Free Science Investigations

Women’s History Month reminds us to elevate and celebrate women scientists. Explore free lessons, videos, and biographies for K-12 classrooms:

  • Free Lessons: Explore the impact of scientists like Marie Curie, Jane Goodall, and Ada Lovelace with quick classroom activities.
  • Biography Video: Watch a video about the life of Marie Curie.
  • Additional Biographies: Learn about Isabella Aiona Abbott and Ruth Ella Moore.
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Put a spring in your step with TCI’s free lessons. As winter turns to spring, have your students investigate why we have seasons. Free lessons in this collection include:

  • Dial-a-Season: On the Dial-a-Season handout, draw a picture to represent each season. Then play a spinner game to practice naming the seasons in order.
  • Using a Sundial: Build a sundial, observe the sun at different times of day, then construct an argument for why sundials are an effective method for telling time.
  • Modeling the Seasons: Model how Earth’s tilted axis causes the season using your bodies to represent the earth’s orbit and passing around an inflatable earth.
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Celebrate the greenest day of the year, St. Patrick’s Day, with free lessons, simple science activities, investigations, and virtual backgrounds.

  • Super Simple Science Activity: Go on a Gold Quest where students explore the properties of gold and then conduct simple investigations to observe reactions in other materials.
  • Investigation: In this investigation, students watch a video of rainbows forming and use prisms to investigate the phenomenon.

What is the science behind basketball? In this collection of ready-to-teach resources, your students can investigate gravity and heights around the world to learn more about basketball. 

  • Free Lessons:
    • Height Around the World: Students apply data to analyze and predict the relationship between a person’s height and their genetic and environmental influences, Height Around the World, Environmental Influences, and Gravity
    • Environmental Influences: Observe differences between two identical twins to observe environmental influences on human development, then make connections to basketball players and your own life experience.
    • Gravity: Observe how gravitational force and air resistance work together as an object is dropped.
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What is the science behind baseball? In this collection of ready-to-teach resources, your students learn about baseball traditions, explore the relationship between kinetic energy and mass, and more!

Free Lessons

  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Read or sing the song “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” to learn about traditions.
  • Measuring Kinetic Energy: Calculate the relationship between kinetic energy and mass using measured data.
  • Observing Phenomenon: Explore how the weight of a ball changes how it moves and what you can observe. Think about how this impacts the game of baseball.
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