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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The Science of Food

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Alchemy in the kitchen? A nine-resource collection explains the science behind the food chain. Videos and support materials cover everything from yummy things like cheese, to chocolate, to sourdough bread, from science topics like...
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Literacy in Science/Technical Subjects: 9-10th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Reading and interpreting scientific texts successfully requires more than science knowledge. The Common Core Standards for literacy in science/technical subjects revolve around helping students understand scientific texts, symbols, and...
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Literacy in Science/Technical Subjects: 6-8th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Being able to write and read is useful across the disciplines, and science is no exception. This collection of science resources cultivate literacy skills while dealing with subjects from the world of science. The final three resources...
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Space Science: Introduction to Stars

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Take a crash course in astronomy with a video playlist from Crash Course Kids! Each video is short, engaging, and informative for both future astronauts and science teachers eager for a fun take on the stars.
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Physical Science: Properties of Matter

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Looking for a way to engage elementary and middle school learners during a unit on properties of matter? Add these fun and informative videos from Crash Course Kids to your lesson plans. Each video in the playlist features entertaining...
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Space Science: The Sun and Its Influence on Earth

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
These videos by Crash Course Kids are an excellent way to get your class pumped up about the solar system. From rotations and revolutions to the gas giants and rocky planets, everything (and more) about the solar system is covered in...
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States of Matter: 3rd Grade Science Unit

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Ten lessons make up a collection designed to teach the three states of matter—liquid, solid, and gas. The series of resources offers investigations, demonstrations, grand conversation, and a variety of practice pages to teach and support...
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Physical Science: Introduction to Gravity

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Young scientists will feel the pull of a collection of five videos that introduce them to the concept of gravity. Viewers learn about Sir Isaac Newton's big ideas, gravitational forces, air resistance, and escape velocity. An engaging...
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W.8.2 - Expository Writing: 8th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 8th Standards
Help your students explain, inform, and examine with these resources tied to the W.8.2 expository writing standard. I've put four resources at the end of the collection that are interdisciplinary in nature, a few having to do with...
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Chemistry Simulations from PhET

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Bring your science classroom into the 21st century with this collection of digital simulations. From an introduction to the states of matter to balancing chemical equations and investigating radioactive decay, these engaging interactives...
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Why with Bill Nye!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Find out Why with Bill Nye in a nine-video collection in which he details the science behind NASA's  Juno Mission to Jupiter.  Although dated, the satellite was launched in 2011 and went into orbit around Jupiter in 2016, the science...
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Cross-Curricular Reading Comprehension Worksheets

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
This series of cross-curricular resources covers just about every subject, ranging from social studies to geometry to physical science. Each worksheet includes a reading passage and five questions that require learners to apply reading...
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Volcanoes

For Teachers 4th Standards
This collection is a blast. Kids can explore the science behind plate tectonics, examine the life cycle of volcanoes, and engage in hands-on projects that model volcanic processes. They'll lava.
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Plate Tectonics: Shifting Perception

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Feel the earth moving underneath you? Whether you can tell or not, there is a perpetual puzzle shifting below the Earth's crust. Use a collection of videos and presentations in a middle or high school Earth science class when discussing...
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Reading Informational Text: 11-12th ELA Common Core

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Science, social studies, and language arts resources that address 11th and 12th grade standards for reading informational text can be found in this collection. Take a look at the attached notes for each resource to find the grade 11...
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It's Not Your Fault

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Be prepared for the next big quake with a collection of lessons, activities, and presentations about the science of earthquakes, as well as safety tips and guidelines.
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Reading Informational Text: 7th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 7th Standards
The majority of text that seventh graders encounter is informative, whether they are viewing television commercials, reading science textbooks, or perusing an article about current events. Equip your class with the skills necessary to...
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Literacy in History/Social Studies: 9-10th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Social studies and literacy skills go hand in hand, as one of the core components of history, philosophy, political science and the other social studies is the written word. The RH.9-10 CCSS standards place an emphasis on primary...
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Middle School Fall Resources

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Seasons come, and seasons go—but why? And how? Middle schoolers learn more about the fall season with a collection of earth science resources, social studies lessons, and writing assignments. Start the school year off with a rigorous...
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Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What do elephants and plankton have in common? They both rely on the sun for the energy required to live. The resources in this high school science collection explore the flow of energy through ecosystems and the interdependent...
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Student Version - Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What do elephants and plankton have in common? They both rely on the sun for the energy required to live. The resources in this high school science collection explore the flow of energy through ecosystems and the interdependent...
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EngageNY Grade 9 ELA: Module 4, Unit 1

For Teachers 9th Standards
Who bears the most responsibility for ensuring that goods are ethically produced? Using evidence from Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos' Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science as a central text,...
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Climate Change in My Backyard: Grades 7-9, Unit 3

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Living things and ecosystems respond to and are affected by climate change. In this collection of four lessons, students learn about how researchers—now and in the past—have used plant lifecycle events to understand climate. Pupils...
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Activity Book: Discover Your Changing World With NOAA

