Ideas and activities for teaching science skills in upper elementary and middle school classrooms. Topics include lab safety, how to teach the scientific…
Back to School Science Skills
These back to school science experiments and lessons will help introduce students to the world of science and prepare them to engage in a fun year in science class. Be sure to give them a try for your upper elementary students to increase engagement!
Physical Science Curriculum
Looking for easy-to-implement units of study for your physical science curriculum? These activities will help students learn about electricity, magnetism, forms of energy, force and Newton's laws of motion, and simple machines. This curriculum includes science text, projects, classroom posters, cooperative learning demonstrations, graphic organizers, and review activities for your middle school science students!
Science Fast Finisher Challenge Activity
Science | Fast Finishers | Challenge | Challenge your grade 4, 5, and 6 students with these activities to engage and support their science needs. Student work ethic and accountability will improve with this fun fast finisher book. #scienceteacher #iteachscience #backtoschool
How to Teach Tides
If you've ever wanted to learn how to teach tides to your students, click here to learn about ideas and activities to use to teach students about tides! We'll cover the basics of what tides are and how they work, as well as some tips on how to effectively teach about tides to your grade 5 6 7 students.
December science activities
Looking for some festive and educational December science activities? Look no further! These December science activities are perfect for getting little ones excited about STEM during the holiday season. From making homemade snow to experimenting with peppermint and gumdrops, there are plenty of ideas to keep kids busy and learning. So what are you waiting for? Grab these ideas and get started!
Plant and Animal Cells Unit
Teach your students about the parts and functions of the plant and animal cell, Cell Theory, meiosis, and mitosis using this unit of printable and digital activities. Students will identify what plant and animal cells look like, explain how the Cell Theory was developed and the scientists who contributed to it, label and describe the parts and functions of the plant and animal cell organelles, and compare and contrast meiosis and mitosis.
How to Teach the Skeletal and Muscular System
You’ll likely start with the skeletal and muscular systems if you teach the human body systems. First, these two systems are well known to most students. Starting with the skeletal and muscular systems allows you to teach students how these body systems work with others to maintain homeostasis and keep us alive and healthy. Check out these ideas to learn how to teach the skeletal and muscular systems.
Fall Science Activities
Everyone loves fall, so who wouldn’t love pumpkin spiced fall science activities? Autumn allows science teachers to cover topical science topics with grade 4 5 6 students. You're going to love these activities!
4 Engaging Lab Safety Activities
The back-to-school year in science class usually involves a unit on lab safety. However, after students have been exposed to the rules of staying safe in the lab, finding new ways to engage students in lab safety activities can be challenging. If you are a science teacher looking for new ways to keep students interested in lab safety, check out these ideas below:
Science Time Filler Activities
What happens when class finishes a few minutes early? Are students lining up at the door, starting to fool around, or generally off task? One way to help manage classroom behaviors is to keep students engaged throughout the class. So, for example, even though your science lesson ended a few minutes early, students don’t need to know that as they complete the following science time filler activities.
6 Science Classroom Management Strategies
Here are six, easy to implement strategies, that you can use to have a structured (and FUN!) year in your 4th-8th grade science classroom. Safety in the laboratory truly becomes a factor as you also manage behaviors and discipline. Check out these great tips!
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices Lesson and Posters
Teach students about the NGSS SEPs science and engineering practices using the print and digital lessons and classroom decor posters. Student reference sheets for each science practice are also included. Students will become familiar with each of the 8 SEPs and complete practice examples to demonstrate their understanding of science and engineering practices. This NGSS aligned activity is perfect for grade 4 5 6 science students. SEPs posters look great in science classroom.