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Air, Atmosphere and Living Systems

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Check out these 12 lessons on air and the atmosphere, exploring air quality and how it can impact living things. There are plenty of hands-on activities, teaching guides, and videos to help making this unit come alive!
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Needs of Living Things

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scientists learn about the differences between living and nonliving things, needs and wants, and the basic requirements for survival. Fun activities like making lemonade, playing a game of Concentration, and blowing bubbles in...
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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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Celebrate Earth Day!

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
April 22nd is Earth Day! Celebrate the Earth with these resources and activities. From math to writing and straight into science, all of the resources in this collection promote Earth loving learners in your class!
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Inquiry in Action: Second Grade Chapter 6 - Atoms

For Teachers 2nd
Inquiry in Action: Second Grade Chapter 6 – Atoms begins with young experimenters using Snap Cubes to model a larger object created from smaller parts. Then, investigators view an interactive video describing the chemical structure of...
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Inquiry in Action: Second Grade Chapter 5 - Heating and Cooling

For Teachers 2nd Standards
The first of two lessons in the Inquiry in Action: Second Grade Chapter 5 - Heating and Cooling unit is a hands-on instructional activity that allows learners to experiment with melting and freezing butter to observe changes as substance...
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Inquiry in Action: Second Grade Chapter 4 - Float and Sink

For Teachers 2nd
Chapter four in the Inquiry in Action module has learners explore what objects sink and float in water. In the inquiry-based lesson plan, young scientists conduct experiments to find similarities between float materials and those that sink.
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Inquiry in Action: Second Grade Chapter 3 - Dissolving is a Property

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Inquiry in Action: Second Grade Chapter 3 - Dissolving is a Property presents a hands-on instructional activity that has learners explore the dissolving properties of candies in water. They complete an activity guide to record...
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Inquiry in Action: Second Grade Chapter 2 - Liquids Have Properties

For Teachers 2nd Standards
A lesson in Inquiry in Action: Second Grade Chapter 2 looks at the properties of liquids. Learners conduct different property tests on water, mineral oil, and corn syrup using a student activity guide. They record their results and use...
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Inquiry in Action: Second Grade Chapter 1 - Properties of Materials

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Four lessons comprise the first chapter in the Inquiry in Action Unit module. Sorting objects by properties is an instructional activity in justification. Second graders examine the properties of specific items and use them to classify...
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Rockets Educator Guide

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th Standards
The 17 resources in NASA’s Rockets Educator Guide provide young scientists and engineers an opportunity to engage in experiments as they examine images of more than 2,00 years of rockets. Scholars then read articles that provide an...
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On the Moon Educator Guide

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th Standards
The five lessons in NASA’s On the Moon Educator Guide challenge young engineers to design and build an air-powered rocket, a shock-absorbing system to protect two marshmallow astronauts, and a rubber band-powered rover. In addition, they...
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Summer Brain Games: Explore STEM in the City!

For Students K - 6th Standards
Chicago’s Museum of science+industry presents hands-on science activities designed to keep young brains engaged over the summer. The projects, which use readily available items, include engineering a skyscraper, a gravity sewer, and...
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Let's Go To Space! - SciShow Kids

For Students K - 6th Standards
Take a journey to outer space with a collection of 18 captivating videos by SciShow Kids. Videos cover a variety of topics related to space and astronomy, and showcase key terms and real-world images.  The host, Jessi, and her cartoon...
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Moon Munchies: Human Exploration Project and Engineering Design Challenge

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th Standards
NASA and the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association, or ITEEA, present young scientists with a challenge: design and build lunar plant growth chambers so that astronauts can grow edible plants on the moon. Class...
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Early Learning STEM Lessons

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
A four-lesson unit module  supports Early Learning STEM Education for children between the ages of three and five. Youngsters practice using their senses to observe, build structures using different shapes, explore the properties of...
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Ben Across the Curriculum: Elementary School

For Teachers K - 5th
Benjamin Franklin, statesman, inventor, President is the subject of a collection targeting young historians. The interdisciplinary lesson plans were originally designed to accompany the 2018 international traveling exhibition, “Benjamin...
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'Tis The Season!

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Every season brings joy and pleasure in its own way. Winter is the coldest season and often brings snowfall to different parts of the world. People keep warm by the fire and wrap themselves in scarves and coats. The trees are bare and...
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Challenger Center: Christa's Lost Lessons

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Astronaut Christa McAuliffe had several lessons planned for her Challenger STS 51L Teacher in Space mission. With the help of Astronauts Ricky Arnold and Joe Acaba, the demonstrations were filmed aboard the International Space Station...
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Big vs. Little – Micro to Nano

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Here's a small collection that introduces young scientists to some very big concepts. Kids complete an interactive, build structures, use magnifying lenses to find micro specimens, and compare objects—large and small. Learners examine...
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Nature of Teaching: Informal Curricula

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th Standards
The Nature of Teaching curriculum provides activity-focused resources designed for nature centers, field days, and 4-H clubs. Young scholars study and identify birds, build feeders for local birds, create exploding seed balls that they...
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Perfect Plants and Precious Pollinators

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Did you know that almost one-third of all plants consumed by humans are dependent on insect pollination? Find out what the "buzz" is all about and share this knowledge with your bright-eyed and bushy-tailed students. Spring into plant...
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Backyard Butterflies Teaching Collection

For Parents K - 4th
Here are six fun and engaging lessons to use when learning about butterflies with your elementary schoolers. Your class will find out how to create your own butterfly garden, learn about the different stages of a caterpillar and...
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Sustainability: Pre-K-2nd Grade

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
A collection created for pre-K through second-grade scholars focuses on the concept of sustainability. A variety of lesson plans touch on several ideas such as transportation, food, and carbon footprints. Hands-on learning experiences...