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.

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Cushion It!

Students investigate basic science principles involved in different types of collisions, from a bat hitting a baseball to a car crash.
girl smiling in green car
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Drive It Green

Students imagine and design greener transportation solutions for their families.
sun and earth
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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
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It's Too Loud!

Students examine the effect of ear protectors on sound level reduction.
bathroom sink with water running
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Make It All Better

Students identify innovations at their school that have been created to help people or solve specific problems.
sunlight reflecting off water
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Right Back at You!

Students make a rudimentary light reflectivity tester to help them determine the relative reflectivity of various materials around the classroom.
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The Everyday Science of Sports

Students explore the physics of aerodynamics by evaluating competing golf ball designs.
X-ray of head showing brain
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The Everyday Science of Your Brain

Students learn which parts of their brain help them learn and remember.