Matter & Materials Grades 1-3
What is the world made of? Through hands-on activities and experiments, students will enjoy exploring the world around them as they practice science skills like observing and concluding. Games like "Simon Says" bring the realm of atoms and particles to...
Physical Science Grade 7
The experiments in this book relate to these four aspects of physical science: Structural Form and Function Heat and Temperature Chemistry of Pure Substances Mixtures In each section, you will find teacher notes designed to provide you guidance with the...
Physical Science Grade 8
The experiments in this book relate to four aspects of physical science: Fluids and Dynamics Systems in Action Light Optical Systems In each section, you will find teacher notes designed to provide you guidance with the learning intention, the success...
A Change of State Grade 5 Lesson with Experiments
Students will learn about changes in the states of matter. This lesson plan includes teacher notes and worksheets.
An Electrical Current Experiment Grades 4-6
The power that we actually use in our homes is called current electricity. It is made up of millions of electrons moving in the same direction. In this lesson plan students will make a simple circuit to demonstrate the presence...
Centripetal Force Activities Grades 4-6
Have your students use this lesson plan to find out if centripetal force increases the faster an object spins around the center and how it acts on water. 5 pages
Centripetal Force Experiments Grades 1-3
Use these four worksheets with experiments to help your students understand centripetal force. 5 pages
Drag Activities Grades 4-6
In this lesson plan, your students will find out how drag affects the movement between an object and water and between an object and the air. 7 pages
Echoes and Traveling Sound Gr. 1-3 (eLesson Plan)
Use these four activities to learn about the speed of sound, how sound travels, blocking sound and echoes. 12 pages, answer key included.
Electromagnetism Lesson & Experiment Grades 4-6
This lesson plan will introduce students to the relationship between electricity and magnetism by making an electromagnet. This lesson includes one information card with a followup plus one experiment with an observation worksheet. 5 pages
Experimenting with Erosion Grade 4 Lesson Plan
Students will learn about the effects of wind, water, and ice on our landscape. This lesson plan includes teacher notes and ten worksheets.
Forces on Structures Grade 5 Lesson with Experiments
Students will learn about the effects of internal and external forces on structures, and about some of the structural features that help overcome these forces.
Form and Stability Grade 7 Lesson with Experiments
Students will learn about the importance of symmetry and center of gravity on a structure in order for it to support a load.
Gravity Experiments Grades 1-3
Have your students discover how the weight of an object affects the pull of gravity upon it with these experiments and worksheets. 6 pages
How Does a Battery Work? Lesson & Activity Grades 4-6
Students will become familiar with how a battery works and make their own battery with a lemon. Includes 1 information card with follow-up and instructions to make a battery. 5 pages
Humans and Sound Gr. 1-3 (eLesson Plan)
Humans use sound to communicate, and in this section, the students explore how we produce and hear sounds. Through these activities, students will learn about vocal cords and the eardrum, which, respectively, allow us to talk and hear. 8 pages,...
Introduction to Light Lesson Gr. 1-3
Can you see in the dark? What is the speed of light? Does light travel straight. Use this lesson plan to answer these questions. 9 pages, answer key included
Invention Fair with Energy Gr. 1-3 (eLesson Plan)
This is a multi-week project in which students synthesize what they have learned about energy to create an invention that uses, gives, or conserves energy. Includes an award certificate. 7 pages, with answer key.
Inventions with Magnets Gr. 1-3 eLesson Plan
In this lesson plan students will recognize how magnets are used in everyday life. Teacher notes and answer key included.
Lemon Clock - How to make a Gr. 1-3 (eLesson Plan)
In this activity, students explore how chemical energy can be used to power a clock. 5 pages, with answer key.
Let's See How Much Vitamin "C" Experiment Grades 7-8
Find out what kind of fruit juice is the best source of Vitamin C with this experiment. 2 pages
Light and Society Lesson Gr. 1-3
How we use light. What is a light bulb? Do light bulbs waste energy? What are light detecting plants? Encourage students to think about light sources in this lesson plan. 11 pages, answer key included.
Magnet Strength Gr. 1-3 eLesson Plan
Your class will calculate the strength of a magnet by using paper clips. A word search is also included in this lesson plan. Teacher notes and answer key included.
Magnetic Fields Gr. 1-3 eLesson Plan
Discover how far a magnet reacts. Do fun artwork with a magnet, iron filings and spray on glue and uncover a magnetic field. Find out if magnets can be blocked. Teacher notes and answer key included.
