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Science

Unlock the wonder and fun of science by exploring the printables, lessons, graphic organizers, and quizzes below. Whether you're teaching a unit on geology, space, chemistry, or physics, you'll find the science materials you need for elementary, intermediate, and high school students. You can easily incorporate math, history, or art activities into your science curriculum with these resources. Use Earth Day activities in April to teach your students about nature and respecting the environment.

Whiteboard Compatible Mini-Lessons

Sense Organs: Skin, Nose, Tongue Mini-Lesson
Introducing Dinosaurs Mini-Lesson
The Amazing Rain Forest Mini-Lesson
Ocean Zones Mini-Lesson
Fossils Mini-Lesson
More Mini-Lessons

Digital Books

Gallery of DK Digital Books for Life Science
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Earth Science

Worksheets & Activities (K-2)

Body Parts
Loud and Soft Sounds
Life in the Sea
Photosynthesis Worksheet
World Map (Black and White)
More Science Printables (K-2)

Worksheets & Activities (3-5)

Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Thought for Food: A Nutrition Lesson
Parts of a Volcano Labeling Worksheet
Summer Crossword Puzzle
Body Parts Pictorial Story
More Science Printables (3-5)

Worksheets & Activities (6-8)

Performance-Based Science Activities
Have a Heart
List of Inventions and Discoveries
Organ Systems in the Human Body
Potential and Kinetic Energy
More Science Printables (6-8)

Worksheets & Activities (9-12)

Performance-Based Science Activities
How Does Alcohol Affect the Body?
Environment & Pollution: Matching Worksheet
The Parts of the Heart (Blank) Printable
Rulers: Inches and Centimeters
More Science Printables (9-12)

Lesson Plans

The Sunflower
Life Cycle of Butterflies
What Am I? Icebreaker
Recycled Art
"The Fox and the Goat": A Lesson on Aesop's Fable
"The Grasshopper and the Owl": A Fable by Aesop
Which Metal Corrodes the Fastest?
More Popular Science Lesson Plans

Graphic Organizers

Top 10 Science Graphic Organizers
Double Entry Journal Template
Float or Sink
Triple Venn Diagram
Dogs and Cats as Pets: Venn Diagram
Time Line Graphic Organizer
More Science Graphic Organizers

References

List of Rain Forest Animals
Tracking the Space Station
Cranberry Facts
Global Warming: A Glossary of Terms
Some Unusual Facts About Snakes
More Science References

Games & Puzzles

Bones & Muscles Word Search
Fourth Grade Back-to-School Activity Guide Slideshow
Recycling Crossword Puzzle
Seeds Word Search
Hospital Word Search
More Online Science Games

Earth Day Activities

Favorite Classroom Activities for Going Green
Recycling & Waste Management – Educational Videos & Activities
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Plant Crossword Puzzle
More Earth Day Teacher Resources

Spring

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet
Describe the Rainy Day
More Spring Resources for Science Class

Autumn

As Soon As It's Fall Poetry Pack
Classroom Tree Bulletin Board
Looking for Signs of Photosynthesis
More Autumn Resources for Science Class

Winter

Weather Station
Let It Snow!
Types of Snow
More Winter Resources for Science Class

Language Arts Connections

Lesson Planning Center
Summer Fun Worksheets
Plant Parts
The Five Senses
Science Key-Term Crossword Puzzle
More Language Arts Activities for Science Class

Literature Connections

Animal Farm Literature Guide
Post Card Template
Island of the Blue Dolphins Activities
Engaging STEM Titles for K-8 Reading
Summer Reading (Grades 9-12)
More Literature Activities for Science Class

Math Connections

Weather Graph
Measuring: Liquid Volume
Money-Saving Tips for Teachers
Plant Graph
Gummy Worm Measurements
More Popular Math & Science Resources

Art Connections

Paper Plate Dinosaur
Make a Dinosaur
T. Rex Pop-Up Activity
Tissue Flower Craft
Recycled Art Projects Gallery
More Popular Art Activities for Science Class

