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Sample Lesson Plans -- Science

This page links to a variety of K-8 science lesson plans correlated to the Core Knowledge Sequence.

There are three principle sources for the plans listed here: All of these plans are correlated to the Core Knowledge Sequence.


KINDERGARTEN



  • CK: A Healthy Body Makes Sense (1997)

  • CK: Rainbows (1997)

  • TCKC: Our Incredible Earth

  • TCKC: Kindergarten: Plants and Plant Growth

  • BCP September
    • The Human Body - Skin - Lesson 1
    • The Human Body - Cleanliness - Lesson 2
    • The Human Body - Healthy foods - Lesson 3
    • The Human Body - Exercise - Lesson 4


  • BCP October
    • The Human Body - Five Senses - Lesson 5
    • The Human Body -Sight - Lesson 6
    • The Human Body -Hearing - Lesson 7
    • The Human Body -Smell - Lesson 8
    • The Human Body -Taste - Lesson 9
    • The Human Body -Touch - Lesson 10
    • The Human Body -Five Senses - Lesson 11


  • BCP November
    • Conservation - Living/Nonliving - Lesson 12
    • Conservation - Needs of Living Things - Lesson 13
    • Conservation - Living Things - Environment - Lesson 14
    • Conservation - Living Things - Resources - Lesson 15
    • Conservation - Resources - Lesson 16
    • Conservation - Recycling - Lesson 17


  • BCP December
    • Magnetism - Push/Pull - Lesson 17
    • Magnetism - Classify Objects - Lesson 18
    • Magnetism - Attraction - Lesson 19
    • Magnetism - Strength - Lesson 20


  • BCP January
    • Animals - Living Things - Lesson 22
    • Animals - Needs - Lesson 23
    • Animals - Babies - Lesson 24
    • Animals - A dog is man's best friend - Lesson 25


  • BCP February
    • Animals - Activities - Overview
    • Jane Goodall - Lesson 26


  • BCP March
    • Weather - Observe and record - Lesson 27
    • Weather - Seasons - Lesson 28
    • Weather - Seasonal Changes - Lesson 29
    • Weather - Thermometer/Temperature - Lesson 30
    • Weather - Clouds - Lesson 31
    • Weather - It's raining cats and dogs - Lesson 32
    • Weather - Weather Safety - Lesson 33
    • Weather - Rain and Snow - Lesson 34


  • BCP April
    • Plants - Needs - Lesson 35
    • Plants - Seeds - Lesson 36
    • Plants - Roots/Stems/Leaves - Lesson 37
    • Plants - Trees - Lesson 38
    • Plants - Review - Lesson 39
    • George Washington Carver - Lesson 40


  • BCP May
    • Plants - Review - Lesson 41
    • Farming - Uses of Plants - Lesson 42
    • Farming - Roots/Stems/Leaves - Lesson 37
    • Farming - Trees - Lesson 38
    • Wilbur and Orville Wright - Lesson 45

    FIRST GRADE



  • CK: Top Five Body Shop (1999)

  • CK: Electrifying Elementary Experiences (1999)

  • CK: Science Biographies: Louis Pasteur & Rachel Carson (1999)

  • CK: Lost in Space (1998)

  • CK: To Infinity and Beyond - Space (1998)

  • CK: One Small Step Into Space (1998)

  • CK: Cave Men to Cave Painting (1998)

  • CK: Music and Rocks and Minerals (1998)

  • CK: Penguins, Seal, and Polar Bears, Oh My! (1996)

  • TCKC: Energize Me! An Introduction to Electricity

  • BCP October
    • Human Body - Bones and Joints - Lesson 1
    • The Human Skeleton - Lesson 2
    • Bones and Muscles - Lesson 3
    • The Digestive System - Lesson 4
    • The Respiratory System - Lesson 5
    • The Respiratory System - Lesson 6
    • The Circulatory System - Lesson 7
    • The Nervous System - Lesson 8
    • Healthy Habits - Lesson 9
    • Healthy Habits, Vaccinations - Lesson 10


  • BCP November
    • Matter - Solids and Liquids - Lesson 11
    • Matter - Atoms - Lesson 12
    • Matter - Solids - Lesson 13
    • Matter - Gases - Lesson 14
    • Matter - Solids, Liquids, Gases - Lesson 15
    • Matter - Solids and Liquids - Lesson 16


