Science Teaching Series

Internet Resources

I. Developing Scientific Literacy

II. Developing Scientific Reasoning

III. Developing Scientific Understanding

IV. Developing Scientific Problem Solving

V. Developing Scientific Research Skills

VI. Resources for Teaching Science

Lesson Plans on the Internet

Lesson planning | Celebrations | Pedagogical Content Knowledge

When looking for a lesson plan on a specific topic, it may be quickest to use an advanced search engine like AltaVista. Before you begin, you should be familiar with Boolean search strategies. When looking for a specific lesson, it is best to use the key term describing the topic of the lesson as well as the term "lesson" or "lesson plan" (in quotes) in your search. For example, if you were searching for a lesson plan on optics, it would wise to search for "optics" AND "lesson plan".


  1. The Sourcebook for Teaching Science - Strategies, Activities, and Instructional Resources
  2. Hands-On Chemistry Activities with Real-Life Applications
  3. Hands-On Physics Activities with Real-Life Applications

Lesson Ideas for Science Teachers

  1. Eisenhower National Clearinghouse For Science Education
  2. Lesson Plan Search (ERIC)
  3. Science Lesson Plans: Explorer
  4. Teach Net -
  5. NASA Educators site - Earth and Space Science
  6. UCI Science Education- Maintained by Frank Potter
  7. Mathematics and Science Education Gateway at Cornell
  8. Federal Resources for Educational Excellence Teaching resources from federal agencies
  9. American Geological Institute - Lessons for the geosciences
  10. Chemmybear - Lessons for chemistry

Lesson Ideas for all Disciplines
  1. Education World: Valuable resources for lesson planning, teaching
  2. Eduhound: Lots of great educational resources.
  3. The Gateway: Internet lesson plans, curriculum units and other education resources.
  4. Teacher's Net: Lesson plan resources
  5. Eduzone: The Eduzone is a resource provided to you by the NYBOR Corporation.
  6. Los Angeles County Department of Education. Links to many resources for teachers.
  7. TeachNet: Student-centered award-winning classroom projects .
  8. Community Learning Network: integrate technology into their classrooms.
  9. AskERIC: Plans written and submitted to AskERIC by teachers
  10. PBS TeacherSource - Lesson plans to complement PBS television programs.
  11. Teachers First - Web resources and lesson plans sorted by subject and grade level.