Lesson Plans for Middle School Science
Teacher-written and vetted lesson plans for middle school science, including biology, astronomy, chemistry, and earth science, and developed for a wide variety of learning styles and abilities in sixth, seventh and eighth grade. You'll also find teaching strategies and techniques specifically for the diversity of students in these grade levels, as well as lesson plan modifications. tones
- Gregor Mendel: The Monk with the Most!
How did a gardening monk make one of the most important contributions in the history of biology? Teach your students about Gregor Mendel's discovery with this lesson.
- Science Lesson Plan: What are Genetically Modified Organisms?
Did you know that humans can combine DNA of two or more organisms to create brand new organisms? Did you know that some of the food you eat may come from other organisms that you have no idea about? Next time you eat an orange, think about it. It might not be JUST an orange you are eating!
- Lesson Plan: Edible DNA
Without DNA, we wouldn’t be here. It controls all of our physical characteristics, including eye color, hair color, and even the taste buds on our tongues. In this lesson, students will study the structure of DNA by building a 3-dimensional model which they can eat afterwards!
- Lesson Plan: Phenotypes and Genotypes
Ever wonder just how alike you and your best friend are? Let’s see what common genetic traits you may share with your friends and other classmates!
- Name That Fish: Introduction to Dichotomous Keys
Ever wonder how scientists identify fish by their scientific name? It has to with many physical traits such as the number and shape of their fins, the shape of their body, and many other things.
- Scientific Measurement Scavenger Hunt
These are some fun ways that students can learn about scientific measurement. Try this measurement scavenger hunt to give students hands-on experience and the ability to get out of their seat.
- Teaching the Function and Structure of Neurons
Teaching your class about the parts of a neuron and the function of a neuron? This lesson plan goes over the neurons in the brain, including the parts of the neuron and the function of the neurons. Includes the different types of neurons, like motor neurons and sensory neurons.
- Teaching the Difference Between the Left and Right Hemisphere
Is your class learning about the brain? Then how about teaching them the differences between the left and right brain? This lesson plan describes the difference between the left hemisphere and the right hemisphere, and interactive activities that students can do to learn right brain vs. left brain
- Newton's Laws Teaching Unit: Lessons and Guides to Address All Learning Styles
Discover a multitude of resources to help you teach Newton's Laws to your science class. As well as quality instruction, you'll find tools for independent study, and other ideas.