Spark your classroom's interest in STEM by digging into the world of scientific thinking. In Young Sheldon, nine-year-old Sheldon Cooper is a once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced science and mathematics, but he often struggles to fit in. With these lessons, your students will not only learn the importance of collecting data, but also celebrate how different types of people make a great group of scientists.

Students will:

  • Learn about Newton’s First Law of Motion
  • Conduct an experiment verifying the law
  • Discuss STEM-based careers
  • Discuss uniqueness in the classroom and why it should be celebrated
  • Discover how diversity is a strength in science

Lesson Plans and Activities

Young Scientists Extraordinaire

Conduct a science experiment and analyze Newton’s First Law of Motion to teach the importance of testing hypotheses and gathering data.

Celebrating Differences

Explore how different types of people can make a team stronger both in the classroom and in science communities.

Family Activity

Families can bring science to life at home with these fun, easy physics experiments.

Science in Your Kitchen

Conduct experiments at home using common kitchen items to put Newton’s Laws of Motion to the test!

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