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

Printables for Grades K-2

Case of the Broken Loop
Earth Day Printable Book (K-4)
Eyewitness Plant Printables
Photosynthesis Worksheet
Home, Sweet, Home: Animal Habitats
A Food Chain Puzzle
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)
Reading Warm-Up 10 for Gr. 5 & 6: Animals
Boa Constrictor Reading Warm-Up
Plant Terminology
Reading Warm-Up 13 for Gr. 3 & 4: Animals
Pioneers in Exploring Human Diseases
Laws of Motion
More Popular Science Printables (3-5)

Printables for Grades 6-8

Performance-Based Science Activities
Persuasive Essay Rubric I
Key Term Review: Rocks and Their Origins
Earth Science Final Exam
What Is a Compound?
What Is the Nervous System?
What Are Worms?
More Popular Science Printables (6-8)

Printables for Grades 9-12

Performance-Based Science Activities
What Is the Electromagnetic Spectrum?
What Is a Glacier?
What Are Ferns?
What Are Ocean Waves?
How Do You Read a Topographic Map?
What Is the Muscular System?
More Popular Science Printables (9-12)

Lesson Plans

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

Science Graphic Organizers

Top 10 Science Graphic Organizers
Float or Sink
Cause and Effect Organizer
Ways to Help the Environment
Double Entry Journal Template
Time Line
Animal Coverings
Time Line Graphic Organizer
More Popular Science Graphic Organizers

Quizzes

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

References

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

Science Games

Bones & Muscles Word Search
Seeds Word Search
What Am I? Icebreaker
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Time Tangled Island
Recycling Crossword Puzzle
More Online Science Games

Earth Day Activities

What Can You Reuse and Recycle?
Erosion Word Search
Composting Unit: Environment Activities for the Classroom
Recycling & Waste Management – Educational Videos & Activities
Save Our Environment Printable Book (K-12)
Plant Crossword Puzzle
Trash & Climate Change
More Earth Day Teacher Resources

Spring Resources for Science Class

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
May Day
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Tissue Flower Craft
Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet
Spring Theme Bulletin Board
More Popular Spring Resources for Science Class

Autumn Resources for Science Class

Examining the Trees and Leaves in Fall
The Stranger Teacher's Guide
As Soon As It's Fall Poetry Pack
The Sunflower
Looking for Signs of Photosynthesis
Flower and Leaf Press
Fall Haiku
More Popular Autumn Resources for Science Class

Winter Resources for Science Class

How Can You Make a Thermometer?
Weather Station
Seasons Printables Slideshow
Glacial Pressure
Bird Feeders
Herbs in the Classroom
Welcome Spring
More Popular Winter Resources for Science Class

Language Arts Activities for Science Class

Lesson Planning Center
Climate: Vocabulary
Science Reading Warm-Up 52 for Gr. 5 & 6: Volcanoes
Who Gives a Hoot?
Elephants Reading Warm-Up
Plant Parts
Sharks Reading Warm-Up
More Popular Language Arts Activities for Science Class

Literature Activities for Science Class

Animal Farm Literature Guide
Island of the Blue Dolphins Activities
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Poster & Activities
How to Eat Fried Worms Enrichment Activities
Science and Writing: Food Poetry
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Post Card Template
More Popular Literature Activities for Science Class

Math & Science Connected

How Does Soil Form?
What Are Tissues?
How Does Alcohol Affect the Body?
How Do Animal Embryos Develop?
Our Growing Planet
Plant Graph
Rulers: Inches and Centimeters
More Popular Math & Science Resources

Art & Science Connected

Tissue Flower Craft
Circus Lion
Recycled Art Projects Gallery
Life Cycle Charts
Plants of the Rain Forest
Rain Forest Animals
Coloring Packet: Reusing an Old Jar
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

Eyewitness Plant Printables
What Is a Glacier?
What Are Climate Zones?
Science and Social Studies: Mountains of Fire
World Map (Black and White)
Animal Farm Literature Guide
What Are Ocean Currents?
More Popular Social Studies Activities for Science Class

History & Science Connected

Pioneers in Exploring Human Diseases
Educational Clip Art Images from DK
Earth Day Activities
Reading Warm-Up 74 for Gr. 3 & 4: Current Events
Reading Warm-Up 75 for Gr. 1 & 2: Current Events
"The Grasshopper and the Owl": A Fable by Aesop
Samuel Morse
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
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring
Albert Einstein, Physicist
Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World Discussion Guide
Learn About Johnny Appleseed
More Popular Biography Activities for Science Class

