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Online Self-Paced Science Lessons

Online Self-Paced Lessons from HelpTeaching.com

Our collection of science lessons is designed to cover key concepts and skills in the areas of astronomy, biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, and scientific practices.

Our lessons for middle/high school students are meant for self-directed online learning. Many of our lessons contain a short introduction, followed by an embedded video created by Help Teaching team or obtained with permission from sources, such as Khan Academy, Educator.com, and Bozeman Science and links to other free online resources to help students understand the topic. Lessons without a video source noted are text and image-based, similar to what students would find in a textbook. All lessons also include practice questions to use for pre-assessment and practice, as well as links to longer, more formal tests and worksheets to assess what students have learned.

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Astronomy

Lesson Name Grade Time
help teaching Why Does The Sun Look So Bright? Grade 5 15-30 min assign
help teaching Constellations Grade 6 15-30 min assign
Earth's Rotation and Revolution Grade 6 15-30 min assign
Lunar Phases Grade 6 15-30 min assign
help teaching Solar System Introduction Grade 6 15-30 min assign
help teaching The Inner Planets Grade 6 15-30 min assign
help teaching The Outer Planets Grade 6 15-30 min assign
Meteor Showers Grade 7 15-30 min assign
Solar Eclipses Grade 7 15-30 min assign
Solstices and Equinoxes Grade 7 15-30 min assign
khan academy Lunar Eclipses Grade 8 15-30 min assign
khan academy Solar Structure Grade 8 15-30 min assign
The Moon's Surface Features Grade 8 15-30 min assign

Biology

Lesson Name Grade Time
help teaching The Little Flower - A Science Story Kindergarten 15-30 min assign
help teaching What's for Dinner? - A Science Story Kindergarten 15-30 min assign
help teaching Amphibian Vocabulary Words Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Bird Vocabulary Words Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Fish Vocabulary Words Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Invertebrates Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Mammal Vocabulary Words Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Reptile Vocabulary Words Grade 3 15-30 min assign
educator All About Fish Grade 10 30-60 min assign
khan academy Annelids and Arthropods Grade 10 30-60 min assign
khan academy Bacteria Grade 10 30-60 min assign
khan academy Cell Division - Mitosis Grade 10 30-60 min assign
khan academy Cell Transport - Diffusion & Osmosis Grade 10 30-60 min assign
khan academy Cells: Anatomy and Physiology Grade 10 30-60 min assign
educator Characteristics of Life Grade 10 45-90 min assign
khan academy Chordates Grade 10 30-60 min assign
khan academy Fungi Grade 10 15-30 min assign
khan academy Meiosis Grade 10 45-90 min assign
khan academy Nonvascular Plants Grade 10 30-60 min assign
khan academy Organization of Living Things Grade 10 15-30 min assign
khan academy Plant Reproduction Grade 10 30-60 min assign
The Protists Grade 10 30-60 min assign
khan academy The Simple Animals Grade 10 30-60 min assign
khan academy The Theory of Evolution Grade 10 30-60 min assign
khan academy Vascular Plants Grade 10 30-60 min assign
khan academy What is a Virus? Grade 10 15-30 min assign
educator All About Amphibians Grade 11 30-60 min assign
educator All About Birds Grade 11 30-60 min assign
educator All About Mammals Grade 11 30-60 min assign
khan academy Animal Behavior Grade 11 30-60 min assign
Animal Body Plans Grade 11 30-60 min assign
khan academy Competition Grade 11 30-60 min assign
khan academy DNA Structure and Replication Grade 11 30-60 min assign
khan academy Development - From Cell to Organism Grade 11 30-60 min assign
educator Echinoderms Grade 11 30-60 min assign
khan academy Ecological Succession Grade 11 30-60 min assign
khan academy Ecosystem Ecology Grade 11 45-90 min assign
khan academy Heredity, Genetics and Punnett Squares Grade 11 30-60 min assign
Homeostasis Grade 11 30-60 min assign
khan academy How Do Muscles Work? Grade 11 30-60 min assign
khan academy How New Species Arise Grade 11 15-30 min assign
khan academy Impact on the Environment Grade 11 45-90 min assign
Plant Nutrition Grade 11 30-60 min assign
khan academy RNA and Protein Synthesis Grade 11 30-60 min assign
khan academy The Digestive System Grade 11 15-30 min assign
khan academy The Endocrine System Grade 11 15-30 min assign
khan academy The Immune System Grade 11 15-30 min assign
khan academy The Nervous System Grade 11 45-90 min assign
khan academy The Respiratory System Grade 11 30-60 min assign
khan academy The Skeletal System Grade 11 15-30 min assign

