Resources for Elementary & Middle School Science
How to make your own algae beads and have a ball studying photosynthesis
This activity for grades 6 through 12 will show you everything you need to make your own algae beads so your students can learn about the most vital biochemical processes on the planet.
The magic of makerspaces: Connecting your makerspace to your curriculum
From science and engineering to art and music and across the board, you can link makerspace activities to your curriculum (and your state standards). Here are some ideas.
Makerspace 101: Makerspace basics and how to get started
Here’s a five-minute crash course in makerspaces so all your ducks are in a row for when you decide to dedicate a space for making in your classroom.
How to build a makerspace on a shoestring budget: A summertime project
Starting a makerspace doesn’t have to cost a fortune—it can start right now with everyday items that may be staring you right in the face. Here they are…
How to choose a 3D printer: A buyer's guide
If you’re thinking of adding a 3D printer to your STEM lab so you and your students can bring designs to life, then you don’t want to miss these four key questions to help you choose the best model.
5 ways to teach robotics (and one way to get funding)
Discover some of the hottest robotics education technology available, and meet some teachers who’ve added it to their classrooms without spending a penny of the school budget.
I'm just here for the popcorn: A heat transfer lesson plan.
This quick activity for middle- and high-school chemistry uses popcorn to teach thermal energy concepts.
Free stuff for your class. (It's easier than you think)
Learn how DonorsChoose.org can help you fund the science materials you need, so you can make your science classroom dreams a reality.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We'll let you in on the best ways to protect your science students’ eyes for every type of classroom and laboratory activity.
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.
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.
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.
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.