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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Ethics In The Science Classroom - Pine Barrens

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Learners explain the complexities of environmental decisions, rather than to recreate the actual circumstances and outcome of the original case. They simulate a real environmental case a regarding the Pine Barrens of Long Island, NY.
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Science: Seed by Design

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students, working in groups, create "artificial seeds" for a wind dispersal experiment. After trial runs, they redesign their seeds, and re-test them under the same conditions. Finally, they interpret, compare, and evaluate the original...
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Science: The Great Tree Hunt

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders participate in an online, cooperative project researching trees in their local environments for use in an online knowledge game. They take digital pictures of the trees, bark, and leaves. After completing their research,...
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Science: Her-bariums Galore!

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students collect and identify plant species and construct herbariums both at school and at home. By gathering data from both locales, they draw conclusions and make predictions about plant diversity. Upon completion of the exercises,...
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Science - The Parts of a Flower

For Students 2nd - 3rd
Here is what a PowerPoint presentation should look like! This excellent show lets students know what they will be learning about, takes them through nicely-designed examples, leaves room for discussion questions, has a built-in activity,...
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CPO Science - Foundations of Physics

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
An object in motion will remain in motion, and your physics learners will really get moving by viewing this PowerPoint! They examine each of Newton's laws of motion, learning about force, inertia, acceleration, and equilibrium. They are...
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Forces that Oppose Motion - It's Not Just Science Friction

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A very scientific-looking but appealing set of slides helps you teach young physicists about the force of friction. First explain what static friction is and demonstrate how to solve problems. Then introduce kinetic friction and the...
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Composting: A Scientific Investigation: California Academy of Sciences

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Garbage, recycle, compost: Does it really matter where we put our trash once we are done? By making detailed observations over seven weeks, kids will see which materials break down naturally to become a healthy part of the soil, and...
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Bill Nye The Science Guy on Energy

For Students 4th - 8th
Energize your physical scientists with this little video on potential and kinetic energy, transformation of energy, and the generating of electricity. Bill Nye walks viewers through the process of burning coal to create steam, turn a...
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Cells - Critical Thinking in Science

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What are the structures in cells and what are their functions? Budding biologists discover the answers to these questions through an in-depth examination of cells and organelles. Using the 5E learning cycle, learners explore the types of...
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Madame Marie Curie & The Science of Radioactivity

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A student-created, yet comprehensive 37-slide presentation on the life and contributions of Marie Curie awaits your upcoming chemists! With plenty of photographs, this resource introduces the woman who is responsible for our early...
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How Dust Is Holding Science Back

For Students 9th - 12th
There are millions of dust particles in every breath of air. These tiny particles have a huge impact on nanotechnology, microchips, and other types of scientific research. The video highlights these concerns and how they are working to...
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There's Science Hidden In Our National Monuments

For Students 6th - 12th
Video field trip! Viewers learn about the rocks that make up national monuments. including gabbro used for the Vietnam War Memorial, marble used in the Lincoln Memorial, and the Seneca sandstone used in the Smithsonian Castle.
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The Amazing Science of… DUST?

For Students 6th - 12th
Why do we bother to dust when more will start to land as soon as we get rid of it? What is dust made of and why won't it ever go away? The video answers these questions and more. 
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Lesson Plan for Science Class: Journaling

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students complete science journals to learn about the science process using a fern as study material. In this science journal lesson, students research the resurrection fern. Students observe the fern in dry and moist conditions and...
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Science: Food Quiz

For Students 4th - 6th
In this science:  food quiz worksheet, learners answer 20 questions, not interactively, about food, then scroll down to check their answers.