New FREE Lesson Plans!

Peanuts and NASA:
A 50th Anniversary Celebration

Grades: Elementary School (K-5)
Subject Area: Science, Space Science, Engineering

This spring marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 10, the NASA mission that made Charlie Brown and Snoopy part of the U.S. space program. Now NASA and the Peanuts gang are teaming up again to help students explore the history of space flight and the amazing technologies NASA will use to land astronauts on Mars with activities sure to boost STEM skills!

Eat Brighter with Avocados!

Grades: Elementary
Subject Area: Health & Nutrition, Language Arts, Science

Brighten your wellness curriculum with these standards-based lessons about a favorite fruit — Avocados From Mexico. Featuring Sesame Street characters who are part of the eat brighter!™ campaign to encourage kids to eat more fruits and vegetables, the activities help students make nutritious food choices and include a hands-on experiment to learn how avocados ripen. Watch for additional activities in the coming months!

Cow to You: A Virtual Visit to
Two New England Dairy Farms

Grades: Elementary & Middle School (5-8)
Subject Area: STEM, Environmental Science, Health

Introduce your students to the people responsible for producing the nutritious dairy products they enjoy every day. Students tour two Vermont dairy farms through online 360-degree videos as they learn how New England dairy farmers care for their cows and help protect our environment with sustainable farming practices and 21st-century technology.

Wonder Park

Grades: Elementary & Middle (5-8)
Subject Area: STEM, Physics, Engineering

Transport your students to a magnificent amusement park that arises from a special girl's wildly vivid imagination — then inspire them to dream, create, and build a park of their own with this STEM teaching kit based on the new Paramount Pictures film Wonder Park, coming to theatres on March 15. Students explore science concepts and practice STEM skills as they design and test a roller coaster, a catapult, and a special attraction all their own.

Welcome to the Magic Tree House

Grades: Elementary (2-4)
Subject Area: Reading, Language Arts, Science

Start this semester on a magical note with familiar favorites, Jack and Annie, from the Magic Tree House series. Introduce your students to two Magic Tree House Merlin Missions and their companion Fact Trackers with activities that integrate science and research skills into your ELA curriculum. PLUS you can receive free Magic Tree House and Fact Tracker books if you're among the first 50 teachers to send in your request!

Sound Off with the
Home Fire Safety Patrol

Grades: Elementary School (2-3)
Subject Area: Health & Safety, Math, Language Arts

Let the Home Fire Safety Patrol help your students learn how smoke alarms help families stay safe from home fire. Activities teach the meaning of the sounds smoke alarms make and where to place them in a home, as well as how to spot common home fire dangers, and how to plan for a fast escape in case a home fire happens.

IIHS in the Classroom

Grades: Middle & High School
Subject Area: STEM, Science, Physics, Biology, Safety

Test-drive this free online STEM resource that turns the results of highway safety research into true teachable moments. Features engaging videos and NGSS-aligned lesson plans that will enhance learning of STEM concepts such as energy, inertia, impulse, and momentum. Download the classroom wall poster to rev up your students' enthusiasm!

No Taste for Food Waste

Grades: Middle & High School
Subject Area: Family & Consumer Sciences, Environmental Science

With 40% of all food in the U.S. ending up in landfills, now's the time to show your students how they can help reduce the environmental impact of food waste — and how frozen and refrigerated foods can be part of the solution. Students also learn the rules for the safe handling, preparation, and storage of frozen and refrigerated foods, and create a public awareness campaign to combat food waste in their community.

Join Our Educator Network

Stay Informed

Join the YMI Educator Network to receive free teaching kits, posters, DVDs, activity sheets, and other free educational resources from YMI.

Find Free Lesson Plans

Find Free Lesson Plans

Explore our library of free lesson plans and online resources for all age groups, Pre-K through college, as well as learners outside the classroom.

YMI Digital Resources

Meet the YMI Team

Create a dynamic learning experience in your classroom with these online videos, learning games, and whiteboard activities.