Scientific Thinking and Inquiry Lesson Plan Templates in Elementary (Grades 3-5) Science

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The Aeronauts Lesson for Upper Elementary: Hot Air Balloon Engineering Design Challenge
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  • Science
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
NGSS
Check out The Aeronauts lesson for upper elementary for a fun way to engage your students in learning. Overview: Engineering Design Challenge Using...
Layers of the Atmosphere for Upper Elementary
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  • Science
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
NGSS
Overview: Students will engage with information from books and other reliable media to learn about the layers of the Earth's atmosphere. Learning...
Cloud Elevation Lesson for Upper Elementary
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  • Science
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
NGSS
Overview: Students will investigate how clouds are formed, at what elevations they occur and how they can help predict the weather. Driving Question...
Smelly Bats - Diffusion Activity
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  • Science
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Here’s a fun lesson plan for Halloween that demonstrates diffusion and the properties of stretchy polymers. Target Grades: 3-5 Subjects : Chemistry,...
Winter Solstice Embossed Suns
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Students will learn about the Winter Solstice while practicing the technique of embossing into metal. Students will also learn about textures and...
Hydrophobicity: Will the Drop Stop or Roll?
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  • Science
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
If plants need water, then why is this leaf repelling water? Turns out, in certain climates, the ability to quickly shed surface water provides a...
(Unit) Balloon Powered Rockets- Intermediate grades- By: Christy House and Vanessa James
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  • Science
  • Elementary (Grades 3-5)
NGSS
Students will use the Engineering Design Process to create and test a balloon-powered rocket. The goal is to create a rocket that will travel a...
Questions to Promote Scientific Inquiry and Engineering Design
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Questioning and prompting students to articulate their understanding of concepts and key ideas is an essential part of the teaching and learning...
Remarkable Sustainable Paper! (a look at sustainability and recycling)
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  • Science
  • 3-5, MS
NGSS
November 15 is America Recycles Day, a great time to engage your class in learning about the importance of reducing waste and making more sustainable...
Halloween Mystery: Pumpkin Patch
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  • Science
  • 3-5, MS
Every month, Science Naturally shares one STEM mystery taken from our One Minute Mysteries series . This is a bonus holiday mystery in honor of...