In this rapidly evolving environment, your role has never been more important. Arizona Science Center is here to help. Take advantage of our free weekly lesson plans and hands-on activities you can share with your students. Our goal is to aid you in keeping the passion for curiosity and learning alive and well through a variety of innovative programming. We’re working to ensure each activity and lesson sparks excitement to keep your students of all ages engaged, inspired and empowered.
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Weekly Lesson Plans
Delivering Science At Home
Our weekly lesson plans offering hands-on activities, experiments and virtual teaching support to inspire, educate and engage curious minds through science. Targeting grades K-8, each week's content offers 150 minutes of education aligned with the State of Arizona Science Standards.
Grades: All Ages
An online copy of the 21st edition of Henry T. Brown’s “507 Mechanical Movements”, first published in 1868. Some of the illustrations have been animated to show exactly how the different mechanisms moved ranging from a simple pully to piston engines.Learn more
Discover Data is a program developed to empower your students with one of the future’s most important tools. As technology creates larger amounts of data than ever before, Discover Data is designed to connect students to real-world careers, activities and data experts to inspire their understanding of how data is used to innovate across all industries all over the world, along with providing a glimpse into the many diverse and exciting career pathways open to them.Learn more
Looking for ways to integrate more art and creativity in your lessons/activities? Crayola For Educators provides art-integrated lesson/activity plans for each content area, in grades K-12. Each lesson/activity is created by educators and includes directions, a supply list, standard alignments and images to assist in the planning and implementation process. Search the collection today!Learn more
Poetry Contest for K-12 students can be used for reading, writing or social studies assignment in response to current events. Presented by the Pulitzer Center for International Journalism, top student work submitted can be eligible for cash prizes.Learn more
Challenge students to learn about ways to limit plastic use at home! Through National Geographic Kids: Kids vs. Plastic, students will engage in articles/guides, videos and hands-on activities to explore how to reduce their own plastic use.Learn more
Grades: All Ages
Human Centered Design focuses on gaining empathy and understanding of a person or group of people before designing a problem-solving solution for their needs. Think of this as a toolkit for working through the process. This content is provided by IDEO.org which has even more resources.Learn more