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Our Universe

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A five-lesson unit introduces young astronomers to the current understanding of the universe. They learn about the evidence scientists use to support the Big Bang Theory, explore the life cycles of stars, and examine technologies that...
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Introduction to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Introduce high schoolers to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a four-lesson collection.  Class members watch videos, examine illustrations from the book We Are All Born Free, create a visual display promoting human rights,...
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EngageNY Grade 5 ELA: Module 1, Unit 1 - Building Background Knowledge on Human Rights

For Teachers 5th Standards
Fifth graders explore human rights- what are they and why do we have them? As a class, explore the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and incorporate close readings of selected articles. This 11-part unit is very detailed,...
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EngageNY Grade 10 ELA: Module 2, Unit 3

For Teachers 10th Standards
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Eleanor Roosevelt’s “On the Adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” and Malala Yousafzai’s “Address to the United Nations Youth Assembly” are the core text in the final unit of...
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ScienceWeb Australia: Years 9-10

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Science Web Australia presents a collection of three units designed for English speaking high schoolers and utilizing resources available online. The first unit focuses on ecosystems, the second on plate tectonics, and the third on the...
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EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 1, Unit 3: Culminating Project: Readers Theater: Esperanza Rising, From Novel to Script

For Teachers 5th Standards
For a culminating project in the final unit of Module 1, fifth-graders demonstrate what they have learned about human rights by crafting scripts for a Readers Theater performance. The unit begins with class members reading informational...
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Fig. 1 by Univ. of California - Psychology

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Nature, nurture, or hot wired? Journey into the brain with University of California researchers as they search for answers to age-old questions about personality, morality, behavior, and, of course, love.
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Sacred Stories of Native Americans

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A Native America in the Classroom collection provides six videos and support materials about indigenous peoples who lived throughout North, Central, and South America. Young historians are introduced to Incan and Hopi origin stories, a...
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Astronomy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Space is the new frontier and astronomers boldly go where no humans have gone before. Guided by Einstein's theories, Kepler's Laws, and knowledgeable narrators, viewers of a 10-video collection explore the Universe and learn about...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA Module 1: Finding Home: Refugees

For Teachers 8th Standards
Eighth-graders develop their ability to read and understand a complex text as they consider the plight of refugees. The first unit uses Thanhha Lai’s novel, Inside Out & Back Again, as well as informational text, to build background...
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Echoes & Reflections: Teaching the Holocaust, Inspiring the Classroom

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A collection includes 11 units designed to help instructors consider the complexities of teaching about the Holocaust and other genocides. The lessons provide students with accurate information and sensitive instruction as they examine...
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Reading Literature: 8th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 8th Standards
Align your curriculum to the rigorous Common Core standards with a collection of reading lessons, activities, worksheets, and projects. From literary themes to annotation skills, the resources fold into any reading curriculum to ensure...
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Who's Your Hero?

For Teachers 4th
Who is your hero? Kids will love to dive into this theme as you work through the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt unit on heroes. The materials can be used with the textbook or without, and come with options for English Language Learners, as...
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Space Science: The Sun and Its Influence on Earth

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
These videos by Crash Course Kids are an excellent way to get your class pumped up about the solar system. From rotations and revolutions to the gas giants and rocky planets, everything (and more) about the solar system is covered in...
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Post-Secondary Counseling 2

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Counseling on opportunities for enrollment in comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs at institutions of higher education.
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Introduction to the Convention on the Rights of the Child

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The UN Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the focus of a two-lesson collection that investigates the rights the document guarantees and groups whose rights have been violated. The unit concludes with individuals selecting one...
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Equality & Human Rights Commission: Secondary Lesson Plans

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A collection of 12 instructional activities helps young people develop the five core social and emotional learning competencies identified by CASEL. Videos, slides, activities, games, news articles, and discussions target life skills. In...
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Standing Up for Democracy

For Students 6th - 12th
The mission of the Standing Up for Democracy unit is to bring about “a more humane, just, and compassionate society rooted in democratic values.” These 16 lessons, built on a foundation of mutual respect, tolerance, and participation,...
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Energy of a Nation: Immigrants in America

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Immigration and immigration reform are hot button topics, now more than they have been. The Energy of a Nation curriculum is designed to dispel myths about immigrants, build empathy, and provide up-to-date facts. The 13 lessons in the...
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EngageNY Grade 6 ELA: Module 2B, Unit 2: Monologues, Language, and Literary Argument: Voices of Medieval Village

For Teachers 6th Standards
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village is the anchor text for the second unit in Module 2B. Sixth-graders examine monologues, read articles about challenges and adversities faced by children in medieval villages,...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA: Module 3a, Unit 2: Being Made Invisible: Imprisoned and Interned

