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January's Monthly Theme:

Making the World a Better Place

Are you looking for better ways to integrate Siemens Science Day activities into your teaching? Access the Monthly Theme page to find relevant, interactive activities. Each month's theme is archived. 

Monthly Activities
  • Will There Be Enough
    Difficulty: 3 National Education Standards

    Students will play a game in order to model how and why people have to work together in order to prevent overuse or destruction of natural resources.

  • Tragedy of the Commons
    Difficulty: 1 National Education Standards

    In this activity students will play a simple game designed to simulate the situation known as "the tragedy of the commons." Students will later work together in groups to craft rules for sharing resources so that those resources are not overused.

  • Recycled Again
    Difficulty: 3 National Education Standards

    In this activity, students will design a procedure for separating five types of recyclable materials based on their physical properties.

  • Oil Spill Cleanup
    Difficulty: 4 National Education Standards

    In this activity, students will use a variety of materials to attempt to clean up a simulated oil spill.

See More Monthly Themes

Access other monthly themes to spark ideas for your classroom.

Level of Difficulty Scale Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.