New This Week: Common Core-Aligned Science Lessons for Grades 3, 4, and 5

We're excited to share the first of many new science applied lessons for grades 3, 4, and 5. These lessons support both Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. Plus, they feature some of our students' favorite topics: space and animals.

Human and Animal Interactions: What positive and negative effects do human activities have on endangered animals? These lessons will teach students the core skill of analyzing and interpreting data. View lessons >>

Space Exploration: How do scientists study our universe even if they cannot visit all of it? These lessons will teach students the core skill of asking questions and defining problems. View lessons >>

Human Impact on Oceans: What are the causes of and potential solutions to problems humans have brought to the oceans? These lessons will teach students the core skill of obtaining, evaluating and communicating information. View lessons >>

The Food Chain: How do human interactions interrupt the food chain? These lessons will teach students the core skill of making arguments about structure and organization. View lessons >>

Human Impact on Insect Biodiversity: What positive and negative effects do humans have on insect populations? These lessons will teach students the core skill of summarizing other people's opinion or point-of-view. View lessons >>

Content updates are announced every Monday. Please let us know what you think about the new lessons in our Suggestion Box. We love teacher feedback!

Claire Podulka

Claire Podulka

Claire has spent her career managing content creation of every possible sort, from print textbooks to marketing collateral to a travel blog. Having worked with major educational publishers and mobile companies, she brings project management and editorial expertise to her role at ThinkCERCA.

Claire has a degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a PMP certificate from the Project Management Institute.