For Teachers 8th Standards
In the second unit of Module 3A eighth-graders continue their study of forced invisibility by reading a case study of American soldier Louie Zamperini imprisoned by the Japanese and of Mine Okubo, a Japanese-American interned in the US...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA: Module 3a, Unit 2: Being Made Invisible: Imprisoned and Interned

For Teachers 8th Standards
In the second unit of Module 3A, eighth-graders continue their study of forced invisibility by reading a case study of the American soldier, Louie Zamperini, imprisoned by the Japanese and Mine Okubo, a Japanese-American interned in the...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA Module 3a: Japanese-American Relations during World War II

For Teachers 8th Standards
Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption serves as the central text of a three-unit module that examines Japanese-American relations during World war II. In Unit 1, middle schoolers build...
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Study Jams! The Universe

For Students 4th - 8th
Take your kids on a trip through the universe as they explore galaxies, solar systems, stars, and more. Watch the short video, then have learners show their knowledge with the included quiz. Supplement the video by having teams build a...
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Birth of the Universe, Part 4/4

For Teachers 7th - 12th
One of our most helpful tools in understanding the universe is the Hubble Space Telescope. Part four concludes this series with a story about the issues and triumphs of the Hubble Space Telescope. The elements of the universe and where...
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Birth of the Universe, Part 3/4

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Part three of this four-part series on the origins of the universe describes the radiation that can be heard in static radio signals and the other amazing remnants left today that were around at the time the universe was born. Stars,...
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Picture of the Big Bang (a.k.a. Oldest Light in the Universe)

For Students 9th - 12th
Everyone knows the Big Bang Theory ... but, then what happened? Go beyond the bang in an illustrated video that discusses the after effects of the event that set our universe in motion. Physics scholars discover how the creation of...
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Why Is the Universe Flat?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How can something as vast as the universe also be flat? Go beyond the Big Bang Theory using a video from an expansive physics playlist. Topics include the expansion and inflation of the universe, why opposite sides of the universe are...
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YouTube Video vs. The Universe

For Students 9th - 12th
Our world seems to be a pretty big place ... until you compare it with the rest of the universe. Where does Earth fit in? Space science scholars watch as the narrator uses a tiny pixel to illustrate how much room we take up in space.
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Why is the Universe Flat?

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
British astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle first coined the term the Big Bang in 1950. The theory explains much of what we have observed in the universe, but it does leave some things unexplained. The video discusses the Cosmic Inflation theory...
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Introduction to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Human rights became a global focus after decades of war, recovery from war, and uncountable war crimes committed throughout. Social studies class members discuss the Universal Declaration of Human Rights before completing an interactive...
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History of the Universe

For Students 3rd - 5th
Your pupils may believe that you and their parents are the oldest things in the universe, but surprise! There are elements of the universe that are even older. Elementary scientists create a class timeline to demonstrate the expansive...
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What Is the Universe?

For Students 7th - 12th
Viewers will be able to differentiate between the whole universe and the observable universe, and tell what comprises the observable universe. If you are about to embark on a journey through parallel universes or quantum physics, this...
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What Are the Universal Human Rights?

For Students 7th - 12th
Help class members develop an understanding of the complexity of establishing an enunciation of universal human rights, with this short video that overviews the some of the issues involved.
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ESS1A - The Universe and Its Stars

For Teachers 1st - 12th Standards
Is there a broader topic than the study of the universe? A video lesson for teachers provides insight into the progression of lessons on the topic from elementary through high school. Examples and descriptions give teachers solid...
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Expanding the Universe

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
When Einstein first heard the theory of the expanding universe, he dismissed it as bad physics. Now scholars learn about the theory and how scientists prove it has merit. Through a hands-on simulation and videos, class members measure...
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Identifying Universal Themes Across Cultures

For Teachers 4th Standards
Have your class read the story "The Magic Lake," retold by Liana Romulo, from Filipino Children's Favorite Stories. Guide them to identify the problem, solution, and universal theme. They compare the theme of this story to the theme of...
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The True Science of Parallel Universes

For Students 7th - 12th
There are three models, all unconfirmed, of the possibility of multiverses, or multiple parallel universes. Each are explained in detail, with supportive drawings and diagrams. This is a mind-boggling topic for your astrophysicists to...
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Parallel Universes: Many Worlds

For Students 7th - 12th
Which path will you take in your physics career? Here, the proposed theories for how quantum mechanics meets the real world is explained. Are the many possible outcomes all happening in a universe, far, far away? Inspire aspiring...
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Do We Expand With the Universe?

For Students 7th - 12th
The cat's out of the bag (or off the leash, in this case) regarding the expansion of the universe. In this intriguing episode, the narrator explains that space is expanding, not the objects within it. He also tells how expansion...
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How Big is the Universe?

