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.
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!
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!
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.
It seems that there’s no easy way to teach about valence electrons, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Once your students understand the basic concept of how electrons work, you can strengthen their knowledge with these valence electron activities.
Teaching middle school students about the systems of the human body can be exciting. This family and consumer science lesson plan on digestion allows you to get an idea of just how much your students have learned about digestion and how it works. These activities help review and reinforce material.
Need to teach your students how to find the mass of an object using a triple beam balance? This guide will give you a clear and concise teaching approach to present to the student, allowing you to not only teach them about the device’s function, but how to use it as well.
How is the use of writing prompts for home economics classes useful? Students learn best when they are able to reflect on what they have learned. Giving them writing prompts on the topics they have studied helps enhance their learning as well as develops their writing skills.
Circulation and respiration can often be hard to understand from a textbook. Luckily, there are several good activities you can use to increase student understanding of the circulation and respiration systems.
Solar and lunar eclipses are wonderful things to experience and observe. However, when learning about solar and lunar eclipses, there is not always an eclipse happening to observe! This article suggests a few activities to help students learn about solar and lunar eclipses.
Find a theme that excites students and create lessons around that theme to encourage participation. These engaging interactive activities for teaching chemistry focus on rockets, fire and makeup. Experiments can be taught individually or as part of a larger theme.
Family/consumer science and wedding lesson plans allow teachers the opportunity to have students critically observe what is necessary for a wedding. The students’ ability to compare and contrast various ways of providing what is needed for the big day is a lesson in both consumerism and creativity.
This lesson gives students the opportunity to research and learn about health issues while developing develop research, writing and computer skills. Have students work to complete a health brochure project that reflects what’s available in their community.