Teachable Moment (9th - 12th Grade)

The following collection of lessons and activities have been identified as appropriate for the grade level listed and may also be suitable for learners of other ages and levels. Click on the activity title below to access the activity or lesson.

These lessons and activities are provided for educational purposes only. There may be risk involved with replicating the experiment or activity. Individuals demonstrating the experiment or activity do so at their own risk. Attention needs to be given to all parts of the video and all steps in the video need to be followed. Children should be supervised by a responsible adult if replicating the experiment or activity.

Looking for online or unplugged options? Look for the orange stars on our page to indicate unplugged activities or lessons.

Subject: Science

Activity Title Grade Level Description Unplugged Option
Alaska Volcano Observatory 9-12 Explore the Alaska Volcano Observatory and active volcanos virtually thanks to a partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey. You can learn the process behind volcanic activity as well as view live cameras of hotspots.  
AOPA Aviation 9-12 Learn more about flight, aviation, and piloting thanks to resources on the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) website.  
Franklin Institute 9-12 The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, one of America's premiere science museums, produced fantastic (and brief!) videos depicting a variety of science phenomena.  
NASA At Home 9-12 Let NASA bring the universe into your home with e-books, activities, games and more. You can even build your own Apollo moon capsule craft or land a spacecraft on target!
Science Center of Iowa - At Home 9-12 Experience the Science Center of Iowa at home with fun resources for learners of all ages. Make everything from slime to bubbles with these fun kitchen chemistry experiments.














Subject: Technology

Activity Title Grade Level Description Unplugged Option
Discovery Education 9-12 Learn more about coding, STEM, and more with Discovery Education's online lessons and resources.  
CS Principles 9-12 Introduce students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenge them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world.  
Popfizz 9-12 Explore the world of coding. In just a few hours, you'll create awesome projects. Learn Geometry and Python with Turtle Graphics. Available in English and Spanish.  









Subject: Engineering

Activity Title Grade Level Description Unplugged Option
DiscoverE 9-12 Engineering activities to download for students of all ages. The Foil Boats challenge has participants design and build a boat, learning about buoyancy, density and displacement.






Subjects: STEM

Activity Title Grade Level Description Unplugged Option
Bootstrap 7-12 Engaging introductions to computer programming. Integrates with math concepts in prealgebra, algebra and data science with no prior coding experience. Compatible with PCs, Macs and Chromebooks. Be sure to check out the Think Like A Scientist activity.
BrainPop 9-12 Keep students on track with BrainPOP’s animated movies, assessment resources and creative tools  
National Inventors Hall of Fame 9-12 Activities and lessons that will turn any room into classroom. Take this quiz to find out what kind of inventor you are, then do an activity for each style of inventor.
Raytheon Technologies 9-12 Get advice directly from today’s innovators at Raytheon Technologies. Make crystal formations, form honeybee hotels and more!


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