For Students 9th - 12th
Can you measure the size of something that's getting bigger all the time? It depends upon your perspective! Space scholars discover fundamental facts about our ever-growing universe. The narrator explains the difference between the...
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The True Science of Parallel Universes

For Students 9th - 12th
Worlds within worlds! Do parallel universes really exist? Science pupils journey into the unknown in a short, narrated video that describes and explains three theoretical types of parallel universes using simple animations. The narrator...
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What's in Our Universe?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Was the universe created or has it always existed? Here is a five-part series about the origin and evolution of our universe. To start, part one looks at celestial objects and allows pupils to discuss and share their knowledge about...
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What Color is the Universe?

For Students 6th - 12th
What colors are the sun, our galaxy, and the universe? An engaging video provides an overview of each and why what we think we are seeing is often wrong. It provides explanations for how to understand colors that aren't in the visible...
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Misconceptions About the Universe

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Think you know a lot about the universe? You may, or may not, be right! Aspiring astrologists examine our ever-expanding universe with a video from the Veritasium playlist. The narrator discusses the observable universe, the time it...
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What Happens at the Edge of the Universe?

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
The cosmic even horizon of the universe is closer to us than the particle horizon. Space Time's Cosmology playlist tackles this and other complex concepts about the universe. The video discusses how the scientists define the edge of the...
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Why Is The Universe So Empty? (ft. PHD Comics!)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Explore the structure of the universe! An educational video demonstrates the gravitational consequences of different astronomical structures. The presenter starts with the creation of the universe and explains how energy and forces...
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How Can the Universe Be Flat?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Flat, positively curved, or negatively curved ... what is the true shape of the universe? Scientists use many indirect measurements to base their theories on the shape of the universe. Using an installment from the SciShow Space series,...
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Is the Universe Entirely Mathematical? Feat. Max Tegmark

For Students 9th - 12th
Does one formula or set of theorums explain everything in existance? A video ponders whether or not everything in the universe is entirely mathematical. 
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A Brief History of the Universe

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
No one was actually there to see the birth of the universe, but years of collaboration between physicists and mathematicians allow us to glimpse all but a fraction of a second of it. A narrated journey shows the phase changes early...
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How Cosmic Inflation Flattened the Universe

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
What if time didn't begin with the big bang? Big Bang doesn't completely answer questions about the beginning of the universe, but cosmic inflation theory holds up better according to scientists in this video. Cosmic inflation fits so...
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3 Questions: Hubble's Universe

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Dave, a Discovery News reporter, asks a top space scientist three questions about the universe. This is a short video that will give learners an opportunity to understand what Hubble does, what it hopes to see on its next mission, and...
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Universal Declaration of Human Rights

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What rights are guaranteed to students? Do they align with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was approved by the United Nations in 1948? Middle and high schoolers present persuasive arguments about the rights they believe...
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A Universe Smaller than the Observable

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
The universe is much larger than we can imagine, and in many ways, much smaller than we can see. Sal explains how the universe itself may be smaller than the observable universe based on the theory of Cosmic Inflation. The video covers...
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The Death of the Universe

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
We have all heard about the Big Bang and other theories about how the universe began, but how will it end? Cosmologists study dark matter and dark energy to try to figure out the answer to this mind-blowing question. This topic is a...
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Radius of Observable Universe

For Students 9th - 12th
The concept of the universe can be incredibly complicated on a physical and mathematical level. Yet Salman Khan is able to explain ideas that lead to conclusions of universe size. He uses intriguing diagrams and presents information that...
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How Cosmic Rays Help Us Understand the Universe

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
You may not realize it, but the earth is constantly receiving messages from all over outer space. Follow along as this video investigates how these cosmic rays carry information that can help humans better understand the composition of...
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How Small Are We in the Scale of the Universe?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
There are so many galaxies in the universe that the vast majority of them are too distant for the human eye to perceive. An astronomy video discusses the Hubble Telescope's Deep Field image from 1995 and the eXtreme Deep Field image...
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Stanford University Commencement 2005

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
"Much of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on." In 2005, Steve Jobs looked back on his journey to becoming CEO and Co-Founder of Apple and Pixar, and offered some words of...
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Tour of the Universe

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Understanding the size of the universe and its many galaxies challenges perceptions, and this visual journey through the universe helps create a scale. Starting from Earth and going out past our galaxy, thus backwards in time, the entire...
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Universal Basic Income

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Should the United States adopt a universal basic income? After reading brief background information, scholars research the debate topic by reviewing the top three pros and cons. They also respond to a survey question and review other...
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Making Rights Universal

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Class members continue their discussion of Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). After examining an infographic the summarizes the document, groups examine four of the rights to decide if they are or are not universal, and if...
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What Do You Know About the Universe?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The universe is full of a mystic matter people cannot see. Pupils respond to 10 questions about the stuff in the universe. Most of the questions involve the big bang theory and dark matter. Learners find out how astronomers have found...
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Measuring the Age of the Universe

