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Science Teacher Resources

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
Ocean Zones Mini-Lesson
The Amazing Rain Forest Mini-Lesson
Introducing Dinosaurs Mini-Lesson
Adaptations: Bird Beaks Mini-Lesson
Fossils Mini-Lesson
Intro to Rocks Mini-Lesson
Astronomy Through the Ages Mini-Lesson
Meet the Planets Mini-Lesson
Characteristics of Mammals Mini-Lesson
Animals of the Antarctic Mini-Lesson
Animals of the Arctic Mini-Lesson
Meet the Mammals Mini-Lesson
Intro to Water Mini-Lesson
More About Minerals Mini-Lesson
Introducing Deserts Mini-Lesson
Focus on Frogs Mini-Lesson
More Mini-Lessons

Printables for Grades K-2

The Parts of the Eye
Human Body Printable Book (K-3)
Plant Parts
Photosynthesis Worksheet
Can You Design a Better Bird? -- Activity 4.13
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
The Human Body: Disease & Wellness Printable Book (Grades K-5)
More Popular Science Printables (K-2)

Printables for Grades 3-5

Animals Printable Book (4-6)
Parts of a Volcano Labeling Worksheet
Weather Symbols
Science, Technology, and Society: Wetlands Watch
Sense Receptors: Sending Signals to the Brain
Are You an Ant? Teacher's Guide
Case of the Broken Loop
More Popular Science Printables (3-5)

Printables for Grades 6-8

Performance-Based Science Activities
What Is the Digestive System?
Activity: Messenger RNA
How Do Lenses Refract Light?
What Is DNA?
What Are Chromosomes?
How Does Alcohol Affect the Body?
More Popular Science Printables (6-8)

Printables for Grades 9-12

Performance-Based Science Activities
Why Are Wetlands Important to the Environment?
What Is a Station Model?
Persuasive Essay Rubric I
Air Quality and the Weather -- Student Section
What Are Ocean Waves?
World Map (Black and White)
More Popular Science Printables (9-12)

Lesson Plans

Life Cycle of Butterflies
Which Metal Corrodes the Fastest?
Gravity and Weight on Other Planets
Layers of the Rain Forest
"The Grasshopper and the Owl": A Fable by Aesop
What Materials Conduct Static Electricity Best?
What Am I? Icebreaker
More Popular Science Lesson Plans

Science Graphic Organizers

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

Quizzes

Volcanoes and Earthquakes Quiz
Digestion Quiz
Human Body Parts Quiz
Circulatory System Quiz
Bacteria and Viruses Quiz
Extreme Weather Quiz
Science - Atoms Quiz
More Science Quizzes

References

List of Rain Forest Animals
Global Warming: A Glossary of Terms
Cranberry Facts
Global Warming: So, What's the Big Deal?
Dinosaur Facts Part I
Global Warming: We CAN Make a Difference!
Some Unusual Facts About Snakes
More Popular Science References

Science Games

Poptropica Teaching Guide: Time Tangled Island
Seeds Word Search
Bones & Muscles Word Search
Recycling Crossword Puzzle
Hospital Word Search
More Online Science Games

Earth Day Activities

Recycling & Waste Management – Educational Videos & Activities
Earth Day Printable Book (K-4)
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Environment & Pollution: Matching Worksheet
Money-Saving Tips for Teachers
Favorite Classroom Activities for Going Green
Renewable and Non-renewable Energy
More Earth Day Teacher Resources

Spring Resources for Science Class

Frog Life Cycle Booklet
Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet
The Sunflower
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Poster & Activities
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Tissue Flower Craft
Describe the Rainy Day
More Popular Spring Resources for Science Class

Autumn Resources for Science Class

As Soon As It's Fall Poetry Pack
Flower and Leaf Press
Fall Haiku
Examining the Trees and Leaves in Fall
Looking for Signs of Photosynthesis
Fall Similes
Autumn Leaf Art Projects
More Popular Autumn Resources for Science Class

Winter Resources for Science Class

How Can You Make a Thermometer?
Seasons Printables Slideshow
Weather Station
Types of Snow
Glacial Pressure
Evergreen Tree Bulletin Board for Winter
Tree Pattern
More Popular Winter Resources for Science Class

Language Arts Activities for Science Class

Lesson Planning Center
Reading Warm-Up 22 for Gr. 1 & 2: Geography
Summer Fun Worksheets
Reading Warm-Up 10 for Gr. 5 & 6: Animals
Boa Constrictor Reading Warm-Up
Plant Parts
Eyewitness Plant Printables
More Popular Language Arts Activities for Science Class

Literature Activities for Science Class

Animal Farm Literature Guide
How to Eat Fried Worms Enrichment Activities
"The Fox and the Goat": A Lesson on Aesop's Fable
Summer Reading (Grades 9-12)
Summer Reading (Grades 6-8)
Have a Heart
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
More Popular Literature Activities for Science Class

Math & Science Connected

Rulers: Inches and Centimeters
Plant Graph
Mathematical Scavenger Hunt Through the Human Body
Weather Graph
Gummy Worm Measurements
Building Toothpick Bridges
Measure Me!
More Popular Math & Science Resources

Art & Science Connected

Tissue Flower Craft
Rain Forest Animals
Life Cycle Charts
Plants of the Rain Forest
Circus Lion
Paper Plate Dinosaur
Farm Animals Matching
More Popular Art Activities for Science Class

