Natural Science Teacher Resources
Delve into physical, earth and life sciences with these teacher-reviewed resources. Your learners will surely be inspired to learn as they explore nature's phenomena.
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What is Earth Science?
Here is a unique presentation that's on Earth Science. In it, learners see that Earth Science is a science made up of four main categories: Geology, Astronomy, Meteorology, and Oceanography. Pupils are assigned a task. They must find two newspaper articles or pictures with captions that relate to two of these Earth Sciences.
3rd - 6th Science 41 Views 135 Downloads
It's a Gas! Or is it?
Examine the effects of temperature and pressure on solubility and the states of matter of ocean water. Learners make inferences about the unique chemistry of ocean water at different depths. They engage in an activity related to solubility principles and complete a worksheet.
7th - 8th Science 17 Views 52 Downloads
Weather, Sea Level Rise and Climate Change
Students differentiate weather and climate. In this earth science lesson, students compare weather and climate in different regions of the world. They interpret weather graphs and compare isotherm lines of northern and southern hemisphere.
9th - 12th Science 17 Views 132 Downloads
The Making of the Fittest: Got Lactase? The Co-evolution of Genes and Culture
Got milk? Only two cultures have had it long enough to develop the tolerance of lactose as an adult. Learn how the responsible genes evolved along with the cultures that have been consuming milk. This rich film is supplied with a few in-depth lesson plans and hands-on activities to use with your biology classes when studying natural selection or heredity.
15 mins 8th - Higher Ed Science 11 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Great Discoveries in Science: The Double Helix
Take a trip with Watson and Crick as they struggle to determine the structure of the DNA molecule. In this beautiful documentary, biology students learn the history of this revolutionary discovery, and even hear from James Watson himself! Along with this featured film, find other comprehensive resources on DNA structure: film guides, teacher guide, and several animations.
17 mins 8th - 12th Science 10 Views 9 Downloads
The Origin of Species: The Making of a Theory
The heartbreaking story of Alfred Wallace's loss of collected evidence opens this documentary about the development of the theory of evolution. You will find supportive resources to use with the movie in your biology class.
31 mins 6th - 12th Science 21 Views 15 Downloads
What on Earth is Spin?
If your head is spinning when you consider teaching the action of spinning, this video is sure to settle things. First, the motion is defined and described. The conservation of angular momentum, the Coriolis effect, and the air pressure causing extreme storms are all explained.
4 mins 7th - 12th Science 13 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Branches of Earth Science
Connect earth science to science occupations and real-life events with this worksheet and activity. After listing the 4 branches of earth science, learners spend some time brainstorming two activities each type of earth scientist might perform.
5th - 10th Science 39 Views 222 Downloads
5E Lesson Plan Template: Earth Science/Water Erosion
Think like a scientist! Investigate minerals and record progress in a scientific notebook with fourth graders. They will experiment with a variety of activities including a lab, watching a video on the properties of minerals, and taking online quizzes.
4th Science 36 Views 128 Downloads
Break the Code: Earth Science
Crack the crust of earth science vocabulary with this vocabulary exercise. Kids use the key at the top of the page to decode the words that are written in numbers rather than letters. Each encoded word is part of a sentence that includes the definition of that word.
6th - 10th Science 45 Views 34 Downloads
Earth Science "D" Letter
Play around with earth science vocabulary with this word search. Learners look for 18 earth science vocabulary words that start with the letter D. The resource provides an HTML and PDF version that you can print as well as answer sheet you can use to check answers.
6th - 8th Science 18 Views 137 Downloads
Planet Scaling using Extra Terrestrial Tools
Your class will use a set scale to convert diameters of planets to the model size, the diagram given to expand on the number of planets drawn as concentric circles, and examine the scale that would be needed to fit the larger planets on a page.
7th - 10th Math 23 Views 202 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Forces of Nature: Ring of Fire
Third graders will research the Ring of Fire and be able to share their findings with their partner. They will also demonstrate volcanic eruptions using a baking soda and vinegar volcano model. Then they will discover how continental drifting takes place.
3rd Science 28 Views 87 Downloads
Rocks and Minerals
Review the difference between rocks and minerals using this resource. Learners identify and investigate the physical properties of these objects. They create a Venn diagram to compare and contrast types of rocks. This is a motivating way to explore this topic.
3rd - 7th Science 60 Views 615 Downloads
Students work in a team to use the ProScope Digital USB Microscope and a computer to collect microscopic images from a variety of mineral specimens. They compare specimens and determine how they are alike and different by comparing their crystal shapes.
6th - 8th Science 11 Views 96 Downloads
Earth Science Lesson Plans on Geologic Time
Springboard your fourth and fifth graders into the study geologic time. They will complete 7 activities to learn about geologic time and the topics most often associated with it: astronomy, creation, planet formation, volcanology, chemistry, and ecology.
4th - 5th Science 3 Views 85 Downloads
The Chemistry of Cookies
Here is a delicious lesson! While a good portion of the processes presented is more apt for a chemistry class, younger physical scientists will still benefit from, and thoroughly enjoy, viewing this film about what happens when cookies are baked.
5 mins 6th - 12th Science 46 Views 43 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Mapping the Aegean Seafloor
Earth science learners create a two-dimensional topographic map of the floor of the Aegean Sea. They use it to then create a three-dimensional model of the ocean floor features. This comprehensive resource delivers strong background information, clear activity procedures, and plenty of links to related resources.
6th - 8th Science 26 Views 76 Downloads