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Just when is the universe's birthdate? Pupils use previously collected spectra data to find the redshift and radial velocity of supernovas. They then calculate the distance before finally creating a Hubble diagram. Finally, individuals...
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The Holocaust & the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

For Teachers 6th - 11th Standards
It's hard to believe that such atrocities against human rights could occur in the 20th century. Young historians analyze several primary source documents regarding the Holocaust before incorporating the information they have gathered...
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Raisin Bread Universe

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What is the universal breakfast? The resource includes two activities, the first one observing oatmeal to understand the texture of the universe. Then, scholars measure raisin bread dough before and after it rises to represent the...
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Determining the Nature, Size, and Age of the Universe

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Prompt scholars to discover the expansion of the universe themselves. Using photographs of other galaxies, they measure and then graph the size and distance of each. Finally, they draw conclusions and prove the universe is expanding.
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Pi and the Size of the Universe

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
How many digits of pi would you need to accurately express the circumference of the universe? A mathematician attempts to answer this question in a Numberphile "Pi" video. It turns that only 39 digits are necessary to determine the...
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The Hunt for the First Neutrinos in the Universe

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How far back in time can scientists see? Currently, the earliest photo of the universe is the cosmic microwave background, but math models prove the universe existed long before that time. An installment from the SciShow Space series...
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Human Rights

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What basic rights are guaranteed to all Americans? Do citizens, legal aliens, illegal aliens, and minors all have the same rights? Should individuals all over the world enjoy the same rights? Class members read the Declaration of...
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Scale of the Universe I

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
From quantum foam to the universe itself, plus everything in between, what is the scale of the world around us? Inquisitive physicists grapple with the proportions of all things great and small using a fascinating interactive. Scholars...
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Close Reading: The Introduction to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

For Teachers 5th Standards
As part of a group of lessons, your class will return to the primary text for this unit, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Key vocabulary as well as close reading strategies continue to be the focus skills; however, this lesson...
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The Far Future of the Universe

For Students 6th - 12th
Did you know that the stars are moving? We can't see it during our lifetime, but they are slowly moving and rearranging themselves. The video offers a timeline of the future of our universe and the earth. It starts from today and goes to...
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Universe Cards

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
A 9-page packet comes with 24 cards that have pictures and informational text about each object in the universe. From nebulae to dwarf planets, objects we see—or don't see—are represented in the cards through pictures and words.
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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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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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What is Dark Matter? A Mystery of the Universe

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
The majority of things that exist, we can't see. The matter we can see only explains five percent of the mass expected based on the behaviors of the universe. The missing mass doesn't react with light, so we call it dark matter—but what...
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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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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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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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Radius of Observable Universe (Correction)

For Students 9th - 12th
A two-minute video corrects a slight error in the previous Khan Academy video about the observable universe. Sal points out that 300,000 years does not really have an impact on the number 13.7 billion, or the estimated time of the Big Bang.
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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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Seeing the Smallest Thing in the Universe

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
For many years, scientists believed atoms were the smallest thing in the universe; then they discovered protons, neutrons, and electrons and thought those were the smallest. Now scientists know protons and neutrons are made of quarks....
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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
Young scholars 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
High schoolers 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...
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Galaxies and the Expanding Universe

For Students 7th - 9th
In this galaxies and the universe instructional activity, learners are given 8 clues about galaxies of the universe, spectrographs, and the theory of the universe expanding. They write the answer to each in given blanks with boxed...
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Brian Cox's Wonders of the Universe

For Students 4th - 12th
Interactive e-articles, graphic imagery, and high-quality video take you on a journey from the minuscule to the immeasurable! From the subatomic level, to the immense expanse of the universe, this will keep you occupied and learning...
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String Theory and the Hidden Structures of the Universe

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
When we take things apart, we can learn how they work. Physicist Clifford Johnson explains how we break down all objects into elementary particles of matter and forces. Patterns have been identified with the particles, the existence dark...
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A 3D Atlas of the Universe

For Students 9th - 12th
Hear a lecture by Carter Emmart, director of Astrovisualization for production and education at the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History. He introduces an astounding software that serves as a...
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What is Inside a Universal Remote Control?

