The example lessons are designed to help promote learning and application of the 8 science practices. The example lessons span various grades and science topics. The site includes 3 type of example lessons: Text-Based, Video, and Lesson Adaptation case studies. On this page the example lessons are organized by focal science practice, but you can also find them organized by the 3 groupings in the Example Lesson drop down menu.
The example lessons can be used as part of a conference or professional development in which teachers identify the target science practices before examining the commentary on the website.
Case Studies by Focal Practice
Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking
Developing and Using Models
Analyzing and Interpreting Data
Engaging in Argument from Evidence
Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information
Grade 2 Exemplar | Grade 5 Exemplar | Grade 1 Conference |
Grade 2 Video | Grade 3 (I) Video | Grade 4 Video | Grade 5 Video
Grade 5 Exemplar | Grade 4 Conference | Grade 6 Conference
Grade 4 (I) Video | Grade 4 (II) Video | Grade 5 Video | Grade 7 (I) Video Grade 7 (II) Video
Grade 5 Exemplar | Grade 6 Conference | Grade 3 (II) Video |
Grade 4 (I) Video | Grade 4 (II) Video | Grade 5 Video | Grade 7 (II) Video | Middle Video