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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Jeopardy: General Elementary Science
Play the Jeopardy Science Game and test your students knowledge of basic elementary science concepts. The questions in this game should be able to be answered by a 5th or 6th grader and are fairly general. Topics cover life, space, physical, and Earth science.
4th - 6th Science 8 Views 62 Downloads
Chemistry Revision Themes: Quick Crosswords
A collection of 16 different chemistry crosswords provides variety in the ways that your class reviews chemistry vocabulary and concepts. Because the topics for each range from the introductory periodic table of elements to the complex energetics and kinetics, this resource is valuable to middle school and high school teachers alike.
6th - 12th Science 72 Views 65 Downloads
Fire and Frost: Interactions of Wildfire and Permafrost
Students discuss the five stages of fire succession. In this earth science lesson, students identify the factors that determine the extent of wildfires' effect on permafrost. They study the history of Alaska wildfires using online multimedia.
9th - 10th Science 9 Views 14 Downloads
AP Chemistry Topic 10: Nuclear Chemistry, Part B, Examples
This convenient handout will save you and your chemistry aces time. You will not need to prepare notes, and they will not need to consult their texts for future reference. Detailed notes on radioactive decay are provided and learners are taught how to read related graphs and calculate mass over time.
11th - 12th Science 5 Views 29 Downloads
AP Chemistry Topic 6: Equilibrium Review
These six exercises help your chemistry apprentices review the topic of equilibrium. They calculate partial pressures, solve equilibrium problems, and predict the direction that a system will shift. This is ideal to assign as homework in preparation for a quiz on chemical equilibrium.
10th - 12th Science 4 Views 26 Downloads
The Physics of Sports: An 8th Grade Physical Science Project
Explore the relationship between sports and physics in this cross curricular lesson. Using this physics, physical education, and literacy lesson, middle and high schoolers prepare a multi-media presentation based on a chosen sport. They answer five physics vocabulary questions about how the laws of physics apply to their sport.
6th - 12th Science 21 Views 184 Downloads CCSS: Designed
2002 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad National Exam - Part III
Two laboratory problems are put forth for chemistry students. They are to plan and carry out an experiment that will answer each of the questions. The first asks them to investigate a relationship between the surface area of a potato and decomposition rate of hydrogen peroxide.
9th - 12th Science 7 Views 10 Downloads
Fun With Chemical Changes
Looking for a terrific chemistry lesson plan 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 36 Views 85 Downloads
The Effect of Acid Rain on Limestone
Pupils investigate the pH of rain water in this earth science lesson. They collect rain water from their area and explore the pH when lime stone is added, then they will use the data collected to conjecture as to the effect of acid rain on buildings and monuments.
6th - 9th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Dark Matter: The Matter We Can't See
It's looking like the dark side is bigger than we thought! Physicists speculate that perhaps 96% of the universe consists of invisible dark matter and dark energy, while only 4% is what we can view with the aided eye. This flabbergasting concept is explained with simplifying graphics and animated narration.
6 mins 7th - 12th Science 11 Views 12 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
Kinesthetic Astronomy: Mars Opposition Dance
Your class will watch as one child orbits the sun as Earth, while another orbits as Mars. If the timing is right, they will see the repetitive dance between the two planets and discover how often they are opposite from each other. For high schoolers, follow this activity by having them apply Newton's universal law of gravitation to compute their motions mathematically.
3rd - 8th Science 14 Views 15 Downloads
Kinesthetic Astronomy: Moon Phases
We are the world! Each of your class members models Earth and holds a styrofoam ball to see its phases. Thorough teacher background information and a detailed lesson plan will make this a cinch to teach. If you do not want to purchase enough styrofoam balls for the entire class, you could either have children work in small groups, or you could perform the simulation as a demonstration.
3rd - 8th Science 75 Views 63 Downloads
Big Fleas Have Little Fleas
A benthic habitat hosts a vast collection of organisms and its structure influences the biodiversity. Middle-school marine biology explorers will discuss how corals impact structure, and therefore diversity, on the ocean floor. They draw Sierpinski triangles and then work together to construct a model of a benthic habitat with the same structure.
6th - 8th Science 4 Views 12 Downloads
What's for Dinner?
View a video presentation comparing chemosynthesis to photosynthesis. Review the findings of the 2004 Ring of Fire Expedition that studied biological communities around the hydrothermal vents of the Mariana Arc. In collaborative groups, marine biologists research and report on the chemosynthetic organisms that make their homes there.
7th - 10th Science 4 Views 41 Downloads
Building Background Knowledge About Physical Environment: What Makes it Hard for Some People to Get Books?
How far would your pupils go to be able to have access to books? Revisit Heather Henson and David Small's That Book Woman and challenge class members to take on the role of Cal or the Book Woman. By putting themselves in someone else's place, learners will discover different perspectives and understand better the envrionmental difficulties that Cal and the Book Woman face.
3rd Language Arts 25 Views 47 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Carbon Cycle Role Play
Anytime you make concepts clear with role playing or hands-on experience, it's a win for the whole class. Ping-Pong balls are used to represent carbon in a carbon cycle role-play activity. In small groups, children first discuss what carbon is and how it moves through each of Earth's spheres.
3rd - 12th Science 65 Views 80 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Science Lesson for Grade 12
Twelfth graders perform dihybrid crosses and calculate phenotype and genotype ratios. In this series of science lessons, 12th graders explain the process of anodizing aluminum. They research on the benefits and harm caused by resonance and forced vibrations.
12th Science 3 Views 35 Downloads