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.

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...

How do we see color? In this activity students release the colors in the rainbow through the action of bending light in a water prism.

Did you know you there are different types of ice on the planets and moons in our solar system? Test your observation skills by using clues to identify different types of ice based on their...

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