On Your Own

Now that you have become familiar with the 5E Inquiry Learning Model and have watched the lesson commentary videos for your grade level, we encourage you to design and adapt your own science lessons based on the Strategic Science Teaching (SST) format.

Download SST Lesson Plans:

Lessons: Grades K-2

Lessons: Grades 3-5

Lessons: Grades 6-8

Lessons: Grades 9-12

Lesson Plan Template:

The Strategic Science Teaching template provides you with a lesson plan design. Follow the steps below:

  • Download the Lesson Plan Template (Microsoft Word document)
  • Watch the tutorial (video) below for help with the Lesson Plan Template

As needed, use the links on the left to:

  • Download the complete Strategic Science Teaching guide (196 pages).


  • Download the Appendix to access specific Learning Strategies. These strategies may be used with your lesson(s).
  • Download SST lesson plans from your grade level strand as a model for your planning.

Recommended Literature:

Search the Recommended Literature for Science and Mathematics database on the CDE website: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/sc/ll/ap/searchlist.asp