High school science classes

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Excite students about learning science with these free creative activities and projects that lead to deeper learning.

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Design a Lewis diagram to represent molecular structure

Students use a provided Adobe Illustrator template to diagram molecule structures.

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Explore speciation and design a virtual zoo display

Students use Adobe XD to create a slide presentation exploring one example of speciation.

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STEM explained to anyone

Students use Adobe Premiere Rush to explain a specific STEM concept in a short video.

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Make a Punnett square to analyze heredity

Students use Adobe XD to visualize the probability of different genetic outcomes.

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Create a visual representation of molecular structures

Students use Adobe Spark to diagram molecular structures and learn about atoms and bonds.

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Illustrate the relationship between biology, gender, and identity

Students use Adobe Photoshop to consider how gender stereotypes shape identity.

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Create an infographic about a STEM concept

Students use Adobe Photoshop to design an infographic explaining Avogadro’s number.

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Create a video about experiment design

Students use Adobe Spark to present an experiment using the scientific method.

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Design an infographic about natural selection

Students use Adobe Illustrator to design an infographic that educates others about natural selection.

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Illustrate a cell diagram as a map

Students use Adobe Illustrator to demonstrate their understanding of cell parts and functions.

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Make an infographic about how cells send messages

Students use Adobe Spark to create an infographic showing one method cells use to communicate.

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Design an infographic to show mass of a molecular compound

Students use Adobe Spark to create an infographic showing a compound's mass.

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Diagramming keystone species

Students use Adobe Photoshop to create an image presenting information about an animal they’ve researched.

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Adobe for Education
Annotate articles about women's roles in STEM history

Students use Adobe Acrobat to annotate articles about the history of women in STEM.

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Complex systems I: mind mapping a conceptual model

Students use Adobe Illustrator to map and identify the components of a system.

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Design a web page to raise awareness about sustainability

Students use Adobe Spark to create a website about an environmental problem in their community.

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Make an explainer video about a scientific concept

Students use Adobe Premiere Rush to teach a friend, classmate, or peer about atomic numbers and isotopes.

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Design an experiment using the ideal gas law

Students use Adobe Spark to create a web page describing an experiment on how gases behave under pressure.

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Everyday science stories

Students use Adobe Premiere Rush to create a video clip that tells a story about how STEM plays a role in our everyday lives.

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Identify a user for an ecology review application

Students use Adobe XD to design and prototype a mobile application for reviewing ecology materials.

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About this collection of high school science projects

The Adobe for Education team selected this collection of outstanding resources from hundreds available on the Adobe Education Exchange. Each of these high school science lesson plans was produced in collaboration with teachers and educators to ensure a high level of academic rigor and also to ensure that each activity brings creativity to the science classroom in authentic ways. This curated selection of teaching resources brings together subject-area expertise with Adobe’s industry-leading software. As you browse through these resources, you'll see that they're ideal for infusing creativity into any high school science curriculum, whether you're looking for quick in-class activities, multi-day science activities, or even larger unit-level projects to complete your high school science lesson plans.

In addition, these resources are flexible enough to be adapted for any grade level or content area, as well as for in-person or remote learning. While each activity is built around a particular topic in your high school science curriculum, you'll find it easy to flex these high school science lessons to fit any subject area, and you can fit them into any point in the academic year. Utilize one or more of these resources for any of your high school science units to give your students and classroom an instant infusion of creativity and self-expression.

Engage student creativity in exciting new ways

At Adobe, we believe in creativity for everyone. The high school science lessons on this page are designed to help students build important digital media and literacy skills while growing their subject-area knowledge. These high school science lesson plans ask students to go beyond simple recall and engage the 4 Cs — critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication. Our team at Adobe for Education is made up of both educators and creativity leaders, and we believe that having students creatively show their knowledge helps them learn high school science more effectively and become effective communicators in this digital age.

Each of the high school science lessons gathered here includes a step-by-step product tutorial and student sample to make it easy for you and your students to get started creating. This makes it a snap for students of any age or ability level to get started with Adobe’s industry-leading creativity tools — no expertise needed! If you're an educator, check to see which high school science lesson plans match the Adobe tools your school has available, or make use of free-for-educator apps like Adobe Spark and Acrobat Reader. Adding these activities to any syllabus is a great way to easily and quickly add diversity and creativity to high school science courses.

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Each high school science lesson included in this collection comes helpfully packaged with an adaptable lesson plan, student sample, and detailed software tutorial, and may also include exciting science learning materials like templates, collaborative challenges, and more. Each resource is designed to be easy to implement for you and your students, so you can spend your high school science curriculum focused on building skills, knowledge, and creativity rather than solving technical problems.

Our team of seasoned educators and creativity experts has found that the best results in education come when students are empowered to own their learning process and express themselves in new and exciting ways. These high school science lesson plans were created by our team to give students an opportunity to do just that: step into the world of creativity and self-expression while they deepen their knowledge every day.

Science learning is best when it encourages students to go beyond simple recall to demonstrate their knowledge. This collection of high school science lesson plans encourages students to take ownership of their experience and express themselves in their work, rather than simply reciting content. Your students will build long-term mastery and enduring love of science using these creative lesson plans, activities, and projects.