Resources for High School Science
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.
Jan 12-18, 2020 is DonorsChoose Winter Welcome Week for Teachers
During Winter Welcome Week, teachers who have never had a project on DonorsChoose are eligible for a $50 welcome donation, and teachers who refer new teachers receive a $25 gift code.
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
Warning: these deals are expiring by the end of the year!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
6 live specimens that make great classroom pets
If you’re thinking of adopting an unusual pet for your classroom, your students will be intrigued (to say the least) by any of these six live specimens.