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Teqtivity Skills


To the right are short instructional videos associated with your selected skill. No Certificates can be earned upon completing these videos.

Living Things and Their Structures

Students go on an observational walk and look for living things. They will take notes of the living things they see and identify the structures they use to help them survive in their environment. 

*Note: SLSO is now known as Lumio and has even more features than before!

Structures and Behaviors of Plants and Animals

The teacher will begin with a “Shout It Out” activity for students to identify the different traits plants and animals need to survive. Once students understand the basic needs of life, they will create and label a Venn diagram; one side for plants and the other side for animals. Students will then look at a series of pictures and write down similarities and differences of the characteristics of each plant and animal on the Venn diagrams they have created. As an extension, the teacher will divide the class into teams to talk about the story of the "Three Little Pigs" and how their behaviors (building different types of houses) affected their survival. The teams of students will then create a short story that features adaptations.

Engineering an Obstacle Course

Students will plan and create an obstacle course using household and outdoor materials. They will test their designs and share their findings in a discussion inside of Google Classroom and respond to other students.

Plant Survival

During this activity students will learn what is needed for a tomato plant to survive.  Students will accomplish this by creating a hypothesis, placing plants in various environments and recording their results.

Impact of Humans on the Surrounding Environment

Have your students use the Google Science Journal app to investigate how humans are impacting their surrounding environment. 

Plant Defenses

In this Teq-tivity students will learn about the different ways that some plants defend themselves and they will be able to compare these plants to the ones they see in their environment.  

Earth's Spheres Digital Dioramas

Help your students learn about Earth's spheres using Edpuzzle. Then they'll use what they've learned to create virtual dioramas of Earth's spheres in Google Jamboard. 

Animal Traits

Students will learn about inherited traits that are passed down from parent to offsprings.

Atom Builder Lesson

To review the atomic structure of atoms and how this affects their ability to combine in chemical reactions, this lesson allows students to draw their structure using cloned objects and consult several Periodic Table resources.
*Note: SLSO is now known as Lumio and has even more features than before!

Forces, Push and Pull

Students will learn the effects of force (push and pull on an object) Students will be able to model what the two forces, push and pull, look like by demonstrating how they use them at home.Students will understand motion and what causes it.


 Students will be able to describe and identify the different types of rocks as they learn about the different stages of the rock cycle. Use this activity during your Rock unit or if you just want to do a fun rock activity with your students. 

Ciclo De Las Rocas

Este video lo ayudará a comenzar a hablar sobre el ciclo del rock con sus estudiantes. Los estudiantes podrán identificar las diferentes etapas del ciclo de una roca y podrán describir e identificar los diferentes tipos de rocas.

Self-Paced Refraction Lab

Students will conduct a self-paced lab on refraction using Google Slides and Pear Deck to facilitate their report.

Makey Makey - Insulators and Conductors

What types of materials are conductive?  Join me as I demonstrate a lesson using our Makey Makey board as students explore the concept of insulators and conductors.

Makey Makey - With Gamepads

In this lesson demostration, students make a gamepad using Play Doh.  I show how to test the gamepad out with Scratch programs and also some online free games.  This will all lead up to Game Design as students become more familiar with creating circuits on the Makey Makey board.

Build a Bridge Challenge

Let's build a bridge for Sphero to drive over! Students will be challenged to create a bridge using a variety of classroom or household materials. Then, students will program Sphero to drive over the bridge. Students will be challenged to think about different types of bridges, incorporate multiple design elements, and hold the weight of the Sphero.

Sphero RVR - Color Walk Endangered Animals

Using the color sensor, students will program the RVR to read a list of words related to the Endangered Animals category and associated to each specific color tile. They will use the Drive tool in Sphero EDU and stop over each color. This also uses speech blocks as well as the "On Color" event block.

Sphero RVR - Animal Sounds Walk

Students work in pairs. One uses starts the program and the other guesses the animal. Using programming blocks, the RVR will ask "Which animal is this?" and use a sound block. If the driver student gets it wrong, the other student takes over and the RVR turns into a random heading and moves on. Also uses a Loop control block.

Can You Hear Me Now?

In this activity student will use various materials to create a device that can send a message to their classmates over a distance.