Science Resources for Middle and High School

Free activities, videos, and articles that make teaching science easier—and more fun!

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Free Printable Science Posters To Celebrate Black History Month

Free Printable Black Scientist Posters

Get these free posters to brighten your space and spark conversation.

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50 Science Bell Ringers to Kick-Start Class

Get bell ringers in every science subject!

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25 Science Trivia Facts To Spark Student Curiosity

Spark students’ interest in and knowledge of science with this trivia!


Science by you biology

Free Biology Activites for Your Classroom

Get ready-to-go activities created by teachers like you!

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How Do Living Things Work? 4 Classroom Activities

DNA, osmosis, diffusion, and photosynthesis hands-on activities.

Energy drinks and fleas

Video + Activity: When Fleas Take Energy Drinks

Calculate the heart rate of a flea as it consumes an energy drink.

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Activity: Make Your Own Algae Beads

Study photosynthesis and respiration with the help of homegrown algae.

Daphnia species micrograph

Guide: How To Teach With Daphnia

Not sure how to start with live critters in the classroom? Learn how!

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Printable: Painted Lady Butterfly Activities

Observe and record butterfly life cycles and learn vocabulary.


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Chemistry Activities Created by Teachers Like You!

Free lessons on the periodic table, ions, and more are waiting for you!

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15 Free Hands-On Chemistry Activities

From endothermic reactions to super-absorbent polymers!

This simple 15-minute activity for middle- and high-schoolers asks students to organize candies according to different properties.

Activity: The Periodic Table of Candy

Organize candies according to different properties.

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Article: Red, White, and Boom! How Fireworks Work

Learn about the explosive combination that creates these displays.

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Activity: Demonstrate Redox Reactions

Use methylene blue solution to highlight oxidation and reduction.

Chemistry elements

Check Out Chemistry Elements Fun Facts

Spark curiosity with these facts about elements.

Geology & Earth Science

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Free Earth Science Activities For Your Class

Climate, space, and more! Get these teacher created lessons.

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Student Handout: Environmental Management

What is an environmental manager? Learn about this career.

Use fossils to show your students what ancient environments were like.

5 Fun Ways To Use Fossils in Your Classroom

Fossils are evidence of tectonic plates and mass extinctions!

Earth image with half of the planet on fire

The Best Earth Science Resources + Activities

Study photosynthesis and respiration with the help of homegrown algae.

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Activity: Heat Things Up With the Greenhouse Effect

Not sure how to start with live critters in the classroom? Learn how!

Columnar basalts

Fascinating Facts About Columnar Basalt

Observe and record butterfly life cycles and learn vocabulary.


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Physics Activities for Your Classroom

Free lessons, labs, and more created by real teachers!

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Explore the Science of Color With These Awesome Articles

Receptors, wavelengths, color schemes, and more.

Making an electrical circuit with copper tape on paper.

Activity: The Physics of a Bottle Tornado Vortex

Make a twister in no time with this step-by-step activity.

Density column demonstration in glass

Activity: Demonstrate Density Columns

Create a density column to put students in the thick of it.

Planets orbitting the sun

Activity: Discover Exoplanets in a Galaxy Not So Near You

Simulate the Transit Method in a way that’s easy to grasp.

Kid with hair sticking up from static electricity

5 Troubleshooting Tips for Your Van de Graaff Generator

Perfect for teaching about electricity, but it can be finicky.


STEM activities

Free STEM Lessons and Activities

Awesome activities to use this week created by real teachers!

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Activity: Keeping a Great Laboratory Notebook

Learn to keep great notes just like scientist Charles Darwin.

Dashboard of self driving car

The Science Behind Self-Driving Cars

The perfect “vehicle” to prepare your students for the world of tomorrow.

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These Teachers Put Science Olympiad Kits to the Test

Kits that engage students in STEM discovery in creative ways!

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Article: Hands-On STEM Made Easy

Get everything you need to make real-world connections.

Astronaut standing on the moon

Activity: Design a Spacesuit in the Classroom

Maintain body temperature in the extreme heat and cold of outer space.

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Ward's Science hands-on science kits for middle and high school

Article: 24 Hands-On Science Kits for Middle & High School

Make hands-on learning easy with a ready-to-go kit.

Six fun and different science careers for students to learn about.

Article: Surprising Science Careers To Share With Students

Get your students excited about a career in science!

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Teachers’ Favorite Ways To Use Ward’s Science Products

Get inspiration from fellow teachers, plus tips and tricks.

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Article: Best Free Science Activities and Videos

More awesome science lessons are waiting for you here!

Resource for Science Grants and Funding

5 Steps to Winning Grants and Increasing Student Success

The Ward’s Grants Services team is here to help—for free!

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How Famously Successful People Said Thanks to Teachers

Steven Hawking, Bill Nye, Bill Gates, and more stories!