For Students 7th - Higher Ed
Viewers get to see inside a universal remote control with a code library with a short video that explains the components and how they work together to provide convenience.
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Cathedrals and Universities: Crash Course History of Science #11

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How are so many medieval buildings still standing today? And, how did ancient builders learn such skills? Discover the amazing feats of medieval engineers with part 11 in a 15-installment History of Science series. The narrator describes...
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The Universe Beyond

For Students 6th - 8th
In this science instructional activity, students use basic scientific concepts to complete the series of puzzles that are intended to increase science literacy about some of the common vocabulary used for the study of the universe.
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University of the State of New York: Grade 4 Science Test

For Teachers 4th
In this New York University grade 4 science test, 4th graders complete 40 multiple choice questions covering a wide range of grade 4 science concepts.
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Identifying Themes in Literature

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
If your language arts learners have a hard time determining the universal theme of a written work, use a straightforward worksheet to help them find it. After reviewing a list of common themes, kids note the title, character, plot, point...
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Are Gay Rights "Special"?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Inspire critical thinking with this activity, which prompts students to compare lesbian, gat, bisexual, and transgender rights with the rights guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. By collecting topical articles about...
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WebQuest Solar System Colonization Project 2000

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate the livability of different planets in the universe by researching and organizing information from a number of sources in this unit project. They decide on a location for a space station which they support in an...
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Lesson: The Power of Story

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Universal themes found throughout the world in the form of stories is the topic of today's lesson. Upper graders analyze the cultural context of the Mithila piece, Hanuman. They consider the universal themes the image depicts and how the...
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The Privileged Planet

For Students 7th - 12th
In this universe worksheet, students read an article titled The Priviledged Planet about the solar system, and answer short answer questions about it. Students complete 13 questions about the article.
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Meet the Universe's Main Attraction ... Gravity

For Students 6th - 12th
Learners read a short description about gravity and what it does and then explore the two ideas about how gravity works. After gaining a better understanding of the concept, individuals participate in a thorough experiment on what would...
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Houston, We Have a Problem! An Introductory Lesson for the unit Stars, Galaxies and the Universe

For Teachers 4th - 8th
The lesson plan would make a stimulating introduction to a space unit. It is highly imaginative and suggests that the teacher darken the room to set the mood and dress as an astronaut. Teams are asked to help solve an imaginary problem...
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Universal Gravitation Exercise Set

For Students 10th - 12th
In this gravitation worksheet, students fill in a table by calculating the force of gravity given the mass of two objects and the distance between them. They also answer three questions related to the Law of Universal Gravitation.
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Universal Gravitation Worksheet

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
In this universal gravitation worksheet, students answer thirteen questions using the equation for universal gravitation, and force equals mass times acceleration.
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Scale of the Universe II

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How is a dodo bird like a beach ball? Science sleuths discover amazing size comparisons using a hands-on Internet resource. Individuals examine the metric scale of objects and organisms ranging from the smallest possible to the largest...
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Exploring the Universe: Crash Course Big History #2

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
According to Carl Sagan, we are all made of star particles. The second video in a series of 16 explains what happened after the big bang. It discusses cosmic background radiation, chemistry, galaxies, heavy elements, and the creation of...
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How to Simulate the Universe on Your Laptop

For Students 9th - 12th
Ever grow tired of the traditional uses for laptops? Try this fascinating simulated universe! The video shows a 3-D version of the Millennium Run, then backs it up with a simpler version created in free Adobe software. Young physicists...
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Let's Put You in a Louisiana University

For Teachers 8th
Considering a college search project? After picking a possible career choice, and determining if that career needs a technical college or university education, individuals examine a wide variety of sources and select three schools that...
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Observing the Universe

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Galileo is often credited as the inventor of telescopes, but he was just the first to use one to study the night sky. The last installment in a series of five about the Big Bang Theory looks at how scientists explore our universe. Groups...
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Part One: Discovering Universal Themes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In this The Catcher in the Rye universal themes worksheet, students define and identify the 8 themes featured in a graphic organizer. In addition, students justify each may be a universal theme.
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Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
While science is looking for correct explanations, pseudoscience often fills in the blanks. Pupils explore the relationship between light distance and intensity and graph their data. Then they compare their data to Newton's Law of...
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AP Physics 1: Universal Gravitation Review

For Students 11th - 12th
Everything scholars will need to know about universal gravitation in order to be prepared for the AP Physics exam. is provided in this fast-paced video. Test taking tips and common misconceptions are also addressed in the film.
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Exploring Solar Systems Across the Universe

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scientists have theorized that our solar system formed 4.6 billion years ago. In this pair of activities, learners first hypothesize how our solar system was formed. Using this information, groups then determine how scientists search for...
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Real World Connections

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Explore universal themes in literature with a literacy and multicultural awareness activity. Elementary and middle schoolers make real world connections between themes in books from several cultures. They make inferences and locate text...
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The Universe in a Cup of Coffee

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Connect the chemical aspects of coffee to the world in which we live! Scholars consider the molecules within coffee and how they interact with the environment as they view an episode of the ACS Reaction series. From caffeine as a...
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Chandra - Exploring the Invisible Universe

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Watch and learn about Chandra, an x-ray telescope used to explore the invisible universe. You'll learn about Professor Chandra, his amazing observatory, x-ray technology, and how x-ray imagery tells scientists about space.
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Regents of the University of California vs. Bakke

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How do you create equality in education? Viewers examine the case University of California vs. Bakke to learn about the issues of affirmative action in the college admission process. They see how the case relates to the 14th Amendment...
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Beyond Einstein: Part I

