Sunflower
Science Discovery After School

Endorsed by the
U.S. Department of Education

Expert Panel on Mathematics
and Science Education


Sunflower is designed to promote activity-based learning through a variety  of group science and environmental education investigations and experiments.  Sunflower activity books are available in English and Spanish in order to meet curriculum needs in a variety of informal education programs.

The colorful format of Sunflower invites children to engage in science activities and to carry out investigations in their after-school programs. The curriculum, geared toward elementary school children in grades 2-4, presents science information and experiments in stimulating graphic formats and poses interesting and relevant questions for children based on current scientific developments.

Each unit of Sunflower is presented in a full-color magazine format activity book for children with an accompanying leader's guide with complete lesson plans, extension activities and evaluation materials. The materials needed for experiments are always low-cost and easily obtainable.

Sunflower is organized by thematic units: Plants, Water, Human Body and Air. The Trash unit will be available soon. Convenient sets are available for 12 children: 12 activity books, 1 leader's guide and a materials kit. Individual copies may also be purchased.




 

 


 


The development of Sunflower was supported in part by the National Science Foundation
with additional support by the
ARCO Foundation

 

 








Children in 50 Boston-area summer programs have been doing AXIS and Sunflower activities. See their photos here.

 










Recent photos from the Boston-area afterschools for fall / winter programs. View photos here.













Children in 50 Boston-area summer programs have been doing AXIS and Sunflower activities. See their photos here.

 



Sunflower

Each Sunflower unit includes about 12 activities plus some extension activities. 

Click on the icon to learn more about each unit




Purchase Sunflower curriculum online

Download Sunflower order form

Summary Evaluation Report for Sunflower Plant and Water Units (PDF)

 

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