K-6 Science curriculum

Your Summer of Science with Studies Weekly!

June 11, 2019 • Studies Weekly

School may be out, but it’s a great time to sign up for a 30-day Free Trial of Studies Weekly.

Why? You ask.

Because with access to our interactive and robust online platform, you can make this the Summer of Science!

Summer is a great time to get out and experience the world around us. As we see new things, our natural curiosity kicks in and we start to wonder and question. That sparks some engaging and exciting learning.

With Studies Weekly Online K-6 Science, youth can explore and investigate those questions — using the resources that fit their skill level. And they don’t have to be tied to one grade level — with the power of the Search Bar, they can research to their hearts’ content.

For example, as you’re planting tomatoes or pulling weeds in your summer garden, you might encounter some worms.

Encourage your child or student to type in “earthworms” in the Studies Weekly Search Bar online. The results include a discussion on earthworms’ impact on our soil and composting, an article about being a life scientist, a discussion of earthworms across the world, and a fun experience creating an ecosystem in a bottle.

Once you study about earthworms, you may want to expand your research. Type in “ecosystems” in the Search Bar. There you will find articles discussing decomposition, the food web, and living and nonliving interactions.

You also can watch short videos that examine various different ecosystems — from coral reefs to Mount St. Helens. There is even a cool one about mushrooms, and how vital they are to life on this planet!

From this point, you may want to research more about plants. Type in “plant science” in the Search Bar. Results include articles about the soil, cell growth, adaptation, the plant kingdom, exploring your neighborhood and even Antarctica. You can also enjoy videos on botany and one on fluorescent foliage. Now, that’s just cool.

Another fun search term is “solids liquids gas.” Summer and all things water go hand-in-hand, and there are some fun mini-labs and experiments that would be great for the backyard.

Finally, summer nights are the perfect time to kick back and stargaze. A search for “astronomy” on the Studies Weekly online platform brings up articles and videos about Earth’s continents, NASA, planets, telescopes, the Mayan culture, solar eclipses and space exploration.

We’ve all gone down “rabbit holes” on the internet — mostly dealing with cat videos and the like. But Studies Weekly online is the type of rabbit hole that educates and engages you as you explore our world. It invites you to travel, scrutinize and enjoy all that summer has to offer.

But you can’t get started on your summer of science without signing up for your Free Trial. So, what are you waiting for? A world of exploration awaits!

P.S. If you can’t get enough science, check out our very own Discovery Dan — the man who makes science fun. And a little goofy.