Weekday Wonders is a series designed for parents and other adults who are interested in engaging children in science at home.
These resources are carefully curated to include activities that address content students learn in school, while being written in a way that it is easy for caregivers to facilitate, even while working.
Designed for young scientists in pre-kindergarten through 5th grade, Weekday Wonders are released each weekday. Many of the activities include support on how to adjust the activities to be easier for the youngest scientists or more challenging for scientists in grades 4, 5, and beyond.
The activities require minimal preparation and materials. Many young scientists will be able to complete the activities with instructions from an adult followed by time on their own.
In addition, young scientists can tune into the Tennessee Aquarium’s Facebook Live at 1:00 P.M. EDT each day and listen carefully to see if they can figure out how the Question of the Day relates to one of the animals that live at the Aquarium. These videos can also be found on the Tennessee Aquarium’s YouTube Channel.
Living Things and the Environment (Week of March 30)
Day 1 - What are living things?
Day 2 - What do animals need to live?
Day 3 - What do plants need to live?
Diversity in Ecosystems (Week of April 6)
Changing Ecosystems (Week of April 13)
Day 4 - How often do ecosystems change?
Watershed Wisdom (Week of April 20)
Day 1 - Where does water come from?
Day 2 - Where does water go?
Day 3 - What watershed do I live in?
Diversity of Living Things (Week of April 27)
Inherited Characteristics (Week of May 4)
Adaptations (Week of May 11)
Growth and Development (Week of May 18)
Day 1 - How do animals grow and develop?
Day 2 - What is a life cycle?
Day 4 - Do plants have life cycles?
Biodiversity and Me (Week of May 25)
Day 5 - How can humans help where we live?