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.

recycling logo
K-2

Recycling: Old Made New

Students explore different items that can be recycled and observe and compare the differences between various paper products.
sunlight reflecting off water
6-8

Right Back at You!

Students make a rudimentary light reflectivity tester to help them determine the relative reflectivity of various materials around the classroom.
hands and dirt
K-2

Slippery Soil

Students discuss deforestation's impact on land, water, air, and other living things and design eco-friendly community models.
girl behind stack of newspapers
3-5

Strong as Newspaper!

Students make a simple but strong structure from tubes made from rolled up newspaper.
white eggs in a basket
3-5

The Everyday Science of Eggs

Students learn about the anatomy of an egg and how egg proteins change when they are heated, beaten, or mixed with other ingredients.
boy holding can with string to his ear
3-5

The Everyday Science of Sound

Students conduct a series of demonstrations that illustrate the science behind how sound is made and heard.
6-8

The Everyday Science of Sports

Students explore the physics of aerodynamics by evaluating competing golf ball designs.
X-ray of head showing brain
6-8

The Everyday Science of Your Brain

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