Elementary & Middle School Science Education Resources

Middle School Teaching Resources

Science Teaching Guide (Grades 6-8)

  • Lesson plans, classroom activities, and background science information!
  • Activity sheets and related reading!
  • Video demonstrations and molecular model animations! 



Elementary School Teaching Resources

Adventures in Chemistry

Explore chemistry with our new resource for kids—Adventures in Chemistry. The website, acs.org/kids, captures the interest and imagination of pre-Kindergarten and elementary students through interactive activities divided into four sections: Experiments, Secret Science of Stuff, Games, and Science ABCs. Students are able to explore both online and offline with real materials to build a strong foundation in chemistry.

Kids & Chemistry Activity Kits (Grades 4-8)

These three activity kits contains enough materials for up to five groups of 32 students, a presenter guide, and student activity sheets.

Science Teaching Guide (Grades 3-6)

Inquiry in Action: Investigating Matter through Inquiry, 3rd edition

Teach students chemistry-related physical science and the process of scientific inquiry with this guided resource. The guide includes activity sheets, student readings, assessments, molecular model animations (online only), and background information for teachers.


Classroom Hands-on Activities (Grades 3-5)

Science Activities for Kids
Use these activities to enrich the study of various science topics taught in elementary school. Topics are aligned with curriculum for physical science, earth and space science, and some life science.

Activity Books (Pre-K to 6th grade)

The Best of WonderScience (3-6)
This compilation teaches fundamental science concepts through 600+ hands-on activities. Includes student activity sheets, science background information for teachers, and explanations of how activities support the National Science Education Standards.

Apples, Bubbles, and Crystals (Preschool-2)
Science meets the ABCs in this activity book for beginner readers. Kids learn the alphabet while having fun discovering science through easy-to-follow hands-on activities.

Sunlight, Skyscrapers, & Soda Pop (Preschool-2)
Follow brother-and-sister duo Sally and Sammy through kitchens, parks, and bathrooms as they discover that science is all around them. Activities feature illustrations and clear instructions.

Classroom Safety

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