Lesson Plans

Make science come alive through these standards based activities and lessons. Feel free to personalize the downloadable Lab Sheets and Power Points for your needs.

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Have you ever wondered how a mirror works? Explore the magic of lights reflection through this hands on activity.

picture of moon

Young children love the moon! But, why does it light up our night time sky?  Explore how the moon uses the sun’s light to create the beautiful object we know and love.

Using simple materials students build a spectrograph and use it to analyze light sources. While doing so students will learn how and why astronomers use spectroscopy to gain understanding of what...

Did you know you can use electricity to make a magnet? Explore the magic and power of magnetism by building your very own electromagnet.

Constellations are fun to identify in the night sky, have helped humans navigate and chart the seasons for thousands of years, are the stuff of great legends and myths, but what can these patterns...

What exists way out in our solar system, beyond Pluto, in the Kuiper Belt - Comets! Made up of materials from the birth of our solar system, comets give us clues to the past. What better way to...

Make your own craters to understand how scientists decipher the ages of surfaces throughout the solar system and what this tells us about geological principles.

You’ve heard about air and water pollution, what about light pollution? The consequences of light pollution are real, but so are the solutions. Learn to engineer a world without light pollution...

GBO galaxy image

What are galaxies? Why do they look so different from each other? What can we learn from their shapes and structures? It only takes a keen eye and a creative mind to sort galaxies as early...

Astronaut in space

Students learn about gravity, mass, and weight by traveling through the solar system after a teacher led demonstration.

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