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Science Lesson Plan Data Base
More than 40 lesson plans for a variety of grade levels from the
National Geographic Science Lessons
Many excellent lesson plans.
Smithsonian Education: Science and Technology
Many high-quality lesson plans.
Use their lesson plans search
to find what you need.
Newton's Apple Science Teacher's
See their alphabetical index of
Engineering-based lesson plans and activities for all grade levels. Take a look
at their home page for more resources.
Lesson Plan Library - Science
Many lesson plans organized by topic.
Try Science Lesson Plans
"Hands-on lessons focused on environmental science."
California Academy of
Use their lesson plan search to find what you need.
Elementary and middle school lesson plans.
and Mathematics Initiative for Learning Enhancement
Lesson plans for science and math.
Science Activities for
Many free activities and documents from eNotes.
The above link takes you to the
SEGway Lesson Plan Catalog by Grade.
Education World - Science
Many activities unique to this site.
and easy activities.
Franklin Institute Science
Lesson ideas for a variety of
National Wildlife Federation
A long list of lessons organized by topic.
The above link takes you to their lesson plan library.
guide to science,
technology, and mathematics
web sites as well as a searchable library of lesson plans.
An excellent source with many lesson plans unique
to this site.
Energy and Science Lesson Plans
From Energy Quest California.
ExploraVision Lesson Plans
Downloadable lessons organized by grade level.
Ethics and Values in Pre-College
Teacher resources including many
incorporating ethical and values issues.
Free online tools and resources.
See also Atmospheric Science Trading Cards and Lesson Plans,
Eclipse in a
Different Light, and
Imagine the Universe!
for more lesson plans from NASA.
Rubrics for Science
Kathy Schrock's Guide
to Everything: Assessment and Rubrics
Information and examples of various types of rubrics,
for student web projects, cooperative
learning activities, labs,
group participation, multimedia
presentations, oral presentations,
portfolio exhibits, and
website for links to rubrics,
"this page offers links to many
Grade 3 Report Card Rubric - Science
Primary Science Rubric
See also 2nd-Grade Science Report
A bunch of rubrics from Teacher Planet.
A generic science rubric. See also
Rubric for Science
Microscope Drawing Rubric.
Relativity Project Rubrics
Several rubrics for scoring the various aspects of a project
for high school physics.
Laboratory Activity Rubric
Biology Rubrics and Handouts
Scroll down the page to find the four rubrics.
Rubric: Atomic Structure and Bonding
Chem Lab Evaluation
Scientific Method/Nature of Science Lesson Plans and Resources
Following the Scientific Method
An exercise exploring the scientific
method. See also
Introduction to the Scientific Method for an
overview of the scientific method.
Everyday Science: Discovering the Scientific Method
An extensive teacher's guide from
Education: Myth Busters Scientific Inquiry.
How Many Drops of Water on a Penny?
A lesson plan in
which students use the scientific method for science inquiry.
to the Scientific Method
A lesson plan that can be used with a variety of grade levels.
The Scientific Method
in Undersea Archaeology
A high school lesson
plan from National Geographic.
in the Scientific Method
A flow chart.
How Many Fish are in that Pond?
A high school lesson plan in
which students use sampling,
estimation, and statistical
Information and a grade lesson plans from from Understanding Svolution.
Nature of Science
Information and teaching ideas from The Butterfly Project.
Science vs. Non-Science
A mini-lesson exploring
six criteria of science. It
compares emerging science, non-science,
and pseudoscience, with definitions
and examples. The activity
engages students in analyzing a collection
of paragraphs to decide which category
each fits into.
Several lesson plans intended
for a high school biology
Science History Lesson Plans and Resources
History of Science Classroom Lesson Plans
More than 25 lesson plans from
Revolution: Science and Society from the Renaissance to the Early Enlightenment
Many lesson plans, mostly for grades 9-12, from the Ohio State University
History Teaching Institute.
A high school lesson plan on Newton and his contributions
Elements of Biology:
A lesson plan for grades 9-12 in which learn about
Darwin, his theory
of evolution, and some of the controversies
related to it.
Slides and lesson plans.
Evolution Wing: Theory and
Origin of the Species vs.
A middle or junior high school lesson plan in which
the theories of Darwin and Lamarck.
Historical Thinking Matters: Scopes Trial
A 5-day lesson plan and
Whose ‘Truth’ Is Out There? for a lesson plan from the
For background information, see
Antievolution Crusade of the 1920s,
Cultures: The Scopes Trial,
Tennessee vs. John Scopes: The Monkey Trial, and
'Intelligent Design' Debate.
The Manhattan Project
A three-part lesson plan on the creation of the atomic bombs that ended WWII.
Atomic Bomb Lesson Plan and
To Drop the Bomb or Not.
Race to the Moon
A lesson pan for grades 2-3 on the space race. See also
American-Soviet Space Race as a Product of the Cold War,
NASA Challenging the Space Frontier Teacher's Guide and
Anniversary: The Beginning of the Space Race.
The History of Vaccines Lesson Plan: The Scientific Method in Vaccine History
A high school lesson plan.
Scientists Around the World.
Women in Medicine: Past and Future
A lesson plan from Science Net
Links. See their
lesson plans about the
achievements of women in science.
Women in Science
A high school lesson plan from Education World.
A lesson plan about
the first Hispanic woman ever to
be accepted into the NASA space shuttle program.
African Americans in Science
A lesson plan for grades 6-8 from Science NetLinks.
History of Physics
Links to many sites related to physics history.
Chemistry Teaching Resources: The
History of Chemistry
Links to biographies of famous biologists.
Plans and Resources
Inventions Theme Page
Information and lesson plans.
Inventions 1: Edison and the Light
A K-2 lesson plan from Science NetLinks. See also
Inventions 2: The Impact.
Invention of the Telephone
A lesson plan for grades 2-3.
Inventors and Innovators
Another lesson plan from Science NetLinks. This one is for grades 6-8.
A lesson plan for grades 4-8
Lesson ideas from
Inventions That Changed our World
Four mini lessons from Scholastic.
Inventors And Inventions 1
A lesson plan for grades K-5 from Discovery Education. See also
Inventors And Inventions 2: Air And Space.
Invention: Computer Technology
A middle-grade lesson plan from
Too, Can Be an Inventor!
A middle-grade lesson plan.
The Inventor Was a Woman
A lesson plan about
women’s contributions to the world in the form of inventions and discoveries.
A 7th-grade lesson plan.
of the Industrial Revolution
Lesson ideas from Teachers First.
Henry Ford and Charles Lindbergh
A lesson plan examining how the inventions of Henry Ford changed culture
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 from PBS.
The Power of Invention
Lesson plans from MENSA for Kids.
Resources and links from About.com.
Lesson Plans and Resources
Teacher's Guide to Science Projects
From Science Buddies. See also
Science Fair Guide
- Resources for Teachers and
Teacher's Guide to Science Projects.
Lots of resources from Discovery Education.
What Makes a Good
Excellent advice from Energy Quest. See their
ideas for projects.
How-To's for the Successful Science Fair
Ideas for a successful science fair.
Internet Resources - Science Fair Projects
From the Library of Congress.
See also Science Fair
Project Resource Guide.
All Science Fair Projects
Hundreds of science fair projects.
Science Fair Idea Exchange
An archive of ideas. See also
Science Fair Idea Exchange:
Science Projects &
Many ideas from the Lesson Plans Page.
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