Technology Resources for Science Class

Science Key Term Review: Heredity and Genetics
Life Science Test: Heredity and Genetics
How Has Technology Improved Life at Various Stages?
Comparing Humans and Robots
Animal Report PowerPoint Presentation
Science and Technology: Earthquake!
Popular Space Sciences Printables, Grades K-4
More Popular Technology Resources for Science Class

Inventions Activities for Science Class

List of Inventions and Discoveries
Create Your Own Invention
Famous Firsts in Aviation
Inventions & Machines Printables Slideshow
My Invention Book
Rev Up Your Veggies: A Physical Science Activity
Thomas Edison Revisited
More Popular Inventions Activities for Science Class

Plants (Botany)

Plant Terminology
What Are Ferns?
Photosynthesis Worksheet
How Are Plants Classified?
How a Seed Grows -- Little Book
How Do Yeasts and Molds Reproduce?
How Are Living Things Classified?
More Plants (Botany) – Teacher Resources

Human Body Resources

Brain Science Curriculum (Grades 3 & 4)
Brain Science Curriculum (Grades 5 & 6)
What Is the Nervous System?
What Is the Muscular System?
The Human Body: Disease & Wellness Printable Book (Grades K-5)
Boning Up on Bones
What Is Immunity?
More Human Body Resources for Teachers

Health & Nutrition Activities

Thought for Food: A Nutrition Lesson
An Edible Experiment
Food Groups
The Ants Have It!
The Foods We Eat
Extinguishing a Fire
Food Flight: Digestive Tracking
More Popular Health & Nutrition Activities

Food & Science Connected

Plant Products
How to Eat Fried Worms Enrichment Activities
Insects in the Garden
Gummy Worm Measurements
Activity: Researching Plant Foods
Class Garden
Which Foods Do Molds Love Best?
More Popular Food Activities for Science Class

Chemistry Activities

What Is a Compound?
What Are Physical and Chemical Changes?
What Are the Properties of Matter?
What Are Elements and Compounds?
How Do Genes Combine in Offspring?
Dirty Water
What Is Photosynthesis?
More Popular Chemistry Activities

Physics Resources

What Is the Electromagnetic Spectrum?
What Are Ocean Waves?
Laws of Motion
What Are Energy Pyramids?
Energy Printable Book (3-6)
B. J. & T. J. Bear Discover Light Reflections
Can a Magnet Work Through Water?
More Popular Physics Resources

Activities for Space Sciences

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

Geology Activities

Key Term Review: Rocks and Their Origins
How Does Wind Cause Erosion?
Science Reading Warm-Up 52 for Gr. 5 & 6: Volcanoes
Erosion Word Search
Parts of a Volcano Labeling Worksheet
How Does Soil Form?
What Causes Water Pollution?
More Popular Geology Activities

Weather Activities

Earth Day Printable Book (K-4)
Extreme Weather
Climate: Vocabulary
How Does Climate Affect Living Things?
What Is a Station Model?
What Causes Severe Storms?
Astronomy & Climatology Printable Book (6-10)
More Weather Resources for Teachers

Insect Resources

List of Rain Forest Animals
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
Life Cycle of Butterflies
Science Reading Warm-Up: Worms
Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet
Spring Crossword Puzzle I
Body Parts of an Ant
More Insects – Teacher Resources

Animal Resources

Animals Printable Book (4-6)
Reading Warm-Up 10 for Gr. 5 & 6: Animals
Boa Constrictor Reading Warm-Up
What Are Worms?
Reading Warm-Up 13 for Gr. 3 & 4: Animals
Home, Sweet, Home: Animal Habitats
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: Cats
More Animals – Teacher Resources

Additional Resources

Science Visuals (Grades 6-12)
Science Transparencies (Grades 6-12)
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Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

Videos
Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: Earth Day, women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, and American History. 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: May Day (5/1), National Music Week (5/3-10), Teacher Appreciation Week (5/4-8), Children's Book Week (5/4-10), Mother's Day (5/9), Transportation Week (5/10-16), Biographers Day (5/16), 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.

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.