Resource Library

Explore what resources INL has to offer through various flipbooks, available in English and Spanish, along with some links to useful resources for educators, students and families.

As students, teachers and parents adjust to learning at home, INL’s K-12 Education Program is dedicated to supporting these efforts. A team including 13 dedicated professional educators have been designing and testing lessons that can be used for remote learning. Each new activity is hands-on, aligned with curriculum standards, uses only items commonly found around the house, and is tailored for a specific grade range. Scroll through our “Learning at Home” library to download these lessons.

Here are some Tips and Tricks that may help your student learn at home. 

Learning from Home

Download STEM Lesson Plans for Remote Learning

What's New

Summertime often brings beautiful fireworks displays. Whereas you normally look up into the sky to see fireworks, in this activity we will take the bursts of color underwater—with chemistry. Although it is not the same as real fireworks, you will be amazed by the color explosions you will see. Curious about what that looks like? See for yourself in this activity!


Learning From Home

Underwater Color Bursts Lesson Plan
Lift an Ice Cube Lesson Plan
Candy Waterfall Lesson Plan
Build a Bridge Lesson Plan
"X-ray" Your Hand Lesson Plan
Create a Parachute Lesson Plan
Paper Football Lesson Plan
Seismograph Lesson Plan
Experiment with Instant Ice Lesson Plan
Build a Boat Lesson Plan
Make Colorful Walking Water Lesson Plan
Baking Soda Rocket Lesson Plan
Make Drawings Float Lesson Plan
Marble Wall Run Lesson Plan
Mars Rover Obstacle Course Lesson Plan
Star Wars Kyber Crystals Lesson Plan
Star Wars Swamp Goo Lesson Plan
Star Wars Junkbots Lesson Plan
Star Wars Hovercraft Lesson Plan
Star Wars Craters Lesson Plan
Elephant Toothpaste Lesson Plan
Paper Airfoil Lesson Plan
Finding Pi Lesson Plan
3D Bubble Wands Lesson Plan
Make Your Own Grabber Lesson Plan
Build a Bird Feeder Lesson Plan
Oil Spill Experiment Lesson Plan
Earth Day Seed Balls Lesson Plan
Wind Anemometer Lesson Plan
Water Filtration Lesson Plan
Soil Science Lesson Plan
Polar Ice Caps Lesson Plan
Geothermal Pinwheel Lesson Plan
Biodiverse Backyard Lesson Plan
Compost Bottle Lesson Plan
Earthquake Education Lesson Plan.
Cryptography Scavenger Hunt Lesson Plan
Coding with Cups Lesson Plan
Build a Catapult Lesson Plan
Radio-Carbon Dating Lesson Plan
Biomass Basics Lesson Plan
Make an Atom
Make a Balloon Powered Recycled Car Lesson Plan
Make an Alka-Seltzer Powered Lava Lamp Lesson Plan
Popcorn Percent Increase Lesson Plan
Bird Beaks Lesson Plan
Generate Electricity with a Lemon Battery Lesson Plan
Build a Paper Roller Coaster Lesson Plan
Balance the Forces Within a Mobile Lesson Plan

Lesson Plans

Balloon Car Lesson Plan
C02 To the Rescue Lesson Plan
Earthquake Lesson Plan
Fermentation in a Bag Lesson Plan
Magnet Magic Lesson Plan
Plastic Egg Submarine Lesson Plan
Roving on the Moon Lesson Plan
Waterwheel Work Lesson Plan

Handouts

Balloon Car Handout
Bristlebot Handout
Candy Nuclear Reactor Handout
Chromatography Butterflies Handout
C02 To the Rescue Handout
Dominoes Handout
Earthquake Handout
Exploding Art Handout
Graphite Circuit Art Handout
Half Life of M&M's Handout
Solar Ovens Handout
VR Glasses Handout
Floating Garden of Magnets Handout

Educators

Click here to view resources helpful to educators

What's New

Idaho National Laboratory has been a longtime sponsor of Science Trek, the 21-year-old Idaho Public Television show aimed at bringing elementary school students up to speed on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).


The American Nuclear Society and Discovery Education are providing the highest standard in nuclear science education with Navigating Nuclear: Energizing Our WorldTM. This new, dynamic, standards-aligned program invites students to explore the many applications of nuclear science and its impact on energy, healthcare, food, and the environment through an interactive suite of FREE middle school classroom resources.


Students

Click here to view resources useful to students

What's New

Idaho National Laboratory has been a longtime sponsor of Science Trek, the 21-year-old Idaho Public Television show aimed at bringing elementary school students up to speed on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).


The American Nuclear Society and Discovery Education are providing the highest standard in nuclear science education with Navigating Nuclear: Energizing Our WorldTM. This new, dynamic, standards-aligned program invites students to explore the many applications of nuclear science and its impact on energy, healthcare, food, and the environment through an interactive suite of FREE middle school classroom resources.


Helpful Links for Families

Click here to view resources useful to families

What's New

View the Idaho STEM Action Center Resource Portal for access to helpful online STEM resources for students and families.


Spanish-language STEM resources are incredibly important for teachers, students, and families. Here are six free CTIA (ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería, y matemáticas) educational collections and resources that may be useful.


Idaho National Laboratory has been a longtime sponsor of Science Trek, the 21-year-old Idaho Public Television show aimed at bringing elementary school students up to speed on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).


A Parent's Guide to STEM

STEM Career Opportunities at INL