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.
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 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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
From liquid to solid – The Fantastic Floating Foam Reaction
Science teachers: Want to see this quick, safe, and cool chemical reaction in your own classroom? Check out our step-by-step chemistry activity for middle and high school to find out how easy it is.
Hey bacteria, why so negative? An intro to gram staining.
To identify bacteria as gram-negative or gram-positive based on cell walls, you have to do some gram staining. Find out how with our step-by-step biology activity for high school and college students.
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An illuminating experience - electricity for bright young minds
Making an electrical circuit using copper tape on paper is a hands-on way to for science teachers to introduce electricity to students of all ages. Check out our paper circuits kit to get started.
Tornado warning! The physics of a vortex
Why just talk about the physics of a vortex when you can create one in minutes? Download this easy science activity for elementary and middle school and you’ll have a tornado in a bottle in no time.
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.
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.