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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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 24 Views 203 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
Shake it up with Seismographs!
Shake things up in your STEM or earth science classroom when you have small groups construct their own seismographs. A reading assignment on the history of seismographs, the Richter scale, and current technology sets the stage for the engineering design project.
3rd - 12th Science 26 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Glaciers and Water
Explore the amazing power of glaciers with a hands-on earth science experiment! After first learning basic background information, learners go on to create their very own chunks of frozen water and gravel in order to observe first-hand the ability of ice to carve and shape the earth.
4th - 8th Science 8 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Physical Changes and States of Matter - One
Third graders study the three states of matter and identify the physical changes that take place between them. There is an initial teacher-led demonstration followed by a meaningful whole-class inquiry. These two activities should lead to a greater understanding of physical changes that take place between the three states of matter.
3rd Science 64 Views 100 Downloads
Kinesthetic Astronomy: Longer Days, Shorter Nights
A lamp, four globes, and some signs taped around the room are all you need to set up a solar system simulation for teaching how Earth's tilted axis creates the seasons. (Sticky dots are also needed, but not mentioned in the materials list.) Use this enlightening activity to meet fifth grade Next Generation Science Standards in conjunction with other terrific kinesthetic astronomy lessons by the same publisher.
3rd - 12th Science 74 Views 59 Downloads
Kinesthetic Astronomy: Birthday Stars
Space explorers take a virtual trip around the sun right within your classroom! They stand in a circle facing away from the "sun" (a lamp) in the center of the room. As they move according to your instructions, they view different constellations that you have posted around the room.
3rd - 8th Science 38 Views 24 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 4 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 47 Views 43 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Science of the Olympic Winter Games: Figure Skating Physics
Learn about the center of mass and projectiles by examining the movement of Olympic figure skaters! Physics and skating fans will be delighted as they watch super athletes perform unbelievable feats. Arrows and text appear to highlight direction and velocity, a narrative voice explains the concepts, and upbeat skating music plays in the background of this top-notch video.
5 mins 6th - 12th Science 16 Views 9 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 27 Views 76 Downloads
The Volcano Factory
Collaborative groups work together to report on the volcanic activity leading to island formation and construct models to demonstrate the process. Consider having each group present their project to the rest of the class. There are many online resources provided to support this lesson.
5th - 6th Science 21 Views 75 Downloads
Fun With Chemical Changes
Looking for a terrific chemistry lesson for your 5th graders? This one could be for you! After a teacher-led demonstration, learners are broken up into groups and perform an experiment using cabbage juice, water, window cleaner, and vinegar.
5th Science 38 Views 86 Downloads
Holt Earth Science 3 Climate Skills Worksheet
Get your scientists thinking critically about climate with this challenging worksheet, which has learners complete 10 analogies using climate terms. They also read a paragraph about monsoons in India and answer interpretation questions. Students practice supporting claims as they agree or disagree with 3 statements, and finally refine the concepts they have learned by answering 3 critical thinking questions.
7th - 9th Science 35 Views 533 Downloads
Chemistry: Section Review
Review the 5 branches of chemistry and related terms with this worksheet. The focus of these activities is on terms and definitions. Learners answer questions about the study of chemistry, reasons to study chemistry, and pure and applied chemistry.
10th - 12th Science 23 Views 158 Downloads