Science Teacher Resources

Learning more about the world around us helps with skills in analysis, observation, evaluation, and innovation. Any science class is a perfect place for students to practice these skills—and Lesson Planet is the perfect place to find the resources that science teachers need!

No matter what field of science you’re teaching, proper planning is the difference between a successful project and a disastrous lesson. Use a planning guide for science projects that offers multiple ways for students to present their experiment results. Additionally, a fun penny assignment connects to any science class and makes a great class opener!

Bring social studies and science together with an app that focuses on scientists from the Renaissance, including influential thinkers who have been overlooked by the history books. Take a step into the more recent history of scientific thought with a video on Barbara McClintock and other genetic scientists, or another video on Darwin and his work with natural selection.

Take science out of the lab and into the kitchen with a video on molecular gastronomy. For science fiction fans, a video investigates the science of Star Wars (and another video checks out the science in HBO’s Game of Thrones).

Science is a realm of wonder and never-ending learning. Keep that learning going with our teacher-curated resources at Lesson Planet!

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Cells - Critical Thinking in Science

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What are the structures in cells and what are their functions? Budding biologists discover the answers to these questions through an in-depth examination of cells and organelles. Using the 5E learning cycle, learners explore the types of...
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Madame Marie Curie & The Science of Radioactivity

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A student-created, yet comprehensive 37-slide presentation on the life and contributions of Marie Curie awaits your upcoming chemists! With plenty of photographs, this resource introduces the woman who is responsible for our early...
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How Dust Is Holding Science Back

For Students 9th - 12th
There are millions of dust particles in every breath of air. These tiny particles have a huge impact on nanotechnology, microchips, and other types of scientific research. The video highlights these concerns and how they are working to...
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There's Science Hidden In Our National Monuments

For Students 6th - 12th
Video field trip! Viewers learn about the rocks that make up national monuments. including gabbro used for the Vietnam War Memorial, marble used in the Lincoln Memorial, and the Seneca sandstone used in the Smithsonian Castle.
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The Amazing Science of… DUST?

For Students 6th - 12th
Why do we bother to dust when more will start to land as soon as we get rid of it? What is dust made of and why won't it ever go away? The video answers these questions and more. 
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The Science of GOATS!

For Students 6th - 12th
Some goats have been genetically altered to produce spider silk. This video explains goat behavior, goat adaptations, and why goats faint. It also focuses on their unique eyes, hooves, and taste buds. Did you know a goat can change its...
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Science, Religion, and the Big Bang

For Students 9th - 12th
In the beginning, there was ... well, we don't know, exactly. Was there even a beginning to begin with? Amateur space scientists explore the nature of the origins of the universe in a brief video. Other topics include the misleading Big...
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The Science of Thinking

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How does your brain manipulate and store information? The installment of the Veritasium playlist explains the role of long-term and working memory. The lesson shows psychological problems and tests to illustrate these roles.
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How to Curve a Ball Backwards Using Science

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
That's the way the ball bounces ... or does it? An episode of a physics playlist examines the behavior of different types of balls when kicked. Learners experience the magnus effect as they watch while one ball curves to the right as the...
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Using Concept Maps in the Science Classroom

For Teachers 4th - 12th
A good concept map requires high thought processes. This makes it a great tool for teaching and evaluating your pupils. A helpful article describes a great approach for teaching young scholars the art of concept map building and how best...
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2009 AP® Environmental Science Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th
How do genetically modified crops affect agricultural practices? This is one of four environmental questions scholars respond to in an AP® test prep resource. Other topics include methane digesters, water runoff, and nitrogen-based...
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2010 AP® Environmental Science Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th
Scientists rely heavily on data to make predictions and find solutions. Young scholars become scientists as they analyze information presented to them to construct responses. They consider scenarios related to air pollution, invasive...
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2007 AP® Environmental Science Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th
Mother Nature may have less control of temperature than you think! Young scholars consider the effect urban environments have on local and surrounding temperatures as they respond to one of four free-response assessment questions from...
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2004 AP® Environmental Science Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th
Radioactive isotopes have a wealth of uses, but their waste may cause some concern. One of four free-response questions challenges learners to devise a waste removal strategy for medical radioactive substances. Other questions address...
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2002 AP® Environmental Science Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th
Are electric motors all they're cracked up to be? Scholars take a stance and use their knowledge to discuss the benefits and disadvantages of the motor as the first question in a series of four. The questions that follow ask about other...
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1999 AP® Environmental Science Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th
Pollution is a real concern in most areas of Earth. A four-question AP® assessment has learners analyze data related to water pollution and air pollution as well as consider the pros and cons of recycling. Each question has several...