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Part one of this short two-part series begins with a review of Einstein's theories and what they mean to the world as we know it. This clip delves into the "Beyond Einstein" program which NASA created to further Einstein's theories. This...
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Universal Gravitation Review

For Students 10th - 12th
In this universal gravitation worksheet, students answer five questions about the speed of objects traveling in space, the speed of planets traveling around the sun and the weight of objects in space.
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The Expanding Universe

For Students 2nd - 6th
For this expanding universe worksheet, students create a universe with balloons, clothes pins, markers, and more and see what this means for the distance between the Earth and stars. Students follow 6 directions and answer 3 questions.
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Our Knowledge of the Universe

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore an idea about the history of human knowledge of the universe and understand the process of scientific exploration.  For this scientific exploration lesson students contemplate the state of astronomy and future missions. 
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Explosion of a Universe

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students study the origin of the universe. In this earth science lesson, students observe teacher demonstrations and connect them to the big bang theory. They explain what the Hubble Law is all about.
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Breaking News English: University Fees

For Students 5th - 10th
In this University fees worksheet, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write,...
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Colors of the Universe Scavenger Hunt

For Students 4th - 6th
In this colors of the universe instructional activity, students explore the Internet to access one specific website to answer five short answer questions about the colors of the universe.
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The Elegant Universe Study Questions

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 7 short answer and essay questions about Brian Greene's The Elegant Universe. Students may check some of their answers online.
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The Elegant Universe Quiz

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Brian Greene's The Elegant Universe. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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The Beginning of the Universe, For Beginners

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Cosmology is the study of how our universe evolves. The big bang theory is introduced as the beginning of everything we know. Particle physicists attempt to simulate early universe conditions and apply the results to a time when all of...
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Size Does Matter

For Teachers 7th - 12th
View this short clip and discover how small our universe is in comparison to the universe at large. The vastness of space is posed as analogous to the sands found on the beach. Scientists think that there are more stars in the universe...
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Cosmology

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The past, the present, and the future ... there's so much to discover about the galaxy. Scholars learn about the creation of the universe, its current structure, and how it is changing. The PowerPoint presentation begins with a...
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Science, Religion, and the Big Bang

For Students 9th - 12th
In the beginning, there was ... well, we don't know, exactly. Was there even a beginning to begin with? Amateur space scientists explore the nature of the origins of the universe in a brief video. Other topics include the misleading Big...
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The Beginning of Everything—The Big Bang

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How can something come from nothing? The Big Bang Theory has an answer to that question. An installment in the Kurzgesagt playlist outlines the theory of the origin of the universe. It includes an explanation of the evidence that...
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Why Is It Dark at Night?

For Students 9th - 12th
Don't keep your physics class in the dark about night—introduce them to the concept with a short animated video! The narrator discusses how the Big Bang set our universe into an ever-expanding motion where the stars we observe now appear...
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Deep Time

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Are our universe's days numbered? Yes and no, depending on how you look at it. Travel as far into the future as possible in a video describing the five ages of the universe. The narrator begins the tale in current days, which are the...
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Cosmic Microwave Background

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Begin your next class with a BANG! Pupils discuss the formation of our universe and its expansion before proceeding with an activity designed to demonstrate what most likely occurred billions of years ago. They conclude with a discussion...
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Human Rights Defined

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Class members continue their investigation of the factors that influence migration with a lesson plan on human rights. As they examine the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and selected US Constitutional Amendments, learners compare...
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The Deep Future: Crash Course Big History #10

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
A thought-provoking video discusses the end of humanity with multiple possible causes. It also describes the end of the universe. A hopeful message seems unlikely, but the video offers perspective to make you appreciate our special place...
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What Is Farthest Away?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
It's difficult to believe in what you cannot see. A video presentation outlines evidence to convince scholars of the idea that there is no end to the universe. A video takes viewers on a trip through history to show learners how our...
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The Most Sophisticated Mirror in the Universe

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The most sophisticated mirror in the universe is blurry at room temperature. An informative video discusses the five challenges the mirror had to overcome. It addresses each individually and how it was solved. Then it explains the future...
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Hello Universe: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Every neighborhood has its own unique cast of characters, and the crew in the novel Hello Universe is no exception. The characters in Erin Entrada Kelly's novel take center stage in a study guide based on the text. Readers answer...
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A Corner of the Universe: Novel Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
What do people learn while walking in others' shoes? Readers get a glimpse of what it's like to look through a different lens as they read the novel A Corner of the Universe. Hattie, a main character, experiences truths about mental...
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The Impact of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore the impact of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In this social justice lesson, 11th graders read the document, respond to questions about the document, and read an article about Eleanor Roosevelt's...
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History of the Universe

