Digital Science Lessons

Free interactive digital and video science projects.

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Digital Science Lessons

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These Lessons are designed to have students interact with content, ask questions, and practice critical thinking skills.

Lesson Types:

  • NGSS-aligned lesson packets with an introductory video, homework, and pre-lesson assignments.
  • Science challenge: activities which deliver background content and demonstrate an activity you can try on your own
  • K-5 “Fun Science Fridays”: mini activities for young children

Past Lessons

Insect Populations Lesson Packet

This complete lesson including a video and worksheet teaches about the importance of insect populations in an ecosystem.

Science Challenge: Finding Aquatic Insects

Aquatic macroinvertebrates help us understand the health of our waterways. In this lesson, Mary ellen shows you how to locate them within a stream or river and identify what’s there.

Benthic Macroinvertebrates Lesson Packet

These aquatic insects are an important part of the ecosystem and critical to the health of our waterways. Get more information in the complete lesson packet.

Science Challenge: Water Speed Test

Learn how to test the speed of flowing water using materials from around the house. This experiment is often the foundation of many other water quality and species population experiments in waterways.

Fun Science Friday: Insect Pit Traps

Fun Science Friday: Insect Pit Traps

This version of our pit trap lesson is designed for younger children to do a beginner exploration of the insects crawling around near home.