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Introductory News Literacy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Aspiring journalists learn about media literacy, journalism, and the press. Units come complete with handouts, assignment rubrics, notes, and extension suggestions. Each unit also comes with a list of vocabulary words and learning...
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From the Dark, Damp Places

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Mosses and liverworts do not have any vascular tissue, unlike other plants. Young scientists learn more about these rootless plants through hands-on dissection and research on their life cycles as they get their hands dirty for a fun...
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Fragrant Pheromones

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Young scientists learn the importance of experimental design and the key elements of an experiment. Through observing videos and designing their own experiments, scholars apply each instructional activity they learn.
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As Cold As Ice

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Do scientists really change their minds when presented with new evidence? Young scientists learn about two competing theories they need to decide between. They perform a simulation and have access to actual field data. Then, scholars...
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Aliens: We Come in Peace

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars practice opening their minds to observations and make reasonable claims during an out-of-this-world lesson. After group discussions, pupils perform an experiment, relying on their observational skills, and present their findings...
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All Charged Up

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Most have felt a static electricity shock, but what actually causes it? Scholars observe, develop a hypothesis, experiment, and learn about static electricity. Through multiple short writing samples, they describe static electricity in...
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Airplanes and Airstrips Part 2

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Table the decision to land. Pupils form flight crews by matching up different representations of linear equations. Given a set of coordinates for an airstrip, the crews determine the equation of the line that will position their planes...
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Teaching Playwriting in Schools

For Teachers 1st - 12th Standards
The world is a stage, and so is your classroom! Hone the skills of the next generation of Tony® award winners with a set of exercises, reference pages, writing prompts, and excerpts from famous plays.
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Get Your Techno On

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Desert regions are hotter for multiple reasons; the lack of vegetation causes the sun's heat to go straight into the surface and the lack of moisture means none of the heat is being transferred into evaporation. This concept, and other...
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Balancing Chemical Equations

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Just like the old saying goes, "What goes in must come out." This simulation allows pupils to balance chemical equations. The introduction gives three examples before scholars switch to game mode, pick their level, and continue to...
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Organ Systems

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Blood passes through the kidneys about 300 times a day. Show your class how the kidney and bladder work together to filter blood in the excretory system. This 19th video in the series explores how the circulatory and respiratory systems...
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Digestive System

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The human body produces about 1.7 liters of saliva a day to aid in digestion. Here is a video that explores the digestive system, highlighting the difference between mechanical and chemical digestion. Scholars then see each organ of the...
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Fire Ecology on the Rim

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
An engaging unit on wildfires includes three sections, including a background section with eight lessons and five activities, a field experience section with 13 lessons and five activities, and a conclusion section featuring an analysis...
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Stickleback Evolution

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
About 70 percent of the genes of the stickleback fish are the same as humans. In the video, scholars further explore the stickleback fish and its history, from being removed from Loberg Lake to their change and comeback. Over time, these...
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2D and 3D Shapes

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
What a great assessment to give young mathematicians in order to test their knowledge on two- and three-dimensional shapes. Learners name various shapes, identify the number of edges, faces, and vertices, match an unfolded version of a...
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Plastic Bags

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Paper or plastic? Explore the environmental effects of using plastic bags through mathematics. Learners manipulate worldwide data on plastic bag consumption to draw conclusions.
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Linear and Exponential Modeling with Two Variables

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Hands-on activities allow beginners to model and graph equations with two variables. The lesson begins with evaluation and discussion of prepared linear graphs. Next, learners use math manipulatives to generate data, graph data, and then...
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Function Operations

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How on earth do functions explain climate change? Classroom discussion ties global warming and climate change to functions. Learners practice skills using function notation before groups compete in a game.
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Recognizing the Connections among Function Representations

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Functions are all fun and games! The lesson stealthily disguises a formative assessment as an entertaining card game. Learners must use their knowledge to make connections among different representations and the related functions.
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Functions Represented by Situations

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What good are functions in the real world? Learners take real-world situations and investigate the associated function. Documentation of real-world scenarios helps learners connect key mathematical vocabulary words with certain functions.
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Inequalities Assessment Review

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Enjoy this pre-made worksheet that practices polynomial and rational inequality problems. The problems are all multiple choice, and answers are written in interval notation. The best part? A separate page with all the problems worked out...
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Graphing and Properties of Quadratic Functions

For Students 6th - 11th Standards
Summer projects are key to helping leaners stay proficient in math skills. Here is a project that reinforces Algebra II skills. Including five parts, the project explores graphing functions and quadratic equations such as the standard...
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Atomic Structure: Periodic Table

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The fifth instructional activity of seven in the series outlines an in-depth analysis of the periodic table. After direct instruction, pupils take turns practicing in the group before beginning independent study. The assessments include...
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Matter and Energy: Equations and Formulas

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Using simple materials, an informative lesson demonstrates the Law of Conservation of Matter and explains how to balance chemical equations. Young chemists perform experiments, analyze reactions, and balance chemical equations on their...