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Introduce middle schoolers to the essential principles of climate science with a collection of 10 activities. Class members learn about the Earth’s climate systems, factors that change these systems, and the impacts of those changes....
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Set Up a Remote Learning Schedule for Middle School

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
This collection provides a 2-week sample plan and a blank template for remote learning. In addition, we provide ideas to get you started in your planning for remote instruction. 
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All About Food

For Students K - 5th
Check out this 11-part collection for elementary learners! Each lesson is full of hands-on activities, handouts, and in-depth studies of the science of food. Your class will study balanced meals, how food grows, plant parts, the...
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MicroMatters: Microbiology

For Students 6th - 9th
This is a fantastic set of microbiology resources for middle school science classes, with each lesson coming stocked with student lab materials, videos, PowerPoints, and even printable materials lists! Find everything you need (and maybe...
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Biology 101 - The Cell

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Rather than rocket science, the 10 videos in the Ricochet Science collection present some ideas about cell biology that you can bounce off your students. Using animations, the videos examine the features of eukaryotic cells, the...
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WE Are Innovators: Elementary Resources

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
A collection of five resources encourages young scientists to be innovative thinkers and design a sustainable product or service. Lessons target pollution, food waste, energy-inefficient housing, and transportation issues.    
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Environmental Engineering and Water Chemistry

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Introduce young scientists to the fundamentals of environmental engineering with a nine-resource collection that looks at air, land, and water quality concerns. The unit begins with a PowerPoint presentation that provides background...
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2020 Election Lesson Plans

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
With all the hyperbole of an election year, it can be difficult to find the facts, just the facts about candidates, issues, and ballot measures. Young political scientists, with the help of 21 resources from a nonpartisan, information...
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Sustainability: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Sustainability is the focus of a collection designed to peak the interests of sixth through eighth-graders. Here you will find an assortment of lessons, activities, and videos covering topics such as sustainable transportation, forestry,...
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Science Can Answer Moral Questions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Can questions of morality, good and evil, right and wrong, and/or what is worth living and dying for...be answered by science? Author Sam Harris presents a strong case for the need for a universal conception of human values. He argues...
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Science Fair With An Energy Efficiency Flair

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In order to learn more about energy conservation, pupils work to promote energy efficiency by participating in a school-wide science fair with an emphasis on energy conservation. In addition to displaying their projects, learners invite...
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Teacher's Guide to Science Projects

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Do you find the idea of having a science fair with all of your learners intimidating? Use a guide that provides everything you need to know to make project-based learning manageable. The resource includes options for four different types...
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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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Science and the Environment

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why is it important to study environmental science? An informative PowerPoint explains what environmental science is, the history of the environment including effects of the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions, and the impacts people...
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Soap and Water Science

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
Learn about germs without getting sick! An interactive resource prompts learners to identify the dirtiest surfaces on a city street. Class members then participate in a demonstration about washing dirty hands and how using soap can kill...
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What is Earth Science?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Here is a unique presentation that's on Earth Science. In it, learners see that Earth Science is a science made up of four main categories: Geology, Astronomy, Meteorology, and Oceanography. Pupils are assigned a task. They must find two...
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Teaching Controversial Science Issues Through Law Related Education

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Discuss the differences in dialogue and debate when considering a controversial topic. Your class can work in small groups to complete a guided discussion of this controversial topic and then participate in a simulation of the Scopes...
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Figure Skating Physics—Science of the Winter Olympic Games

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Learn about the center of mass and projectiles by examining the movement of Olympic figure skaters! Physics and skating fans will be delighted as they watch super athletes perform unbelievable feats. Arrows and text appear to highlight...
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The Science of Macaroni Salad: What's in a Mixture?

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Mix things up in your physical science class by introducing mixtures. The three types are defined: suspension, colloid, and solution. It all depends on the size and type of the involved particles. With attractive animation and an...
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Chalkboard Challenge: Science Vocabulary

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Review science vocabulary with your students using this Jeopardy-style PowerPoint. Categories for this game include: Solar System, Plants, Weather, Cells, and Rocks. There are a total of 25 clues; five for each category. 
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Micro-Biology: Crash Course History of Science #24

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Robert Koch and his team of scientists identified the germs that cause diphtheria, typhoid, pneumonia, gonorrhea, meningitis, whooping cough, tetanus, plague, leprosy, syphilis, and more—that's some important work! Over a period of 100...
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Middle School Sampler: Science

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Focus on inquiry-based learning in your science class with a series of activities designed for middle schoolers. A helpful packet samples four different texts, which include activities about predator-prey relationships, Earth's axis and...
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National Flat Lorax Project - AP Environmental Science

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Whether it's Earth Day or another average school day, there are always ways we can protect our planet. An environmental science project combines The Lorax by Dr. Seuss and the Flat Stanley Project to create an innovative assignment for...
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Holt Earth Science 3 Climate Skills Worksheet

