Grade 9 to Grade 12 Science Lesson Plans

  • Beach Erosion - The student will be able to use material available on the Internet to plot changes to America's coastline over the past century.
  • Candy Lights - This is a quick and easy experiment that can be used to introduce a unit on chemical bonds or light. Students will be fascinated with the reaction that happens when they chew wintergreen Lifesavers in the dark.
  • Classroom Amusement Park - The student will be able to create a ride you find at the amusement park and explain the laws of physics that it follows.
  • Hubble Telescope - The Hubble telescope has provided us with many amazing images of our universe. There is always debate among scientists, politicians, and others over the money spent on continuing to search the universe with such an expensive telescope. This activity draws your students into that debate and asks them to choose a side and defend it. Debates done well can be a lot of fun, so encourage your students to relax and enjoy each other's points of view.
  • Hydrogen Peroxide and Potatoes - Watching hydrogen peroxide foam when it comes in contact with certain materials is fascinating. But, does it always react that way and why? This lesson allows students to experiment and find out.
  1. Acidic and Basic - How you can tell what is basic and what is acidic.
  2. Animal Hybridization - In this lesson students will examine the possibilities of animal hybridization by creating profiles of possible animal hybrids.
  3. Balancing RedOx Reactions - Teacher will utilize student's prior knowledge on previous lesson on: oxidation numbers, electron transfer, oxidation, and reduction.
  4. Bellwork Character Traits - Students become familiar with the definition and application of character traits in the chemistry classroom.
  5. Biomes and the Water Cycle - Distinguish how watershed and the water cycle determine unique biomes.
  6. Blood Typing - Students will be able to predict possible blood types of offspring.
  7. Breast Versus Bottle - Make the students more knowledgeable when making the decision as the become parents in the future.
  8. Cell Division Part 1 - TSWD the understanding of the terms and process involved with cellular replication.
  9. Cell Organelle WebQuest - The goals of this ninth-grade Biology lesson are for the students to understand plant and animal cells and to acquire technology skills to complete an assigned task.
  10. Cellular Division - Students will understand the importance of mitosis and meiosis as the means by which living organisms reproduce.
  11. Cell Division Unit - Class will discuss commonly understood diffusion phenomena in their lives, (e.g., perfume counter at mall, baking bread in oven).
  12. Changing Matter - Students will be able to distinguish between the physical and chemical properties of matter.
  13. Characteristics of Mussel Species - Students will be able to identify 5 species of various mussels, by sets of physical characteristics as they use a dichotomous key.
  14. Chemists with Character - Students will development an appreciation for the persistence, patience, integrity, rights of others, self-assurance, self-discipline and wisdom found in the chemistry founders.
  15. Collaborative Frankenstein Lesson - Introduction to human anatomy of major organs and current events of genetic mutations that will relate to a collaborative Frankenstein theme.
  16. Communities, Biomes, and Ecosystems - Limiting factors and ranges of tolerance are factors that determine where terrestrial biomes and aquatic ecosystems exist.
  17. Debating with Character - Students will exam the two major views of the causes of global warming (human activities vs. solar changes).
  18. Density Problems - Students will be able to use the density triangle to solve for different variables.
  19. Destruction from Earthquakes - TLW differentiate between the various destruction caused by earthquakes.
  20. Diabetes and How to Monitor - Upon completion of lesson, students will be have a clear understanding of diabetes mellitus, complications involved, and how to correctly monitor blood glucose levels using a glucometer.
  21. Dimensional Analysis - Students will be able to convert measurements within and between the Metric and the English Systems of measurement.
  22. DNA and protein synthesis - Transcription through to translation.
  23. DNA Replicaion - Students will understand the importance of DNA replication in the creation of new cells in an organism.
  24. DNA Structure - Students will know the basic structure of a DNA molecule and be able to apply them to building a model.
  25. Ecosystem - Review of ecosystem and the important terms and components including the food chain the food webs. Energy pyramids and the interaction of the ecosystem between the living and the non-living.
  26. Electron Configuration - A set of three rules can be used to determine the electron arrangement of 90% of the elements.
  27. Element Project - The teacher will explain that an important part of the study of science is the research and technology that accompanies all branches of science.
  28. EMS A Whole New World - Introduction to EMS Roles and Responsibilities of the EMT.
  29. Endangered Species and Agriculture - To teach the importance of environment and agriculture working together.
  30. Enzymes in Action - Introduce students to the concept of enzyme and substrate reactions by using everyday foods.
  31. Estimating Abundance: Quadrants - Students should be able to use the quadrant method to estimate abundance in the field.
