Activities, Worksheets, Printables, and Lesson Plans

Short Readers
     A Model of Earth (Short Reader; Grade 3-5 Readability)
     How to Model an Insect Using an Orange (Short Reader; Grade 4-6 Readability)
     How to Model an Insect Using an Orange (Short Reader; Grade 4-6 Readability)

Reading Comprehensions
     The Dairy Model
     Model Behavior
     You Can Write a Model of This Poem (Grade 5)
     Write a Model of This Poem (Grades 9-12)

Reluctant Reader Books
     So You Want to Be a Fashion Model? (Grade 5-6)

Read and Color Books
            Going Up? The Invention of the Elevator

Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
(Grades 6-8)
     Auguste Bartholdi
     Eli Whitney
     Eli Whitney
     Ellen Lauri Ochoa: World's First Hispanic Woman Astronaut
     Erik Erikson
     Jacques Cousteau
     Jan Ernst Matzeliger
     Louise Smith: The First Lady of Stock Car Racing
     Margaret E. Knight
     Mary Anderson, Inventor of the Windshield Wiper
     Mata Hari, Exotic Spy?
     Mia Hamm
     Nellie Bly: A Pioneer for Women's Rights
     Samuel F. B. Morse
(Grades 9-12)
     Henry Ford

Daily Themes
(Grades 6-8)
     First Lady and Public Servant
     Roberto Luongo
     Thomas Edison: More than the Light Bulb

(no assigned grade level)
     Inventions to Overcome Disabilities
     Inventors Hall of Fame
(Grades 1-2)
     Grandpa's Sailboat
     Honoring the Dogs
(Grades 3-5)
     A Bargain or a Broken Promise?
     Advertising Tricks
     An Aquarium from the Age of Fishes
     Be an Informed Consumer
     Bicycles: Riding Out In The Open
     Dreamboat - A Fifties Story, Part 1
     Eating to Live
     Help from Europe
     House of Burgesses
     How Are You Intelligent?
     How Current is Your Current?
     Joshua Lionel Cowen: Inventor of Lionel Trains
     Kim Is Kinesthetic, Part 2
     Letters to Dr. Dinosaur
     Looking at Earth from Space
     Our Wonderful Constitution
     Rubik's Magic Cube
     See Sally Ride Through Space
     The Best Salesman in the World
     The Real McCoy: The Life of Elijah McCoy, Inventor
     The Real Toy Story
     The World in Your Hands
     Wendy's World - A Man With a Dream
     Wendy's World- Let's Make a Map
     What Does a Globe Show Us?
     World on a Window Sill, Part 1
     World on a Window Sill, Part 2
(Grades 6-8)
     "Lucky Lindy" Takes Flight, Part 1
     "Meet Me at the Fair"
     Along Came the Engine (Part 1)
     Beep! Beep! Here Comes the Jeep!
     Benjamin Banneker
     Black Blizzards and the Dust Bowl
     Chinese Kung Fu
     Civil War Ambulance Corps
     Colonial Architecture
     Communication is the Key
     Driving Back Through History
     Earth's Grid System
     Ebony Magazine
     Eleanor Roosevelt - From Wallflower to Activist
     Elephants Never Forget Animal Cruelty
     En Garde!
     Extreme Fashions
     Florence Griffith Joyner: World's Fastest Woman
     Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
     Graceful Greek Architecture
     Grand Gothic Architecture
     History of the National Park Service
     How Do You Make Your Popcorn?
     How Does a Zamboni Work?
     How Does Your Boat Float?
     Hybrid Cars Update
     Ingenuity: A Windmill for a Village
     James Howe
     Jerome Bruner
     Lascaux Cave Drawings
     Leonardo da Vinci - Scientist
     Leonardo da Vinci's Drawings
     Leonardo da Vinci's Flying Machines
     Leonardo da Vinci's Robots
     Leonardo da Vinci's Sculpture
     Life with a Dog
     Locomotive Engineer
     Machine Guns
     Machines for the Industrial Revolution
     Mapping the Earth's Surface
     Mary Lyon
     Moving the Wounded
     Music Videos, Murder, and Weird Science
     Nancy Lopez
     Newton's Three Laws of Motion
     North-West Mounted Police
     Organ Transplants
     Patience Wright: American Sculptor and Revolutionary Spy
     Protesting the Iraq War
     Recognition - Baseball Hall of Fame
     Sacagawea: Teen Pioneer
     Sacagawea: Teen Pioneer
     Sailing, Sailing, Over the Bounding Main
     School’s Out! What Will We Do?
     Scientists Get Their Ducks in a Row about Bird Flu
     Shadow Plays
     Sharon Draper
     Sherman Alexie, Jr.
     Sinead and John Kerr: Ice Dancers with Big Dreams
     Slavery and the Law
     Space Shuttle Columbia
     The "Mosquito Fleet" - WWII PT Boats
     The Earth's Interior
     The First U.S. Women's Rights Movement (1800's)
     The Gas Effect, Part 2
     The Great Zamboni
     The Important Role of Women During World War II
     The Kitchen Debate
     The Loch Ness Monster
     The Mayflower Compact
     The Measures of Science
     The New War Horse - Tanks in WWII
     The Planet Facts! Part 1
     The Polaroid Camera
     The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
     The Sforza Family
     The Truck That Did Everything But Bake a Cake
     Tycho Brahe
     Tyrannosaurus Rex
     Unusual Molecules: Buckyballs
     Walking with the Walkman
     Watch Out, Here Comes a Horesless Carriage
     West to Freedom - Nat Love and Bill Pickett
     What "Seis" Shake?
     What Does an Astronomer Do?
     What Is a Geologist?
     What Is a Hearing Aid?
     What Is Inflation?
     What Is Realistic Painting?
     What to Do When Friends Disagree
     Where Would We Be Without the Ballpoint Pen?
     Why Am I Reading This?
     William Seward Burroughs
     Women as Citizens
     Write a Bio Poem
(Grades 9-12)
     "Seizing" Up the Quake: The Measurement
     Arthur Miller
     Classy Chinese Characters
     Computer Ethics
     Cyrus McCormick
     Earth Lab: Atomic Structure
     Earth Lab: The Matter
     Earth Science in Your Life
     Ernest J. Gaines
     From the Far Out to the Right On - Science and Fiction in the Fifties
     Gadgets, Gizmos, and the Great Unknown
     George Westinghouse
     Inventors of the Automobile Engine
     Plagiarism: Know Your Limits
     Religion and Art
     Slips of Salvation and Other Printed Miracles
     Sonnet Writing Made Easy (or Easier)
     Stephen Crane
     The "Beat" of a Different Drum - Rebels of the Nifty Fifties
     The Ave Maria Grotto: "The Scenic Shrine of the South"
     The Best View of Earth?
     The Expository Essay
     The Flat Sphere
     The Helicopter Flies High
     The Nature of Science, Part 1
     The Nature of Science, Part 2
     The Roots of Terrorism
     The Rose Bowl Game: "The Granddaddy of Them All"
     Top O' the Land
     William "Boss" Tweed - How to Make Money in Politics

