Often, the science curriculum in primary and elementary schools lacks the necessary and effective teaching strategies for the typical classroom teacher.  However, all of the elementary science lesson plans that we create are convenient and valuable tools to help every elementary school-aged child become more fluent in a wide variety of topics that are a part of every school’s science curriculum.

Each lesson plan for science will introduce your students to plants or animals, ecosystems and environments, organs and systems of the body, atoms and molecules, weather, physics topics, earth science, or other science concepts and each lesson can be easily used by classroom teachers or homeschooling parents.

Each lesson plan for science and the content have been written by experienced educators and science curriculum experts.  They have been thoroughly researched and reviewed for accuracy and efficiency and can be used almost immediately.  There is little preparation time necessary, allowing the busy educator more time to teach the content of the lesson.

The science lesson plans include step-by-step instructions, procedures for teachers, options, matching Common Core State Standards, content for students, activity and practice pages, a list of Internet resources to enhance learning, and much more.

Every lesson plan for science may be searched by topic, grade level, or by Common Core State Standard.  All lesson plans can be also sorted alphabetically or by grade, and most can be adapted to the needs of a specific learner.

The Clarendon Learning science lesson plans are beneficial to all elementary-aged students, and the plans will allow teachers and homeschooling parents to become more effective educators.

  • The students will be able to define and identify acids and bases using our Acids and Bases Lesson Plan.  Analytical and communication skills are further developed as students explain the difference between acids and bases.  Students also explore the pH scale in an interactive activity, which helps generalize the presence of acids and bases in common items, such as drinks.

    Acids and Bases Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Acids and Bases.
    • Hands on homework activities giving students practice on determining the definition of acids and bases and explain their difference.
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • This interesting lesson introduces the students to the term pollution, and more specifically, air pollution.  The lesson could include other types of pollution once students understand pollution in general.  One of the best ways to get students to get a clear understanding of pollution is by showing images of air, or other kinds, of pollution.  Discovering how they can help prevent pollution also will keep students interested in the topic.

    Air Pollution Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Air Pollution.
    • Hands-on homework activities to reinforce their knowledge and understanding of Air Pollution.
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 1-3 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • This interesting lesson introduces students to the life and accomplishments of Albert Einstein and his influence on the world.  Most students will recognize the image of Einstein, but may not know why he is famous and the work he has done in the field of science.  Einstein can also be used as a role models for students who struggle in school, since Einstein struggled early in his life.

    Albert Einstein Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Albert Einstein.
    • Hands-on homework activities to reinforce their knowledge and understanding of Albert Einstein.
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 3-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • The lesson contains everything your students could ever need or want to know about trees.  The lesson asks students to think of trees as very tall plants, even though there are some things that make trees different from regular plants.  The lesson includes information about the two types of trees, deciduous and evergreen, and also defines several other relevant vocabulary words like perennial, annual, dormant and photosynthesis.  The lesson can be used in conjunction with other lessons about plants and the environment.

    All About Trees Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about All About Trees
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on identifying Trees
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 1-3 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Due to advances in healthcare, people are living much longer in the United States and throughout the world.  In addition, however, the occurrence of Alzheimer’s Disease is more prevalent and students will most likely need to interact with loved ones or others who suffer with the disease.  The lesson helps students learn about the disease, as well as gives strategies to use when interacting with people who have Alzheimer’s.  It may be a sensitive topic for some students, and the teacher must be aware students may need additional intervention, especially if a grandparent or another loved one has begun showing signs of the disease.

    Alzheimer's Disease Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Alzheimer's Disease
    • Hands-on homework activities
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 5-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • The lesson introduces students to amphibians and their characteristics.  Most students are curious and have a natural interest in frogs, toads, salamanders, and other like critters.  The students will learn what distinguishes an amphibian from other animal groups, and will be introduced to many interesting facts about, and types of, amphibians.  It is a general overview of amphibians, and much more can be learned about the animal group using the Internet.  The lesson may be used in conjunction with other lessons related to animal classification or animals in general.

    Amphibians Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Amphibians
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 1-4 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Explore the various adaptations animal use for survival with our Animal Adaptations Lesson Plan.  This visually engaging lesson prepares students to identify and describe various animal adaptations used for survival in the environment.  Over multiple class periods, students work in pairs to create a new animal and prepare a presentation that introduces their creation to the class.

    Animal Adaptations Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Animal Adaptations
    • Animal Adaptations Partner Activity
    • Animal Adaptations Practice Worksheet
    • Animal Adaptations Homework Worksheet
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 3-4 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • After successfully completing and studying our engaging Animal Camouflage Lesson Plan, students will be able to define camouflage, identify types of camouflage and name some animals that use camouflage.  This lesson also engages creative imagination as students work in pairs to create and draw a new animal.

