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The Wild and the Beautiful
Sixth graders explore the school grounds in pairs. Each group locate and photograph two wildflowers found in Mississippi. They research and present their findings using Microsoft PowerPoint presentations.
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Mountain Lions in Arizona Lesson 1: The Lion as a Predator - Agile as a Cat
Middle school zoologists compare their physical abilities to those of a mountain lion. They record jump height and distance. Next, they measure their peripheral vision and hearing. They discover that their abilities do not even begin to...
5th - 8th Science
Who Speaks for the Trees?
Help young conservationists appreciate the important role that trees play in ecosystems around the world with this collection of six engaging activities. From a shared reading and class discussion of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, to in an depth...
Pre-K - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Round and Round We Go — Exploring Orbits in the Solar System
Math and science come together in this cross-curricular astronomy lesson plan on planetary motion. Starting off with a hands-on activity that engages the class in exploring the geometry of circles and ellipses, this lesson plan then...
5th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring Arizona's Biotic Communities Lesson 4: Which Team are You On?
Individuals in your science class research a desert plant or animal from different biotic communities. After researching, they create a collector's card similar to a baseball card. Gather, reproduce, and use the cards to play a game in...
6th - 8th Science