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Getting Ready to Learn About Human Rights: Close Reading of Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)

For Teachers 5th Standards
Introduce young readers to informational texts with a well-designed, ready-to-use, and Common Core-aligned unit. Young readers learn a variety of skills while studying the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). As the first...
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Will the Universe Expand Forever?

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Scientists from Newton to Friedmann debated the future of the universe. Many scientists thought the universe might collapse on itself in a big crunch, but new mathematical models finally gave us an official answer. The Space Time video,...
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How the First Stars Transformed the Universe

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine a universe before the formation of stars. An installment of a solar system playlist takes scholars through time to discover the beginning of stars in the universe. The presenter discusses the elements present at the time and how...
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New Clues to the Structure of the Universe

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Evidence suggests that Pluto has undergone polar wander. A video instructor explains how Pluto's axis of rotation may have changed and how this is possible. The lesson focuses on the science behind the discovery and what it tells...
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Red Nugget Galaxies: The Universe's Ultimate Survivors

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Time capsules offer a glimpse into the past, and red nugget galaxies are the time capsules of the universe. Using an installment from the SciShow Space series, viewers explore the discovery of new red nugget galaxies. The video also...
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5 Baffling Mysteries About the Universe

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How close are scientists to understanding the universe? Big discoveries bring us closer to understanding, but they also open up more questions that we previously didn't know to ask. This video includes explanations of what we don't know...
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Tutorial: Simulating the Universe in After Effects

For Students 9th - 12th
Create the universe on your laptop in just over five minutes! The video tutorial guides scholars step by step through the process of simulating the Millennium Run using Adobe After Effects. Watch as the narrator illustrates how density...
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How Do You Measure the Size of the Universe?

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
The universe is 90 billion light years in diameter. How do scientists measure something so huge? Space Time explains the process as part of its larger Cosmology playlist. The video addresses the steps to solving the puzzle as well as how...
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Universal Gravity and Kelper's Laws Worksheet

For Students 9th - 12th
High school physicists apply their knowledge of planetary motion. Using Kepler's three laws, Newton's law of universal gravitation, and the provided properties of the moon, sun, and Earth, they proceed to solve 23 problems. An answer key...
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Is There a Center of the Universe?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The history of our understanding of the center of the universe is explored through this film. The ideas of Aristotle, Copernicus, Bruno, Descartes, and Herschel are included, as well as the new discoveries that have helped the theories...
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The Universe - Alien Planets 5/5

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The final part in the series, it concludes the story of life on extra-solar planets. Scientists examine the water on Earth, the moon Europa, and super Earths made only of water, found in extra-solar systems. Learn about alien chemistry,...
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The Universe - Alien Planets 2/5

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Part two to of this five-part series continues to examine the science and explain the process by which planets are born. Orbit, star birth, planet evaporation, and life on other planets are all covered.
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The Universe - Alien Planets 3/5

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Part three of this five-part series completes a full description of what seasons are like on the planet orbiting the star Fomalhaut. Discover the "Goldilocks Zone," the conditions needed for life, and bacteria on Earth that can live in...
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The Universe - Alien Planets 4/5

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Examine pulsars, what they are, and what life would be like on a planet near a pulsar. Part four describes proto-planets, primordial planets, young stars, gravitational pull, and what life could be like for extra-solar worlds.
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The Universe - Alien Planets 1/5

For Teachers 6th - 12th
This five-part series examines the discoveries found in the constellation Pegasus. Fomalhaut, a star the size of our sun was discovered to have a planet. See the series events from the launch of the Hubble Space Observatory to the...
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A Teacher's Guide to the Universe

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Astronomers only observe four percent of the universe as the rest hides in darkness. The size, shape, and movement of the universe are the focus for an long-term high school unit. Its 43 lessons include hands-on experiments, direct...
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Introduction to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Many people don't realize that all people on the planet are entitled to certain inalienable rights. Scholars discuss the subject with the first of four lessons in the Introduction to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights series....
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Civil Rights of Japanese-American Internees

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Prompted by a viewing of Emiko and Chizu Omori’s Rabbit in the Moon, a documentary about the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, high schoolers examine a series of documents, including the Bill of Rights and the UN’s...
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Cinderella

For Teachers K - 2nd
Explore positive and negative character traits and universal themes in the story of Cinderella with primary learners. Story elements are reviewed and discussion questions are listed. Learners practice retelling the story and begin a...
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How Did the Universe Begin?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The Big Bang Theory is more than a television show. Pupils read how Edwin Hubble observed other galaxies and noticed that the galaxies are moving away from each other. Scholars learn about the idea of the big bang and what happened next...
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Launching A Midsummer Night’s Dream: The Universal Appeal of Shakespeare, Part 2

For Teachers 8th Standards
As scholars prepare to read Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, they first read the article "Shakespeare's Universal Appeal Examined" and analyze its central idea. Next, pupils complete Frayer Model worksheets to develop a deeper...
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Two Views of the Universe

For Teachers K - 6th
Students build the two models of the universe created by Aristotle and Copernicus. They compare and contrast the two universes. They create hypothesis on how each model functions.
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Time Travel to the Edge of the Universe and Back!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze the size of the universe and calculate the time to travel to near and distant destinations.
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Introduction to the Universe

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders write descriptive imagery and identify facts about various components of the universe. They listen to the book "The Magic School Bus, Lost in the Solar System," develop a list of descriptive words from the story, compose a...