  32. Evolutionary Theory - Misconceptions concerning evolutionary theory are discussed.
  33. Exploration of Our Universe - This lesson introduces students to the key properties and features of the planets in our solar system, starting with Mercury and working outward.
  34. Exploring Technology - Students should understand that technology allows them to use their problem solving skills to find solutions to problems.
  35. Factors That Affect Photosynthesis - To know how the five factors, light intensity, CO2 Concentration, water intake, temperature, and humidity affect the rate of photosynthesis.
  36. Flowers have Sex - Reproductive anatomy of flowers, [and how Mendel mated flowers to produce the wrinkled, smooth, yellow and green peas. Thus, he discovered genetics.]
  37. GAS LAWS - To enable the student to understand that at constant pressure, the volume of a given mass of gas is directly proportional to its absolute temperature.
  38. How sweet is your gum? - Percent Composition and empirical formula.
  39. Hurricanes & Ecosystem affects - Students will understand how human activities can effect the growth of plants in an ecosystem, thus affecting food chains & food webs.
  40. Introduction to Pedigree Analysis - Basic pedigree symbols and the relation of a pedigree to the genetic situations which cause certain traits.
  41. Kinematics - The students will be able to define what distance and displacement is and define which quantity is a vector and which one is a scalar.
  42. Legos - To write instructions for simple Lego structures that are clear enough to allow others to follow and build the same structure.
  43. Living and Non-Living Things - At the end of the lesson students will know what is a vertebrate,the major difference between vertebrates and invertebrates and the importance of the backbone.
  44. Magnets & Magnetic Fields - Involve all students in discussion of properties of magnets and magnetic fields.
  45. Members of The Solar System - Learn how the planets are categorized and characteristics of each of the planets in the solar system.
  46. Metric System Conversions - Students will be able to convert metric measurements within the Metric System.
  47. Mitosis - A Phase Cells Go Through - To learn the steps of the cell division.
  48. Momentum and Energy - Engage students in experiences that challenges previous conceptions of existing knowledge.
  49. Nitroglycerine and Alfred Nobel - Students will also understand the areas constituting the Nobel Prize.
  50. Newtonian Physics / Acceleration - How do you find the acceleration of a moving object using velocity and time as well as force and mass?
  51. Nursing Research - Describe why research is important in the nursing profession and discuss why evidence-based practice is needed.
  52. Plant Structure and Growth - Cover every part of the plant and explain the function of that organ including; roots, stems, and leaves.
  53. Processes of Design/Engineering 1 - Students will use drafting tools appropriately with increasing skill and precision.
  54. Profiles Based On Topographic Data - TLW understand that there are two different views of a landscape in cartography.
  55. Question Answer Relationships - Students who are struggling readers need more assistance with comprehension to help them become successful, independent readers.
  56. Reproductive Systems - The learner will be able to comprehend male and female reproductive systems and their functions.
  57. Rock cycle and Biomes - Students will be able to describe the rock cycle and use it to identify types of rocks.
  58. Scientific Method - Students will be able to distinguish between different aspects of a test.
  59. Simple Machine Efficiency - The conclusion will include three possible causes for increasing friction.
  60. Students Orbit the Solar System - Students will develop an understanding of the planets and an appreciation for the earth's place in the solar system.
  61. The Physiology of The Chest - Familiarization with basic contraindications to bodywork in general.
  62. The Science of Matter - Students will understand Chemistry to be the study of stuff of which the universe is composed.
  63. The Stages of Mitosis - Students should cooperate with each other and work in groups of 3 to draw the stages of mitosis.
  64. Transporting Cell Materials - The goal is for the students to learn and know the process of transmitting materials in and out of the cells.
  65. Viral Models - Students will discover how the structure of a virus makes it an effective agent of infection.
  66. Vital Signs - Students will understand why vital signs are taken and the procedures for accurate measurement of temperature, pulse and respiration.
  67. What's This? - To understand what you are saying in conversation and what each word represents.
  68. What's The Periodic Table? - Routinely and efficiently use online information resources to meet needs for collaboration and research.
  69. When Carbons Combine - This lesson is an introduction to organic chemistry, focusing on the use of the word 'organic' in chemistry context and bringing up student's prior knowledge on carbon's bonding characteristics.

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