There is a wealth of high-quality, ready-made lessons on the web. Here are just a few of my favorite sites that encompass a range of science topics.
- Paso Partners - Integrating Mathematics, Science and Language: An Instructional Program (K-3 units)
- Science NetLinks Lesson Index
- Discovery Education: K-5 Science Lesson Plans
- Utah Education Network: Elementary Science Lesson Plans (K-6)
- Academy Curriculum Exchange Science Lessons K-5
- Reach Out! Michigan Hands-On Science Lessons
- Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE) - Science
- Teacher's Domain - K-12 Science
- Smithsonian Education: Science and Technology Lesson plans
In addition to lesson plans, you can also find many good activity ideas on the web. Here are some sites that offer detailed guidelines for hands-on activities. I have grouped these loosely by discipline.
- Jefferson Lab Teacher Resources - You'll not only find activity ideas, but also videos, games, worksheets, puzzles and more.
- The Science Explorer
- Science is Fun Home Experiments
- TryScience Experiments (Virtual and hands-on activities provided.)
of WonderScience Sample Activities
- CanTeach Science Resources
- Franklin Institute Activities
- HowtoSMILE.org - SMILE spotlights hands-on and interactive activities that teach science, technology, engineering and math.
- The Magic School Bus Classroom Activities
- OLogy - American Museum of Natural History Kids Site (Virtual and hands-on activities provided.)