Sample Lessons

We offer a customized curriculum that aligns with Massachusetts and New Hampshire Science Standards, as well as Next Generation Science Standards.

Our curriculum is continually evolving to meet the goals of our schools. Below is a summary of a few of the science lessons we offer. We send teachers our complete, current curriculum and help them choose lessons that meet their goals.    

 
 

physical science - PROJECTILES AND MOTION

Unobservable scientific principles are at work all around us. During this lesson, students use a model to explore two principles: Newton’s Third Law of Motion and Energy. To understand how these two principles affect an object and its motion, students launch tennis balls from slingshots and graph their trajectories. They then manipulate the model and conduct tests to analyze the effect on a system when one variable is changed.

 

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life science - AQUATIC ECOLOGY

Are Ossipee Lake and the surrounding streams healthy? Students will answer this question by making observations, collecting data (pH, DO, temperature), and searching for living organisms. They draw their conclusions based on evidence from their own tests and observations. Students learn how the living and nonliving parts of this ecosystem are connected, and explore the ways humans impact the health of all ecosystems.

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earth and space science - IT's ALL CONNECTED

Earth’s spheres are all connected. Students make observations about nature (leaves falling from a tree or a frog hopping by) to explore this interconnectivity. What happens when a volcano erupts or a glacier melts? How does that impact a tree or an animal? Students create models to discover how changes in the spheres shaped (and continue to shape) Earth. By analyzing these relationships, they predict patterns in the interactions of the spheres and consider the effects of human activity.

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engineering - ENGINEERING CHALLENGE

Students will use the engineering design process to solve problems, working collaboratively to construct structures that meet given constraints and criteria and analyze multiple design solutions. Students evaluate the structural properties of triangles vs. squares and their finding are then used construct a geodesic dome and explore the benefits of its design. This lesson also explores the many aspects of science and technology that engineers impact each day.

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