Elementary/Middle School

Resources for Elementary & Middle School Science

  • Earth Science Resource Round Up

    Earth Science Resource Round Up

    Earth Science resources on the greenhouse effect, climate change, seasons, environmental geology, and more.

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  • 3-in-1 Butterfly Power Pack

    3-in-1 Butterfly Power Pack

    Grow, evolve, and transform your lesson plans with our most popular butterfly resources—all in one place.

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  • 5 Steps to Winning Grants and Increasing Student Success

    5 Steps to Winning Grants and Increasing Student Success

    When school budgets can’t cover your ingenious project ideas, these steps will increase your likelihood of success, so your ideas become a reality.

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  • Don’t watch this if your school already has enough money0:45

    Don’t watch this if your school already has enough money

    Ok. Since you’re still reading, we wanted to let you know that, right this very minute, schools all over this great country of ours are being awarded thousands of dollars in education grants with help

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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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  • How to cultivate and care for your butterfly larvae5:25

    How to cultivate and care for your butterfly larvae

    Follow these steps to learn how to cultivate and care for Painted Lady Butterflies in your classroom.

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  • Fun Science Activities to Celebrate the New Year

    Fun Science Activities to Celebrate the New Year

    Colorful, exciting science activities to help students ring in the new year with a smile.

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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 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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  • 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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  • 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 teach with Algae and Cyanobacteria: A free guide for working with and caring for your live materials

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

    Download this care guide for the facts on maintaining algal cultures and special culture techniques for this vital organism.

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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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  • Environmental Management; Plus a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Environmental Management; Plus a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Students can explore environmental management, why it's important, techniques, and the challenges participants face.

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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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  • 4 Proven Methods to Rejoin Thermometer Fluids

    4 Proven Methods to Rejoin Thermometer Fluids

    Fluid separation is the leading cause of precision thermometer failure and inaccurate readings. Use these methods to recover your lab instruments.

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  • Human genetics facts to pass on! Get a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    Human genetics facts to pass on! Get a free student handout from McGraw Hill's AccessScience

    From freckles and dimples to nearsightedness and allergies, hereditary traits are fascinating; that’s why students love exploring human genetics.

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  •   Reflect back on Palindrome Days!

    Reflect back on Palindrome Days!

    Getting students excited about palindromes is easy when they discover they’re all around us in nature, mathematics, and words.

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  • Foiled again: Science of keeping Thanksgiving leftovers safe

    Foiled again: Science of keeping Thanksgiving leftovers safe

    A timely discussion about handling Thanksgiving leftovers to expand students' understanding of food-science topics.

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  • How a face mask a day helps keep germs at bay; download the activities

    How a face mask a day helps keep germs at bay; download the activities

    The curious minds in your class will be fascinated to learn the science of how masks work to help keep disease or bacteria carrying respiratory droplets at bay.

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