Better Lessons

This website contains science lesson plans listed by grade level and topics.

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Concord Consortium

Bring out the inner scientist in all your students with our scientifically accurate models and activities.

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Exploratorium Snacks A-Z

Science Snacks are tabletop exhibits or explorations of natural phenomena that teachers or students can make using common, inexpensive, readily available materials.

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Generation Health & Discovery Education

What actually happens inside our body when we have a disease? In what ways can we prevent certain health issues and maintain a healthy lifestyle? What innovative scientific solutions are being developed to help improve our health? Explore the answers to these questions and more with engaging, standards-aligned lessons and activities.

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Gizmos are interactive math and science simulations for grades 3-12. Over 400 Gizmos aligned to the latest standards help educators bring powerful new learning experiences to the classroom.

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Kids Should See This

The Kid Should See This connects busy teachers and parents to a growing library of smart, short, and super-cool, “not-made-for-kids, but perfect for them” videos that can be watched in the classroom or together at home. Enjoy 8 to 12 new videos each week, and search 4,000+ videos in the archives, curated by me, Rion Nakaya, with help from my 8 & 11 year olds.

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*Mystery Science

Each lesson begins with a mystery.

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These classroom resources are vetted by NSTA curators who recommend ways to adapt them to be more in line with the vision of the NGSS.

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Phenomena Bank - Georgia Science Teachers Association

Browse through a collection of Phenomena.

Grade: K-12


Phet Interactive Simulations

Free interactive math and science simulations. PhET sims are based on extensive education research and engage students through an intuitive, game-like environment where students learn through exploration and discovery.

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#Project Phenomena

#ProjectPhenomena is a collaboration of teacher, industry, university, and community organization leaders who want to help students engage in relevant, engaging, and meaningful phenomena as part of science process.

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Teaching Engineering

Making sense of phenomena and solving problems while deepening student engagement through three dimensional learning.

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TN Science Standards Reference

This guide should act as a reference document. The content has been arranged for easy navigation to and from the table of contents. There are suggestions presented for crosscutting concepts and practices that may pair well with each standard, but the intent is not to limit instruction by specifying connections: Many standards have connections to multiple concepts or practices. Additionally, this guide is not intended to provide information related to assessment, but rather to support and elaborate on the content and progressions of science instruction in Tennessee.


Wonder of Science

The Wonder of Science was created to support the next generation of science teachers. The website aggregates resources developed by Paul Andersen and other science teachers implementing the Next Generation Science Standards* (NGSS). All of the resources are licensed under Creative Commons licensing.

Grade: K-12