Performance-Based Science Activities

E=MC2 written on blackboard  Each of the following printable packets contains a performance-based science activity for students and a background/procedures page for teachers. Educate students about plants, animals, biology, health, physics, earth science, and space with these resources. Activities include creating charts, designing experiments, modeling concepts, building machines, interpreting data, making graphs, and much more. Use the scoring rubric in each packet to evaluate students' understanding of science concepts.

Animals & Classification

Cellular Biology

Human Biology and Health

Environmental Science

Geology Activities

Plant Physiology

Oceanography

Weather and Climate

Astronomy

Chemistry

Physics

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2016 Presidential Elections
Election season is here. Help your students understand the process of our national elections, from the President down to local representatives, with our election activities. Read short biographies of presidential candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) and Donald Trump (R), explore mock election ideas, create presidential trading cards, learn election vocabulary, play election bingo and more!

October Calendar of Events
October is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum! Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Rosh Hashanah (begins sundown 10/2), World Space Week (10/4-10), World Teacher Day (10/5), Earth Science Week (10/9-15), Teen Read Week (10/9-15), Columbus Day (10/10), Metric Week (10/10-16), Chemistry Week (10/16-22), Black Poetry Day (10/17), Make a Difference Day (10/22), Black Tuesday (10/29/1929), and Halloween (10/31). Plus, celebrate Bullying Prevention Month, Computer Learning Month, Diversity Awareness Month, Family History Month, Fire Prevention Month, International Dinosaur Month, Learning Disabilities Month, and School Safety Month all October long!

Halloween
Happy Halloween! Students love this fall holiday; take advantage of it! You'll find everything from costume patterns and printable Halloween masks to counting activities and vocabulary lessons.