  • BCP December
    • Static Electricity - Lesson 17
    • Electricity - Circuits - Lesson 18
    • Electricity - Conductors and Insulators - Lesson 19
    • Electricity - Lesson 20
    • Thomas Edison - Lesson 21


  • BCP January
    • Measurement - Lesson 22
    • Matter - Atoms - Lesson 12
    • Length - Lesson 23
    • Volume - Lesson 24
    • Temperature - Lesson 25
    • Temperature - Lesson 26


  • BCP February
    • The Sun and Moon - Lesson 27
    • The Planets - Lesson 28
    • The Stars - Lesson 29
    • The Earth - Lesson 30
    • Rocks and Minerals - Lesson 31


  • BCP March
    • Animal Habitats - Forest - Lesson 32
    • Animal Habitats - Desert - Lesson 33
    • Animal Habitats - Underground - Lesson 34
    • Animal Habitats - Prairie - Lesson 35


  • BCP April
    • Oceans - Ocean water/Fresh water - Lesson 36
    • Landscape of the Ocean Floor - Lesson 37
    • Oceans - Animals - Lesson 38
    • Food Chains - Ocean/Meadow - Lesson 39
    • Food Chains - Energy - Lesson 40


  • BCP May
    • What Animals Eat - Lesson 41
    • Rachel Carson - Lesson 42
    • Pollution - Lesson 43
    • Habitat Destruction - Lesson 44
    • Rain Forests - Lesson 45
    • Dinosaurs and Extinct Animals - Lesson 46

    SECOND GRADE



  • CK: Seasons (1999)

  • CK: Tour the Digestive System (1999)

  • CK: Putting the "Simple" in Simple Machines (1999)

  • CK: Magnetism: The Unseen Force (1999)

  • CK: Insects (1999)

  • CK: Amazing Magnets! Constructivism and Science in the Core Knowledge Sequence (1998)

  • CK: Life Cycles (1998)

  • CK: Life Cycle Studies: From Egg to Chick (1998)

  • CK: Magnetism (1998)

  • CK: Quack, Quack: The Ducks Have Hatched! (1998)

  • CK: Let's Stick Together (Magnets) (1998)

  • CK: Heroic Scientists in Our World (1996)

  • TCKC: Heroic Scientists

  • TCKC: Tools and Simple Machines

  • BCP September
    • Condensation and Evaporation - Lesson 1
    • Cloud Formation - Lesson 2
    • Water Cycle - Lesson 3
    • Weather - Lesson 4
    • Clouds - Lesson 5
    • Wind - Lesson 6
    • Wind - Activities - Lesson 7
    • Seasonal Cycles - Lesson 8


  • BCP October
    • Properties of a Magnet - Lesson 9
    • Magnets - Identify/Classify - Lesson 10
    • Magnets -Identify - Lesson 11
    • Magnets - Polarity/Strength - Lesson 12
    • Magnets - Fields - Lesson 13
    • Magnets - Compass - Lesson 14


  • BCP November
    • Tools - Nails and Screws - Lesson 15
    • Simple Machines - Levers - Lesson 16
    • Tools and Simple Machines - Pulley - Lesson 17
    • Elijah McCoy - Lesson 18


  • BCP December
    • Wheel and Axles - Lesson 19
    • Inclined Plans - Lesson 20
    • Wedges - Lesson 21
    • Screws - Lesson 22
    • Florence Nightingale - Lesson 23


  • BCP January
    • Cells - Lesson 24
    • The Digestive System - Lesson 25
    • The Excretory System - Lesson 26
    • Food Groups - Lesson 27
    • Vitamins and Minerals - Lesson 28


  • BCP February
    • Life Cycles - Plants - Lesson 29
    • Life Cycles - Chickens - Lesson 30
    • Life Cycles - Frogs - Lesson 31
    • Life Cycles - Ladybug - Lesson 32
    • Life Cycles - Butterflies - Lesson 33


  • BCP March
    • Seasonal Cycles and Changes - Lesson 34
    • Seasonal Cycles and Changes - Birds - Lesson 35
    • Meadow/Food Web - Lesson 36
    • Seasonal Cycles and Changes - Migration - Lesson 37
    • Seasonal Cycles and changes - Hibernation


