Lesson Plans

Science is about ideas. Teaching is about bringing it to life.

Use these free lesson plans to turn your classroom into a lab and let the magic of “doing” begin! Engage your students with topics relevant to their life to underscore the power of science that impacts our world, and more.


Cushion It!

Students investigate basic science principles involved in different types of collisions, from a bat hitting a baseball to a car crash.
child in rain boots splashing in puddle

Don't Slip!

Students measure, record and graph the frictional force between a block of wood and 3M™ Sandpaper.
girl smiling in green car

Drive It Green

Students imagine and design greener transportation solutions for their families.

Fun with Adhesives

Students work together to come up with an inventive solution for homemade glue.
post-it note and measuring tape

How Strong Is It?

Students work in groups to explore the properties of Post-it® Notes and determine the amount of force required to pull them across a plane.
beakers filled with liquid

In the Mix

Students explore how knowledge of the properties of objects (mainly size) can be useful for separating mixtures.
magnet and nails

Interaction at a Distance

Students explore magnetic strength and how combining magnets can increase it.
sun and earth

It's Getting Hot in Here

Students investigate the absorption and reflection of solar energy by the top surface of a simple model house by collecting and analyzing actual temperature data.
noise canceling headphones

It's Too Loud!

Students examine the effect of ear protectors on sound level reduction.
Shadows cast by people crossing the street in the rain

Light and Shadow

Students gain a foundational understanding of light by studying how it interacts with different objects.
bathroom sink with water running

Make It All Better

Students identify innovations at their school that have been created to help people or solve specific problems.
Ocean view from the beach

Oil Spill Clean-up

Students discover the negative effects oil spills can have on animals and the environment, as well as, helpful information on how to lessen these effects.