I love science but I’ve got to honest, as a time poor teacher, I am grateful for no prep science activities!

I aim for a balanced approach – one week we engage in science experiments and the next week we follow with graphic organizer that organize information

For me and my students, this approach works a treat!







How to plan for no prep science activities or how to science projects whether it be whole, science centers or individual based learning?


  1. Choose activities that require minimal materials: Look for activities that can be done using simple household items or materials that are easy to find, such as water, paper, pencils, or food coloring.
  2. Pick activities that are age-appropriate: Make sure the activities you choose are suitable for the age and developmental level of the children you are working with. Younger children may need simpler, more hands-on activities, while older children may be ready for more complex experiments or investigations.
  3. Focus on exploration and discovery: Encourage kids to explore and discover the world around them through open-ended activities that allow them to observe, experiment, and draw their own conclusions.
  4. Use writing prompts and guiding question prompts to help students think critically and make connections between what they what they already know, observed during last week’s experiment and connections to prior knowledge.
  5.  Incorporate creativity into your science lesson by using visual appealing graphic organizers that make it fun for students to learn and apply their scientific knowledge/
  6. Mix it up and integrate digital learning resources – for example: Science Buddies, Mystery Science, Science Kids and National Geographic Kids
  7. Foster reflective thinking: Provide time for students to reflect on what they have learned and share their newly acquired knowledge and scientific observations with others, which is an integral part of communicating findings.









This Science Interactive Notebook BUNDLE covers weather and climate, food chains and food webs worksheets, an animal research project and much more! There are engaging graphic organizers, science worksheets, no prep worksheets and writing prompts that are perfect for science centers, writing centers and emergency sub plans too!



Suitable for:

  • Second Grade
  • Third Grade
  • Fourth Grade (extra lined writing templates for differentiation)


This bundle consists of the following 3 units:


1. All About Weather:

  • All About Weather Front Cover Page
  • Weather Bubble Map
  • Spring: Describe spring weather using words and symbols
  • Summer: Describe summer weather using words and symbols
  • Fall: Describe fall weather using words and symbols
  • Autumn: Describe summer autumn using words and symbols
  • Winter: Describe summer winter using words and symbols
  • Sky Watch: Observe, identify clouds, draw and label 4 different cloud patterns
  • Compare and Contrast: Summer and Winter
  • Compare and Contrast: Spring and Fall
  • Compare and Contrast: Spring and Autumn
  • My Favorite Season is… (US spelling)
  • My Favourite Season is…(Uk spelling)
  • 3 Day Weather Forecast
  • Label and Color The Water Cycle
  • Line Writing Template
  • Spring coloring-in page (girl)
  • Spring coloring-in page (boy)
  • Summer coloring-in page
  • Fall coloring-in page
  • Autumn coloring-in page
  • Winter coloring-in page


This pack also includes the following weather vocabulary:

  • spring
  • summer
  • fall
  • autumn
  • winter
  • sunny
  • cloudy
  • rainy
  • stormy
  • fine
  • cold
  • hot
  • humid


2. Food Chains and Food Webs:

  • ‘My Food Chain’ Booklet (optional front cover page)
  • Fun Facts
  • Food Chain Bubble Map
  • Missing Vocabulary
  • Carnivores, Herbivores, Omnivores
  • What Is A Food Chain?
  • Extra-lined writing template
  • Create a Food Chain
  • How Do Plants Make Their Own Food?
  • Extra-lined writing template
  • Ecosystems
  • Vocabulary Word Wall: food chain, food web, energy, ecosystem,
    food, plants, sunlight, carnivores, herbivores, omnivores, producers,
    consumers decomposers



3. Animal Research Project:

  • ‘My Animal Project’ title page
  • Research Planning Sheet (graphic organizer)
  • Description
  • Habitat
  • Food
  • Protection
  • Fun Fact #1
  • Fun Fact #2
  • Flap Booklet (appearance, predators, life cycle, life span)
  • Everything I Know This Animal (writing template)
  • Bubble Map
  • Animal Snap Shots
  • Acrostic Animal Activity
  • Picture of a dolphin (b/w)
  • Digital version available via Easel (ideal for upper elementary students)



How to use this resource:

1. This project is not intended for students to complete in one sitting. These projects are ideal to work through over one week.

2. Provide students with a range of animal nonfiction texts or older students can research their own facts via Junior Google or School Tube

3. Students write and color the animal research project templates

4. They can choose their favorites (or all of the templates) to glue into their interactive notebooks

5. Another idea is having students create a lapbook with different components of these templates

6. Celebrate the end of this work by inviting students to proudly present their Animal Research Project

7. Finally, display completed work!



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You may also be interested in the following research projects:

My Octopus Research Project

My Sea Turtle Research Project

My Penguin Research Project

My Dolphin Research Project

My Animal Research Project

Ocean Animals BUNDLE



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