Open-and-go lessons that
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The most popular K-5 science curriculum

  • Hands-on lead students in the doing of science and engineering.
  • NGSS-aligned and Common Core make the transition to the Next Generation Science Standards and support Common Core.
  • Less prep, more learning prep in minutes not hours. Captivate your students with short videos and discussion questions.
  • 1+ million children STEM education is in crisis. Help us fix it.

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Plant & Animal Secrets
Plant & Animal Needs
NGSS Available
Weather Watching
Weather & Seasons
NGSS Available
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Force Olympics
Forces, Machines, & Engineering
NGSS Available
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Plant & Animal Superpowers
Plant & Animal Structures and Survival
NGSS Available
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Spinning Sky
Sun, Moon, & Stars
NGSS Available
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Lights & Sounds
Properties of Light & Sound
NGSS Available
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Animal Adventures
Animal Biodiversity
NGSS Available
Plant Adventures
Plant Adaptations
NGSS Available
The work of water
Work of Water
Erosion & Earth’s Surface
NGSS Available
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Material Magic
Properties & Phases of Matter
NGSS Available
Animals Through Time
Animal Survival & Heredity
NGSS Available
Power of Flowers
Plant Life Cycle & Heredity
NGSS Available
World of weather waesll
Stormy Skies
Weather & Climate
NGSS Available
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Invisible Forces
Forces, Motion, & Magnets
NGSS Available
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Human Machine
Human Body, Senses, & the Brain
NGSS Available
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The Birth of Rocks
Rock Cycle & Earth's Processes
NGSS Available
Talking machines epgtwd
Waves of Sound
Sound, Waves, & Communication
NGSS Available
Energizing everything ath7qw
Energizing Everything
Energy, Motion, & Electricity
NGSS Available
Web of life zfvm3g
Web of Life
Ecosystems & the Food Web
NGSS Available
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Watery Planet
Water Cycle & Earth's Systems
NGSS Available
Spaceship Earth
Sun, Moon, Stars, & Planets
NGSS Available
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Chemical Magic
Chemical Reactions & Properties of Matter
NGSS Available

Made for teachers. By teachers.

Doug head

Hi! My name is Doug,

I taught elementary science for seven years and made it my students’ favorite subject. I created Mystery Science to share my approach with you.

Every lesson begins with a Mystery that hooks your students. I then narrate an unforgettable story told with stunning images and videos and punctuated with opportunities for discussion. Every lesson concludes with simple hands-on activities designed to use supplies you already have (or are easy to get).

I hope my work saves you time & inspires your students. Read about our mission.

Doug Peltz

“I love these lessons! Everything is right there. The video clips and questions are great. My students get so involved and everyone participates. As I walk around the classroom, I hear great discussions between the students.”

― Toni (3rd Grade Teacher, Grayling, MI)

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