Science Family Playlists

How Family Playlists Work

Browse our collection of dozens of standards-aligned K-8 Family Playlists containing curated videos and interactives from select sources such as Scholastic and PhET, formative assessment questions, and a hands-on activity that students do with a Family Partner.

1

Discover & Assign Quality Content

Choose and assign pre-built, standards aligned playlists. Families access via text in their home language (no sign-in required).

2

Students Teach Their Families

Students review concepts and teach their family partners what they are learning by leading a collaborative, offline activity.

3

Families Provide Feedback 

Families send feedback about the experience, providing valuable insight into student understanding and an open door into meaningful dialogue around learning.

For Elementary School Teachers

Sample Science Family Playlist:

Energy from the Sun Moving Through Ecosystems (5th Grade)

fifth grade science sample family playlist

Family Exploration:

Sample Science Assignment:

As part of a lesson on energy and the food system, browse the library and assign a matching playlist to your class.

sample science assignment family playlist

Student response:

Students explain to their family partner about energy, and how it’s used by plants and animals. Students and family partners work together to draw a picture showing how energy flows from the sun to our bodies, through plant and animal-based foods that they like to eat. Families upload photos of their drawing!

family playlist science playlist student response

Family Feedback:

Families send feedback and start a dialogue to better support their child’s learning.

Other Science Playlists for Elementary School

For Middle School Teachers

Sample Science Family Playlist:

Kinetic and Potential Energy (6th Grade)

sixth grade science sample playlist

Family Exploration:

Sample Science Assignment:

As part of a lesson on kinetic and potential energy, browse the library and assign a matching playlist to your class.

sample science playlist question

Student response:

Students and family partners explore the relationship between an object’s position and its potential and kinetic energy. They design and build a ramp using household objects for a ball to roll down. Students and families adjust the height of the ramp and measure the distance that the ball rolls. Families take a picture of their ramp and upload it!

sample science playlist student response

Family Feedback:

Families send feedback and start a dialogue to better support their child’s learning.

family feedback family playlist

Other Science Playlists for Middle School

Earth and Space Science

earth and space science family playlists

See Family Playlist in English Language Arts and Math

Language Arts

Sample Playlist:
Long-e Vowel Teams: EE, EA, EY (2nd Grade)

sample english language arts family playlist

Math

Sample Playlist:
Place Value – Tens and Ones (1st grade)

sample math family playlist

Family Playlists are available for teachers, schools, and districts of all sizes.

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