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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Highlights

Memorial Day
Find a way to honor the American men and women who have sacrificed their lives in wars and military disputes this Memorial Day (May 30). Some of our most popular activities include: World War II Student Project, Chronology of Conscription in the U.S., and American Flag, Memorial Day Videos, and "In Flanders Fields" -- History and Poetry!

May Calendar of Events
May is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Transportation Week (May 15-21), Museum Day (5/18), and Memorial Day (5/30). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Get Caught Reading Month, Inventors Month, National Family Month (May 8 - June 19), Physical Fitness & Sports Month all May long!

Videos
Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, the American Revolution, and the environment. Enjoy!

Coding & Computer Science
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, and Hour of Code resources make a great introduction to the computer science skills all students will benefit from.