Science Lesson Plans

Sixth Grade

The Solar System [PDF]

The purpose of this lesson is for students to use their knowledge about planets in the solar system to create a Microsoft Picture Planet PowerPoint.

Seventh Grade

Advertisers Know How to Get You! [PDF]

The purpose of this lesson is to expose students to the ways in which advertisers "hook" young adolescents.

Characteristics of Tobacco, Alcohol, and Illegal Drugs [PDF]

The purpose of this lesson is to show students the physical characteristics of tobacco, alcohol, and illegal drugs and the effects these substances have on their bodies. Laws involving the control of substances will also be examined. Armed with this information, students will discuss how to make positive choices in regard to substance abuse.

Eighth Grade

The Evolution of Technology

The purpose of this lesson is to help students understand real-world applications of technology and to analyze and/or justify the positive and negative aspects of technological design. This lesson is intended for a ninth grade Earth Science class but can be adapted for a sixth through eighth grade audience.

Tic-Tac-Toe for Layers of Earth

The purpose of this lesson is for students to understand the layers of the earth and how each layer effects how the earth is constantly changing. The student will be able to describe the layers of the earth and detail how plate tectonics cause earthquakes, volcanoes and changes in current landforms.