Magnetic Force Experiment Gr. 4-6
With this activity, your class will find out if they can see magnetic forces by using a clear zip-lock bag, white index card, iron filings, and a variety of small magnets.
Magnetic Force Experiments Grades 1-3
Can we see magnetic forces? What materials will a magnet pick up? Have your students do these activities and observe filings that move to form an arrangement around a magnet and then have them fish for objects that can be...
Magnetic Poles Gr. 1-3 eLesson Plan
All magnets have a north pole and a south pole. Your students will discover what is important about poles and how they react. Teacher notes and answer key included.
Magnets and Compasses Gr. 1-3 Lesson
A compass is made of a needle floating in a liquid inside a closed container. The needle is a magnet. This lesson plan will help your students understand how a compass works and how the earth is like a big...
Magnets and Magnetic Material Gr. 1-3 eLesson Plan
Magnets are made of a material in which the electrons are aligned in one common direction, instead of randomly. Students will discover that magnets attract certain types of materials with the activities in this lesson plan. Teacher notes and answer...
Making A Circuit Lesson & Quiz Grades 4-6
This lesson plan will introduce students to the relationship between electricity and magnetism by making an electromagnet. The experiments will guide them to make a circuit and circuit tester, plus a series and parallel circuit, and the worksheets will help...
Making a Motor Lesson & Activity Grades 4-6
This lesson plan will introduce students to the relationship between electricity and magnetism by making a motor. 2 pages
Making A Telegraph Lesson & Activity Grades 4-6
This lesson plan will introduce students to the relationship between electricity and magnetism by making a telegraph. 4 pages
Materials Gr. 1-3 (eLesson Plan)
Materials are the physical substances from which objects are made. Students will learn about materials that are natural, man-made and that materials are everywhere. At the end of the lesson plan they will play a "Tic Tac Toe" game that...
Measuring Forces Activity Grades 4-6
When your students are done this activity they will be able to answer the question: What is the relationship between weight and the force of gravity? 3 pages
Mixing and Separating Grade 5 Lesson with Experiments
Students will learn about the interactions of solids and liquids, and how a material can be recovered from a mixture or solution. This lesson plan includes teacher notes and worksheets.
Objects Have Parts Gr. 1-3 (eLesson Plan)
In this lesson plan students are introduced to the idea that complex objects have parts, and that understanding these parts helps us understand the object. Teacher notes, with 4 experiments and worksheets, plus an answer key complete the lesson. 6...
Pass the Salt Please Experiment Grades 7-8
This lesson focuses on the student's ability to form a hypothesis, and design and conduct an experiment. 4 pages including an answer key.
Physical or Chemical Changes in Matter? Grade 5 Lesson with Experiments
Students will learn about physical and chemical changes in matter. This lesson includes teacher notes, and an introductory worksheet, plus 4 experiments on "Reversible or Non-Reversible" changes in matter, a follow-up crossword puzzle worksheet to assess what your students have...
Pitch and Intensity Lesson & Experiment Gr. 4-6
Sounds can be characterized by two different attributes: pitch and intensity. In this lesson plan, students will build their own musical instrument by using three or more small jars, water, and a drumstick. They will also learn how to use...
Pitch and Intensity Lesson Grades 1-3
Sounds can be characterized by two different attributes: pitch and intensity. Students will build their own musical instruments with baby food jars and also learn how to use a decibel meter. 9 pages, answer key included.
Properties of Matter Grade 5 Lesson with Experiments
Students will learn that matter is everything that has mass and takes up space, and that there are different properties of matter.This lesson plan includes teacher notes and worksheets for teaching: What is Matter? Properties of Matter Investigating Buoyancy Investigating...
Rock Science Experiments Gr. 2-3
Each experiment includes a list of materials and step-by-step procedures. 7 experiments on these topics: How to Make a Fossil Making an Erupting Volcano How to Make a Supersaturated Solution Crystals on a Stick Growing Salt Crystals Making Rock Candy...
Rocks & Minerals - 9 Science Experiments Grades 4-6
9 Fun Activities to introduce students to the world of Rocks & Minerals! Each experiment includes a list of materials and step-by-step procedures. How to Make a Fossil How to Make an Erupting Volcano How to Make a Supersaturated Solution...
Shadows Gr. 1-3 (eLesson Plan)
These activities explore the nature of shadows. Students will learn that the shape of a shadow is determined by the shape of an objects surfaces turned toward the light. 6 pages, answer key included.