For Students 7th - 9th
Get your scientists thinking critically about climate with this challenging worksheet, which has learners complete 10 analogies using climate terms. They also read a paragraph about monsoons in India and answer interpretation questions....
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Fields in the Life Sciences

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Many fields of study require a specialty and a sub-specialty as you progress through your education. Scholars learn about six sub-specialties of life science. From botany to zoology, our knowledge of the world of living organisms expands...
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Forensic Science: Case of the Missing Diamond Maker

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
Someone stole a diamond-making machine. Who done it? Scholars use forensic science at six different stations to determine the culprit. They analyze fingerprints, use their senses, and complete chemistry experiments to determine the...
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Kennewick Man: Science and Sacred Rights

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
"Have respect for the dead!" Scholars investigate how science and religion often clash. As they look into the laws of science and the laws of religion, the legal ramifications at the federal level of both play into an argument they...
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Discovery Streaming Video: “Life Science: Bacteria”

For Students 7th - 12th
If your class is watching the Discovery streaming video Life Science:Bacteria, Understanding: Bacteria, or just studying bacteria, this might be a useful resource for helping students to discover the deeper impact of bacteria on their...
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Career Areas of Science: Vocabulary

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Future productive citizens explore a variety of science-related careers by matching the correct vocabulary word with the field associated with it. After discussing each as a class, assign one career to each individual and have them...
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DIY Sun Science

For Students K - 8th Standards
Get an up-close-and personal look at the sun from the safety of your classroom with this fun science application. Offering numerous activities, images, and videos, the resource supports children of all ages as they learn about the sun.
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The Science of Static Electricity

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Add some spark to your physical science instruction with this short video on static electricity. Taking a look at the fundamental structure of atoms, this fun film explains how rubbing objects together can cause electrons to move from...
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The Sweet Science of Chocolate

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Mesoamericans discovered the cocoa tree more than 2,000 years ago, and chocolate has been popular ever since. The PBS video, part of a series on food science, iexamines cocoa trees, the history of the uses of cocoa, and how people make...
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Physical Science Quiz

For Students 8th - 11th
Test your class with a physical science quiz. Learners explain chemical processes, name compounds, write formulas for chemical compounds, balance equations, and more. 
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Penny Science

For Teachers 2nd - 8th Standards
A penny can be a much more valuable teaching tool that you might think. Whether you are teaching about chemical reactions, surface tension, the behavior of gases, or are just looking for engaging activities for early finishers, this...
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Seasonal Science: Ragweed Allergies

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
What's the difference between seasonal allergies and seasonal colds? Learn about one of the most common seasonal allergies, ragweed, through a brief yet informative video as part of the Seasonal Science series. Understand why ragweed is...
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Map of Computer Science

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Like all other sciences, computer science has many branches. An informative video provides a brief overview of computer science. It breaks the discipline into three major areas: theoretical computer science, computer engineering, and...
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Science Crossword Puzzle

For Students 6th - 8th
Class members read 25 clues about all areas of science, including biology, chemistry, weather, physical science, and insert their answers into a crossword puzzle. There is no word bank and the learners would need experience with tough...
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My Science Project

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Elementary learners complete pre-reading, writing, and post-reading activities for the book My Science Project. They complete a writing assignment, go over vocabulary, respond to short-answer questions, have discussions, and more.
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Discovering Life Below the Sea Floor: An Introduction to How Science Works and the Science Flowchart

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
What is science and does it always look like the scientific method? The lesson plan follows a scientist as she conducts research to determine if she is doing science. It highlights the importance of creativity, invention, and...
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Environmental Sciences

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Whether you are teaching environmental science in junior high or studying recycling in kindergarten, there is something for all in this set of lessons designed for environmental education. The 110-page packet comes with tips for teaching...
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Political Science

For Students 9th - 12th
The right to vote and freedom of expression are democratic principles that fall under the study of political science. A handout describes writing assignments that are common in political science college classes and gives tips and...
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Intro to History of Science: Crash Course History of Science #1

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How, and where, did the scientific process as we know it begin? Journey back through time with the introductory video from Crash Course's History of Science series. The resource highlights what people do and don't know about the world,...
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The Scientific Methods: Crash Course History of Science #14

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How do we know what we know? Examine the asker of this, and many other questions, during the 14th installment in a 15-part History of Science video series. The narrator explains the important contributions made by Galileo, Bacon, and...
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The Columbian Exchange: Crash Course History of Science #16

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Back in 1492, when Columbus sailed the ocean blue, he discovered more than a new world! Part 16 in an ongoing History of Science series explores the Columbian Exchange and other major events in the Spanish colonial period. Viewers learn...
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The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course History of Science #21

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The Industrial Revolution changed transportation systems, social systems, and economies. Episode 21 of Crash Course History of Science examines the Industrial Revolution. From the invention and improvements to the steam engine to the...
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Genetics and the Modern Synthesis: Crash Course History of Science #35

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Can competing biological theories both be correct? Explore the two theories many scientists believed were opposing in a Crash Course History of Science video. The narrator covers both Darwin's and Mendel's genetics theories, the...
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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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Science Concept Maps

For Teachers 7th - 10th
A collection of concept maps has some terms filled in and others left blank for young scientists to fill in. This library can provide you with many pop quizzes for all of your middle to high school science curriculum. 
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Science of Music

For Teachers 4th - 10th Standards
What can science and music possibly have in common? A lot more than you might think. Guide young scientists through an exploration of these two seemly different subjects with a physical science resource based on Bill Nye the Science...
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The Science of BBQ!!!

