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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)

Loud and Soft Sounds
Body Parts
Summer Crossword Puzzle
And Tango Makes Three Educator's Guide
Life in the Sea
More Science Printables (K-2)

Worksheets & Activities (3-5)

Photosynthesis Worksheet
Parts of a Volcano Labeling Worksheet
World Map (Black and White)
Body Parts Pictorial Story
Human Body Printable Book (K-3)
More Science Printables (3-5)

Worksheets & Activities (6-8)

Performance-Based Science Activities
Thought for Food: A Nutrition Lesson
Summer Science Worksheets
Have a Heart
Earthquakes and Volcanoes
More Science Printables (6-8)

Worksheets & Activities (9-12)

Performance-Based Science Activities
The Parts of the Heart (Blank) Printable
How Does Alcohol Affect the Body?
Science Key-Term Crossword Puzzle
List of Inventions and Discoveries
More Science Printables (9-12)

Lesson Plans

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

Graphic Organizers

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

References

List of Rain Forest Animals
Cranberry Facts
Global Warming: A Glossary of Terms
Dinosaur Facts Part I
Bacteria That Cause Food-borne Illness
More Science References

Games & Puzzles

Poptropica Teaching Guide: Time Tangled Island
Seeds Word Search
An Animal Puzzle
Hospital Word Search
Recycling Crossword Puzzle
More Online Science Games

Earth Day Activities

Recycling & Waste Management – Educational Videos & Activities
Money-Saving Tips for Teachers
Plant Crossword Puzzle
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Environment & Pollution: Matching Worksheet
More Earth Day Teacher Resources

Spring

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
Describe the Rainy Day
Structure of a Typical Flower
More Spring Resources for Science Class

Autumn

Seasons Printable Book (K-6)
Fall Haiku
Seasons Printables Slideshow
More Autumn Resources for Science Class

Winter

Science Reading Warm-Up: Mammals
Weather Station
Glacial Pressure
More Winter Resources for Science Class

Language Arts Connections

Lesson Planning Center
Summer Fun Worksheets
Summer Reading (Grades 9-12)
Plant Parts
Organ Systems in the Human Body
More Language Arts Activities for Science Class

Literature Connections

Animal Farm Literature Guide
Summer Reading (Grades 3-5)
Summer Reading (Grades 6-8)
Summer Reading (Grades K-2)
Action Poems and Songs
More Literature Activities for Science Class

Math Connections

Weather Graph
Rulers: Inches and Centimeters
Plant Graph
Measuring: Liquid Volume
Measure Me!
More Popular Math & Science Resources

Art Connections

Tyrannosaurus Rex Cut-Out
T. Rex Pop-Up Activity
Paper Plate Dinosaur
Make a Dinosaur
Tissue Flower Craft
More Popular Art Activities for Science Class

Physics

Loud and Soft Sounds
Science Key-Term Crossword Puzzle
Potential and Kinetic Energy
Float or Sink
What Materials Conduct Static Electricity Best?
Observing Sound Waves
How Is Color Used by Living Things? -- Activity 4.5
More Physics Resources

Chemistry

Which Metal Corrodes the Fastest?
Salt or Sugar: Which Dissolves Faster in Different Liquids?
Build a Volcano
Are All Pennies Created Equal?
Dominant and Recessive Genes
More Chemistry Activities

Human Body Resources

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

Weather

Summer Crossword Puzzle
Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
Weather Graph
More Weather Resources for Teachers

Plants (Botany)

Photosynthesis Worksheet
Plant Parts
Plant Crossword Puzzle
Plant Parts
Fruits and Vegetables List
More Plants (Botany) – Teacher Resources

Animals

And Tango Makes Three Educator's Guide
Life in the Sea
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
What Am I? Icebreaker
Life Cycle of Butterflies
More Animals – Teacher Resources

Space

My Book of Space Exploration
Constellations: Pictures in the Sky Lesson Plan
Zodiac Constellations
Moon's Phases Lesson Plan
Space Reading Warm-Up: Man on the Moon
A Day in Space Sub Kit (Grades 5-6)
Space Play: Tour of the Solar System
More Popular Space Activities for Science Class

Social Studies Connections

Digital Book Library
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Time Tangled Island
World Map (Black and White)
Animal Farm Literature Guide
List of Inventions and Discoveries
More Social Studies Activities for Science Class

History Connections

Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mystery Train Island
"The Grasshopper and the Owl": A Fable by Aesop
Educational Clip Art Images from DK
Create Your Own Invention
"The Fox and the Goat": A Lesson on Aesop's Fable
More History Activities for Science Class

Technology

Comparing Humans and Robots
Science Reading Warm-Up: Medical Technology
Animal Report PowerPoint Presentation
Science and Technology: Earthquake!
Ingenious Inventors Match
More Popular Technology Resources for Science Class

Inventions

Rev Up Your Veggies: A Physical Science Activity
Inventions & Machines Printables Slideshow
Famous Firsts in Aviation
Inventions & Machines Printable Book (K-4)
Classroom Catapults
George Washington Carver
Invention Connection
More Popular Inventions Activities for Science Class

Food Science

Thought for Food: A Nutrition Lesson
Insects in the Garden
The Foods We Eat
Summer Herbs to Identify
How to Eat Fried Worms Enrichment Activities
More Nutrition & Food Activities

Geology

Parts of a Volcano Labeling Worksheet
Vertebrate and Invertebrate Animals
Science Reading Warm-Up: Earthquakes
A Volcano Wordsearch
Identify the Dinosaurs
More Geology Activities

Insects

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

Biography Activities

Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Popular Inventions Printables
Jacques Cousteau, Oceanologist
The First Man in Space
Marie Curie's Discovery
More Biography Activities

Visuals & Transparencies

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

Highlights

Teaching Racism & Discrimination in America
The issues of racism, prejudice, and discrimination have plagued the United States since it was founded, and racially motivated killings still occur with frequency today. Help your students understand the historical contexts of racism—with references on slavery, immigration, and the civil rights movement—to frame your conversation on modern instances of prejudice.

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.

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 (and now in print!), 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.

July Calendar of Events
July is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Canada Day (7/1), Independence Day (7/4/1776), World Population Day (7/11), Bastille Day in France (7/14), National Ice Cream Day (7/19), First Moon Landing (7/20/1969), World War I Began (7/28/1914), Author J.K. Rowling's Birthday (7/31/1965). Plus, celebrate Read an Almanac Month and Recreation and Parks Month all July long!

Videos
Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, and the environment. Enjoy!

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