Science Teacher Resources
From the make-up of their own cells to the farthest reaches of the Universe, take your scientists on a journey where they will observe, learn and test all boundaries of the physical and natural world.
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The Galápagos Islands are an amazing place of isolated adaptation, colonized by an interesting mix of plants and animals. The class plays a game to help them understand how these organisms came to live on the island through a combination of their physical characteristics and chance events.
3rd - 5th Science
Introduce ecology classes to biodiversity and interdependence in ecosystems with a PowerPoint presentation. Then, they get up-close and personal with the invertebrate world by collecting insects, classifying them, and graphing their data. Links to the slide show, instructions for insect sampling, and dichotomous keys for identification are all provided for your convenience.
6th - 12th Science
New Review How Quantum Mechanics Explains Global Warming
What do quantum mechanics and global warming have to do with each other? More than you might think. Surprisingly, this video explains how it's not the energy emitted from the sun that causes the problem, but how the infrared radiation given off by the earth is absorbed and reflected back to the surface by carbon dioxide molecules.
5 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Past, Present and Future of the Bubonic Plague
It may be startling to know that the same bacteria responsible for the Bubonic Plague in the mid-fourteenth century still exists today. But don't worry, this video examines the causes and effects of the Black Death, and why the disease doesn't pose the same threat that it once did.
4 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Feedback Loops: How Nature Gets Its Rhythms
Explore the role of feedback loops in maintaining nature's delicate balance with this short science video. Introducing the concepts of positive and negative feedback, multiple examples are presented that explore the intricate web of relationships that make up the world's ecosystems.
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Living & Non-Living Interactions
What better way to learn about ecosystems than by getting outside and observing them first hand? Accompanying a field trip to a local park or outdoor space, this series of collaborative activities engages children in learning about the relationships between the living and non-living components of ecosystems.
2nd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Colorful Fish Adaptations
I love lessons that incorporate the arts, they're so engaging and address a more diverse set of learners. Your class will investigate the reasons fish from the coal reef have adapted such colorful fins. They design a fish that uses color to either signal something or as camouflage, then they take a trip to the California Academy of Sciences to see real coral fish in action.
3rd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Pangaea Pop-up
Clever! The amazing animation for this video on continental drift is made up of the pages of a sophisticated pop-up book, The Moving Earth. As the pages turn, your earth scientists will discover the tectonic plates of the lithosphere and the molten material of the asthenosphere.
5th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Closing the Loop: A Game about Trash
Dice and playing cards are used to play a "resourceful" board game! Correct answers to questions on the cards get garbage to be reused, recycled, or composted, while incorrect answers get garbage sent to the landfill. Landfill points are negative, while the others all earn positive scores.
4th - 8th Science
Water in the Geosphere
Through a PowerPoint presentation and the embedded animation and video, earth science enthusiasts find out about the moisture in the soil beneath our feet. In the animation, follow a water molecule on its path through the water cycle. As part of the lesson, learners gather into groups to use thermometers and moisture meters to take measurements.
5th - 8th Science
Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting Earth Science 2009
Junior geologists address 50 multiple choice questions and 35 short answer questions about the earth system. Plenty of visuals are included for interpretation: diagrams, graphs, maps, photographs, laboratory setups, weather symbols, and even a reading passage.
9th - 12th Science
Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting Earth Science 2008
Throughout this earth science exam, high-school geologists complete a series of multiple choice and short answer questions about the solar system, atmosphere, and earth system. This is an amazing test, as are all of the exams developed by the New York Regents.
9th - 12th Science
4-H Veterinary Science Activity Page- Life Skill
For this veterinary science activity page worksheet, learners focus on the life skills associated with ethical decision making. They describe their favorite pet animal, how to care for their pet based on its needs, complete 14 true or false questions and a career scavenger hunt.
4th - 6th 21st Century Skills
Life Science: Living Things
Have your class build their vocabulary bank by studying life science terms. Basic terms like organism, cell, unicellular, and vertebrate are included on the definition sheet provided. Demonstrate how to identify different life science terms.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Vocabulary 2c - Life Science: From Parents to Young
This life science vocabulary list and definitions will be useful when teaching a parent and offspring unit. Some nice ideas are included in the plan about the word origins, word structure and definition testing methods. There is also a printable list of vocabulary words.
3rd - 5th Science