Science Teacher Resources

Learning more about the world around us helps with skills in analysis, observation, evaluation, and innovation. Any science class is a perfect place for students to practice these skills—and Lesson Planet is the perfect place to find the resources that science teachers need!

No matter what field of science you’re teaching, proper planning is the difference between a successful project and a disastrous lesson. Use a planning guide for science projects that offers multiple ways for students to present their experiment results. Additionally, a fun penny assignment connects to any science class and makes a great class opener!

Bring social studies and science together with an app that focuses on scientists from the Renaissance, including influential thinkers who have been overlooked by the history books. Take a step into the more recent history of scientific thought with a video on Barbara McClintock and other genetic scientists, or another video on Darwin and his work with natural selection.

Take science out of the lab and into the kitchen with a video on molecular gastronomy. For science fiction fans, a video investigates the science of Star Wars (and another video checks out the science in HBO’s Game of Thrones).

Science is a realm of wonder and never-ending learning. Keep that learning going with our teacher-curated resources at Lesson Planet!

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Space Science: The Sun and Its Influence on Earth

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
These videos by Crash Course Kids are an excellent way to get your class pumped up about the solar system. From rotations and revolutions to the gas giants and rocky planets, everything (and more) about the solar system is covered in...
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All About Food

For Students K - 5th
Check out this 11-part collection for elementary learners! Each lesson is full of hands-on activities, handouts, and in-depth studies of the science of food. Your class will study balanced meals, how food grows, plant parts, the...
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MicroMatters: Microbiology

For Students 6th - 9th
This is a fantastic set of microbiology resources for middle school science classes, with each lesson coming stocked with student lab materials, videos, PowerPoints, and even printable materials lists! Find everything you need (and maybe...
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Biology 101 - The Cell

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Rather than rocket science, the 10 videos in the Ricochet Science collection present some ideas about cell biology that you can bounce off your students. Using animations, the videos examine the features of eukaryotic cells, the...
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STEM Ed Hub: Design Resources

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Engineering design-based activities make learning science fun. Young engineers design dams, lifeguard chairs, musical instruments, candy bags, and much more. They also use measurement skills to solve the mystery of the missing pin. Each...
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Why with Bill Nye!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Find out Why with Bill Nye in a nine-video collection in which he details the science behind NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter. Although dated, the satellite was launched in 2011 and went into orbit around Jupiter in 2016; the science...
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Volcanoes

For Teachers 4th Standards
This collection is a blast. Kids can explore the science behind plate tectonics, examine the life cycle of volcanoes, and engage in hands-on projects that model volcanic processes. They'll see lava.
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Cross-Curricular Reading Comprehension Worksheets

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
This series of cross-curricular resources covers just about every subject, ranging from social studies to geometry to physical science. Each worksheet includes a reading passage and five questions that require learners to apply reading...
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Middle School Fall Resources

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Seasons come, and seasons go—but why? And how? Middle schoolers learn more about the fall season with a collection of earth science resources, social studies lessons, and writing assignments. Start the school year off with a rigorous...
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Climate Change in My Backyard: Grades 7-9, Unit 3

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Living things and ecosystems respond to and are affected by climate change. In this collection of four lessons, students learn about how researchers—now and in the past—have used plant lifecycle events to understand climate. Pupils...
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Activity Book: Discover Your Changing World With NOAA

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Introduce middle schoolers to the essential principles of climate science with a collection of 10 activities. Class members learn about the Earth’s climate systems, factors that change these systems, and the impacts of those changes....
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Mixtures and Solutions

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Engineers must consider the properties of matter when designing new things like synthetic materials, medicines, cleaning solutions, devices, and structures. To prepare for this new world, brave young engineers examine the fundamentals of...
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Simple Machines

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
A collection of five lessons and activities introduce young engineers to simple and compound machines. Groups use the engineering design process to design a Rube Goldberg machine to move a circus elephant into a rail car, a pulley system...
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Surface Tension

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Adhesion and cohesion, capillary motion and wetting states, hydrophilic and hydrophobic surfaces are the focus of a nine-resource collection that has high schoolers examine some of the interesting properties of water. The four lessons...
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MAVEN Educator Ambassador Project

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Far Out! The MAVEN Educator Ambassador project trains the trainers on space science topics for middle and high school scholars. The five lessons in the collection were developed by the project, and focus on planetary atmosphere and...
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Middle School Chemistry: Chapter 1 - Solids, Liquids, and Gases

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The five lessons in the first module of the Middle School Chemistry unit focuses on solids, liquids, and gases. Young chemists use science to explain what appears to be magic tricks, build thermometers, study the impact of temperature on...
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ScienceWeb Australia: Years 9-10

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Science Web Australia presents a collection of three units designed for English speaking high schoolers and utilizing resources available online. The first unit focuses on ecosystems, the second on plate tectonics, and the third on the...
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Into the Atom

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A series of four videos explores the atom. Viewers learn about how Madam Curie discovered the elements Plutonium and Radium, the history of the science that led to the discovery of the parts of the atom, and the process scientists used...
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Judicial Learning Center: The Role of the Federal Courts

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Informational, interesting, and easy-to-understand, the five resources in the Role of the Federal Courts collection provide an overview of the historical context, important principles, and content of the US Constitution regarding the...
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Changing One's Tune: A Music Therapy STEM Integrated Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A music therapy STEM integrated project combines science and language arts. Pupils listen to music, learn about music physics, build and play instruments, write songs, and share their musical creations. They study different intervals and...
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Space-Based Astronomy Educator Guide

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
The Space-Based Astronomy Educator Guide teaches middle schoolers about the Earth’s atmosphere, the electromagnetic spectrum, and telescopes. Divided into units of study, including science demonstrations, lesson plans, and worksheets,...
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A Community Powered by Renewable Energy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Renewable energy is the focus of a seven-part environmental science unit for middle and high schoolers. Lessons challenge students to look closely at the type of energy they consume in their home, examine the regulations and limitations...
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Disease and Vaccination

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Five lessons in Unit 2, Disease and Vaccination, examine the different ways the immune system protects the body from pathogens. In the first lesson, scholars develop an understanding of how the immune system and pathogens react to each...
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Inquiry in Action: Fifth Grade

For Teachers 5th Standards
The Inquiry in Action: Fifth Grade Curriculum set contains five chapters, comprised of 16 lessons, activity sheets, videos, and other resources to help explain science concepts to young learners. In Chapter 1 - Matter is Made of Tiny...