Large Collections of Lesson Plans for
Science Lesson Plan Data Base
More than 40 lesson plans for a variety of grade levels from the
National Geographic Lessons
Many excellent lesson plans in multiple subjects. Use their search option to
find a lesson.
Learning Lab - Science and Life Sciences
Many high-quality lesson plans. Use their search option to find a lesson plan.
Newton's Apple Science Teacher's
See their alphabetical index of
Engineering-based lesson plans and activities for all grade levels.
Lesson Plan Library - Science
Many lesson plans organized by topic.
Teachers Try Science Lesson Plans
"Free and engaging lessons along with teaching strategies and resources . . ."
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.
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.
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.
Scroll down the page to find science lesson plans.
ExploraVision Lesson Plans
Downloadable lessons organized by grade level.
NASA For Educators
Free online lessons and resources.
See their resources on the eclipse or search by grade level.
Tools for Teaching and Learning.
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
"A free tool to help teachers develop quality rubrics.
1st - 2nd-Grade Science Lab Notebook Rubric
Standards-Based Science Rubric
A generic science rubric
Fair Project Grading Rubric
Lab Report Rubric for another version.
Laboratory Activity Rubric
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 Learn NC.
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
Nature of Science Teaching Activities
Many activities from Science Online - New Zealand.
The Nature of Science
A 7th-grade lesson plan from Better Lesson.
Several lesson plans from Indiana
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.
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.
and Evolution. Activities and other resources.
6 Facts About the Evolution Debate
Evolution Wing: Theory and
Historical Thinking Matters: Scopes Trial
A 5-day lesson plan. See also
Whose ‘Truth’ Is Out There? for a lesson plan from the
For background information, see
Antievolution Crusade of the 1920s,
Cultures: The Scopes Trial.
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
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.
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.
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.
The Power of Invention
A lesson plan from Mensa for Kids. See their
other lesson plans.
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
The Inventor Was a Woman
A lesson plan
women’s contributions to the world in the form of inventions and discoveries.
and Chinese New Year
A 7th-grade lesson plan.
of the Industrial Revolution
Lesson ideas from Teachers First.
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 from PBS.
Lesson Plans and Resources
Teacher's Guide to Science Projects
From Science Buddies. See also
Science Fair Guide
- Resources for Teachers.
Lots of resources from Discovery Education.
14 Weeks to Organizing a Successful Science Fair
Project Resource Guide
From the Library of Congress.
All Science Fair Projects
Hundreds of science fair projects.
Science Fair Idea Exchange
An archive of ideas. See also
Science Fair Idea Exchange: