Lesson Drop Box

Share your best hands-on lessons and teaching ideas with your fellow teachers!

The guiding mission behind MyScienceBox is that teachers should have free access to the best hands-on, classroom tested, science lessons. Every time science teachers introduce new content into their repertoire, they should not be required to reinvent the wheel by designing new activities, scaffolding lessons, and creating new assessment materials that hundreds of teachers elsewhere have done. So add your ideas to the site and open your own teaching boxes to teachers everywhere! It's easy!

How to add lessons to My Science Box (in 7 easy steps):

  1. Make sure you are logged into your account (or create a new account) then click the "create content" button on the left side of the page below your username.
  2. Select "book page".
  3. Enter a title for your page.
  4. The "Parent" pull down menu files your lesson in a hierarchical menu system. For instance, Irene's lessons are organized with a larger "box" with lessons inside. Each lesson is in turn broken down into subsections: an overview, logistics, background, lesson plan, etc. Initially, you will want to put your teaching box under the Lessons Drop Box. After that, you can file additional pages within your box.
  5. Use the "Categories" pull down menus to categorize your lessons so other teachers can find them.
  6. In the "Body" section, enter any text you wish or cut and paste from another application. The icons at the bottom of the window allow you to format your text just like a word processor. Mouse over them to learn what each icon allows you to do.
  7. When you are done, click "submit" and your lesson is LIVE ON THE WEB! Congratulations!