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Ready for a lesson on the wonders of cooking? Young scientists view the short video segment and explore the science of temperature changes on physical and chemical properties in food as the cooking process transforms raw ingredients into...
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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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The Science of Taste

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Neuroscientists and biologists study how we process our senses and the impact our receptors have on our food choices. The video, part of a food science series from PBS, highlights the nerves used in eating including the taste and...
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World Cup Chemistry: The Science Behind the Brazuca Ball

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Score a goal with your classes by showing the importance of science in soccer! Scholars learn how chemistry plays a part in the design of the soccer ball. An installment of a larger playlist explains how polymers make the properties of...
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The Fault in Our Stars: A Movie Study Guide for Eighth Grade Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How would you spend your last days with a loved one? The movie guide for The Fault in Our Stars prompts scholars to compare important scenes from the novel to the film and contains background information about the author, guided...
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Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Science of Snow

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Physical science fans find out how supercooled water droplets in the clouds can become crystalline snowflakes. They learn about the categories of snowflakes (plates and columns) and the variables that determine their patterns...
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Forensic Sciences: A Crime Scene Investigation Unit

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Mr. Bergman has been murdered and we need you to solve the crime! The cross-curricular unit covers 11 different types of forensic science and includes 17 activities. Scholars perform blood type analysis, blood spatter analysis, height...
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Grade 3 Literacy in Science: Animal Adaptations

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Third graders research and study animal adaptations and then use their findings to write narratives that include scientific criterion. This lesson is all about literacy and science! The lesson is completely designed for addressing Common...
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Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Engineering Competition Suits

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What a thrilling job for an engineer: designing advanced athletic competition suits! Which materials can most reduce friction and drag, and yet still be flexible enough to move with the athlete's body? With attention focused on Shani...
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Seasonal Science: Thundersnow

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Let it snow, let it snow, let it ... thundersnow? Explore the thundersnow phenomenon with a video and lesson as part of the Seasonal Science series. The video describes what causes the unique weather event, explains just how rare these...
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Grade 8 Science: Genetic Modification of Organisms

For Teachers 8th Standards
Genetic modification is a hot topic in the science and political world. A complete unit gives learners an opportunity to research genetic modification, play an interactive genetic engineering simulation, and interact with the information...
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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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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 learning exercise is composed to 29 short answer display questions. The video is about earth science...
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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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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.
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Seasonal Science: Hibernation

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Without access to water, humans survive only a few days yet animals that hibernate seem to survive without water for months. Learn how animals survive hibernation in a video that is part of the Seasonal Science series. It addresses many...
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Seasonal Science: Asian Tiger Mosquito

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Most people find mosquitoes merely annoying, but can they also be deadly? The Seasonal Science series introduces the Asian Tiger Mosquito, one of the most troublesome mosquitoes in the world. The narrator details the viruses the pests...
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Grade 9-10 Literacy in Science: Using DNA to Solve a Crime

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Scholars become detectives and use science to solve a crime! A complete unit introduces DNA and includes hands-on activities that have learners model DNA and extract it from different food types. A culminating activity challenges...
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Utah Open Textbook: 6th Grade Science

For Students 6th Standards
There are many interactions among living things and their surroundings. Scholars learn about Earth, the moon, and the sun and how they relate to the solar system by completing a reading. They also investigate basics of physical science...
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Science Talk: How do Bullfrogs Survive

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Following the reading of the book Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, the ninth lesson in this unit involves emerging experts in a science talk about how bullfrogs survive. Looking back through the text, young scholars prepare for the...
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Human Evolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
As the great and hilarious Tim Minchin once said, "Science is simply the word we use to describe a method of organizing our curiosity." Science is more than just a guess; it is based on questions, observations, and evidence. High...
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Miss Selle's Science Songs - Plate Tectonics

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Middle school scientists will think you're the coolest teacher on the planet when you use this video to help them understand the basics of plate tectonics. The lyrics, compiled by science teacher Sue Selle, are played to the music from...
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Submarines and Aircraft Carriers: The Science of Nuclear Power

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
As physics masters view this presentation, they learn how nuclear power is used in submarines. They use Google Maps to plot a course through the ocean and calculate the time required for surfacing and traveling. They learn about fission,...
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Careers in science and careers that support scientific research

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Examine some of the occupations which relate to science. Work in small groups of four. Group A is given a copy of a daily television guide to highlight all the television programs that have a science or mathematics focus. Group B is...
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Science Fair Frenzy

