A student looking in a microscope, very scientifically

STEM Lesson Plans

Search our growing library of STEM lesson plans. Arizona teachers are contributing their best STEM lesson plans to an archive that is aligned with Arizona Academic Standards. This repository is provided free of charge through a collaboration with the Arizona Educational Foundation.

Grades: 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

This lesson plan focuses on Torque, assuming prior knowledge of Rotational motion, angular velocity, angular acceleration, Newton's Laws for linear motion. It also introduces Newton's laws for

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

This lesson is called shape sculpture and the students will fashion a sculpture out of celluclay. Initially the students will create a 2D drawing of a cake design (or cupcake or doughnut depending on

Grades: 1st Grade

This 45-minute lesson uses the book, "How to Catch an Elf", to lead into a cooperative engineering design lesson where students work in teams to build a humane trap to capture an elf.

Grades: 8th Grade

In this lesson students are introduced to the idea that DNA is the code to create proteins and that proteins can be structural or functional. Students are given a problem to create a model of a

Grades: 6th Grade

Students will make aj Double Bubble Map and then turn their findings into an essay. After the essay has been completed, each student will present their findings to the class.

Grades: 4th Grade

After learning about the importance of clean water and different types of filters, students engineer their own water filter.

Grades: 4th Grade

This is the first of 4 lessons where students will propose and configure a school garden using criteria given by the principal. Students will work in groups of 3 to determine configurations. They will

Grades: 3rd Grade

Students will use an understanding of the sun as an energy and heat source to design a device to direct the sun's heat to aid with growing plants. The students will go through the 5 E's and the

Grades: 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

In this lesson students learn about how to generate power from wind turbines. Students test the efficacy of their creations and attempt to modify their turbines for better output. Depending on skill

Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

Students will explore how gravity plays a role in orbits and the attraction between objects in space, using online simulations. In addition to the online simulations this lesson contains ideas for