Chemistry

Lesson Name Grade Time
help teaching AP Chemistry - Bohr Model Grade 10 45-90 min assign
help teaching Alloys Grade 10 45-90 min assign
help teaching Arrhenius Theory of Acids & Bases Grade 10 30-60 min assign
Balancing Chemical Equations Grade 10 60-120 min assign
Band of Stability Grade 10 60-120 min assign
help teaching Bonding Grade 10 60-120 min assign
help teaching Bronsted Theory of Acids & Bases Grade 10 45-90 min assign
help teaching Conditions For Equilibrium Grade 10 60-120 min assign
help teaching Electron-Dot Diagrams & Properties Grade 10 45-90 min assign
help teaching Energy Grade 10 45-90 min assign
khan academy Half-Life Grade 10 45-90 min assign
help teaching Heating Curves Grade 10 60-120 min assign
khan academy Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle Grade 10 60-120 min assign
help teaching History of the Atom Grade 10 60-120 min assign
help teaching Intensive vs. Extensive Properties Grade 10 30-60 min assign
help teaching Isotopes Grade 10 45-90 min assign
help teaching Kinetic Energy and Temperature Grade 10 45-90 min assign
help teaching Kinetic Molecular Theory Grade 10 45-90 min assign
help teaching Naming Chemical Compounds Grade 10 60-120 min assign
khan academy Neutralization Reactions Grade 10 60-120 min assign
Organization of Matter Grade 10 60-120 min assign
help teaching Oxidation States Grade 10 60-120 min assign
Percent Composition By Mass Grade 10 60-120 min assign
Periodic Trends Grade 10 60-120 min assign
khan academy Photosynthesis Grade 10 30-60 min assign
help teaching Polyatomic Ions Grade 10 60-120 min assign
help teaching Scientific Notation Grade 10 45-90 min assign
help teaching Separating Mixtures Grade 10 60-120 min assign
help teaching Significant Figures Grade 10 45-90 min assign
khan academy Types of Radioactive Decay Grade 10 60-120 min assign
help teaching Uses of Radioisotopes Grade 10 60-120 min assign
help teaching Vapor Pressure Grade 10 15-30 min assign
khan academy Acids, Bases, and Living Things Grade 11 30-60 min assign
khan academy Buffers Grade 11 60-120 min assign
khan academy Cellular Respiration Grade 11 60-120 min assign
khan academy Chemical Bonds of Life Grade 11 30-60 min assign
help teaching Electronegativity & Bond Polarity Grade 11 45-90 min assign
help teaching Energy and Entropy Grade 11 60-120 min assign
khan academy Functional Groups Grade 11 15-30 min assign
help teaching Ideal Gas Equation Grade 11 60-120 min assign
khan academy Position and Behavior of Electrons Grade 11 15-30 min assign
help teaching Quantum Numbers Grade 11 60-120 min assign
khan academy Quantum Numbers and Orbital Shapes Grade 11 60-120 min assign
khan academy Structure and Function of Carbohydrates Grade 11 30-60 min assign
khan academy Structure and Function of Lipids Grade 11 45-90 min assign
khan academy Structure and Function of Proteins Grade 11 45-90 min assign
help teaching Transition Metals Grade 11 60-120 min assign
help teaching AP Chemistry - Solid Structures & Types College 60-120 min assign
Coulomb's Law - AP Chemistry College 60-120 min assign
khan academy First Law of Thermodynamics - AP Chemistry College 60-120 min assign
khan academy Kinetics of Nuclear Decay - AP Chemistry College 60-120 min assign
khan academy Redox Reactions - AP Chemistry College 60-120 min assign

