No more wondering, "What am I going to teach next?" Are YOU ready to take back the hours spent on lesson preparation? 

You're committed to giving hands-on, inspirational science lessons... but often it comes at a price, either with time, money or physically. Let's make it easier!

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Membership Details

Click on the video below for more information on what you can expect when you join the membership.


"Backpack Sciences’ lessons are a life saver. They provide clarity and a foundation to my science curriculum. This allows me to be free to authentically engage with my students rather than thinking ahead about “What am I going to do next?” They have also given me my weekends back. Thank you, Jackie, for giving me a breath of fresh air and confidence. "

Kristen R.
Upper Elementary Teacher and "Parenting with Kristen"


1) Ready-to-go so you don't have to search elsewhere.

A library of resources of detailed science lessons with presentation materials, support video and photos. 

2) Feel confident that the lessons fulfill expectations of what students should know and be able to do it. 

All lessons are aligned to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). 

3) Get your questions answered quickly. 

Direct access to the creator of the lesson plans.

4) Do you ever feel lost or alone? 

A private Facebook community to discuss, share, and support one another. 

Overwhelmed Oscar

Here's what to do:

Book a personalized coaching call to get you on track.

Download one science lesson and pick a day to give the lesson.

Positive Paul

Here's what to do:

Use the Calendar to schedule at least 2 lessons or check-ins per month.

Set up a shelf area for the 5 part cards for independent work.

Up-and-Coming Ursula

Here's what to do:

Choose a bonus resource to add to the follow-up.

Use the Guided Inquiry Sheet once a week to engage scientific inquiry questions and discussions.

Confident Charlie

Here's what to do:

Continue teaching, checking in, engaging in scientific questions every day. 

Continue to include cross-curricular components to all of your lessons. 

Imagine This Is How Children Learn...


The Essay Cure Library

Our library is expanding! We're adding licensed use of instructional handouts for teachers to truly integrate writing cross-curriculum via posterboard, speech, skit, news, pamphlet, flyer, billboard or persuasive essay assignments. 

Personal Coaching

Receive a private 30 minute one-on-one session with Jackie to start planning the best strategy to move you forward.

We'll take a look at how to teach science that fits your specific teaching environment. 

Draw What You See!

Take the overwhelm out of creativity. Receive 5 lessons showing you how to break things down and apply step-by-step drawing basics. You'll confidently draw what you see in nature. 

Join Backpack Sciences now and benefit from this amazing low cost membership.



PER MONTH. That's only $6.75/lesson for EVERYTHING below!

4 Lesson Plans

Presentation Materials

Resource List

Support Video

Private Facebook Group

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Jackie Grundberg

Jackie's first career was as a wildlife biologist in Colorado, New York, and Cameroon after a university study abroad in Kenya. Through her 21 years of teaching experiences at many different schools, observation of her own children's education and now guiding adults earning their teaching credentials, she hopes to lessen the gaps in science education with inquiry-based, hands-on, experiential higher level learning. Her work as an instructional guide with adults in a teacher education program guarantees she's skilled to move you forward in your success path. 

Imagine if you could ...

  • know exactly what science lesson you are teaching next week without spending any time researching

  • save money and time because you already have presentation material

  • have more time to spend with family and friends or with other parts of your classroom. 

Backpack Sciences is a membership for elementary and middle school educators that will give you all this AND personalized support from the lesson plan creator and community. 

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"Science is a subject I love, but I have zero skill in compiling lessons for my children. Jackie has a knack for making science fun, informative and interesting. I enjoyed the "Scientific Mindset" mini-course because it was easy to follow and apply. Jackie will always make sure to answer your questions. If you would like your children or students to love science, then I highly recommend Jackie."

Richelle V.
Homeschool Parent

Frequently Asked Questions

Each lesson plan will include printable presentation materials, photos to help visualize the lesson, a support video, a follow-up activity and ideas to further expand on the subject.

Each lesson is aligned to Next Generation Science Standards. 

"The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are K–12 science content standards. Standards set the expectations for what students should know and be able to do. The NGSS were developed by states to improve science education for all students.

A goal for developing the NGSS was to create a set of research-based, up-to-date K–12 science standards. These standards give local educators the flexibility to design classroom learning experiences that stimulate students’ interests in science and prepares them for college, careers, and citizenship."

If the written description, photos and videos don't answer or clarify your questions, send an email or post in our private Facebook group. In addition to my input, we can use our community to help. 

Honestly, where else can you get direct access to the creator of the lesson plan and ask for more help?! 

You know your child or students the best. The lesson plans are a guideline. You do not need to follow each step-by-step exactly. I've included higher level facts in a different color font. 

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