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Use this free printable worksheet to teach butterfly life cycles
Students can organize and record their observations of the stages of developing butterflies, from larva to butterfly.
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Want the facts on heat transfer? No sweat. Plus a free student handout from McGraw Hill’s AccessScience
So many processes in everyday life involve heat transfer; your students will be inspired to discover all the situations where it occurs.
26 hands-on science activities to do at home or school – plus a FREE 5-in-1 Science Activity Power Pack
Check out 26 of our most popular science activities and the convenient activity-pack download. Covers classroom or distance-learning lessons for chemistry, biology, physics, geology & earth science.
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Get the buzz on pollination and a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience
Teach students about the busy world of bees, butterflies, and other animals that do the vital work of moving pollen around with this free resource from McGraw Hill’s Access Science.
Get students fired up with this burning money chemistry experiment
Fire up your students with this high-octane chemistry demo that illustrates combustion reactions.
Essential activities for essential earth science lessons: Mineral testing
Shocking facts about static electricity from McGraw Hill's AccessScience
Spark students’ curiosity about the basics of electric charges. Inspire hands-on educational activities that develop critical thinking skills that students can do at home or in the classroom.
Get the facts about bacteriology and a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience
Inspire students to explore the bacteriology tools used by geneticists, epidemiologists, doctors, archeologists, historians, forensic scientists, and farmers.
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9 facts you may not know about Painted Lady Butterflies and how to use them in the classroom
Students can use a hands-on demonstration to learn about the butterfly life cycle and a range of fascinating concepts like migration, photonic crystals, biopolymers, and insect endocrinology.
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Makerspace 101: Makerspace basics and how to get started
Here’s a five-minute crash course in makerspaces so all your ducks are in a row for when you decide to dedicate a space for making in your classroom.
Have no fear; your hydrophobic effect activity is here!
Demonstrate the hydrophobic effect, surface tension, and hydrogen bonding with this fascinating underwater activity.
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Inside the Ward's Lab: Tarantula Molting
Join the small handful of teachers who have a tarantula as a classroom pet and experience this yourself. Or just take a look at this cool video of tarantula molting.
How to use a ballistic pendulum to teach velocity, momentum, and projectile motion.
Learn how to use this innovative projectile motion apparatus to design repeatable experiments in your physics classroom and cover a variety of topics with one piece of equipment.
Crush it in your chemistry class with this free crushing can activity
A hands-on way to help the students in your class investigate how gases behave when exposed to temperature, pressure, and volume changes.
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How to prepare a bacteria sub-culture
Learn how to properly prepare an aseptic bacteria subculture in order to multiply your bacteria and prepare it for use by more students at once, or with repeated experiments.
Discovering exoplanets in a galaxy not so near you – a free activity
Students practice science observation skills, data collection, and more as they learn how to hunt for planets outside our solar system with this free activity.
12 low-cost science supplies for hands-on learning at home
Take the stress out of teaching hands-on science to students at home with this list of budget-friendly and versatile supplies that enable endless science experiments.
How to make brain dissection a no-brainer
Middle- and high-school science teachers: Give your biology students an introduction to brain dissection and anatomy with this short video, then head to Ward’s Science to get everything you’ll need.
Looking for an activity on redox reactions? Here’s a simple one.
If you want to demonstrate oxidation and reduction for your students, you can’t go wrong with this “blue bottle” activity. Sodium hydroxide, glucose, and methylene blue solution are all it takes!