Earth Science

Lesson Name Grade Time
help teaching I Can't Live Here! - A Science Story Kindergarten 15-30 min assign
help teaching Rain, Rain, Go Away - A Science Story Kindergarten 15-30 min assign
help teaching Earth Event Timescales Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Ocean Vocabulary Words Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Severe Weather Vocabulary Words Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Weather Vocabulary Words Grade 3 15-30 min assign
help teaching Introduction to Biogeology Grade 4 15-30 min assign
help teaching Earth's Water Grade 5 15-30 min assign
help teaching Natural Resources Grade 5 15-30 min assign
help teaching What is a Natural Hazard? Grade 5 15-30 min assign
help teaching Branches of Earth Science Grade 6 15-30 min assign
help teaching Earth's Four Spheres Grade 6 15-30 min assign
Fossils Grade 6 30-60 min assign
help teaching Lakes Grade 6 15-30 min assign
help teaching The Rock Cycle Grade 6 15-30 min assign
help teaching The Water Cycle Grade 6 15-30 min assign
Types of Faults Grade 6 15-30 min assign
help teaching Weather and Climate Grade 6 15-30 min assign
What is Soil? Grade 6 15-30 min assign
khan academy Earth's Layers Grade 7 15-30 min assign
Groundwater Grade 7 15-30 min assign
Hurricanes Grade 7 15-30 min assign
help teaching River Systems Grade 7 15-30 min assign
help teaching Rock Types Grade 7 15-30 min assign
help teaching Soil Horizons Grade 7 15-30 min assign
Tides Grade 7 30-60 min assign
help teaching Topographic Maps Grade 7 15-30 min assign
Tornadoes Grade 7 15-30 min assign
Tsunamis Grade 7 15-30 min assign
help teaching Weather Fronts Grade 7 15-30 min assign
What is a Mineral? Grade 7 15-30 min assign
help teaching Erosion Grade 8 30-60 min assign
help teaching Layers of the Atmosphere Grade 8 30-60 min assign
Mineral Properties Grade 8 15-30 min assign
Ocean Zones Grade 8 15-30 min assign
The Geologic Time Scale Grade 8 30-60 min assign
The Ring of Fire Grade 8 15-30 min assign
help teaching Types of Volcanoes Grade 8 15-30 min assign
Weather Maps Grade 8 15-30 min assign
help teaching Weathering Grade 8 15-30 min assign
khan academy Global Climate Change Grade 9 15-30 min assign
help teaching Igneous Rock Identification Grade 9 15-30 min assign
Introduction to Plate Tectonics Grade 9 30-60 min assign
help teaching Metamorphic Rock Identification Grade 9 15-30 min assign
help teaching Mineral Hardness and Mohs Scale Grade 9 15-30 min assign
Relative Dating Grade 9 30-60 min assign
help teaching Sedimentary Rock Identification Grade 9 15-30 min assign

Physics

Lesson Name Grade Time
help teaching Push and Pull - A Science Story Kindergarten 15-30 min assign
help teaching The Sandy Beach - A Science Story Kindergarten 15-30 min assign
help teaching Acceleration Grade 10 45-90 min assign
help teaching Boyle's Law Grade 10 60-120 min assign
khan academy Capillary Action Grade 10 60-120 min assign
help teaching Charles' Law Grade 10 60-120 min assign
khan academy Doppler Effect Grade 10 60-120 min assign
khan academy Elastic Potential Energy Grade 10 60-120 min assign
khan academy Electromagnetic Spectrum Grade 10 60-120 min assign
Force Diagrams Grade 10 60-120 min assign
khan academy Inclined Planes Grade 10 60-120 min assign
help teaching Laws of Motion Grade 10 60-120 min assign
Momentum and Collisions Grade 10 60-120 min assign
help teaching Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation Grade 10 45-90 min assign
help teaching Position vs. Time Graphs Grade 10 45-90 min assign
help teaching Power Grade 10 45-90 min assign
help teaching Refraction of Light Grade 10 60-120 min assign
help teaching Resistance and Ohm's Law Grade 10 60-120 min assign
Simple Harmonic Motion Grade 10 60-120 min assign
help teaching Speed and Velocity Grade 10 60-120 min assign
khan academy Static Electricity Grade 10 60-120 min assign
help teaching Surface Tension Grade 10 60-120 min assign
help teaching Work Grade 10 45-90 min assign
help teaching Electromagnetic Spectrum Grade 11 60-120 min assign
help teaching Hooke's Law Grade 11 60-120 min assign
help teaching Pulleys Grade 11 60-120 min assign
Torque Grade 11 60-120 min assign
help teaching Wave Speed Grade 12 60-120 min assign

Scientific Methods and Applications

Lesson Name Grade Time
help teaching Laboratory Safety Symbols Grade 6 15-30 min assign
help teaching Science Lab Reports Grade 9 15-30 min assign
help teaching Science Laboratory Equipment Grade 9 15-30 min assign
educator The Scientific Method Grade 9 45-90 min assign