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Lesson Planning (Elementary, Middle Years)

Science Lesson Plans

BC Curriculum: Instructional Samples

Air Quality Health Index Learning Stations

All About Apples: A Foods and Nutrition Unit for Middle School (Gr. 6-9)

Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre: K-12 Educators

BC Agriculture in the Classroom: Educational Resources

Climate Change

Climate Change: Greenhouse effect pop bottle experiment (Gr. 5-7)

Climate Justice in BC: Lessons for Transformation (Gr. 4-12)

Connecting with Nature (Gr. 4-6)

Create a Sleep Advertising Campaign

Creating a Green School (Gr. K-7)

Critical Thinking Consortium: Shining a Light on Solar Energy: Developing energy literacy through critical inquiry

Demonstrating photosynthesis (Gr. 1)

Environmental Educators Provincial Specialist Association (EEPSA):

First Nations Education Steering Committee: Science First Peoples 5-9 Teacher Resource Guide

FortisBC: Energy Leaders Lesson Plans

H.R. Macmillan Space Centre: Blogs

  • includes articles & activities

Instant Snow (Gr. 3-6)

Learning About Acid Rain (Gr. 6-8)

Metro Vancouver: K-12 Resources - covers water, wastewater, solid waste, climate change, and air quality

National Science Teaching Association (NSTA): Free Resources

Open School BC:

Rebuilding a Damaged Earth (Gr. 4)

Science Fair Foundation: Resources for Teachers

Science World: Educator Resources 

Sound: The Vibration of Materials

Space: The moon and stars (Gr. 1-3)

TeachBC: Environmental Justice Resources

TeachBC: Elementary Science Lessons

Weather Wise: A Virtual Exploration Guide to Weather and Climate (Gr.4-7)
Canadian Museum of Nature

Related Magazines

There are a number of professional journals and magazines for teachers in which you can find lesson and activity ideas and other information to inform lesson design:

Scholastic Science World magazine cover

Science World - A publication by and for students published by Scholastic Inc. Includes feature articles, interviews, science in the news, fiction, puzzles and cartoons. There is also an accompanying Teacher's Edition.

Scholastic SuperScience magazine cover

Scholastic SuperScience - Thematic issues containing articles, puzzles, projects and news in science. Recommended for grades 3-6. There is also an accompanying Teacher's Edition.

Science and Children cover

Science & Children - Feature articles selected through peer review, commentary, software reviews, product reviews, on preschool through middle school science teaching

Search Power

Because the UBC Library's system for classifying materials is aimed at organizing research and scholarship, searching for curriculum materials can be difficult. We recommend using the following terms for a targeted search within the library catalogue for K-12 teaching and learning resources. These results have been limited to books and e-books in the Education Library:

Add these terms to the subject area, lesson topic, or theme to find books and other materials on your topic.

For example: "study and teaching" AND science

The below handout will provide more guidance for effectively searching for teaching resources in the UBC Library: