Science Teacher Resources

Learning more about the world around us helps with skills in analysis, observation, evaluation, and innovation. Any science class is a perfect place for students to practice these skills—and Lesson Planet is the perfect place to find the resources that science teachers need!

No matter what field of science you’re teaching, proper planning is the difference between a successful project and a disastrous lesson. Use a planning guide for science projects that offers multiple ways for students to present their experiment results. Additionally, a fun penny assignment connects to any science class and makes a great class opener!

Bring social studies and science together with an app that focuses on scientists from the Renaissance, including influential thinkers who have been overlooked by the history books. Take a step into the more recent history of scientific thought with a video on Barbara McClintock and other genetic scientists, or another video on Darwin and his work with natural selection.

Take science out of the lab and into the kitchen with a video on molecular gastronomy. For science fiction fans, a video investigates the science of Star Wars (and another video checks out the science in HBO’s Game of Thrones).

Science is a realm of wonder and never-ending learning. Keep that learning going with our teacher-curated resources at Lesson Planet!

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Science Journalism: Crash Course Statistics #11

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Don't let fake news mislead you. A respectable video describes the pillars of science journalism. It explains methods that publications use to try to sensationalize topics or mislead readers and identifies ways to spot such articles.
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Branches of Earth Science Wordle

For Students 5th - 9th
Acquaint your class with the 4 branches of earth science with this visual representation of the different branches. Using 4 different colors, learners categorize the provided words into the separate branches of earth science:...
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Areas of Science: What's My Job?

For Students 5th - 10th
Vocabulary is just as important in the science classroom as the English classroom. Young etmologists learn about various careers available in the area of science as they use their knowledge of prefixes and suffixes to uncover the meaning...
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Science Fair Project - Electric Pulse Motor

For Teachers 7th - 12th
As a complex project, it's ideal for your older learners. Discuss electric currents and solar energy before building the motor to preload information. While sound is not included here, the steps are described through text and visual...
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Why Earth Science

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Introduce the inquisitive learners in your class to the wonders of the planet Earth. This video showcases the reasons why we should study earth science and how a career or education in earth science can help us safeguard our planet. This...
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Shout Science!

For Students 2nd - 7th Standards
A charming interactive comic book introduces readers to three lesser-known, yet pivotal, scientists from the Renaissance era. Their discoveries, which took place during the Scientific Revolution in Europe, are the basis for many of...
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8th Grade Science Resource Book: Unit 2 - Physics

For Students 8th Standards
Get things moving with this extensive collection of physical science resources. Covering the fundamentals of measurement, graphing, lab safety, and experimental design as well as the specific scientific concepts of velocity,...
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Science Fair Secrets for Parents

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Find the right science fair project. Steve Spangler shows how to use a demonstration and turn it into an experiment. Additionally, he talks about the importance of coming up with a hypothesis.
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Science Crossword Puzzles: Life Science

For Students 4th - 7th
Review some simple life science terms using this short and simple crossword puzzle. Young scientists find 6 terms about photosynthesis and other life science topics using provided clues and then plug them into a crossword.
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Greatest Discoveries with Bill Nye - Earth Science

For Students 5th - 9th
Have your young scientists take notes on this list of questions while they watch Greatest Discoveries with Bill Nye: Earth Science. This activity is composed to 29 short answer display questions. The video is about earth science topics...
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Climate Science: Crash Course History of Science #45

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Climate change fears are nothing new—scientists have been concerned about the issue since the early 1900s. Viewers learn the history of the study of climate in a quick but thorough video lesson. The instructor describes where climate...
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Skateboarding Science: Master the Ollie!

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Ollie is that name given to the move when a skateboarder jumps into the air with the board but without using any hands. This video breaks down each part of the ollie and the science behind it, beginning with force and torque, and...
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Science Journal Writing: Observation, Problem Solving

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners consider the value of keeping a science journal. They make a journal and prepare the first entries.
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Women in Science DIY Kit

For Students 5th - 12th
A card game sheds light on famous women in science. Pairs or small groups collect and exchange color-coded cards. Four cards of the same color make a science lab. The first player to create three labs wins the game! Each card features a...
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Polar Scientists: Polar Science

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Research skills are extremely important and they can be linked to any subject. Get your class thinking about scientists that study the polar region, what they do, and how they get funded to continue their research. Each child uses a...
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The Science of Candy!

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Science is fascinating—and delicious! Explore your kids' favorite treats with a series of experiments that focus on the interesting things that candy can do, such as inflating a balloon, modeling an animal cell, and floating ink letters...
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Safety Gear—Science of the Winter Olympics

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Safety first! A science video explores the design of safety helmets. It considers both elastic and inelastic collisions.
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Slapshot Physics—Science of the Winter Olympics

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Take a shot at explaining the physics of hockey! Olympic hockey players explain the science of their craft in a video lesson. The lesson includes a discussion of force and velocity as well as potential and kinetic energy.
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Olympics Motion—Science of the Winter Olympics

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What makes the elite athletes elite? Young scholars watch a thorough video lesson that describes the science of muscle movement. The narrator explores the physical requirements of different sports.
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Aerial Physics—Science of the Winter Olympics

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Take a leap into the science of motion! An intriguing lesson explains how Newton's third law of motion allows skiers to turn in mid-air. The narrator gives learners skills to practice on their own.
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Seasonal Science: Raptor Migration

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
45 percent of all raptors migrate, but they don't follow the paths of other migrating birds. An extensive Seasonal Science series introduces the unique migration process of raptors. The narrator explains the extremely small migration...
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Seasonal Science: Hurricane

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Winter, spring, summer, fall, and hurricanes? With the help of a video that is part of a larger Seasonal Science series, learn why hurricanes have a season all their own. Viewers integrate knowledge of the causes of hurricanes, factors...
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Seasonal Science: Pine Pollen

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
More than 125 species of pine trees exist, and each species can live over 100 years, with some living over 1,000 years—that's a lot of pine pollen! The Seasonal Science series explains why pine trees produce pollen. The video details the...
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Seasonal Science: Venus Flytrap

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Over 600 species of carnivorous plants exist. A Seasonal Science video discusses one of the most recognizable, the Venus flytrap, Viewers learn how the plant determines which bugs to eat, which to allow to pollinate, and much more.