The Zula Creatures Remote Learning Kit contains all the materials needed for your K-5 students to have engaging hands-on STEM experiences in their homes.
The kit has three missions through which students will explore the wonders of nature. In one mission, students will find out about camouflage by experimenting with differently patterned bug cutouts. Students will explore ecosystems in another mission by playing with a simulated ecosystem. In another mission, students will learn about adaptations by trying to get food like a bird using different kinds of beaks. Each mission contains multiple hands-on activities.
Mission activity guides are easy to follow, allowing teachers or parents to guide students through the activities virtually or in person.
All the materials needed for all activities are included in the kit:
- Science Journal
- Plastic Tub
- Small Plastic Bowls
- Large Plastic Bowl
- Honey Dipper Wand
- Flower Cups
- UV Marker
- Pipe Cleaners
- Pony Beads
- Origami Paper
- Butterfly Cutouts
- Plastic Fish
- Plastic Worms
- Plastic Grubs
- Kinetic Sand
- Foam Fluff
- Water Beads
- Tall Vial
- Chopsticks and Helper
- Ecosystem Tower Blocks
- Copy Paper
- Activity Printouts
These Next Generation Science Standards are covered in the Creatures Remote Learning Kit:
K-ESS3-1 - Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants and animals (including humans) and the places they live.
K-LS1-1 – Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.
1-LS1-2 – Read texts and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive.
2-LS2-2 – Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants.
2-LS4-1 – Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.
K-2-ETS1-2 – Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.
K-2-ETS1-3 – Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.
3-LS4-3 – Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.
3-LS3-1 – Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents and that variation of these traits exists in a group of similar organisms.
3-LS3-2 – Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.
3-LS4-2 – Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing.
4-LS1-1 – Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.
5-LS2-1 – Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.
3-5-ETS1-2 – Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.