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pupils examine the steps for developing science fair projects. They visit stations where they examine posters, books, and paper that describe how to research and design a science fair project. Additionally, they take notes on how to...
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Guide to a Successful Science Fair

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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How To Make a Science Concept Map

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Here is a clever way to get your pupils thinking about a science topic they'd like to research for a report, or a project they'd like to do for a science fair. The three-step process is easy to follow, and it really should help your...
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The Science of Stage Fright (And How to Overcome It)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why can speaking in public be so horrifying and have such strong effects on our bodies? Discover the science of stage fright! Your young learners will learn about the connection between stage fright and our natural fight or flight...
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Physical Science Word Search Puzzle

For Students 6th - 9th
Use this word search to practice physical science vocabulary words. This word search allows you to determine the amount of columns and rows you would like to include; however, when you change the amount columns and rows, the word list...
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Earth Science Crossword Puzzle

For Students 5th - 8th
Go over some earth science concepts and terms with this online interactive crossword puzzle. There are 8 clues provided for learners, covering topics like: tides, algae, and currents. Some of these clues are more clear than others. There...
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3rd Grade Science Review Jeopardy Game

For Teachers 3rd
Here is an outstanding Jeopardy-style game which serves as a prep for a 3rd grade end of the year standardized test. This is a brilliant way to get learners ready for the test, as the questions are in a similar format to the test itself....
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Slinky® Science

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Toys are great for learning about physics. Scholars use Slinky® toys to study Newton's laws of motion and types of energy. After a little play, they then model longitudinal and transverse waves with the Slinky® toys.
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The $100,000 Pyramid

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
What a creative way to have students review information they have learned about the planets, weather, and much more! This game, modeled on The $100,00 Pyramid, gives learners a chance to show how much they know about a variety of science...
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2017 AP® Environmental Science Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Almost half of test takers passed the AP Environmental Science exam in 2017. Use the free-response questions on the topics of pollution and ecosystems to improve writing skills in preparation for the AP exam. Discuss the scoring...
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2018 AP® Environmental Science Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Less than nine percent of all AP Environmental Science test takers scored a perfect five on the exam in 2018. Learn from the best answers as well as the common mistakes thanks to the College Board. Four questions from the test covering...
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CK-12 Earth Science Concepts for Middle School

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Explore a variety of science concepts in an interactive textbook created for middle school scholars. A lengthy table of contents takes readers to pages comprised of a subject overview, outline, and summary. Follow links further to find...
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Statistics for Science

For Students 9th - 12th
A scientific video first describes the idea of Big Data and its importance to realm of science. It goes on to describe sample size, mean, median, range, and degrees of freedom.
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Computer Science Carnival

For Students 10th - 12th
Take a ride and have some fun with computer science. Scholars set up and conduct a carnival with a computer science theme. It has activities involving binary numbers, computer hardware, decryption, conditional statements, loops,...
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Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Physics of Slope-Style Skiing

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Many mechanical phenomena are explained by a physics professor using Nick Goepper, a Winter Olympics 2014 slope-style skier, as the model. Beginning with kinetic and potential energy, the professor goes on to explain angular momentum and...
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Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Injury and Recovery

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Synthetic scaffolding can be used to regenerate biological tissue, such as muscle, tendons, and ligaments. When perfected, this biotechnological feat will help many injured athletes recover more quickly. Dr.Cato Laurencin explains the...
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A Family of Planets-Science Puzzlers, Twisters & Teasers

For Students 5th - 8th
In this space science worksheet, students complete 7 science puzzles, riddles, word scrambles, and teasers about the planets and solar system.
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The Movement of Ocean Water-Science Puzzlers, Twisters & Teasers

For Students 5th - 8th
In this earth science worksheet, students complete 19 questions about oceans and the movement of ocean water in the form of puzzles, word scrambles, and brain teasers.
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Earth Science

For Teachers Higher Ed
In this earth science worksheet, students answer fifty multiple choice questions and thirty-three short answer questions in preparation for the earth science final exam.
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Pumpkin Science

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders will participate in a variety of activities using a pumpkin in a hands-on science lab environment. They measure pumpkins, hypothesize whether pumpkins will sink or float, describe the inside of a pumpkin, record pumpkin...
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Presenting Powerful Outlines for Science Fair Reports

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers examine and reflect on the role of science reports in the larger scientific community and become familiar with one scientist's experience preparing a report. They identify key points to build a strong science report and...
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Psychology of Computing: Crash Course Computer Science #38

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Computers sometimes need to use psychology to improve. The 38th installment of the Crash Course Computer Science playlist looks at how social, behavior, and cognitive psychology play a role in the development of computers and computer...
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Computer Science Field Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Imagine computer science all summed up in one book. This resource provides 16 chapters that cover many aspects of computer science, ranging from algorithms to software engineering. The e-book contains links to applets to help explain...
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The Surprising Science of Happiness

