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Super Science @ Your Library

Lesson Plans

The Super Science @ Your Library program is for students in grades K-5. The programs provide the students with hands-on experiments that demonstrate the importance of science in their lives and encourage them to think critically and creatively. Programs expand on the Pittsburgh Public Schools curriculum.

 

Arbor Day

Grades K-2 and 3-5
Children will learn about trees through stories and hands-on science activities.

 

Inventors and Inventions: Bridges

Grades 3-5
Children will learn about the different types of bridge structures, the inventor John Roebling and his contribution to the bridges of Pittsburgh and the Brooklyn Bridge.

 

Inventors and Inventions: Electricity

Grades 3-5
Students will learn about Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison and their inventions and experiments with electricity.

 

Inventors and Inventions: Benjamin Franklin and Leonardo da Vinci

Grades K-2
Children will learn about the inventions of Benjamin Franklin and Leonardo da Vinci.

 

Inventors and Inventions: Forensics

Grades 3-5
Children will learn how to identify fingerprints and how each fingerprint is unique. They will also learn about the history of forensic science.

 

Light Science: Fireflies

Grades K-5
Children will gain a greater understanding of the uses and importance of fireflies and bioluminescence, light created by a chemical reaction inside a living thing.

 

Machine Mania: Robots

Grades 3-5
Children will learn the definition of a robot and about the different types of robots that exist and their functions.

 

Machine Mania:
Jacques Cousteau and Submarines

Grades K-2
Children will learn all about Jacques Cousteau and the machines he invented.

 

Recycling

Grades K-2
Children will learn all about ways they can reduce, reuse and recycle materials.

 

Recycling: Plastics

Grades 3-5
Children will learn about and explore the characteristics of plastics and polymers, and why it is important to reuse and recycle plastic.

 

Recycling: Recycled Art

Grades 3-5
Children will learn about artists that create their art through the use of recycled materials.

 

Wet & Wild: Fish

Grades 3-5
Children will learn all about fish through stories and hands-on science activities.

 

Wet & Wild: H2O Olympics

Grades 3-5
Children will explore the properties of water through hands-on inquiry based science activities.

 

Wet & Wild: Rivers

Grades 3-5
Children will learn about rivers and river pollution through stories, informational text and hands-on activities.

 

Wet & Wild: Whales

Grades K-2
Children will learn all about whales through stories, informational text and hands-on science activities.