Applied Science Teacher Resources

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Second graders experiment with simple machines. In this machine lesson, 2nd graders go to different labs to see examples of a lever, inclined plane, wedge, pulley, gears, and wheel and axle. They discuss how a machine makes work a lot easier. 
Third graders discuss electric currents. In this circuit lesson plan, 3rd graders create a picture of a battery circuit and a light bulb. They show the positive and negative charge and the flow of electrons. 
Third graders discuss how energy is created. For this energy lesson, 3rd graders look at how a city receives energy and how it is made. They create their own generator using a pin wheel and pipe cleaners. 
Fifth graders explore electromagnetic waves and light. In this light instructional activity, 5th graders draw the parts of a wave of the electromagnetic spectrum. They compare a flashlight to a laser to see how the light looks when shined through different objects. 
Sixth graders discuss how simple machines overcome friction. In this simple machine lesson, 6th graders review the parts of a plane and how they make up for gravity and friction. They roll different objects down an inclined board predicting which will be affected most by friction. 
Second graders review how our society affects nature. In this energy activity, 2nd graders discuss the different ways that energy is collected. They review renewable and nonrenewable energy sources. 
Third graders discuss types of transportation. In this transportation lesson, 3rd graders discuss common ways people get around and the effect of electric energy on our society. They write a paragraph about different kinds of transportation. 
Fifth graders look at the impact of sound and noise. In this sound lesson, 5th graders review the decibel and common sounds along with their noise levels. They complete a worksheet about the different sounds that one might hear during the day and how it can impair hearing. 
Sixth graders look at toys in space. In this gravity activity, 6th graders make predictions about what different toys will do with zero gravity. They watch a space video and see what happens to these toys in space.
Students examine science. In this scientific method lesson, students are introduced to what every experiment contains (hypothesis, critical thinking) and how an experiment is conducted. They watch a demonstration and then work independently on a series of questions related to scientific method. This lesson includes background information and a set of questions for students to answer.
Students explore science. In this create science activity, students come up with their own science experiment. They use their basic knowledge of hypothesis and procedure to come up with an experiment. This activity includes background information and a variety of ways this assignment can be given.
Students read the book Icky, Sticky Gloop by Morgan Matthes. In this scientific exploration lesson, students compare the fictional character in the book with Benjamin Franklin (both are inventors). They discover why and how inventions are created as a class through discussions generated from reading the book.
Students explore magnification. In this science skills observation lesson, students make a hand lens using a wire loop and a small amount of water.
Second graders create a graph about TV watching. In this bar graph instructional activity, 2nd graders make a hypothesis about how much TV 2nd graders watch per week. They record their TV watching for a week and bring it to school to create a class graph. 
Students explore magnification. In this scientific observation skills lesson, students observe sea life items and draw pictures of what they observe. Students predict which lens will have the strongest magnification when given three different scientific tools. Students describe their sea life items under different magnification, and compare their observations with those of their classmates.
Students consider the senses. In this sight and touch activity, students discover what it is like to function like a person who is blind. They work in groups and individually on various activities to experience this condition. This activity includes background information.
Students investigate how something at home uses physics to work. In this practical physics lesson, students develop a theory of their own to conclude how an object might work. This lesson plan includes a worksheet.
Students explore physics. In this magnetism lesson, students attempt to make a magnet out of a iron rod. They observe the teacher complete the procedure first and then try it themselves.
Students study science. In this efficiency lesson, students explore different forms of energy and compare them to determine which works the best. They work independently to create a collage of different energy sources (using magazine cutouts) and then share them with the class.
Students examine physics. In this air movement instructional activity, students conduct an experiment that shows how air moves based on the pressure it's under. They watch the teacher complete the procedure and then try it on their own in a small group. This instructional activity should come after the previous lab on fluid motion.