Elementary/Middle School

Resources for Elementary & Middle School Science

  • Get schooled on coronavirus with McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Get schooled on coronavirus with McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    This comprehensive resource from McGraw Hill’s AccessScience gives you facts and the latest science on coronavirus. A go-to resource as you develop real-life lessons integrated into STEM topics.

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  • 9 ways to reinforce lab safety in the classroom or at home…plus a free student safety contract

    9 ways to reinforce lab safety in the classroom or at home…plus a free student safety contract

    Doing amazing science activities in the lab is only cool when we follow the rules. So, keep students and others as safe as possible—whether it's inside the classroom or in a home-based science lab.

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  • 26 hands-on science activities to do at home or school – plus a FREE 5-in-1 Science Activity Power Pack

    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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  • Rad Labs at Home: 10 tips for setting up a home-science lab for students

    Rad Labs at Home: 10 tips for setting up a home-science lab for students

    These 10 tips will help get you started if you're looking for guidance to help your students create a safe and functional lab space for hands-on science exploration at their home.

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  • Summer Bites: Mosquito facts you're itching to know

    Summer Bites: Mosquito facts you're itching to know

    Why do mosquitoes feed on blood? Why do their bites itch? What is the anatomy of a mosquito? How do they spread disease? Buzz around this article to inspire your biology and ecology lesson plans.

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  • Explore Mendelian Genetics with McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Explore Mendelian Genetics with McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Explore Mendel's laws of heredity, inherited traits in plants, and biological traits. A great resource to help prepare genetics lesson plans for your biology class.

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  • 9 Science teachers put these activities to the test, at home

    9 Science teachers put these activities to the test, at home

    These science teachers don't miss a bit when it comes to giving their students live demonstrations of scientific principles--even while distance teaching.

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  • Think outside the box with these outdoor science activities

    Think outside the box with these outdoor science activities

    Students convert their backyard into an outdoor science lab to study everything from leaf chromatography to a microorganism-filled compost pile. Engage their natural curiosity about their world.

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  • Styrofoam cups vanish into thin air with this activity

    Styrofoam cups vanish into thin air with this activity

    Grab this Styrofoam-meets-acetone activity, so the science investigators in your class can make observations about the concept of dissolving and how to distinguish it from melting.

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  • Hovercrafts aren't just science friction with this activity

    Hovercrafts aren't just science friction with this activity

    Your students will get a rise out of building a hovercraft to explore the principles behind gravity, air resistance, and friction.

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  • Heat things up with this greenhouse effect activity

    Heat things up with this greenhouse effect activity

    If your students aren't familiar with the greenhouse effect, don't sweat it, we've got you covered. In this simple activity, students can use common household items to simulate the greenhouse effect.

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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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  • Set the kitchen table for science time

    Set the kitchen table for science time

    There's a plethora of science experiments hiding in our refrigerators, pantries & junk drawers. If you're looking for creative science experiments for distance learners, then you're in the right place

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  • Looks like a moon but tastes like a cookie, it's a moon phase activity

    Looks like a moon but tastes like a cookie, it's a moon phase activity

    Harness your students' curiosity and imagination with this fun activity where students use observation skills to model Moon phases and learn concepts on gravitation and relativity, light, and spectra.

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  • Rock it at home with this rocket activity

    Rock it at home with this rocket activity

    A fun distance learning activity using simple household items that helps teach concepts on chemical reactions, gravity, rockets, thrust, pressurization, and carbon dioxide.

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  • Spreading the facts about viruses

    Spreading the facts about viruses

    Viruses take over the cells of living organisms by injecting them with their genetic material. Learn how these buggers can turn healthy cells into virus-producing zombies!

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