Free Activities

A collection of free activities for your science classroom.

  • Explore the building blocks of everything, with the periodic table, plus a free student handout from McGraw Hill’s AccessScience

    Explore the building blocks of everything, with the periodic table, plus a free student handout from McGraw Hill’s AccessScience

    This free resource helps students learn how the elements make up everything on the earth, in the solar system, and in the universe.

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  • 15 hands-on chemistry activities to do at home or school – with FREE downloads

    15 hands-on chemistry activities to do at home or school – with FREE downloads

    Check out 15 of our most popular chemistry activity downloads in one convenient place. Covers classroom or distance-learning lessons.

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  • It's easy to gauge science fun with this free Under Pressure activity

    It's easy to gauge science fun with this free Under Pressure activity

    This activity helps students investigate Boyle's law and the behavior of colloid particles when exposed to pressure changes.

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  • A battery of hands-on science fun with this free Orange Clock activity

    A battery of hands-on science fun with this free Orange Clock activity

    Give students a boost from using fruit to demonstrate how batteries convert stored chemical energy into electrical energy.

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  • Endangered species facts worth saving; Plus a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Endangered species facts worth saving; Plus a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Students can explore wildlife conservation, why it's important, and methods used to address biodiversity loss.

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  • How to teach with Bacteria and Fungi: A free guide for working with and caring for your live materials

    How to teach with Bacteria and Fungi: A free guide for working with and caring for your live materials

    Download this care guide for the facts on Bacteria and Fungi and instructions for their observation, care, and culturing.

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  • Cross-link science and fun with this free Joke Juice activity

    Cross-link science and fun with this free Joke Juice activity

    A quick and easy activity illustrating the effect of cross-linking on a polymer

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  • Discovering the scientific method; Plus a free student handout from McGraw Hill’s AccessScience

    Discovering the scientific method; Plus a free student handout from McGraw Hill’s AccessScience

    Students can think like a scientist by using the scientific method.

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  • How to teach with Hydra: A free guide for working with and caring for your live materials.

    How to teach with Hydra: A free guide for working with and caring for your live materials.

    Download this care guide for the facts on Hydra reproduction, regeneration, and instructions for their collection, care, and feeding.

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  • How to teach with Nasonia: A free guide for working with and caring for your live materials

    How to teach with Nasonia: A free guide for working with and caring for your live materials

    Download this guide for the facts on Nasonia lifecycle and instructions for culturing and handling Sarcophaga and Nasonia.

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  • Scope out the facts on respiratory virus detection from McGraw Hill’s AccessScience

    Scope out the facts on respiratory virus detection from McGraw Hill’s AccessScience

    Help students explore methods used by “Disease Detectives” in virology labs to detect respiratory viruses.

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  • Delayed reactions in action with this free iodine clock activity

    Delayed reactions in action with this free iodine clock activity

    A quick and easy activity illustrating the effect of concentration, temperature, and a catalyst on the rate of reaction.

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  • Chill out in the lab with this free endothermic freezer flask activity

    Chill out in the lab with this free endothermic freezer flask activity

    A hands-on way to help the students in your class investigate endothermic reactions.

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  • How to teach with Planaria: A free guide for working with and caring for your live materials

    How to teach with Planaria: A free guide for working with and caring for your live materials

    Download this care guide for the facts on planaria reproduction and instructions for their collection, care, and feeding.

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  • How to teach with Daphnia: A free guide for working with and caring for your live materials.

    How to teach with Daphnia: A free guide for working with and caring for your live materials.

    Download this care guide for the facts on culturing this complex yet easily studied organism.

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  • Shake things up with these facts on earthquakes. Plus a free student handout from McGraw Hill’s AccessScience

    Shake things up with these facts on earthquakes. Plus a free student handout from McGraw Hill’s AccessScience

    Help students separate fact from friction when it comes to the motion of the Earth’s crust and the movement of its tectonic plates.

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  • Take a deep dive into the science of ocean waves with this free student handout from McGraw Hill’s AccessScience

    Take a deep dive into the science of ocean waves with this free student handout from McGraw Hill’s AccessScience

    Use this free resource to demonstrate the science of surface waves, wind waves, linear theory, stokes drift, shoaling & breaking, wave measurement, and more.

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  • Do we have Eclipse science facts? Totally! Plus a free student handout from McGraw Hill’s AccessScience

    Do we have Eclipse science facts? Totally! Plus a free student handout from McGraw Hill’s AccessScience

    Solar and lunar eclipses captivate student’s curiosity. Help them learn that there's even more to an eclipse than meets the eye!

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  • Demonstrate oxidation states of manganese with this colorful free activity download

    Demonstrate oxidation states of manganese with this colorful free activity download

    Introduce students to this consequential transition element with our colorful lab activity that demonstrates the various oxidation states of manganese.

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  • Soak up this free disappearing water activity

    Soak up this free disappearing water activity

    Use this free activity to whet your students’ appetite for exploring superabsorbent, hydrophilic polymers and their real-world applications.

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