Professor Beaker


Professor Beaker Learning Labs

Science Teaching Resources for Primary School Grades

Designed for Grades 1, 2 and 3
(Children aged 5 to 9)

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"One of the best new resources to help Ontario teachers meet the curriculum criteria can be found at Professor Beaker's Learning Labs. The units of study follow the curriculum strands and include excellent teacher background information for content as well as detailed lesson plans, student work sheets and an evaluation sheet." Nancy Patterson Wickson, Stirling Primary School, Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board.

Professor Beaker Learning Labs offers three typesLight and Colour of science resources written for primary school educators and students:

  • brief science labs for elementary grades 1, 2, and 3.

    • a single science theme, such as levers, is developed at increasing levels of difficulty suitable for students in grade 1, 2, or 3.  The single Learning Lab contains the all the material for each of grades 1, 2, and 3.

    • click here for a detailed description:  Learning Labs

  • comprehensive science resources for grades 1 or 2 only.

    • a comprehensive discussion of a general science theme, developed for a single grade level, complete with activities and extensions, contained in several chapters.

    • click here for a detailed description: Science Units

  • Simple Machines book

    • a comprehensive, 204 page exploration of simple machines designed for grades 1, 2, and 3

    • click here for a detailed description: Simple Machines Book

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Click here for some science questions and answers:

Click here for some links to other Internet science and general interest sites, including science fair links:

"I was overjoyed to see the Materials and Objects Unit this summer. It is excellent! It follows the Expectations from the Ministry of Education for Grade 1. It gives excellent teacher background. It explores the topic thoroughly and it is child-friendly."
A.H., primary teacher, Kingston, Ontario

What have other clients said about the products by Professor Beaker's Learning Labs:



Learning Labs (Grades 1, 2, 3)

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Features of the Learning Labs (mini-labs) 


Features of the Science Units (comprehensive resource)

Benefits of the Learning Labs (mini-labs)

Changes of State

Benefits of the Science Units (comprehensive resource)




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Problem Set

Download Page

All Themes

Links Page

Science questions and answers for kids

Who writes the units?

Science Units For Grade 1

Energy in Our Lives
Everyday Structures and Systems
Characteristics of Objects & Properties of Materials

Science Units for Grade 2

Liquids and Solids
Energy from Wind and Moving Water

Books for Grades 1, 2, and 3

Simple Machines Book

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