Lesson Plan Library

Explore labs, classroom activities, and data-rich exercises to immerse your students in real-world science and help them learn about the world around us. If you’re looking for in-depth units and modules, check out the curricular units page.

Lesson Plan Library

Program: Solar Dynamics Observatory - EVE
Program Title File
Solar Dynamics Observatory - EVE SDO_1B Sunspot Movement Data Table SDO_1B Sunspot Movement Data Table.pdf
Solar Dynamics Observatory - EVE De qué Color es el Sol? What_Color_is_the_Sun-Spanish.pdf
Solar Dynamics Observatory - EVE Solar Science Learning Kit 17-11-2014_1003_490.pdf
Solar Dynamics Observatory - EVE What Color is the Sun? What_Color_is_the_Sun.pdf
Program: GeoMag
Program Title File
GeoMag Geomagnetism in the MESA Classroom: An Essential Science for Modern Society Student Guide Geomagnetism Student Guide.pdf
GeoMag Geomagnetism in the MESA Classroom: An Essential Science for Modern Society Educator Guide Geomagnetism Teacher Guide.pdf
Program: HEART Force
Program Title File
HEART Force Design a Resilient Future Student Handout Design a Resilient Future Student Handout.pdf
HEART Force Design a Resilient Future Slides Design a Resilient Future Slides.pdf
HEART Force Drought Game Teacher Guide Drought Game Teacher Guide.pdf
HEART Force Flood Game Teacher Guide Flood Game Teacher Guide.pdf
HEART Force Wildfire Game Teacher Guide Wildfire Game Teacher Guide.pdf
HEART Force Wildfire MS Teacher Guide Wildfire MS Teacher Guide.pdf
HEART Force Wildfire MS Student Handout Wildfire MS Student Handout.pdf
HEART Force Wildfire MS Lesson Slides Wildfire MS Lesson Slides.pdf
HEART Force Drought MS Teacher Guide Drought MS Teacher Guide.pdf
HEART Force Drought MS Student Handout Drought MS Student Handout.pdf
HEART Force Drought MS Lesson Slides Drought MS Lesson Slides.pdf
HEART Force Resilient Future Teacher Guide Resilient Future Teacher Guide.pdf
HEART Force Resilient Future Student Handout Resilient Future Student Handout.pdf
HEART Force Resilient Future Lesson Slides Resilient Future Lesson Slides.pdf
HEART Force Flood MS Teacher Guide Flood MS Teacher Guide.pdf
HEART Force Flood MS Student Handout Flood MS Student Handout.pdf
HEART Force Flood MS Lesson Slides Flood MS Lesson Slides.pdf
Program: Extremes
Program Title File
Extremes Biomagnification: The Story of the Peregrine Falcon Cooper_Biomag_combined_large.pdf
Extremes Constructing a Dichotomous Key and Exploring Its Relationship to Evolutionary Patterns Detmer_dichotomous_key_template.pdf
Extremes Habitat for Stream Insects: What Kind of Substrate Is the Best Habitat for Aquatic Insects? Detmer_Macroinvertebrate_Elementary_Lesson.pdf
Extremes How Gravity Works: Why Two Objects of Different Masses Hit the Ground at the Same Time? john-mischler-gravity-lesson-plan.pdf
Extremes Precipitation Patterns across the Globe legg-precipitation-lesson-plan.pdf
Extremes Testing Murphy’s Law: Does Bread Always Land Butter Side Down? Wilkening_Detmer_Bread_Falling_plus_template.pdf
Extremes Where Does the Rain Go? (Soil Percolation) Morton_Soil_percolation.pdf
Extremes Bend This! Introduction to Circuit Bending and DIY Culture – Making an Instrument smls-circuit-bending-lesson-plan.pdf
Extremes Data Analysis – Introduction to Measurement, Error and Outliers McCreery_Data_Analysis_template.pdf
Extremes Earthworks: The Combination of Art and Nature cooper-earthworks-lesson-plan.pdf
Extremes Energy Pyramids and Food Webs Morton_Food_Web.pdf
Extremes Energy Transformations: Exta-Terrestrial Impacts on Earth Ewing_energy_transformations_combined.pdf
Extremes Habitat for Stream Insects: What Kind of Substrate Is the Best Habitat for Aquatic Insects? Detmer_Macroinvertebrate_MS_Lesson.pdf
Extremes Ice Cores: The Past is the Key to the Future JohnMischler-IceCoreActivity.pdf
Extremes Is Basic Science Important? Hund_Science_Funding_template.pdf
Extremes Making a Compass preston-magnet-lesson-plan_0.pdf
Extremes Northwest Passage: Using Google Earth to Explore Currents and Climate Change gartrell-nw-passage-lesson-plan.pdf
Extremes Population Estimates: Bringing Math and Science Together Detmer_Population_Estimation.pdf
Extremes Punnett Squares with Piebald Deer cooper-punnet-square-lesson-plan.pdf
Extremes Snow Tracks Can Illuminate Many Things: A Detective Exercise Detmer_Snow_Tracks_combined_small.pdf
Extremes The Effects of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation on Ocean Currents cooper-el-nino-lesson-plan.pdf
Extremes The Mysteries of Deep Cold: Inquiry Activities with Liquid Nitrogen (temperature, pressure and volume) smls-liquid-nitrogen-lesson-plan.pdf
Extremes The People Pump: Inquiry into the Circulation System morton-people-pump-lesson-plan.pdf
Extremes The Plant/Animal Balance: Photosynthesis and Respiration JohnMischler-ClosedSystem.pdf
Extremes Waste, Water and Wastewater Mari_Elise_Wasterwater_lesson.pdf
Extremes What Is the Difference between Science and Pseudoscience? Jadin_Pseudoscience_Full_Lesson.pdf
Program: Inquiry on the Tibetan Plateau
Program Title File
Inquiry on the Tibetan Plateau Scientific Background for Upward and Outward: Scientific Inquiry on the Tibetan Plateau Upward-Outward_scienceGuideForTeachers.pdf
Inquiry on the Tibetan Plateau Crazy Research Going On! Public Conceptions of Science and Scientists Upward-Outward_viewsOfScienceHandoutv2.pdf
Inquiry on the Tibetan Plateau Upward and Outward: Scientific Inquiry on the Tibetan Plateau Student Work Upward-Outward_Student_Work_Survey.pdf
Inquiry on the Tibetan Plateau Upward and Outward: Scientific Inquiry on the Tibetan Plateau Teacher Notes for Classroom Implementation of the Film Upward-Outward_Teacher_Classroom_NotesSL.pdf
Program: DISCOVER-AQ: Know Your Air Quality
Program Title File
DISCOVER-AQ: Know Your Air Quality Know Your AQ Curriculum Overview & Appendices aq_appendices.zip

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