Lesson Plans

SciRes Lessons for Elementary School Students (Grades 3-5)


SciRes Lessons for Middle School Students (Grades 6-8)


SciRes Lessons for High School Students (Grades 9-12)


 UTOPIA Lesson Plans


Field Trip Guidebooks


ESI’s Lesson Plan resources come from a variety of sources.

  • While participating in the Scientist in Residence Program, Fellows develop numerous inquiry-based lesson plans and field activities that are aligned with Texas state standards (TEKS) and supplemented with scientific data, published teaching materials, and various online resources. Many of these lesson plans were created by Fellows using a “5E” format, and all were reviewed prior to publication here.
  • Hot Science – Cool Talks lectures are accompanied by lesson plans developed by UTeach interns.
  • Independently funded projects like UTOPIA are other sources of lesson plans.