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers describe how the universe was formed. In this astronomy lesson, students listen and respond to questions in a PowerPoint lesson that includes various theories about how the universe was created.
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The Universe

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Young scientists create a simulation of Hubble's law. Introducing the Big Bang Theory using balloons and a simple lab worksheet, scholars complete a data table and perform analysis.
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The Last Star in the Universe—Red Dwarfs Explained

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Up to 75 percent of the stars in the Milky Way are red dwarfs, yet we can't see any from Earth. The video explains what makes red dwarf stars unique. It highlights the potential for finding aliens or a planet humans could live on once...
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Hubble's Law

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Sal defines and explains the premise of Hubble's Law and then uses trigonometry to show the relationship between velocity and distance. He explains that as the universe expands, objects get farther away from each other; as objects move...
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Does the Universe Have a Purpose? feat. Neil deGrasse Tyson

For Students 9th - 12th
Why are we here? There are so many possible ways to answer the question, but which answers are based on empirical data? Pupils discover the many perspectives on this age-old brainteaser. The narrator explains the topic through the ideas...
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Cosmological Time Scale 2

For Students 9th - 12th
Sal compares distance of significant objects and the timeline of events in the universe on a scaled timeline across the screen.
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The Far Future of the Universe

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Ever wonder what will happen to our earthly home if we continue to evolve at the current rate? Learners view the video segment and witness predictions of what could occur in the future, even millions of years from now, as time progresses...
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Cosmology

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Explore the birth and possible death of the universe. An interactive simulation allows learners to manipulate the Hubble Constant to model the expansion of the universe from birth. Varying the constant provides different scenarios for...
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How Far Can We Go? Limits of Humanity.

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine living in a neighborhood where the houses on your street keep moving farther away until your house is the only one in the reachable vicinity. That's what is happening in our universe, except your house is our galaxy, and the...
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Cosmic Questions

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Scholars learn the stories of the universe with a unit study on the cosmos. They model the universe, learn about the relationship with the electromagnetic spectrum, understand the big bang theory, and debate the existence of life on...
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What Do You Know About Astronomy

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Develop an understanding of the universe. Learners answer 10 multiple choice questions about several topics in astronomy. Questions contain information about the age of the universe, gravitational attraction, galaxies, planets and comets...
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Dark Energy

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What happens when Einstein admits he made a mistake, but later we think he might have been right all along? The video explains this scenario and how it relates to the expansion of the universe. Dark energy is still a largely mysterious...
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How Far Away is the Moon? (The Scale of the Universe)

For Students 6th - 12th
Is the moon relatively close? Relatively far away? Examine some images of Earth and the moon together ... and answers will vary. The narrator examines the problem of scale in an eye-opening video. He uses a basketball and a tennis ball...
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Scale Activities

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed Standards
How do you put something as large as the universe in perspective? Use a series of scale experiments. Classmates collaborate around four experiments to examine the scale of the earth-moon system, our solar system, the Milky Way galaxy,...
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What is Dark Matter and Dark Energy?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
All matter in the universe only adds up to five percent of the universe — the video explains the other 95 percent. It describes what we know about dark matter and dark energy. With more to learn, scientists share the excitement of their...
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What Is Dark Matter? A Mystery of the Universe

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
If you can't see something, how do you know it's there? Welcome to the mystery of dark matter! Curious cosmologists explore one of physics' longest-running quandaries through an interesting video. Content includes who first proposed the...
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The Smallest Star in the Universe

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
They may be small, but probably still mighty! The characteristics of what astronomers have defined as stars have a minimum size requirement. The tiniest stars pack a lot into a small package—and still have all the properties of their...
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Video Interpretations of the UDHR

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How can people better understand their rights? Scholars explore the question with the second of four installments in the Introduction to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights lesson plan series. Learners watch and write descriptions...
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Open Your Eyes and Ears to Human Rights Issues

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A human rights defender is someone who promotes and protects human rights for all. Scholars explore the subject with the fourth and final lesson from the Introduction to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights series. Pupils share...
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Dark Matter In The Universe

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the concept of dark matter and how it occurs in the universe. They conduct research using a variety of resources. Students use the information by reading at least two articles about dark matter. They also generate...
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Centers of the Storm: The Lyceum and the Circle at the University of Mississippi

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Greek Revival architecture and the Civil Rights Movement? Sure! Examine how the Lyceum and Circle, two historic buildings located on the campus of the University of Mississippi, relate to integration and the 1962 riot on the university...
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Microbial Universe - Part 1

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Where is bacteria found? See where bacteria and other microbes help and hurt humans. Microscopic images are shown along with images of people and places. Begin looking into this tiny universe with part one of a four-part series....
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Human Rights And Refugees: The Right To Asylum

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, define asylum and identify when people have the right to asylum. They examine specific cases of asylum in recent times and consider some of the difficulties refugees face.
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Blast Off Into Space

