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

Printables for Grades K-2

George Washington Carver – Coloring Page
Plant Parts
Body Parts
Garrett Morgan Coloring Page
Dr. Mae Jemison Coloring Page
Photosynthesis Worksheet
World Map (Black and White)
More Popular Science Printables (K-2)

Printables for Grades 3-5

Parts of a Volcano Labeling Worksheet
Potential and Kinetic Energy
What Is Adaptation?
Organ Systems in the Human Body
Thought for Food: A Nutrition Lesson
Animal Research and Writing
Moon Phases
More Popular Science Printables (3-5)

Printables for Grades 6-8

Performance-Based Science Activities
The Parts of the Heart (Blank) Printable
Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Have a Heart
Rulers: Inches and Centimeters
Renewable and Non-renewable Energy
Plant Parts
More Popular Science Printables (6-8)

Printables for Grades 9-12

Performance-Based Science Activities
The Digestive System (Blank) Printable
How Does Alcohol Affect the Body?
The Respiratory System (Blank) Printable
The Skeletal System
Earth, Moon, Sun, and Seasons -- Activity
The Healthy Immune System
More Popular Science Printables (9-12)

Lesson Plans

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

Science Graphic Organizers

Top 10 Science Graphic Organizers
Float or Sink
Dogs and Cats as Pets: Venn Diagram
Cause and Effect Organizer
Double Entry Journal Template
Time Line Graphic Organizer
Natural Resources
KWL Chart - Animals
More Popular Science Graphic Organizers

Quizzes

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

References

List of Rain Forest Animals
Types of Snow
Dinosaur Facts Part I
Cranberry Facts
The Scoop on Soil -- Background Information
Global Warming: A Glossary of Terms
The Chinese Calendar
More Popular Science References

Science Games

Bones & Muscles Word Search
Seeds Word Search
Rocks and Minerals Wordo
Recycling Crossword Puzzle
An Animal Puzzle
More Online Science Games

Earth Day Activities

Environment & Pollution: Matching Worksheet
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Home, Sweet, Home: Animal Habitats
Recycled Art
Dr. Seuss and Resource Use: Featuring The Lorax
Recycling & Waste Management – Educational Videos & Activities
More Earth Day Teacher Resources

Spring Resources for Science Class

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
Mardi Gras or Carnival
Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet
Describe the Rainy Day
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Poster & Activities
Structure of a Typical Flower
Spring Theme Bulletin Board
More Popular Spring Resources for Science Class

Autumn Resources for Science Class

As Soon As It's Fall Poetry Pack
Looking for Signs of Photosynthesis
Seasons Printables Slideshow
Weather Station
The Sunflower
Fall into Rhyme
Fall Haiku
More Popular Autumn Resources for Science Class

Winter Resources for Science Class

Snowflakes Poem
Let It Snow!
Jan Brett's Winter Books
Glacial Pressure
Bird Feeders
Viewing Snowflakes
How Can You Make a Thermometer?
More Popular Winter Resources for Science Class

Language Arts Activities for Science Class

Lesson Planning Center
Reading Comprehension: The Moon
How to Eat Fried Worms Enrichment Activities
"The Fox and the Goat": A Lesson on Aesop's Fable
Polar Bears Reading Warm-Up
Life in the Sea
Post Card Template
More Popular Language Arts Activities for Science Class

Literature Activities for Science Class

Animal Farm Literature Guide
Island of the Blue Dolphins Activities
Sensory Poems
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Action Poems and Songs
Charlotte's Web Persuasive Letter
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
More Popular Literature Activities for Science Class

Math & Science Connected

Weather Graph
Gummy Worm Measurements
Measure Me!
Are All Pennies Created Equal?
Measuring: Liquid Volume
Plant Graph
Triple Venn Diagram
More Popular Math & Science Resources

Art & Science Connected

George Washington Carver – Coloring Page
Paper Plate Dinosaur
T. Rex Pop-Up Activity
Rain Forest Animals
Heart Butterfly
Can You Make a Feather? -- Activity 4.4
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