Physics

Loud and Soft Sounds
Potential and Kinetic Energy
Observing Sound Waves
What Materials Conduct Static Electricity Best?
Science Key-Term Crossword Puzzle
Float or Sink
Rev Up Your Veggies: A Physical Science Activity
More Physics Resources

Chemistry

Which Metal Corrodes the Fastest?
Salt or Sugar: Which Dissolves Faster in Different Liquids?
Build a Volcano
pH Scale
Dominant and Recessive Genes
More Chemistry Activities

Human Body Resources

The Five Senses - Kindergarten
Label Your Body
Human Body Transparencies & Visuals Gallery
The Human Body: Disease & Wellness Printables Slideshow
Big Sneeze
Brain Science Curriculum (Grades 3 & 4)
Brain Science Curriculum (Grades 5 & 6)
More Human Body Resources for Teachers

Weather

Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Summer Crossword Puzzle
Weather Graph
Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
Hurricanes
More Weather Resources for Teachers

Plants (Botany)

The Sunflower
Photosynthesis Worksheet
Plant Parts
Fruits and Vegetables List
Careers: Who Am I?
More Plants (Botany) – Teacher Resources

Animals

Life in the Sea
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
Life Cycle of Butterflies
What Am I? Icebreaker
Vertebrate and Invertebrate Animals
More Animals – Teacher Resources

Space

Zodiac Constellations
One Small Step and Mission to the Moon
Constellations: Pictures in the Sky Lesson Plan
Moon Things Crossword Puzzle
Tracking the Space Station
Moon's Phases Lesson Plan
A Day in Space Sub Kit (Grades 5-6)
More Popular Space Activities for Science Class

Social Studies Connections

World Map (Black and White)
List of Inventions and Discoveries
Double Entry Journal Template
Animal Farm Literature Guide
Create Your Own Invention
More Social Studies Activities for Science Class

History Connections

"The Fox and the Goat": A Lesson on Aesop's Fable
"The Grasshopper and the Owl": A Fable by Aesop
Educational Clip Art Images from DK
Digital Book Library
Hurricane Katrina Reading Warm-Up
More History Activities for Science Class

Technology

Engaging STEM Titles for K-8 Reading
Animal Report PowerPoint Presentation
All About Pneumatic Tires
Sample the Solar System
Amazing Electrical Systems
More Popular Technology Resources for Science Class

Inventions

Famous Firsts in Aviation
Inventions & Machines Printables Slideshow
Classroom Catapults
How an Electric Light Bulb Works
Invent-a-Fair
Science Reading Warm-Up: Telescopes
George Washington Carver
More Popular Inventions Activities for Science Class

Food Science

Thought for Food: A Nutrition Lesson
Insects in the Garden
The Foods We Eat
Gummy Worm Measurements
Summer Herbs to Identify
More Nutrition & Food Activities

Geology

Parts of a Volcano Labeling Worksheet
Science Reading Warm-Up: Earthquakes
Earth's Structure
Science Reading Warm-Up: Volcanoes
Dinosaur Poetry
More Geology Activities

Insects

List of Rain Forest Animals
Animal Habitat Crossword Puzzle
Body Parts of an Ant
Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
More Insects – Teacher Resources

Biography Activities

Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Popular Inventions Printables
Marie Curie's Discovery
Albert Einstein, Physicist
More Biography Activities

Visuals & Transparencies

Science Visuals (Grades 6-12)
Science Transparencies (Grades 6-12)

Highlights

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August Calendar of Events
August is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Friendship Day (8/2), President Obama's Birthday (8/4/1961), Astronaut Neil Armstrong's Birthday (8/5/1930), International Art Appreciation Day (8/9), International Youth Day (8/12), Aviation Day (8/19), Tooth Fairy Day (8/22), International Day for Remembrance of Slave Trade & Its Abolition (8/23), and Women's Equality Day (8/26). Plus, celebrate Back to School Month and Get Ready for Kindergarten Month all August long!

Poptropica Teaching Guides
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