Instructional Materials

The Lawrence Hall of Science provides a variety of instructional materials to help students learn and explore the world of science. Our materials are designed to engage students in hands-on activities, experiments, and projects that will help them develop critical thinking skills and gain a deeper understanding.

A child is constructing a project during the Toy Builders summer camp session and a teacher and student work on a separate project in the background.

Learning Activities


Promote a life-long love of learning with engaging, inquiry-based instructional materials designed by leading educators at UC Berkeley.

A camper is writing observations from a science activity and two more campers are writing in the background
NGSS Compliant
Four students are building a model bridge during a Teen Research Program
Hands-On Science
Embedded Professional Learning
A woman asks a young girl about her knowledge of the deep ocean as part of an informal learning activity
Built From Scratch


A student looks through a microscope

Exploring Biotech

A video series designed for middle schoolers that highlights the wide range of problems that biotechnology can be used to solve. […]

Students walking outdoors in the forest during a science activity


All BEETLES (Better Environmental Education, Teaching, Learning & Expertise Sharing) resources are based on current research and understandings about how people learn, and tested by dozens of […]

two girls outside on a path examining red wildflowers as part of science exploration

Outdoor Biology Instructional Strategies (OBIS)

OBIS is an outdoor program that offers young people fun and challenging opportunities to investigate ecological relationships in their local environment. […]