District Monthly Science Homework Activity Calendar
May 2012 Name
Take a walk outside The first week of May is “Be Kind Make a guess before you open the Invisible ink was invented on Collect 10 different things
around your house. to Animals Week”. Make a poster refrigerator. How many glass May 4, 1776. With the help of a that you think will float. Use
Make a list of all the to remind others to take care of containers are inside the grown-up make some invisible the kitchen sink and test
ways you can tell an their pets. refrigerator? Now check inside and ink: each thing. Make a chart to
insect is present. Name count them. How close was your 1. Use lemon juice or milk for ink. show the things that float
the insects you see guess? 2. Use a toothpick for writing. and things that sink.
during your walk. 3. Use plain paper.
4. Dip the toothpick into the ‘ink’
frequently as you write.
5. Hold the paper near a lamp
for heat. Watch the message
What kind of insects People use rock for many things. Tally the weather conditions for J.W. Smith was an inventor who
would you find living in Make a chart of different things each day this month: created the lawn sprinkler. Create
our rivers? Make a list that rock can be used for. What Sunny a new way of your own to water a
and share it with your kind of rock is most common here Cloudy garden or the grass. Bring a
class. in Pittsburgh? Rainy drawing of it to class.
A terrarium is a way of Did you know that the water we Keep a tally of the daily outside Samuel Morse sent his first code Look outdoors and find a
bringing outdoor nature drink now was once water for the temperature for this month. message on May 24, 1884. His plant that has buds on it.
inside. Use a small dinosaurs? Make a poster to show Red 36C and higher code was made of dots and Watch it for a week and
plastic cup to start a why it is important to keep our Orange 26C to 35C dashes. Make up a code of your draw any changes that you
mini-terrarium. What kind water clean. Yellow 16C to 25C own. Share your code with a observe.
of insects could live in a Green 6C to 15C friend and send a secret
terrarium? Bring your message to him/her.
Blue 0C to 5C
terrarium to class.
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What kinds of insects do Pittsburgh is surrounded by three Count how many light bulbs are in What does an archaeologist Now would be a good time
we see during the winter rivers. Have there ever been your house. Make a graph to show study? How do their findings help to start an outdoor garden in
months in Pittsburgh? floods here? Visit the library or the rooms in your house and show us today? pots or in your yard. What
Can they survive outside Internet and find out what might how many light bulbs are in each are some plants you would
during the cold weather? cause flooding here. room. use?
Glacier National Park was created Can you name 3 insects that Splish! Splash! The library
by an act of Congress in 1910. hibernate? is filled with books about
O What is a glacier? Where is Glacier water. Choose one that you
National Park located? How is this like to read and tell the
S park different from one of our city class five facts that you
parks? Share your information. learned from your book.
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Brian Corr, Science Supervisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org Carnegie