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Matilda Lesson Plans

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
A collection all about Roald Dahl's novel, Matilda, contains eleven lessons. Each lesson contains a theme and covers a different subject: literacy, social-emotional learning, science, and geography. Scholars work collaboratively and...
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Tales from California’s Channel Islands: The Last Roundup

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
The Last Roundup explores the issues raised by the transitioning of Santa Rosa Island from a privately owned to a National Park. The documentary is short, poignant, and weaves together vintage family photos and videos with interviews...
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Evolution and Speciation

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A collection of five Nature League videos explores evolution and speciation. Four evolution types, in-breeding, out-breeding, and how engineers have designed technology, household items, and medicines inspired by nature. Host Britt...
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Roald Dahl Matilda Lesson Plans

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Fifty eye-catching pages contain six lessons about Roald Dahl's novel, Matilda. Each lesson has a theme and covers a different subject—literacy, social-emotional learning, science, and geography. Scholars analyze characters, examine...
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Grade 6-8 Living Things

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What characterizes a living thing? Scholars explore the concept during a differentiated instruction unit on living things. They perform lab experiments to determine how animals adapt to stimuli, watch videos and learn about...
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Color Vision Genetics Evolution Simulation

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
At one point, all mammals carried only two color receptors, but now most humans carry three. An informative presentation and hands-on activity demonstrate how this evolved through genetics. By participating in the activity, pupils...
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Insects: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What would the world be like with no insects? Ponder this question using a research-based STEM unit that encourages scholars to investigate insects from both a beneficial and hazardous perspective. They learn about insect behaviors,...
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8 Incredible Deep Sea Oddities!

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The pressure at the bottom of the ocean is 10,000 times that at sea level. Scholars go under the sea as they learn about organisms found in the deep ocean waters. From angler fish to deep sea jellies that bioluminescence, viewers see...
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How Whales Breathe, Communicate... and Fart with Their Faces

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Dr. Joy Reidenberg is an expert in comparative anatomy, but also quite relatable to preteens! Here, she lectures on echolocation by likening it to "farting with the face!" She explains with film, actual whale voice recordings, diagrams,...
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Why Animals Migrate

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Are you looking for a moving instructional activity on animal migration for kids? This one will get you there! It includes class discussion, several high-quality video clips, a printable note-taking table, and a Venn diagram for...
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Next Generation Science Standards

For Students K - 12th Standards
Are you having trouble deciphering the Next Generation Science Standards on the website, or just trying to find the standards for your grade in a quick-and-easy format? If so, here is a free and easy-to-navigate app made with you in mind.
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Study Jams! Skeletal System

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
A dazzling display colorful computer-generated images, x-rays, and photographs create a comprehensive introduction to the skeletal system. With 12 slides in all, aspiring anatomists learn that there are 206 bones in the human body and...
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Study Jams! Plants with Seeds

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Are your blooms doomed? Not if you plant your seeds in the proper condition! Cartoon character teenagers explore seed-bearing plants, germination, and seed dispersal. They compare gymnosperms with cones, angiosperms with flowers. They...
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Study Jams! Angiosperms: Seeds in Fruit

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Flowers are lovely, but they are also very practical if you are a plant! In this video, kids learn that without a flower, there would be no seeds. They also find out about the two types of seeds: monocots and dicots. Pollination and...
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Study Jams! Flowers

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
RJ hangs out in Zoe's garden as she explains pollination, flower anatomy, and fertilization. This cartoon-styled feature is sure to stay in your botanists' minds! Follow it with the dissection of large flowers, such as the lily. 
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Study Jams! Gymnosperms: Seeds in Cones

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Two very hip teenagers walk through the forest collecting evergreen cones. One teaches the other about gymnosperms: cycads, ginkoes, gnetophytes, and conifers. He tries to convince his friend how amazing cones are, while she defends...
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Cicadas: The Dormant Army Beneath Your Feet

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What's the buzz that happens every 13 or 17 years? The emergence of the cicadas! This quick and flashy animation explains the lifecycle of these unusual insects and ponders the timing. On the host site, you will also find comprehension...
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Career Connections | Natural Science Manager

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Many careers are available in the area of natural sciences. A short video focuses on the work done by forest service rangers who work at keeping forests healthy.
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Career Connections | Farmer

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Farming isn't for the faint of heart. But for those who find joy in seeing seeds sprout and grow, in working with the earth and fascinating equipment, life can be gratifying. A family farmer talks about his farming enterprise in a short...
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Career Connections | Environmental Scientist

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The narrator of a short video shares his passion for environmental science and the importance of his work to research the human and climate factors that impact the environment.
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Out and About

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Field guides are a like a window into an ecosystem. Young scientists collaborate to create their own field guides by recording observations from a local ecosystem. Ideally, they collect information over time to create a more complete...
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Cool Craniums

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Rise to the head of the class. Using mammal skulls, groups of pupils identify aspects of them. The teams make predictions on the classification of mammal the skull belongs to based upon the observations.
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What's This? Reproduction

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Attracting the right mate is as important for humans as any other species. An interesting lesson teaches individuals about several strategies that animals and plants have adapted to attract their mates. From colorful nests to powerful...
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A Whale of a Tale

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What's the most interesting fact about a blue whale? Learners read an interview about the similarities between the Titanosaur and the blue whale displays at the American Museum of Natural History. Pupils learn not only about blue whales...