(Grades 3-5)
     A Gem of a Fashion Show
     The Butterfly Project

(Grades 3-5)
     "Who's Honking?"
     New Jersey
(Grades 6-8)
     The Maine State Museum
     Thomas Alva Edison

Finish the Story
     The Parade Float (Grade 3-4)
     A Lump of Soapstone (Grade 3-4)
     Not in My Mouth! (Grade 3-4)
     Library Book Lost...and Found? (Grade 3-5)
     To Skate or Not to Skate (Grade 3-6)

What Would You Do?
     Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Bully? (Grade 3-6)
     If I Were First Lady (Grade 4-6)

Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     Mr. Fox and Miss Crow (Grades 2-4)
     Showing Off Our Clothes! (Grade 4)

Reluctant Reader Books
     The Beyoncè Contest (Grade 2-3)
     Mapping ABC Style (Grade 3-6)
     Marculus Has a Garage Sale (Grade 3-6)
     Cycling's Superstar: Lance Armstrong (Grade 4-5)
     Shaquille O'Neal (Grade 4-5)
     M Is for Map (Grade 4-6)
     NE is for Nebraska (Grade 4-6)
     Origami (Grade 4-6)
     So You Want to Be a Fashion Designer? (Grade 5-6)
     The Life of a Fashion Makeup Artist and Hairstylist (Grade 5-6)
     Alcatraz: The Rock (Grade 5-8)
     The Life of a Fashion Photographer (Grade 6-7)
     The National Toy Hall of Fame (Grade 6-8)

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Earth Day
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Following Directions
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