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

Printables for Grades K-2

Plant Parts
Source Reduction Unit: Environment Activities for the Classroom
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
Photosynthesis Worksheet
Body Parts
How a Seed Grows -- Little Book
Careers: Who Am I?
More Popular Science Printables (K-2)

Printables for Grades 3-5

Parts of a Volcano Labeling Worksheet
Thought for Food: A Nutrition Lesson
Spring Crossword Puzzle I
Potential and Kinetic Energy
Spring Theme Bulletin Board
World Map (Black and White)
Earthquakes and Volcanoes
More Popular Science Printables (3-5)

Printables for Grades 6-8

Performance-Based Science Activities
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Rulers: Inches and Centimeters
Renewable and Non-renewable Energy
How Does Alcohol Affect the Body?
Organ Systems in the Human Body
Plant Parts
More Popular Science Printables (6-8)

Printables for Grades 9-12

Performance-Based Science Activities
The Parts of the Heart (Blank) Printable
The Digestive System (Blank) Printable
The Respiratory System (Blank) Printable
Environment & Pollution: Matching Worksheet
The Healthy Immune System
The Skeletal System
More Popular Science Printables (9-12)

Lesson Plans

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

Science Graphic Organizers

Top 10 Science Graphic Organizers
Triple Venn Diagram
Float or Sink
Cause and Effect Organizer
Dogs and Cats as Pets: Venn Diagram
Time Line Graphic Organizer
Double Entry Journal Template
Rock Cycle (Blank) Printable
More Popular Science Graphic Organizers

Quizzes

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

References

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

Science Games

Spring Bingo
What Am I? Icebreaker
Bones & Muscles Word Search
Seeds Word Search
Hospital Word Search
More Online Science Games

Earth Day Activities

Tissue Flower Craft
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Top 10 Earth Day Printables (K-4)
Recycling & Waste Management – Educational Videos & Activities
Favorite Classroom Activities for Going Green
Recycled Art
The "Three Rs": Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle
More Earth Day Teacher Resources

Spring Resources for Science Class

Top 10 Spring Activities (K-8)
The Giant Easter Egg
Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Poster & Activities
Spring Crossword Puzzle II
Structure of a Typical Flower
The Sunflower
More Popular Spring Resources for Science Class

Autumn Resources for Science Class

As Soon As It's Fall Poetry Pack
Seasons Printables Slideshow
Fall Haiku
Looking for Signs of Photosynthesis
Fall into Rhyme
Seasons Printable Book (K-6)
Weather Station
More Popular Autumn Resources for Science Class

Winter Resources for Science Class

Welcome Spring
How Can You Make a Thermometer?
Herbs in the Classroom
Glacial Pressure
Snowflakes Poem
Jan Brett's Winter Books
Lowest Recorded Temperatures
More Popular Winter Resources for Science Class

Language Arts Activities for Science Class

Lesson Planning Center
Animal Research and Writing
Reading Comprehension: The Moon
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
How to Eat Fried Worms Enrichment Activities
Life in the Sea
"The Fox and the Goat": A Lesson on Aesop's Fable
More Popular Language Arts Activities for Science Class

Literature Activities for Science Class

Animal Farm Literature Guide
Sensory Poems
Post Card Template
Action Poems and Songs
Have a Heart
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring
Diary of a Worm Classroom Activities
More Popular Literature Activities for Science Class

Math & Science Connected

Weather Graph
Gummy Worm Measurements
Plant Graph
Graphing: X and Y Axis
Measure Me!
Are All Pennies Created Equal?
Measuring: Liquid Volume
More Popular Math & Science Resources

Art & Science Connected

Tissue Flower Craft
The Giant Easter Egg
Recycled Art Projects Gallery
Life Cycle Charts
Fingerpaint Clover Field
Rain Forest Animals
Hey There, Stink Bug! Activity Guide
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

World Map (Black and White)
Educational Clip Art Images from DK
Animal Farm Literature Guide
Weather Graph
Triple Venn Diagram
Cause and Effect Organizer
Create Your Own Invention
More Popular Social Studies Activities for Science Class

History & Science Connected

"The Grasshopper and the Owl": A Fable by Aesop
"The Fox and the Goat": A Lesson on Aesop's Fable
Time Line Graphic Organizer
Dr. Mae Jemison Coloring Page
List of Inventions and Discoveries
Meteors and Meteorites
Thomas Alva Edison, Inventor
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
Early Astronomers
Popular Inventions Printables
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring
Albert Einstein, Physicist
Learn About Johnny Appleseed
More Popular Biography Activities for Science Class

Technology Resources for Science Class

Animal Report PowerPoint Presentation
Popular Space Sciences Printables, Grades K-4
How Distant Are the Planets from the Sun?
Animal Report PowerPoint Presentation: Student Planning Pages
Women in Space: Sally Ride and Christa McAuliffe
Popular Space Sciences Printables, Grades 5-8
Science and Technology: Earthquake!
More Popular Technology Resources for Science Class

Inventions Activities for Science Class

Inventions & Machines Printables Slideshow
Famous Firsts in Aviation
My Invention Book
Invention Connection
Ingenious Inventors Match
Thomas Edison Revisited
How an Electric Light Bulb Works
More Popular Inventions Activities for Science Class

Plants (Botany)

Plant Parts
Photosynthesis Worksheet
How a Seed Grows -- Little Book
Careers: Who Am I?
Plant Parts
Growth Cycle of Plants
From Seed to Plant
More Plants (Botany) – Teacher Resources

Human Body Resources

Brain Science Curriculum (Grades 3 & 4)
Brain Science Curriculum (Grades 5 & 6)
How Does Alcohol Affect the Body?
Organ Systems in the Human Body
The Parts of the Heart (Blank) Printable
Human Body Printable Book (K-3)
Our Five Senses
More Human Body Resources for Teachers

Health & Nutrition Activities

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

Food & Science Connected

Gummy Worm Measurements
How to Eat Fried Worms Enrichment Activities
Fruits and Vegetables List
Salt or Sugar: Which Dissolves Faster in Different Liquids?
Class Garden
Insects in the Garden
Which Foods Do Molds Love Best?
More Popular Food Activities for Science Class

Chemistry Activities

Which Metal Corrodes the Fastest?
Dominant and Recessive Genes
Inherited and Observable Traits
Are All Pennies Created Equal?
Science Key-Term Crossword Puzzle
Build a Volcano
Gummy Bear Genetics
More Popular Chemistry Activities

Physics Resources

Potential and Kinetic Energy
What Materials Conduct Static Electricity Best?
Float or Sink
Simple Machines II
Force and Motion
Observing Sound Waves
Science Fun: Heat and Light
More Popular Physics Resources

Activities for Space Sciences

Constellations: Pictures in the Sky Lesson Plan
Zodiac Constellations
Moon Things
Moon's Phases Lesson Plan
A Day in Space Sub Kit (Grades 5-6)
The Great Space Race
Asteroids
More Popular Space Activities for Science Class

Geology Activities

Parts of a Volcano Labeling Worksheet
Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
Vertebrate and Invertebrate Animals
Volcanoes
All About Fossils
Measure Me!
More Popular Geology Activities

Weather Activities

Top 10 Spring Activities (K-8)
Top 10 Earth Day Printables (K-4)
Spring Crossword Puzzle II
In All Kinds of Weather
Hurricanes
Weather Symbols
Global Warming: A Glossary of Terms
More Weather Resources for Teachers

Insect Resources

List of Rain Forest Animals
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
Life Cycle of Butterflies
Spring Crossword Puzzle I
Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Poster & Activities
Body Parts of an Ant
More Insects – Teacher Resources

Animal Resources

Animal Research and Writing
Layers of the Rain Forest Worksheets
Animal Mothers and Babies
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Home, Sweet, Home: Animal Habitats
What Am I? Icebreaker
Life in the Sea
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!

April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: April Fool's Day (begins 4/1), Passover (begins sundown 4/3), Easter (4/5), Name Yourself Day (4/9), Encourage a Young Writer Day (4/10), Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Holocaust Remembrance Day (begins sundown 4/15), Poison Prevention Week (4/15-21), Earth Day (4/22), Tell a Story Day (4/27), International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports 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.