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Daily Science

Help your students develop a genuine understanding of scientific concepts and vocabulary using 150 easy-to-integrate daily activities!

Why do camels have humps? How far up does the sky reach? Where do echoes come from? These are just some of the motivating questions your students will answer while they investigate the standards-based scientific concepts in Daily Science. Thirty weeks of 10- to 15-minute daily lessons introduce grade 1–6+ students to life, earth, and physical science concepts and vocabulary. Your students will love the engaging activities that appeal to their natural curiosity, and you’ll enjoy the variety of rich resources including vocabulary practice, hands-on science activities, comprehension tests in multiple-choice format, and more!

Unit at a Glance

Each week of instruction is organized around an engaging question intended to capture the authentic “wonderings” that children have about the world. The questions are arranged into five-week units that center around one standards-based science concept or “Big Idea”. Concepts are tied to grade level standards.

  • Unit overview pages provide you with easy-to-understand information on each Big Idea, outline the national earth, physical, or life science standard covered in the unit, and summarize the content presented in each week’s activities.
  • Weekly overview pages present the focus of each week’s lesson. A succinct instructional plan that includes helpful background information, ideas for activating students’ prior knowledge, and discussion prompts helps you effectively implement each day’s activities.
  • The day 1–5 weekly activities focus around one fun, real-world question such as, “Why do camels have humps?” that ties into the unit’s Big Idea. Questions and activities spark students’ natural curiosity as they develop content vocabulary, critical thinking skills, and a solid comprehension of key ideas.
  • Unit review pages include a comprehension test in multiple-choice format, vocabulary practice, a visual literacy activity, and a hands-on science experiment. Activities help students deepen their understanding of the unit’s content and also provide a valuable tool for assessment.

Content Vocabulary Instruction in Daily Science

One of the principal features of Daily Science is direct instruction in science content vocabulary. The words taught in each unit provide the foundation students need in order to learn, read, and write about key grade-level science concepts.

As a result, students who are exposed to science vocabulary early in their education are better prepared to understand science content and vocabulary in the later grades as the curriculum grows more complex.