Elementary/Middle School

Resources for Elementary & Middle School Science

  • Shocking facts about static electricity from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    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.

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  • Get the facts about how vaccines work and a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Get the facts about how vaccines work and a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Inspire students to explore the science behind vaccines by using this powerful resource from McGraw Hill’s AccessScience to build your lesson plans on virology and immunology.

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  • Have no fear; your hydrophobic effect activity is here!

    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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  • Shed light on chemiluminescence with this simple activity

    Shed light on chemiluminescence with this simple activity

    Help students discover the science behind cool things like glow sticks, fireflies, jellyfish, and even crime scene investigations.

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  • Get the facts about Sphenisciformes and a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Get the facts about Sphenisciformes and a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Penguins are a beloved flightless aquatic bird. Your class will be delighted to learn about their characteristics, habitat, and evolution.

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  • Get the facts about bacteriology and a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    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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  • Get the facts about biotechnology and a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Get the facts about biotechnology and a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Inspire students to explore how biotechnology demonstrates key concepts from biology, chemistry, and physics and its relationship to modern applications within the biological sciences.

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  • Reasons for the seasons; Earth science facts to make their day.

    Reasons for the seasons; Earth science facts to make their day.

    Deepen students’ knowledge of how Earth’s position in its orbit and its tilt cause the seasons, affect temperature, and the amount of daylight each hemisphere gets.

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  • Get the facts about radiation and a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Get the facts about radiation and a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Energize your class with the facts on radiation to help them distinguish safe forms of radiation from harmful ones.

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  • 12 low-cost science supplies for hands-on learning at home

    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.

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  • 5 Thanksgiving Science Activities for Students to Try Around The Holiday Table – Plus a Free Activity Download

    5 Thanksgiving Science Activities for Students to Try Around The Holiday Table – Plus a Free Activity Download

    Keep students engaged over the holiday break with these hands-on science activities that will a-maize the whole family.

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  • Dig up the facts on Soil Chemistry with McGraw Hill’s AccessScience

    Dig up the facts on Soil Chemistry with McGraw Hill’s AccessScience

    Unearth the science behind soil to introduce students to various STEM concepts, including soil formation, classification, and mapping; and physical, chemical, biological, and fertility properties.

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  • Explore the science of color with McGraw Hill’s AccessScience

    Explore the science of color with McGraw Hill’s AccessScience

    Use these illuminating facts about color from McGraw Hill’s AccessScience to make the study of light & color fun & easy. Key concepts focus on the visual perception of different wavelengths of light.

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  • How Students Can do Hands-On Science Safely at Home

    How Students Can do Hands-On Science Safely at Home

    Lab safety tips for blended and remote learning from WeAreTeachers.

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  • 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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