Science Practices Lesson Plans
Characteristics of Life Lab Lesson Plan (PDF)
Lesson Plan (DOCX) with Membership
Students will learn use their observation skills to determine if an object is living, dead, dormant, a product of a living thing, or never alive using the main characteristics of life.
HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
Published by NGSS Life Science High School
SI Prefixes - Length WS Lesson Plan (PDF)
Students practice converting SI prefixes for length. Great for beginners to learn the metric system. Use of arrows helps visual learners.
Published by NGSS Life Science Middle School
The Great Fossil Find Lesson Plan
Students are taken on an imaginary fossil hunt. Following a script read by the teacher, students "find" (remove from envelope) paper "fossils" of some unknown creature, only a few at a time. Each time, they attempt to reconstruct the creature, and each time their interpretation tends to change as new pieces are "found". This lesson is great for students to understand that science is tentative and as new evidence is revealed, ideas may change.
HS-LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity
Published by Steve Randak and Michael Kimmel High School
Meaningful Metrics with Dramatic Demonstrations Lesson Plan
Students are introduced to the metric system using demos and simple experiments.
Published by Larry Flammer High School
More Science Practices lesson plans are in the works.