Resources for High School Science
Keeping a great laboratory notebook - an epic lesson
Students learn to use laboratory notebooks to keep consistent and accurate notes that record and reflect on their inquiry-based observations, activities, investigations, and experiments.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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!
How to pour agar plates
If your microorganisms are hungry, prepare them an agar plate! With 3 ways to heat and no-brainer pouring, this process makes growing your specimens a piece of cake.
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.
12 clearance items to get you ready for the new year
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Micro Media: How to choose the best option
Specialize your micro media system to fit your needs. Whether you want something cost-efficient or easy-peasy, we have it all! Pick between 3 options and get cracking on growing your microorganisms.
How to prepare a gram stain slide
Don’t think chemistry and biology belong together? Think again! Augment your studies on cell organelles with this gram staining kit. Just don’t stain your clothes—only the slides!
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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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.”
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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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!
Hank's Lab: The physics of projectiles
Science teachers: Join Ward’s World’s favorite lab assistant, Hank, as he introduces high school students to the physics of projectiles – then download our free classroom activity to join in the fun.
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.