Elementary/Middle School

Resources for Elementary & Middle School Science

  • How vaccines take a big shot against viruses

    How vaccines take a big shot against viruses

    Understanding how vaccines work. While your body is battling germs in the vaccine, it's also making the antibodies it needs to help quickly recognize and destroy those germs before they make you sick.

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  • Our favorite free online resources for science teachers

    Our favorite free online resources for science teachers

    Our must-see list of online activities and resources for teachers planning remote learning for their students during school closure and looking for professional development.

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  • 6 must-have brain anatomy tools

    6 must-have brain anatomy tools

    If you're looking for high-quality accessories to pair with your brain anatomy and dissection lessons, you won't have to wrack your brain. This 30-second video shows everything you need.

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  • How does handwashing help prevent illness? The science of soap.

    How does handwashing help prevent illness? The science of soap.

    The good news is that by simply washing our hands, we can help decrease the spread of coronavirus and other things that make us sick.

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  • How to cultivate and care for your butterfly larvae (plus a free activity!)5:25

    How to cultivate and care for your butterfly larvae (plus a free activity!)

    These painted ladies are more than just a pretty face - they're a robust teaching tool for your life science classroom.

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  • How to build a Wiggle Bot to teach engineering and design2:55

    How to build a Wiggle Bot to teach engineering and design

    TeacherGeek Wiggle Bots make it easy to encourage students to build, make, create, and innovate as they build, test, and evolve a real working bot.

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  • Cash for your class – how to land that education grant.

    Cash for your class – how to land that education grant.

    Find out how to take advantage of the millions of dollars awarded to teachers every year with no-obligation, complimentary grant assistance.

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  • Critters in the classroom, insect edition: Painted Lady Butterfly7:01

    Critters in the classroom, insect edition: Painted Lady Butterfly

    Learn how to use and care for live butterflies from larvae to adult so students can watch their transformation unfold before their eyes.

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  • All about Science Olympiad: How to start a team, tips for new coaches, and more.30:25

    All about Science Olympiad: How to start a team, tips for new coaches, and more.

    Want to bring your most passionate science students together for creative problem solving, teamwork, and science fun outside the classroom? Start a Science Olympiad team! We'll show you how.

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  • Rockhounds agree - this mineral activity rocks

    Rockhounds agree - this mineral activity rocks

    Using various testing methods, students will learn the properties that distinguish one mineral from another, how minerals are classified, how they occur in nature, and how they're used in daily life.

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  • Pi Day - circle the date, time to celebrate.

    Pi Day - circle the date, time to celebrate.

    Engage student interest in math and science by celebrating the number Pi, the mysterious ratio found in circular objects and forms throughout nature, science, and mathematics.

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  • How to make brain dissection a no-brainer4:05

    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.

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  • Discovering exoplanets in a galaxy not so near you – a free activity

    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.

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  • 10 teachers share their favorite ways to use our products

    10 teachers share their favorite ways to use our products

    We asked ten science teachers to tell us their favorite ways to inspire their students using our hands-on materials. Here’s what they said.

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  • Experts pick their favorite lab slides1:54

    Experts pick their favorite lab slides

    Expert picks of the top five slides produced in the Ward’s Science Slides Lab, as chosen by the lab technicians who make them, offering insights into the observations presented by each slide.

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  • How does road salt affect our environment? A free activity to investigate a slippery dilemma.

    How does road salt affect our environment? A free activity to investigate a slippery dilemma.

    Road salt keeps icy roads and sidewalks safe, but how does it impact our environment? In this activity students investigate how to keep roads safe while keeping our ponds safe, too.

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  • How to care for your termites2:42

    How to care for your termites

    Termites need love, too. In this video, we’ll show you essential points of care your termites will thank you for (actually you won’t get a word of thanks).

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  • How to care for your crayfish4:11

    How to care for your crayfish

    If you’re crazy for crayfish, look no further! This video gives the do’s and don’ts of crayfish care. These hardy snappers are a cinch for young scientists—and a pinch if you’re not careful!

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  • 10 low-budget models for teaching biology and anatomy

    10 low-budget models for teaching biology and anatomy

    Using models to teach anatomy and biology doesn't have to break the bank. Through Ward’s you can find some exciting, instructive options that give you the biggest bang for your buck.

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  • The Magic of Crystals: The wonderful world of crystal formation1:01

    The Magic of Crystals: The wonderful world of crystal formation

    Science teachers: Bring your middle-school and high-school students into the wonderful world of crystal formation with this short video and crystal growing kit from Ward’s Science.

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