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Young scholars examine the critiques of organic agriculture and its production and marketing approaches. In this sustainable agriculture lesson students study how the ideas about ethics of the food system are changing.
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Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Issues
Take a close look at news reporting techniques and global issues. Begin by creating a graphic representation of developing nations and defining the term. After class discussion, the second day's activities pick up by deconstructing news...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Tardigrades: Adorable Extremophiles
Tardigrades are microscopic organisms (0.5 mm long) with segmented bodies and four pairs of legs, each with four to eight claws. The narrator of this video explores tardigrades, organisms that can survive the most extreme environments...
4 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How to Live Forever? Be a Jellyfish
The turritopsis dohrnii, or immortal jellyfish, are tiny, with adults measuring only 0.18 inches tall and wide. The narrator of this short video explores the immortal jellyfish and the importance of their unique and amazing lives. These...
5 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Polymers—Gifted and Talented Chemistry
Polymers are an important part of our day-to-day lives, but how much do your pupils know about them? Learn the basics and beyond in a series of activities designed to build skills in observation, planning, organic chemistry, and bonding.
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Life on Earth and Beyond, Our Search for Answers
Students in a special education classroom are introduced to how the universe and solar system was formed. Using the internet, they research the characteristics of Earth that support human life. In groups, they compare and contrast...
9th - 12th Science
Why Can't we See Evidence of Alien Life?
With so indescribably many stars and planets in existence, certainly we aren't alone in the universe! Or are we? Strangely, we haven't discovered any hints of life beyond Earth. The contradiction, known as the Fermi paradox, is...
6 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable