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 Fair Project

For Students 5th Standards
Plant the data firmly on the graph. Given information about the growth rate of plants, pupils determine the heights at specific times and graph the data. Using the information, scholars determine whether a statement is true and support...
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Grades 9-12 Earth Science

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How has Earth changed over time? Pupils explore the topic in a differentiated instruction unit on the geological time scale. After a pre-assessment to gauge knowledge, class members divide into groups based on their ability levels and...
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Superhero Science

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scientist explore the various positions in the debate on stem cell research and then discuss these perspectives before formulating their own positions. They must research the topic and beliefs that others have. They will also look...
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Who Wants to be a Millionaire Student?

For Teachers 5th - 6th
A most-entertaining, and educationally valuable PowerPoint awaits your class. This "Who Want to be a Millionaire?"-type game focuses on the sciences. Questions from the world of Earth, Life, and Space science are present. As the game...
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Superpowered Interdisciplinary Projects: Using the Science in Saturday Morning Cartoons

For Teachers 6th - 12th
How to leverage cultural background knowledge to increase student investment.
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Report Writing: Athletes and Gravity

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Using the fascinating topic of extreme sports, learners are prepared to research and write a report. Unfortunately, most of the Internet links for the research are no longer valid, but the lesson can still be implemented by having pupils...
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Extreme Ice

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Glacial retreat is shown in this time-lapse video focusing on the Columbia Glacier in Alaska. Music plays and text is shown in between clips of the glacial melt. Great footage for an earth science or environmental studies course.
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Why Don’t Woodpeckers Get Concussions?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Woodpeckers withstand more than 4,000 Gs without getting a concussion, yet humans only withstand up to 300 without getting one. An eye-opening video explains the difference in anatomy between humans and woodpecker brains as part of a...
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Terrestrial Ecosystem Response to Climate Change

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
An extensive investigation of the Earth's climate changes awaits your environmental science classes. This top-notch presentation begins by looking at the history of Earth's climate and then predicts the impact on each major terrestrial...
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Properties of Matter

For Teachers 7th - 9th
This PowerPoint is a gem! Seventy-eight slides present an entire introduction to matter in bullet-point fashion. Viewers learn about everything from mass and inertia to phase changes and gas laws! The only glitch is that the links to...
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Viruses

For Students 9th - 12th
High school science classes will find this video intriguing. Viruses contain genetic information, but there are strong arguments for whether viruses are living or not. Replication versus metabolism and some details about the immune...
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Interactive Laboratory Activities for Secondary Education

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Do you think the lab smells like rotten eggs? Sorry to hear about your sulfering. A set of five experiments covers many different topics including seasons, gravity, food, precipitation, and photosynthesis. Though not presented as a...
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Rocks: Anatomy of Granite

For Students 9th - 12th
Get earth science students excited about the formation of rocks with an engaging interactive resource. Learners analyze the composition of granite, then study the various processes that work together to make igneous, sedimentary, and...
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Pancakes, Pancakes (Elementary, Science)

For Teachers K - 1st
Read Pancakes for Breakfast by Tomi De Paola then participate in different activities which practice skills such as English language development, using non-standard measurement, fine motor skills, dramatic play, and using our five senses.
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AGRICULTURE SCIENCE PROJECTS

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Scholars dicover the fact that they do not have to live on a farm or own a garden to do an agricultural science project. They research agriculture by using their reading skills and creative thinking. Next, they identify and analyze how...
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Science Lesson Plan: Ionic and Covalent Boding

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Prepare a time lapse video of fruit candies acting as atoms moving toward each other to form ionic or covalent bonds. After showing it as a demonstration, have lab groups work together to create a similar video. Over the time period...