Lesson Plans

Science is about ideas. Teaching is about bringing it to life.

Use these free lesson plans to turn your classroom into a lab and let the magic of “doing” begin! Engage your students with topics relevant to their life to underscore the power of science that impacts our world, and more.

6-8

Cushion It!

Students investigate basic science principles involved in different types of collisions, from a bat hitting a baseball to a car crash.
child in rain boots splashing in puddle
3-5

Don't Slip!

Students measure, record and graph the frictional force between a block of wood and 3M™ Sandpaper.
girl smiling in green car
6-8

Drive It Green

Students imagine and design greener transportation solutions for their families.
molecules
K-2

Fun with Adhesives

Students work together to come up with an inventive solution for homemade glue.
post-it note and measuring tape
3-5

How Strong Is It?

Students work in groups to explore the properties of Post-it® Notes and determine the amount of force required to pull them across a plane.
beakers filled with liquid
K-2

In the Mix

Students explore how knowledge of the properties of objects (mainly size) can be useful for separating mixtures.
magnet and nails
3-5

Interaction at a Distance

Students explore magnetic strength and how combining magnets can increase it.
sun and earth
6-8

It's Getting Hot in Here

Students investigate the absorption and reflection of solar energy by the top surface of a simple model house by collecting and analyzing actual temperature data.
noise canceling headphones
6-8

It's Too Loud!

Students examine the effect of ear protectors on sound level reduction.
Shadows cast by people crossing the street in the rain
K-2

Light and Shadow

Students gain a foundational understanding of light by studying how it interacts with different objects.
bathroom sink with water running
6-8

Make It All Better

Students identify innovations at their school that have been created to help people or solve specific problems.
Ocean view from the beach
K-2

Oil Spill Clean-up

Students discover the negative effects oil spills can have on animals and the environment, as well as, helpful information on how to lessen these effects.