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Create a structured science lesson plan in minutes

Deliver seamless and structured classes with your own personalized science lesson plan.

Take control of your science lessons one plan at a time

Teaching science can be rewarding but also challenging. As a subject, it constantly changes as discoveries and advancements are made. Unlike other subjects, science isn’t constrained in the classroom. There’s room for experiments and lab work that can help students apply the facts they learned from textbooks. It’s this very reason, however, that makes science classes so tricky to plan.

To be as effective a teacher as you can be, a lesson plan with clear activity guidelines and timing can help. The easiest way to create one is with Canva. By using Canva, you can customize your science lesson plan to suit both yours and your student’s needs, and the best part is, it’s easy! In no time you’ll feel prepared and confident in conducting your class in an orderly manner.

Teach your class with confidence in 5 easy steps

  1. Create a new Canva account to get started with your own science lesson plan designs.

  2. Choose from our library of professionally created templates.

  3. Upload your own photos or choose from over 1 million stock images.

  4. Fix your images, add stunning filters and edit text.

  5. Save and share.

Open a New Science Lesson Plan Design

Tweak your science lesson plan to suit your class

  1. Change the images. Upload your own images or choose from our stock library of over 1 million photographs, graphics and illustrations.
  2. Change the fonts. Choose from over 130 fresh fonts.
  3. Change the background. Choose a background from our library or use an image.
  4. Change the colors. Change the color of your text boxes and text to add extra flair.

Share your lesson as a guide for activities

While they’re primarily meant to guide you as a teacher, lesson plans can also be shared with students. This can be especially helpful when you’re conducting experiments or group activities that require detailed instructions. Rather than writing it down on your board, you can simply project or show your lesson plan to your class.

Make the instructions even easier to follow by adding images or icons to illustrate each step. Head to the elements tab to browse through the various folders or simply use the search bar to find something specific. Once you’ve found the right image, icon or illustration, just drag and drop it into your design.

Highlight the most important themes for maximum efficiency

With a class full of students and questions being fired at you left, right and center, it can be easy to skip or even forget important ideas, topics or techniques you intended to teach. Luckily, you can use Canva to stop that from ever happening again! There’s a variety of ways you can create visual cues for yourself.

Try using stand-out background colors and fonts to make your most crucial lesson ideas pop. Change a topic header’s font style, size, or color. Append shapes like arrows or stars to mark important terms and concepts. With Canva you literally have a whole world of professional design at your fingertips. Highlight what’s important when you design your plan and make sure your most important lesson objectives are met.

Share and collaborate with your science community

Remember that science concepts constantly change so it can be useful for you as a teacher to collaborate with co-teachers on your curriculum. Get feedback, share ideas and best practices with your co-teachers. You can even work as a team with your colleague by giving them the ability to edit your designs. Just head to “Share” at the upper right corner of the page, choose whether to give them viewing or editing access, then send out the link.


You can edit and save your designs as many times as you like. Every time you create a new design, such as a science lesson plan, it will appear in the “My Designs” section of your Canva homepage. You can also access and create all of your designs on your mobile device. Just download our free iOS or Android apps from the App Store or Google Play.

You can edit your text a variety of ways to make sure it fits your design needs. Using the text tools, you can change the font type, size, color, emphasis, alignment, spacing and transparency. You can also turn your text into a bulleted or numbered list.

Changes are applied across all text within a text box. To apply any of the above changes, select the text box you wish to edit and click on the format options found in the text tool.

If you’re happy with your new science lesson plan and want to use it as a template for future lessons, you can simply make a copy of it. To do so, log in to your Canva account, open the design you want to use as a template, then click on File > Make a copy. You can make as many copies as you want or need.

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