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore the vastness of the universe and identify terms used to describe solar systems. They take a tour of our sun and its neighbors and discover how spacecrafts can fly and then use their imaginations to draw and color a...
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Universal Gas Law

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
In this gas law worksheet, young scholars use the Universal Gas Law and van der Waals equation to calculate volume and molar mass of gases. This worksheet has 6 problems to solve.
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How to Think About Gravity

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
What goes up must come down, but there is more to the phenomenon than meets the eye! As it turns out, any two objects attract to each other. The formula for Newton's law of universal gravitation is introduced in the explanation. A touch...
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Why Black Holes Could Delete The Universe—The Information Paradox

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The holographic principle of black holes derives from string theory. An out-of-this-world video explains black holes, the holographic principle, and the information paradox. It takes difficult and abstract ideas and explains them through...
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Should We Be Looking for Life Elsewhere in the Universe?

For Students 5th - 12th
Is there life beyond Earth? If so, should we make contact with that life? Carl Sagan, along with other astronomers, packed the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 with sounds of the Earth and Earth's inhabitants, hoping to reach life beyond...
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Galileo: Revealing the Universe

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
To gain an understanding of the significance of Galileo Galilei's revolutionary ideas, class members watch the short video "Stargazing Before Galileo," and conduct a close reading of Galileo's Sidereal Messsenger. They then compare...
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College or Bust

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Choosing which college or university to attend after high school is a huge decision. Prepare your upper classmen with a research-based lesson which has them comparing various educational options. There are four unique activities for...
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Taking the Measure of the Universe

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Four fabulous activities immerse amateur astronomers into measuring objects that we cannot handle. The experiences are applied to NASA's Space Interferometry Mission, which will take measurements of planets around stars other than our...
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Science: Matter and Energy

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Designed to use when teaching adults preparing for their high school equivalency exam, the resource integrates reading practice, writing, and analytical thinking in every lesson. The unit covers 23 topics, but it only includes three...
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Knowledge Quiz: The Universe

For Students 6th - 8th
In this universe quiz worksheet, middle schoolers complete a set of 10 multiple choice questions that cover a variety of concepts about the universe: constellations, black holes, the solar system, etc.
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The Universe

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine the origin and structure of the universe as it relates to the Earth's place in the cosmos. For this the universe lesson, 6th graders analyze patterns that pertain to relative movement, they chart the movements of...
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The University of Georgia: Print and Color

For Students Pre-K - 1st
In this word recognition worksheet, students trace the words "The University of Georgia", writes the word independently, and color the picture.
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Galaxies: A Cosmic Journey Through the Universe

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Sometimes open ended is good. This five-minute silent video shows various objects found in space. Learners will see Earth, the Milky Way, stars, nebulae, comets, quasars, and galaxies. Because there is no narration this video could be...
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The Universe

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners describe what scientists mean by an "expanding universe" in their own words. They explain how scientists comprehend the universie is expanding. Students comprehend the vast scale of the universe. They comprehend how theory...
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The Universe Has Room for Change

For Students 7th - 9th
In this universe and change worksheet, students read about the demotion of Pluto as one of the 9 planets as well as other changes in science. Students summarize their reading and identify unfamiliar words in the article. Students...
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The Universe

For Students 6th - 8th
In this space science worksheet, students use the clues given at the bottom of the sheet to complete the crossword puzzle relating to the universe. There are 16 clues to solve in the puzzle.
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Big Bang Introduction

For Students 9th - 12th
Sal explains the Big Bang and the spatial concepts of infinity versus a 'sphere' of expanding matter in detail.
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The History of Our World in 18 Minutes

For Students 7th - 12th
A fascinating lecture on history by David Christian, who is known for an interdisciplinary approach called Big History. His talk is enhanced by computer graphics and diagrams, but holds its own simply by its span of disciplines. Hear...
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UN's Millennium Goals

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Whose responsibility is it to improve schools in developing countries? How does quality education affect my neighborhood? Questions of responsibility, whether global or local, form the heart of this instructional activity. Using the UN’s...
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Throwing, Passing and Signing

For Students 8th - 11th
Football players break stereotypes by taking sign language classes to fulfill university language requirements. Learners read this article, then respond to six comprehension questions that ask who, what, when, where, how, and why.
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Launching Readers Theater Groups: Identifying Passages from Esperanza Rising for Readers Theater that Connect to the UDHR

For Teachers 5th Standards
Teach young readers how to compare two texts and select passages that exemplify a specific theme with Lesson 6 from Unit 3. Begin by modeling how an expert reader selects examples from a text, performing a think aloud on how Article 2 of...
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The Big Bang: Crash Course Big History #1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Theoretical physicists say that space and time are one thing created by the Big Bang. According to them, nothing happened in the time before the Big Bang because time did not exist. The first Crash Course-Big History video in a 16-part...