
)

registration problems?
call or email Hagos (510)790-6284  or hagos@msnucleus.org


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