World Map (Black and White)
Weather Graph
Animal Farm Literature Guide
Mardi Gras or Carnival
Educational Clip Art Images from DK
Chart of the Water Cycle
Benjamin Banneker, Astronomer
More Popular Social Studies Activities for Science Class

History & Science Connected

Garrett Morgan Coloring Page
Dr. Mae Jemison Coloring Page
"The Grasshopper and the Owl": A Fable by Aesop
Joseph Winters Coloring Page
Thomas Alva Edison, Inventor
"The Fox and the Goat": A Lesson on Aesop's Fable
Women Scientists & Inventors Printable Book (Grades 4-8)
More Popular History Activities for Science Class

Biography Activities for Science Class

Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Popular Inventions Printables
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams
Charles Drew and the Study of Blood
John Glenn Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Early Astronomers
More Popular Biography Activities for Science Class

Technology Resources for Science Class

Animal Report PowerPoint Presentation
Popular Space Sciences Printables, Grades K-4
Popular Space Sciences Printables, Grades 5-8
Sample the Solar System
Disaster in the Air: Challenger Space Shuttle
How Distant Are the Planets from the Sun?
Animal Report PowerPoint Presentation: Student Planning Pages
More Popular Technology Resources for Science Class

Inventions Activities for Science Class

Create Your Own Invention
List of Inventions and Discoveries
Inventions & Machines Printables Slideshow
Famous Firsts in Aviation
Thomas Edison Revisited
George Washington Carver
How an Electric Light Bulb Works
More Popular Inventions Activities for Science Class

Plants (Botany)

Plant Parts
Photosynthesis Worksheet
Careers: Who Am I?
Plant Parts
Layers of the Rain Forest
Plants & Trees Printable Book (Grades K-4)
In Which Liquids Do Seeds Grow Best?
More Plants (Botany) – Teacher Resources

Human Body Resources

Brain Science Curriculum (Grades 3 & 4)
Brain Science Curriculum (Grades 5 & 6)
Organ Systems in the Human Body
The Parts of the Heart (Blank) Printable
Our Five Senses
Have a Heart
Human Body Printable Book (K-3)
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
Dinosaur Hunters
Fred's Fruits and Vegetables
More Popular Health & Nutrition Activities

Food & Science Connected

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

Chemistry Activities

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

Physics Resources

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

Activities for Space Sciences

Moon's Phases Lesson Plan
Constellations: Pictures in the Sky Lesson Plan
Zodiac Constellations
Moon Things
The Great Space Race
A Day in Space Sub Kit (Grades 5-6)
Reading Warm-Up 68 for Gr. 3 & 4: Current Events
More Popular Space Activities for Science Class

Geology Activities

Parts of a Volcano Labeling Worksheet
Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
Vertebrate and Invertebrate Animals
Earthquakes and Volcanoes
All About Fossils
Volcanoes
Earth's Structure
More Popular Geology Activities

Weather Activities

Weather Forecasting
In All Kinds of Weather
Weather Symbols
Climate Activities
Hurricanes
Describe the Rainy Day
Types of Snow
More Weather Resources for Teachers

Insect Resources

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

Animal Resources

Animal Research and Writing
Layers of the Rain Forest Worksheets
What Am I? Icebreaker
Vertebrates and Invertebrates Word Fill-In
Dogs and Cats as Pets: Venn Diagram
Polar Bears Reading Warm-Up
Animal Mothers and Babies
More Animals – Teacher Resources

Additional Resources

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

Highlights

Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon
Join the Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon! Read each episode as it's re-released with newly revealed facts, behind-the-scenes illustrations, and the inside scoop. Make it official by pledging on the blog to read each chapter with Cosmoe. Your students will love following the exploits of these space travelers, and you'll love the educational elements that can easily be paired to the stories.

Handwashing Awareness
Kids are especially susceptible to contracting and spreading viruses during the winter months. Prevention starts with proper handwashing. Show students how to keep germs away.

March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

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.

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Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Talk to your students about the accomplishments women have made—as well as the adversity they have faced.

Teaching with Comics
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guide to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series, 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 stores.

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