Digital Books

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

Social Studies & Science Connected

Educational Clip Art Images from DK
Science, Technology, and Society: Wetlands Watch
Reading Warm-Up 22 for Gr. 1 & 2: Geography
World Map (Black and White)
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Time Tangled Island
Eyewitness Plant Printables
Activity: Making a Weather Map
More Popular Social Studies Activities for Science Class

History & Science Connected

Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mystery Train Island
Inventions & Machines Printable Book (K-4)
"The Grasshopper and the Owl": A Fable by Aesop
Activity: Dinosaurs and Geologic Time
"The Fox and the Goat": A Lesson on Aesop's Fable
Pioneers in Exploring Human Diseases
Rev Up Your Veggies: A Physical Science Activity
More Popular History Activities for Science Class

Biography Activities for Science Class

Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Popular Inventions Printables
Samuel Morse
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring
Albert Einstein, Physicist
One Small Step and Mission to the Moon
More Popular Biography Activities for Science Class

Technology Resources for Science Class

Animal Report PowerPoint Presentation
Life Science Test: Heredity and Genetics
Popular Space Sciences Printables, Grades K-4
How Distant Are the Planets from the Sun?
Insects on the Internet
Animal Report PowerPoint Presentation: Student Planning Pages
How Has Technology Improved Life at Various Stages?
More Popular Technology Resources for Science Class

Inventions Activities for Science Class

Create Your Own Invention
List of Inventions and Discoveries
Invent a Flying Machine
Famous Firsts in Aviation
Inventions & Machines Printables Slideshow
Classroom Catapults
Ingenious Inventors Match
More Popular Inventions Activities for Science Class

Plants (Botany)

Plant Parts
Photosynthesis Worksheet
How a Seed Grows -- Little Book
Careers: Who Am I?
From Seed to Plant
Plant Parts
Plants & Trees Printable Book (Grades K-4)
More Plants (Botany) – Teacher Resources

Human Body Resources

Brain Science Curriculum (Grades 3 & 4)
Brain Science Curriculum (Grades 5 & 6)
What Is the Digestive System?
How Do Lenses Refract Light?
How Does Alcohol Affect the Body?
The Parts of the Eye
Human Body Printable Book (K-3)
More Human Body Resources for Teachers

Health & Nutrition Activities

Thought for Food: A Nutrition Lesson
An Edible Experiment
The Foods We Eat
Wellness Poster
Food Groups
Extinguishing a Fire
Dinosaur Hunters
More Popular Health & Nutrition Activities

Food & Science Connected

How to Eat Fried Worms Enrichment Activities
Insects in the Garden
Gummy Worm Measurements
Summer Herbs to Identify
Which Foods Do Molds Love Best?
Science Key Term Review: Digestion and Nutrition
Salt or Sugar: Which Dissolves Faster in Different Liquids?
More Popular Food Activities for Science Class

Chemistry Activities

Activity: Messenger RNA
What Is DNA?
What Are Chromosomes?
What Is Digestion?
Which Metal Corrodes the Fastest?
What Is a Compound?
Dirty Water
More Popular Chemistry Activities

Physics Resources

What Are Ocean Waves?
Potential and Kinetic Energy
Activity: Methods of Heat Transfer
Science and Language Arts: Moving Objects
Playground Physics Printable Book (Grades 3-6)
Float or Sink
What Are Motion and Speed?
More Popular Physics Resources

Activities for Space Sciences

Zodiac Constellations
Moon Things
Constellations: Pictures in the Sky Lesson Plan
Moon's Phases Lesson Plan
Earth's Journey Through the Universe
The Great Space Race
How Does a Reflecting Telescope Work?
More Popular Space Activities for Science Class

Geology Activities

Why Are Wetlands Important to the Environment?
Parts of a Volcano Labeling Worksheet
Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
What Is a Glacier?
Key Term Review: Rocks and Their Origins
Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Vertebrate and Invertebrate Animals
More Popular Geology Activities

Weather Activities

What Is a Station Model?
Weather Symbols
Air Quality and the Weather -- Student Section
Earth Day Printable Book (K-4)
Extreme Weather
How Does Climate Affect Living Things?
How Do You Read a Weather Map?
More Weather Resources for Teachers

Insect Resources

List of Rain Forest Animals
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
Life Cycle of Butterflies
Are You an Ant? Teacher's Guide
Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet
Body Parts of an Ant
Animal Habitat Crossword Puzzle
More Insects – Teacher Resources

Animal Resources

Animals Printable Book (4-6)
Can You Design a Better Bird? -- Activity 4.13
Reading Warm-Up 10 for Gr. 5 & 6: Animals
What Are Worms?
Boa Constrictor Reading Warm-Up
Layers of the Rain Forest Worksheets
Where Is Life Found in the Ocean?
More Animals – Teacher Resources

Additional Resources

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

Videos
Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, American History, and the environment. Enjoy!

May Calendar of Events
May is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Backyard Games Week (5/18-25), Buy a Musical Instrument Day (5/22), and Memorial Day (5/25). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Inventors Month, Physical Fitness & Sports Month, and Water Safety Month!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

Now available: Galactic Hot Dogs in print! Buy it at bookstores now.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.