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Take a close look at the ways humans work to achieve and increase happiness. Cognitive researcher Nancy Etcoff offers a wide range of statistics and findings on the science behind happiness, including cultural dispositions, biological...
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Science of Bouncing Balls

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Steve Spangler plays a sneaky trick on Mark by giving him a rubber ball that doesn't bounce! Video viewers learn that different types of rubber have different properties. Show this in your physical science unit when teaching the...
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Introduction to Building Sciences: A Curriculum Supplement

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Mars or bust. An engaging STEM unit has scholars design a base that allows scientists to live on Mars. Along the way, they learn about building science and space science.
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The Presocratics: Crash Course History of Science #2

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How did early scientists arrive at the notion that everything was made of atoms? Meet the Presocratics during the second installment in an engaging History of Science series. Viewers discover how these pioneers developed a model for...
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Plato and Aristotle: Crash Course History of Science #3

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Biology, cosmology, philosophy ... Plato and Aristotle had theories about them all! How did these ancient scholars shape the science of today? The third video in the History of Science series compares and contrasts the ideas of the famed...
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India: Crash Course History of Science #4

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Ever wonder where the ideas of land management and forestry came from? Welcome to ancient India! Travel back in time using a video, the fourth in the History of Science series. The narrator describes the relationship between science and...
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Roman Engineering: Crash Course History of Science #6

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How did the vast Roman society contribute to science? See the wonders of the Appian Way all while examining the Roman thought process during video six in the History of Science series. The narrator compares the Roman view of doing...
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The New Astronomy: Crash Course History of Science #13

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Sword duels, religious unrest, war—who says science is boring? Aspiring astronomers discover fascinating facts about the famous scientists that dared challenge the accepted model of the solar system in the 13th video of a 16-part History...
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The New Anatomy: Crash Course History of Science #15

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How did scientists move beyond the medical ideas of Galen? Dissect the past with the 15th installment in a History of Science video series. Topics include Vesalius' dissections, the microscope, and mapping the human body.
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Alchemy: Crash Course History of Science #10

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
If the word alchemy makes you think of wizards gathered around bubbling cauldrons, you're not completely wrong! Introduce scholars to the history of chemistry during part 10 of a 15-part History of Science series. The video takes viewers...
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Biology Before Darwin: Crash Course History of Science #19

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
When did biology become a proper science? Travel back in time to the evolution of natural history during part 19 in an ongoing History of Science series. Pupils discover early pioneers in the study of plants and animals, the birth of...
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Earth Science: Crash Course History of Science #20

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How old is Earth and how do scientists know the answer? Throughout history, many researchers, scholars, and leaders answered this question with varying degrees of accuracy. The 20th episode of Crash Course History of Science introduces...
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Genetics - Lost and Found: Crash Course History of Science #25

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Gregor Mendel, known as the father of genetics, never knew genetics existed and, in fact, died thinking no one would recognize his scientific discoveries. Other genetics scientists, such as Barbara McClintock, performed work so far ahead...
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Biomedicine: Crash Course History of Science #34

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Track biomedicine advances from the early 1800s to today! Young scholars learn about groundbreaking discoveries in medicine throughout history in the 34th installment of a larger Crash Course History of Science series. The lesson...
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Einstein's Revolution: Crash Course History of Science #32

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
There's a reason that Einstein is known as the father of modern physics! Get to know Einstein and how he revolutionized the branch of science known as physics. Scholars learn how Einstein's unique view of motion and the universe built a...
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The Mind/Brain: Crash Course History of Science #30

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The brain is a complex and mysterious organ. The history of brain research dates back to the early asylums where often unethical experiments took place. The narrator of a short video describes these experiments and their discoveries and...
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Life and Longevity: Crash Course History of Science #44

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
In the future, will medical treatment be tailored to specific DNA? An episode of the Crash Course History of Science discusses the biotechnology of modern medicine. The narrator explains the history of DNA research and how that applies...
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Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting Earth Science 2006

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Test your class on earth science with this extensive resource. This test, created by The University of the State of New York Regents, is made up of 50 multiple choice questions and 32 short answer questions that cover the branches of...
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Unit 1: Water is Life: The Heart and Science Behind this Phrase

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Water, water, everywhere — but will there be enough to drink? Check out these detailed lesson plans to meet NGSS water cycle and CCSS literacy standards in your science classroom. Learners do a close reading of a challenging, poetic text...
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Fun Look at Material Science

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Introduce materials science with a class demonstration. After showing a PowerPoint presentation on materials and their properties, instructors provide a ceramic tile, a Popsicle stick, a paper clip, and a plastic bag as examples of...
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Science in Antarctica

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
PolarTREC brings polar researchers and educators together to benefit both science and education. Pupils select one research project in Antarctica to explore and present to their peers. Scholars polish research and presentation skills as...
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Equine Science

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Did you know that horses have two sets of teeth?  There is much to learn about horses, of course, and those interested in equine science will learn much from a 10-lesson agricultural science course that covers not only equine dental and...
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The Internet of Things: IoT: Social Science Curriculum

