Host a Siemens Science Day. Find a school in your area.

The Ultimate Cool School Sweepstakes is now closed. Winners will be announced Spring 2015.
Not registered?  Sign up now.   Forgot your username or password?

May's Monthly Theme:

Flowers May Bloom

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
  • Seed Dispersal
    Difficulty: 1 NGSS

    In this activity, students will investigate the variety of ways plants can disperse their seeds, or the fruits containing the seeds. Students will predict how different plants disperse their seeds using samples orimages. Then, small groups will each be given different types of seeds so they may demonstrate how they are dispersed using classroom materials.

  • I Don't Need You Soil
    Difficulty: 1 NGSS

    In this activity, students learn that plants acquire their material for growth chiefly from air and water rather than from soil. Students learn about hydroponic gardening and how plants do not necessarily need soil to grow. During this activity students conduct an experimental investigation to determine if plants grow best using only sunlight and water, or if soil somehow plays a positive role in their growth and development.

  • My Plant
    Difficulty: 1 NGSS

    In this activity, students will learn about the common physical characteristics of plants. They will learn that all plants have similar parts. They will learn that different plants have parts that look different from the parts of other plants. Students will learn how plant parts help their functionality and how trees and plants contribute to human needs.

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.