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Mensa for Kids Lesson Plans

Mensa for Kids Lesson Plans are learning units that contain multiple lessons over the same topic that are designed to meet the needs of all children for extension beyond the standard curriculum.

These lessons may be given to students for individual, self-guided work, or they may be taught in a classroom or homeschool setting. These plans are designed to enrich academic learning with extension for gifted children built in. We include a variety of questions and extension opportunities to allow the plans to be customized to work best for the student(s) you are working with.

Mission to Mars!

Did you know the first people to live on Mars have already been born? There are many organizations throughout the world working hard to plan a Mars colonization. But there is a lot of work to be done to make this a reality. Learn more about what it’ll take to colonize the red planet.

All levels Science
Total solar eclipse

The shadow of the moon will provide an enlightening moment on Aug. 21, particularly for a lucky segment of the United States.

Elementary Science
Kingdom Animalia

Most children are fascinated by animals and often have an animal that is a particular favorite. This lesson explores the classification system used to identify animals.

Elementary Science
Hurricanes

The study of hurricanes rewards the young scholar with the ability to understand more about the forces that shape our world.

Elementary Science
Ecosystems

In addition to being a core requirement of science standards across the country, the study of ecosystems is interesting to students, creating an arena in which complex ideas become accessible to learners.

Elementary Science
Peas in a pod: Genetics

Genetics is a subject that can occupy an entire lifetime of study. This lesson plan will introduce children to the basics of heredity in an approachable way.

Elementary Middle School Science
The Cell

Not only is the cell one of the fundamental building blocks of life, it forms the basis of biological study in many grades. Study of the cell enables students to search deeper on their own, extending understanding levels far above what is taught.

Science
The Moon

Although it’s a space object, it’s more accessible to children because of its dependability and proximity. Through this short unit, children will develop a deeper understanding of the moon.

Elementary Science