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Because they have been immersed in the digital world since birth, most young people don't spend a lot of time reflecting on the immediate or future impact of the Internet. Social science classes read about and watch a video on The...
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Bill Nye The Science Guy on The Atmosphere

For Students 5th - 8th
Only a minute and a half long, this video discusses how air acts as an insulator and why air higher in the atmosphere is colder than it is down closer to Earth's surface. He defines the lapse rate and shows how to calculate it. Because...
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Science Learning Summary Guide

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Apply reading standards to your science curriculum by asking pupils to complete this guide. Individuals note down important vocabulary as well as two ideas they learned and two supporting facts for each idea. They then take this...
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Meet a Naturalist: Researching, Writing, Interviewing

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Young scholars reach out into the community and learn about different environmental science careers in this inquiry-based instructional activity. Beginning with a short research assignment, children gain background knowledge about...
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The Science of Snowflakes

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
We are all the same, yet we are all different—just like snowflakes. Learners explore the science behind snowflakes and their uniqueness as they view the video segment on snow. They conclude with a discussion about physical and chemical...
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The Science of Rainbows

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Rainbows bring happy thoughts, especially after a rainstorm. Lead your class in a physics exploration through the composition of rainbows and the science behind their construction as well as their geographical placement in nature.
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The Science of Distance Running

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Don't run from an informative resource. Individuals view a video in the ACS Reactions series that discusses the science of distance running. It explains how energy, oxygen, and water are necessary for running and describes the mechanics...
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The Science of Caffeine: The World's Most Popular Drug

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Discover the science behind the world's most popular drug. Scholars explore the neural effects of caffeine in an episode of the larger ACS Reactions playlist. The presenter explains how caffeine impacts different neurotransmitters in the...
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The Scientific Revolution: Crash Course History of Science #12

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The Scientific Revolution forever changed our concept of astronomy! Science scholars explore the major mindshift in Europe that signaled the beginning of a new area during the 12th installment of a 15-part series discussing the History...
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Grade 8 Literacy in Science: Humans and the Environment

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Humans have a push-pull type of relationship with their environments. Individuals investigate the human influence on the environment with a series of formative and summative assessments. They read informative text that provides...
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Polymers and Crystals: Their Role in Food Science

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Blend chemistry with cooking in this exploration of polymers, carbohydrates, and food science. Experimenting with gelatin produces concrete examples of the bonding and ploymerization discussed in the instructional activity. Copious,...
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Bill Nye The Science Guy on Bones

For Students 5th - 10th
The hip bone connected to the leg bone, and your life science learners connected to the screen! Fun facts about the skeletal system are displayed before Bill explains how joints work. Hinge, saddle, ball-and-socket, gliding, and fixed...
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Nature Journaling: Experience the Outdoors Through Writing and Drawing

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Step into the great outdoors and develop young scientists' skills of observation with a nature journaling instructional activity. Given a specific focus or goal, children practice making and recording observations of nature through...
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Seven Science Experiments with Surface Tension

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Surface tension helps us perform some simple—but impressive science. The video presents many experiments to briefly explain surface tension. From the surface tension on milk and coffee to water, the experiments demonstrate the strength...
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Four Science Secrets About Money

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Strange fact—most dollar bills have a trace of cocaine! Chemists can tell us many interesting facts about money. Science makes counterfeiting an almost impossible process. An installment of the ACS Reaction series explains these...
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Cathedrals and Universities: Crash Course History of Science #11

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How are so many medieval buildings still standing today? And, how did ancient builders learn such skills? Discover the amazing feats of medieval engineers with part 11 in a 15-installment History of Science series. The narrator describes...
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Who wants to be a Millionaire Student: 5th Grade Science

For Teachers 5th
Check out this exciting PowerPoint that simulates the famous gameshow "Who wants to be a Millionaire?" The theme of this game is 5th grade science. What a great way to review important facts with your students. Note: You can use this...
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Apples: Family and Consumer Science

For Teachers 7th
Learning to cook and making good food choices are extremely important life skills. Seventh graders explore food science in relation to health and nutrition, by conducting several experiments on apples. Websites, movies, and instructional...
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Amazing Levitating Orb Science Experiment

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Five minutes and 80 cents is all it takes to create this levitating orb! Introduce the idea of static electricity with this simple, yet captivating experiment. Your learners will definitely want to play around with this one; it's...
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NGSS: Stability and Change

For Students K - 12th
Build a strong foundation for your teaching of stability and change! The video addresses the Next Generation Science Standards Cross-Cutting Concept through insightful examples. The narrator includes ideas for introducing the standard in...
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On the Verge of Displacement

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
By having scholars tackle this interdisciplinary lesson, they'll see how social studies and environmental science are related as they explore the impact that the construction of a dam will have on the population and ecosystem of the Omo...
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1st Grade Science Jeopardy

