General Science Lesson Plan Menu                                              


Developed in 2012

Controlled Experimentation With Bubbles (Grade 6)

Effects of Nitrates and and Phosphates on Aquatic Ecosystems (Grades 6-8)

Melting Ice With Road Salt: An Inquiry-Based Project (Grades 6-8)

Viscosity Race (Grades 6-8)

Who Dunnit? Modeling the Use of DNA Evidence in Crime Solving (Grades 8 & 9)


Developed in 2011

Carbon Dioxide Cycle (Grade 5)

Grow Bacteria, Grow! (Grades 6-8)

Making Observations and Inferences (Grades 7 & 8)

Sound All Around (Grades 3-6)


Developed in 2010

Data Collection

Investigate the Role of Cholesterol from Cholesterol-rich Foods in the Human Body

Water Taste Test

Weather or Not


Developed in 2009

Recipe Lesson Plan

Teaching the Scientific Method Through Thumb Wars

The Working of Scientists (Scientific Method)


Developed in 2008

Mechanical, electrical, and radiant energy

Zoo scavenger hunt


Developed in 2007

Dissolving Gobstoppers using controls and variables

How do we use the scientific method to perform an experiment?

How to effectively and efficiently read a scientific article

Structure of design: Built to last?

Student presentations

Water and surface tension


Developed in 2006

Exploring basic physical science concepts

How can we use Excel to make charts?

How do scientists research for lab activities?

Integrating technology into the science curriculum

The importance of detailed procedures in science


Developed in 2005

How can we research science careers?

How can working together enhance the learning and doing of science?

Magic water: A black box activity

M&M's and the scientific method

The oil crisis

Presentation of research plan


Developed in 2004

Generic fishbowl activity for the science classroom

How do we find the resultant of two vectors at 0°, 90 °, and 180 °?

The nature of science - An Activity for the First Day of Class

What floats your boat?


Developed in 2003

How can we determine the reliability of an internet resource?

More than meets the eye: The importance of making observations


Developed in 2002

Communicating science content using web enabled presentation software

Using handheld devices to collect digital data (for use by staff developers)


Developed in 2000

Egg drop

Stimulating scientific learning

What is science?


Developed in 1999

Cyber-scavenger hunt game

Having students become familiar with female scientists

Keeping a laboratory notebook


Developed in 1998

To develop the students’ understanding of how long-term research is accomplished


Developed in 1997

How can we improve basic laboratory techniques?

How to prepare for a science symposium