  • BCP April
    • Insects - Identify - Lesson 39
    • Insects - Comparisons - Lesson 40
    • Insects - Body Construction - Lesson 41
    • Insects - Crickets - Lesson 42
    • Insects - Ants - Lesson 43


  • BCP May
    • Insects - Honeybees - Lesson 44
    • Insects - Silkworms - Lesson 45
    • Insects - Locusts and Termites - Lesson 46
    • Insects - Fleas, Houseflies, Mosquitoes - Lesson 47
    • Insects - Recipe - Lesson 48
    • Insects - Review - Lesson 49

    THIRD GRADE



  • CK: Bones! Bones! Bones! Exploring the Skeletal System(1999))

  • CK: From the Head Up: The Control Tower (1999)

  • CK: Optics Simple Optics: Believing is Seeing (1999)

  • CK: Space (1999)

  • CK: Brain Compatibility at the Core of Our Knowledge (1998)

  • CK: Sound Unit (1998)

  • CK: Astronomy (1997)

  • CK: Light and Optics (1997)

  • CK: Animal Classifications (1997)

  • CK: Let There Be Light! (And Optics!) (1996)

  • TCKC: Sound

  • BCP Sept: Classification of Animals

  • BCP Oct: Ecology

  • BCP Nov: Bones and Muscles

  • BCP Dec: Brain and Nervous System; Vision and Optics

  • BCP Jan: Vision and Optics

  • BCP Feb: Marvelous Marshes of the Chesapeake

  • BCP March: Sound

  • BCP April: Astronomy

  • BCP May: Astronomy

    FOURTH GRADE



  • CK: Nobody Sees a Flower (1998)

  • CK: Once Upon a Time: A History of the Earth (1998)

  • CK: A History of the Earth - Diggin' Up the Past (1998)

  • CK: Digging Up the Past (1996)

  • CK: Rock My World (1996)

  • CK: Meteorology Matters (1997)

  • TCKC: Electricity

  • BCP Sept: Meteorology

  • BCP Oct: Geology

  • BCP Nov: Geology

  • BCP Dec: Geology; Benjamin Banneker

  • BCP Jan: Circulatory System; Dr. Charles Drew

  • BCP Feb: Respiratory System; Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell

  • BCP March: Chemistry

  • BCP April: Electricity

  • BCP May: Electricity

    FIFTH GRADE



  • CK: Chemistry: Phase Changes--Heat and Matter (1999)

  • CK: The Not So Simple Facts About Simple Organisms (1997)

  • CK: Understanding World Climates (1997)

  • CK: What's the Matter? Chemistry : Matter and Change (1997)

  • TCKC: Chemistry: Matter and Change

  • BCP Sept: Matter, Atoms, Elements, Periodic Table, Molecules, Physical and Chemical Changes

  • BCP Oct: Energy
    • Physical Change: Energy Transfer
    • Melting, Freezing, Boiling, and Condensation
    • Each substance has its own Boiling Point
    • Three Means of Heat Transfer
    • Expansion and Contraction
    • Water
    • Distillation


  • BCP Dec: Classification of Living Things
    • Kingdoms of Living Organisms
    • Divisions Within Kingdoms


  • BCP Jan: Cells
    • The Structure of Cells
    • Functional Cell Shapes and Plant Cells


  • BCP March: Life Cycles
    • Asexual Reproduction
    • Sexual Reproduction in Plants
    • Parts of a Flower and Flower Pollination


  • BCP April: Life Cycles
    • Adolescence, Puberty and the Reproductive System
    • Introduction to the Endocrine System
    • The Pituitary and Thyroid Glands
    • The Pancreas and Adrenal Glands


  • BCP May: Forces and Machines
    • Force
    • Work
    • Speed
    • Power
    • Simple Machines
    • Simple Machines in Westward Expansion

    SIXTH GRADE



  • CK: It's All in the Genes (1996)

  • CK: As the Atom Spins (1996)

  • CK: Beginner's Chemistry (1996)

    SEVENTH GRADE



  • CK: Integrating Meteorology and Geography (1999)

  • CK: Weather or Not? (1998)

  • CK: Electricity and Magnetism (1997)

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