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
This is one of the best Jeopardy-style presentations I've seen. Young scientists play a game whose categories include, Mammals, Reptiles, Fish, Birds, and Insects. One very nice component of this PowerPoint is that there is a review...
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Introduction to the Ocean Sciences

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Engage your class with a mock National Ocean Sciences Bowl. The first installment of a 23-part NOAA Enrichment in Marine sciences and Oceanography (NEMO) program provides an introduction to the ocean sciences, as well as to the rules of...
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General Science Questions - 3

For Students 3rd - 4th
Ten questions which cover a wide range of science topics are here for you. Use this science worksheet to challenge your 3rd graders to find the answers to these perplexing questions. The use of the Internet will be required. Perhaps this...
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General Science Questions 2

For Students 3rd - 5th
Here are ten science questions that cover a variety of themes. Learners must come up with short answers for 10 questions, then locate a picture of a Portuguese Man-of-War and make their own drawing of it in the space provided. An...
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Grade 4 Elementary Level Science Test (2004)

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this science assessment worksheet, students complete a 41 question multiple choice and short essay science test on all grade 4 skills.
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Solar System Science Journal

For Teachers 5th
The creation of an online science journal is the focus of this excellent lesson. Fifth graders utilize PowerPoint, and digital kits in order to create their journals. The journals include a space science word, its definition, the word...
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2007 Grade 3 Science Released Test

For Teachers 3rd
If you're looking for a comprehensive science exam for third graders that's in the standardized test format, this presentation is for you. This PowerPoint could be used as a preparation for an upcoming standardized test for your pupils....
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Physical Science Reference Sheet

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Need a quick reference sheet for a physical science class? A helpful single-page sheet contains the periodic table of elements, a chart of metric prefixes, a display of the electromagnetic spectrum, and several physical science formulas.
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2002 AP® Computer Science A Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th
Find the data in an array. Questions for the 2002 AP® Computer Science exam provide opportunities for practice using their ability to use an array structure. Four questions provide different scenarios to use arrays. Pupils then create...
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2003 AP® Computer Science A Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th
You deserve a C++. Released items from the last year of C++ programming for the AP Computer science course provides opportunities to practice. Pupils use the questions to develop their programming skills by finding solutions to the...
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2000 AP® Computer Science A Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th
Coding works for other fields. The free-response questions for AP Computer science require pupils to develop code to solve a problem. Problems range from creating a histogram to developing an encryption program. Teachers use the...
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Organic Farming / Agriculture

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Want an organic farming resource packed with experiments, background information, science fair projects, and topics of interest for further research? Here it is. Young environmental scientists can explore concepts involved in organic...
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Lab Report

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
A set of instructions and a 100-point grading rubric have been designed for writing lab reports. Appropriate for middle schoolers, this lays out what to include for each of the six steps in the scientific method: title, hypothesis,...
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Science Jeopardy - The Earth Sciences

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The earth sciences are the focus for this Jeopardy-style review game. Categories include geology, space, scientific investigation, meteorology, and oceanography. Diagrams and pictures are involved with most of the questions, making this...
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Science Jeopardy

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Make reviewing evolution, cell division, genetics, cell structure, and scientific method more fun! Science Jeopardy allows teams to choose a category for the question they will address. If you complete the entire game, learners will have...
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Jeopardy - Earth Sciences

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Questions about water, weather, geology, astronomy, and the scientific process make up this Jeopardy game. It is a pretty well-rounded set of slides, although you may want to be aware that a few of the questions are specific to the state...
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Soar with Bats: A Science Explorations Activity | Scholastic.com

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
This easy-to-navigate interactive lesson of bats includes activities, research, and informational text that captures the audience. Perfect for engaging young minds during the fall months.  
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Banking on Speed—Science of the Winter Olympics

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Get on the right track! Young scholars learn about the importance of momentum and friction during a bobsled ride. A video lesson speaks to a bobsled designer to explain how he considers the physics during the design process.
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Internal Athlete—Science of the Winter Olympics

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Cross-country skiers are some of the most disciplined athletes in the world. Young scholars learn about the biology of endurance in an interesting video lesson that highlights athletes of current and past Olympics.
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The Science of Marijuana—How THC Affects the Brain

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Marijuana can affect every part of a user's life—starting with the delicate nervous centers of the brain. An informative article and worksheet prompt teenagers to learn more about how the THC found in most forms of marijuana can...
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Choosing A Career

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Careers in science aren't limited to labs. Pupils learn about different aspects of careers in agriculture through the lens of several scientists. The scientists talk about how the field of soil science is a growing in this important...
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Early Greek Science and Philosophy

For Teachers 10th - 12th
There are fundamental principles that nearly everybody knows about. Define the principles of Golden Mean, Fibonacci Numbers, creativity, and matter in terms of their Greek origins. Presented here are brief histories, philosophies, and...
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Effects of Global Warming

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Your learners have probably heard of climate change, but do they really understand what it is? Study the history, details, and future implications of global warming and the greenhouse effect with a set of activities designed for an...