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September 25, 2023 6:00 AM
Covering forces and laws of motion in science class? Try one of these five free lesson plans to help students get hands-on with physics. Teach Forces and Motion with 5 Free experiments Teaching elementary and middle school students about forces, motion, energy, and Newton's laws is an important part of standards-based science curriculum. At Science Buddies, we know that getting kids hands-on with these concepts can be a powerful way to help them learn… Read more
August 22, 2023 8:00 AM
Discover STEM Lessons for Your K-12 Classroom What are you teaching this week? Next week? Next month? Mixtures and solutions? Types of energy? States of matter? Forces of motion? Biodiversity? Newton's laws of motion? Health and human body systems? Magnetism or electromagnetism? Density? We know educators spend a lot of time searching for quality lessons to fit their curriculum needs each year. Not only do you want quality materials that align with your class… Read more
April 24, 2023 6:00 AM
Use these free lesson plans and activities to teach students about plant science—hands-on STEM options for all grade levels! Plant science, botany, plant ecology, and plant biology can be introduced to students and explored at all grade levels. To support you in teaching K-12 students about plant science, we have a range of resources that can work well in a wide range of settings: Lesson Plans Activities Student Projects Related… Read more
September 28, 2022 8:00 AM
Use these free lesson plans and hands-on activities to explore potential and kinetic energy with students! What happens when you stretch a rubber band and let it go? Why? Explaining how energy is stored and transferred and how that relates to the movement and momentum of objects in motion involves understanding potential and kinetic energy. This is an area of science where getting hands-on with the storage, transfer, and release of energy really helps… Read more
August 31, 2021 9:00 AM
Plan your school year with ease! Choose from 200+ free science and engineering lesson plans for K-12 teachers! Science Buddies first started developing NGSS-aligned educator lesson plans in 2017. Our free Lesson Plans help K-12 educators confidently teach science and engineering concepts to students. Today there are more than 200 plug-and-play lessons on our site to support educators teaching science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Lesson… Read more
October 16, 2020 8:00 AM
Encourage your students to dream big! See K-12 STEM projects and activities that relate to the 2020 Nobel Prizes. Announcement earlier this month of the 2020 Nobel Prize winners brought recognition to exciting research in areas of physics, space science, health and human biology, biotechnology and genetics, and the global challenge of ensuring adequate food supply for the world's population. These annual awards honor the pinnacle of science,… Read more
October 6, 2020 8:00 AM
Use these free STEM lesson plans and activities to teach students about biotechnology—options for all grade levels! Biotechnology involves using biological processes and systems to make or improve products. Using yeast to make bread is often offered as a simple example of biotechnology, as a living organism (yeast) is used to make a specific food product (bread). Many people think of biotechnology, however, in more cutting-edge contexts,… Read more
May 5, 2020 9:00 AM
Our free STEM lesson plans can help you plan successful remote learning instruction. Here are 12 picks for science and engineering lessons to consider right now. Schools in many areas remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and many schools will finish out the school year with remote learning. Students and teachers may not be gathering in traditional classrooms, but teaching students about physics, chemistry, engineering, biology, and other subjects… Read more
April 14, 2020 9:25 AM
Small changes add up! While we are all spending more time at home, Google's Your Plan, Your Planet tool is a fantastic way to engage with students about sustainability. Using the interactive tool, kids will pick up tips and information they can put to use, right now, to start making a difference in their household's ecological footprint. Can one person help save the world? In the best of times, it is a big question. Students may think that saving the… Read more
March 12, 2020 10:00 AM
Are you one of the many educators around the U.S. thinking about what it will take to successfully shift your classes to online distance learning in the event of school closures due to COVID-19? Science Buddies has suggestions and strategies for taking existing lessons and adapting them for remote learning. The World Health Organization (WHO) has now officially (March 11, 2020) labeled COVID-19 a pandemic, a designation that reflects, specifically, the… Read more
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