The Colors Home Laboratory

The ColorsTM Home Laboratory

Scope and Sequence

Year 1

  1. The Scientist Timeline Setting up a timeline for understanding the course of scientific history integrated with well-known historical events
  2. Guesstimation Kids will enjoy a guessing game that involves family and friends as a way of understanding the usefulness of estimation
  3. Better Estimattion Scientific ways of improving our estimates
  4. Your Day in the Sun Modeling movement of the Earth in relation to the Sun
  5. Lub Dup or Lub Tsh? Using the stethoscope to observe internal body sounds
  6. Quadrant Making our own device to find and chart celestial objects
  7. Gumdrop molecules Understanding the arrangement of molecules from atoms
  8. Measuring Linear Distance Understanding good measurements and improving the students measuring techniques
  9. Optional: Eye Surgery Cow's eye dissection
  10. The Three-Dimensional-Space Activity How scientists accurately measure tiny distances
  11. Box Making An exercise in following detailed instructions
  12. Sound Conductors Using the stethoscope to investigate sound conduction through different substances
  13. Memory Game with a Twist Identifying common trees by their leaves
  14. The Compass Using the compass and detailed instruction to find hidden treasure
  15. Air Cannon Shooting family members with pressure waves as a way of understanding the travel of sound and other impulses through the air
  16. Periodic Table Game Learning the elements and their properties
  17. Cell Growth and Division Use modeling clay to demonstrate how cells divide and grow
  18. Scale Model of the Solar System Making a scale model and understanding its meaning while gaining appreciation for the relative sizes and distances of the planets in relation to the Sun
  19. Space Gas Generate CO2 from a chemical reaction and capture it in a balloon to demonstrate the space-filling property of gases
  20. Test Yourself Scientific classification schemes
  21. Making Your Own Scale Understanding scientific measurement techniques through construction and calibration of a spring scale
  22. Memory Game with a Twist II Identifying common trees by their leaves—revisited
  23. Effect of Wavelength on Sound Using your own homemade instruments to create sounds
  24. How Fast Are You? Measuring how fast you can run in miles per hour to learn about units of measure
  25. Periodic Table Game II Learning the elements and their properties—revisited
  26. Genetics: Dominant & Recessive Traits Make your own flowers to understand Medelian dominance
  27. Eye Check-Up Using eye charts to check your own eyes
  28. Dissolve or Melt? Understanding the difference between commonly misunderstood scientific processes
  29. Chemical Reactions A meaningful and nifty chemical reaction
  30. Plant Growth Germination of seeds and growth of plants
  31. What Is a Chemical Reaction? Creating a gel-like toy from safe chemicals via a chemical reaction
  32. Growing Towards the Light Phototropism
  33. Gases are Fluids Generating and Pouring CO2 to demonstrate the fluid properties of gases
  34. Memory Game with a Twist III Identifying common trees by their leaves—revisited