Elementary/Middle School

Resources for Elementary & Middle School Science

  • 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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  • Celebrate Palindrome Days with these genetics and chromosome activities

    Celebrate Palindrome Days with these genetics and chromosome activities

    Palindrome days aren’t just fun dates on the calendar – they’re a great time to introduce students to the many palindromes in science and nature all around us. Here’s how to use them in your classroom

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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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  • 12 clearance items to get you ready for the new year

    12 clearance items to get you ready for the new year

    Warning: these deals are expiring by the end of the year!

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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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  • Don’t read this if your school already has enough money.0:45

    Don’t read this if your school already has enough money.

    Science teachers: Did you know Ward’s Science offers complementary services to help educators win grants? We can help find, apply for, and secure funding for you too – just give us a call today.

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  • The chemistry of Thanksgiving dinner

    The chemistry of Thanksgiving dinner

    Here’s the chemistry behind one of our favorite holidays, including a few miscellaneous morsels of myth-busters and holiday “how to.”

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  • 8 reasons why owl pellets are awesome for studying food chains and the environment

    8 reasons why owl pellets are awesome for studying food chains and the environment

    Want to teach food chains and predator-prey relationships with owl pellets? Don’t miss these “insider” tips.

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  • The Ewww Experiment, or why you should wash your hands before dinner.1:01

    The Ewww Experiment, or why you should wash your hands before dinner.

    Elementary and middle-school teachers: Show your young science students the importance of cleanliness with this short video, then download our free classroom activity to try it for yourself.

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  • 8 Ways to Celebrate National STEM Day

    8 Ways to Celebrate National STEM Day

    National STEM Day is November 8th. Are you ready? Here are 8 ideas for celebrating in your classroom on National STEM Day and throughout the year!

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  • Halloween fun with chemical reactions: Jack-o-lantern tube of toothpaste demo3:24

    Halloween fun with chemical reactions: Jack-o-lantern tube of toothpaste demo

    Beware! This demonstration is dramatic (and we know students love drama!). Here’s a spooky Halloween demonstration to teach on exothermic processes, catalysis, and more.

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  • 13 spooktacular science ideas and activities for Halloween lessons

    13 spooktacular science ideas and activities for Halloween lessons

    If you’re bold enough to boil up some horrific Halloween madness in your classroom this season, then don’t miss this unlucky list of 13 blood-curdling, goosebump-inducing science ideas and activities.

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  • Inside the Ward's Lab: Tarantula Molting1:08

    Inside the Ward's Lab: Tarantula Molting

    Join the small handful of teachers who have a tarantula as a classroom pet and experience this yourself. Or just take a look at this cool video of tarantula molting.

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  • 5 Fun Ways to Use Fossils in Your Classroom

    5 Fun Ways to Use Fossils in Your Classroom

    Imagine 90% of species extinguished in a massive fireball or frigid ice age. Fossils tell stories about the Earth’s history that we explore on National Fossil Day on October 16th.

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