    Animal Camouflage Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Animal Camouflage
    • Animal Camouflage Practice Worksheets
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 1-3 but can be adapted for other grade levels
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Explore classification of animals with our Animal Classification Lesson Plan, which will prepare students to define, identify, and use the science process skills in classifying animals.  This fun, engaging lesson allows students to express their creativity in designing a display, as well as to build confidence as they present their display to the class.

    Animal Classification Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Animal Classification.
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on determining the animal classification to vertebrates & invertebrates, and presenting some of the animals.
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 1-3 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • The lesson introduces students to classifying as a science process skill, used not only for the animal kingdom, but also for other areas of science as well. Most students have been taught the basics of classifying objects, often referred to as sorting. The lesson includes subcategories and goes into depth of the importance of classification in general. It is recommended students engage in hands-on activities when possible.

    Animal Classification Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Animal Classification
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on identifying and using Animal Classification
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • The lesson can be easily used in conjunction with a lesson related to the environment or ecosystems.  Aquaponics is a relatively new concept, though it has been used in the ancient past, students should be intrigued with such a unique system for growing plants.  It is highly recommended the teacher obtain one of several commercial aquaponics systems available for purchase.  The additional resources includes links to commercial sites, and the videos are useful for other classrooms.

    Aquaponics Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Aquaponics
    • Hands-on homework activities
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • The lesson introduces to the different types of asexual reproduction, with a brief comparison to sexual reproduction.  Depending on the students’ level, any subject related to sex, one or two-parent, can be sensitive and may cause snickers and similar reactions.  The students will be able to define asexual reproduction, identify the different types, and explain the process mitosis

    Asexual Reproduction Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Asexual Reproduction
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on identifying and using Asexual Reproduction
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 5-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • The lesson introduces students to asteroids, comets, and meteors, discussing the characteristics of each. Many people are confused between the three and information is given to help students identify differences.  Most students become interested and engaged when obtaining new knowledge about space.The students will be able to define identify characteristics, and compare/contrast asteroids, comets, and meteors.

    Asteroids, Comets, Meteors Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Asteroids, Comets, Meteors
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on identifying and using Asteroids, Comets, Meteors
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Atoms

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    Tackle the introduction of atoms with our Atoms Lesson Plan.  This engaging lesson defines an atom and prepares students to identify its main parts and characteristics.  To solidify understanding, students have the opportunity to create a model of a simple atom, which engages the sensory system to support the development of concept imagery for the atomic world.

    Our Atoms Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages
    • Making an Atom Model Activity
    • Instructional Content Pages Homework Assignment
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!  
  • Many people, children included, confuse the characteristics of bacteria and viruses.  The lesson introduces students to each and helps identify the differences between each.  When students hear the terms, they usually think of them negatively, but it is important for students to understand not all bacteria and viruses are harmful organisms. The students will be able to define bacteria and virus, identify characteristics of each, and compare/contrast each.

    Bacteria and Viruses Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Bacteria and Viruses
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on identifying and using Bacteria and Viruses
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • The lesson introduces the students to the theory of the Big Bang and the beginning of the universe about 14 billion years ago.  The students may have a hard time grasping the enormity of the universe and the amount of time that has passed since its inception. The students will be able to define and explain the Big Bang Theory.

    Big Bang Theory Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Big Bang Theory
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on identifying and using Big Bang Theory
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • The lesson introduces students to biomass and the biofuels produced from it, including the advantages and disadvantages of using biomass and biofuels.  Many students may not have heard of the terms, but there is much research and information related to the use of biomass and biofuels versus fossil fuels.  The lesson may be used in conjunction with lessons related to the environment, plants, pollution, and other similar topics.

    Biomass and Biofuels Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Biomass and Biofuels
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on identifying Biomass and Biofuels
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • The lesson discusses the difference between an ecosystem and biome, but also introduces students to the connections between the two components of the environment.  There are several kinds of biomes, each addressed in other lessons, but they are reviewed here as well.  The lesson also introduces students to the various interactions within an ecosystem.  The lesson may be used in conjunction with lessons related to the environment, biome types or other similar topics.

    Biomes and Ecosystems Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Biomes and Ecosystems
    • Hands-on homework activities
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Bones

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    The lesson is a basic introduction to the human skeleton and general information about bones.  Only a few of the bones are given their scientific names.  It is more important for students at this level to be introduced to bones and the human skeleton, as well as muscles, tendons, etc.  The need to know the importance of healthy bones too.

    Bones Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about the health of Bones
    • Hands-on homework activities
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 1-3 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Bugs

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    The lesson introduces young students to the world of bugs, including both insets and arachnids or spiders.  Students at this age have a general curiosity with the bugs they see during school recess, at home, or those appearing inside these places.  The lesson compares insects and spiders, as well as helps students understand the differences between the different types of arthropods.  There are numerous resources available on the Internet related to this topic, and it is recommended teachers use it at their discretion.

