Elementary/Middle School

Resources for Elementary & Middle School Science

  • Superhero science: Six Marvel-ous minerals

    Superhero science: Six Marvel-ous minerals

    Be a superhero in your science classroom as you mesmerize and impress distracted students while they learn how to test and record physical properties of minerals that resemble Avengers Infinity Stones

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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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  • Physics of the fidget spinner for elementary and middle school8:55

    Physics of the fidget spinner for elementary and middle school

    Love them or hate them, the fidget spinner is more than just a toy for restless hands - it's physics in action! Introduce elementary and middle schoolers to Newton's Law, force, motion and more.

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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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  • Bullfrog dissection: Everything you ever wanted to know in under six minutes.5:28

    Bullfrog dissection: Everything you ever wanted to know in under six minutes.

    It’s dissection like you’ve never seen it before. This engaging video helps science teachers and students discover anatomy in a surprising new way.

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  • 11 things you may not know about eye protection.

    11 things you may not know about eye protection.

    We'll let you in on the best ways to protect your science students’ eyes for every type of classroom and laboratory activity.

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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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  • 5 things to know about science grants (and 9 steps to win one)

    5 things to know about science grants (and 9 steps to win one)

    Give us five minutes and we'll fill you in on the most effective strategies and techniques used by grant-winning educators around the country.

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  • What is climate change? A middle school lesson plan.

    What is climate change? A middle school lesson plan.

    Download this lesson plan and immerse your science students in one of the most significant scientific developments of their generation.

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  • Essential activities for essential STEM lessons: Design a spacesuit7:08

    Essential activities for essential STEM lessons: Design a spacesuit

    This easy, affordable STEM activity is outta this world! Explore in-demand STEM careers in space science and engineering while introducing students to real-world science and design applications.

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  • The thorny problem – a Japanese beetle lesson plan.

    The thorny problem – a Japanese beetle lesson plan.

    Download this easy biology lesson plan and use live beetles to help middle school science students gather, analyze, interpret, and report scientific data.

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  • The periodic table of candy: A chemistry lesson plan.

    The periodic table of candy: A chemistry lesson plan.

    Download this lesson plan and your science students can get a heaping helping of knowledge about the elements to go with their gum drops and jelly beans.

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  • How to use a landform simulator to study erosion, deposition, and bodies of water.4:01

    How to use a landform simulator to study erosion, deposition, and bodies of water.

    From rainfall and wave simulation to mountain peaks, volcanoes and meandering shorelines, landform simulators make it easy to model real-life topographic features without leaving your classroom.

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  • Ice, ice, bubble - a dry ice sublimation demonstration2:20

    Ice, ice, bubble - a dry ice sublimation demonstration

    Ready to be the coolest teacher at your school? Just kick off your sublimation lesson with this crowd-pleasing demo.

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  • Critters in the classroom, insect edition: Pill bugs and sow bugs5:57

    Critters in the classroom, insect edition: Pill bugs and sow bugs

    Ideal for teaching animal behavior and demonstrating response to stimuli such as light or heat, these wingless crustaceans are easy to maintain and do not bite or sting.

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  • Essential Kits for Hands-on Science

    Essential Kits for Hands-on Science

    Easy, affordable, essential. ~Learn More~#

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  • Critters in the classroom, insect edition: Bess beetles (plus a free activity!)6:12

    Critters in the classroom, insect edition: Bess beetles (plus a free activity!)

    Whether you call them bessbugs, bess beetles, Betsy bugs, or by their formal name, Odontotaenius disjunctus sp. these large beetles are perfect for demonstrating a variety of life science concepts.

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  • Foliage findings – a leaf pigment lesson plan.

    Foliage findings – a leaf pigment lesson plan.

    Download this simple biology lesson plan and introduce elementary science students to the plant pigments responsible for autumn leaf colors.

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