Knowledge of Nature Curriculum - Chemistry & Physics for small folks!

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Week 4



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Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics
Lesson  2: Moving Matter

Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics (Young Explorer Series)


p. 36-37

  • Atoms Together and Apart
  • Voluminous Expanding Gas

p. 38-39

  • Bubble Power
  • Expanding and Escaping Air
  • Compressed Gas

p. 39-41

  • Gas to Liquid…
  • Final Matters

p. 41

  • What do you remember?



p. 37 Try This: Pop Rocks experiment

Narrate what you've learned.


p. 38 Try This: bubble gum

p. 41 Try This: breathe on a mirror

p. 41 Notebooking - Matter pockets

p. 42 Experiment: Earth's Water Cycle

Science Reading

Down Comes the Rain (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)

Down Comes the Rain





Read today.


The Magic School Bus At The Waterworks (2nd option)





Read today.

Literature Link

Sky Sailors

Older students:
Sky Sailors


The Black Moon

Queen of the Night Sky

Splashdown in Lake Erie

The Children Are Gone!

The Long Voyage

Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride (Caldecott Honor Book)

Younger students:
Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride


Read today.





Put a picture of the book cover(s) in your timeline, if you have one. Write underneath it: 1783 The first balloon flight.

Notebooking / Printables






Water cycle wheel
*from printables packet

Hot Air Balloon Lapbook & Unit Study

p. 14 Where in the world is France?

p. 15 Flag of France

p. 23 Optional: famous people

p. 16-18 Vocabulary balloons

p. 21 Retell the story with the cut-out animals.

p. 19 Facts about the first balloon

p. 24 Rising balloon

p. 22 Graph Montgolfier's flights

p. 25 Copywork

p. 26-29 Stages of a balloon launch

p. 30 Count by 3's (if not too easy)

p. 31 Fun facts


Hot air balloon printables packet - This packet has tons of things to print. Use whatever interests you.

Crafts & Activities




The following activities require responsible adult supervision:

Make a real hot air balloon

Easier option: Make a hot air balloon

3-D spinning hot air balloon craft





Watch Disney's movie: Up

Watch Disney's movie: Up

Watch a hot air balloon experiment (with printable guide to duplicate the experiment)


Magic School Bus Wet All Over (water cycle)



See what the real Montgolfier Brother's balloon looked like



Highlights Magazine: Design your own hot-air balloon




Guesthollow store


Link to Guest Hollow



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