    Bugs Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Bugs
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice studying Bugs
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 1-3 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Using our visually engaging Butterflies Lesson Plan, students will be able to identify and explain the stages for the life cycle of a butterfly, define related terms, and label the parts of an insect.  Tap into natural curiosity and prior exposure to butterflies, as well as develop communication skills as students discuss unusual colors or patterns they've seen in butterflies. Butterflies Lesson Plan Includes:
    • Butterflies content pages (2)
    • Activity pages (4), Practice page, Homework page
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 1-2 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • The lesson introduces students to the history and characteristics of cats and dogs.  Nearly every student will have had contact with a cat or dog in their life, including one of their own pets.  The lesson explores the differences between and background of the domestication of cats and dogs.  In addition, students will learn about the different breeds and behaviors of the loveable animals.  Teachers are encouraged to plan a pet day when students can introduce their pets to the class, cats, dogs, or otherwise.

    Cats and Dogs Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Cats and Dogs
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on identifying different breeds of Cats and Dogs
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 1-3 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Cells

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    Zoom in to explore the differences between a plant and animal cell with our Cells Lesson Plan.  This visually engaging and informative lesson equips students to differentiate plant cells and animal cells, as well as label basic parts of a cell with a hands-on activity.  Additional resources are available to deepen understanding and provide additional practice.

    Cells Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Cells.
    • Cell Labeling Activity
    • Cells Practice Worksheet
    • Cells Worksheet Homework
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 1-3 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • The lesson introduces students to the chemistry of the body.  Most students are aware of the basic “ingredients” of the human body, but may not realize the numerous elements that are part of the human body.  The lesson also discusses their usefulness to the body, and what might happen to the body without some of the chemicals.  Students should have had some exposure to lessons related to chemistry prior to this lesson being used.  The lesson may be used in conjunction with lessons related to the human body or with other chemistry lessons.

    Chemistry of the Body Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Chemistry of the Body
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on the Chemistry of the Body
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • The lesson introduces students to climate change and its effect on the Earth and the atmosphere.  Though climate change, global warming, and other environmental issues can become controversial with many people in society taking sides, the lesson presents the facts.  Students are made aware of the debate and the lesson includes an opportunity for students to debate information related to climate change.  It is important for the teacher to encourage students to use common sense, and regardless of any controversy, it is wise to recycle, reuse, and reduce things they use each day.

    Climate Change Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Climate Change
    • Hands-on homework activities
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Explore the various climates of the world with our Climates Lesson Plan, which defines climate, compares and contrasts climates, identifies effects on a climate, and labels climates throughout the world.  This interactive lesson develops concept imagery with visuals and collaborative learning.

    Climates Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Climates
    • Climates Practice Worksheets
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 1-2 but can be adapted for other grade levels
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • This engaging Compounds and Mixtures Lesson Plan focuses on the differences between compounds and mixtures, as well as elements. Clarify the three concepts to lay a solid foundation and prepare students for future chemistry-related content.  By engaging concept imagery with sensory stimulation in a variety of activities, students anchor their understanding of matter in the form of elements, compounds, and mixtures.  Students generalize their understanding by identifying compound and mixtures in their environment.

    Compounds and Mixtures Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Compounds and Mixtures.
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on comparing and contrasting compounds and mixtures.
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 4-5 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • The lesson introduces students to constellations.  Many students will already be familiar with some of the constellations in the night sky, but may not be familiar with the history of constellations.  Students at this age are usually quite interested in all topics related to space.  If possible, a visit to a planetarium would be helpful for the students.  In addition, an evening class outdoors under the stars would also allow students the opportunity to identify the constellations in the night sky.  The lesson may be used in conjunction with other astronomy-related lessons, or a lesson related to mythology.

    Constellations Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Constellations
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on identifying Constellations
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Most of your students will already be aware that we adjust our clocks twice a year, but they probably do not know why.  Of course, in the summers, students see it as an extra hour of daylight.  The lesson introduces students to the history of Daylight Saving Time and why it is used around the world.  The lesson may be used in conjunction with a general lesson about time, U.S. Time Zones, or World Time Zones.  Prior to the lesson, students should already know how to tell time.

    Daylight Saving Time Lesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Daylight Saving Time
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on Daylight Saving Time
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 2-4 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!
  • Deserts

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    The lesson introduces students to a desert and its characteristics.  Many students have heard of deserts and immediately think of sand and heat, but not understand deserts can also be cold and include the habitats for living things.  It is recommended you use a video to give the students a closer look at desert life.

    DesertsLesson Plan Includes:

    • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
    • Instructional Content Pages about Deserts
    • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on identifying and using Deserts
    • Answer Keys
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Many Additional Links and Resources
    • Built for Grades 1-3 but can be adapted for other grade levels.
    *Note: These lessons are PDF downloads. You will be directed to the download once you checkout. Clarendon Learning resources are FREE, we rely 100% on donations to operate our site. Thank you for your support!