Did You Get the Message?
Seventh graders investigate the concept of coding in everyday life from past to present in an audio activity using Morse Code. They study the mechanics of the genetic code.
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Ready, Camera, Action
This is a fun activity that will introduce your young citizens to the nature of sound bites in political campaigns. After discussing the pros and cons of shorter and shorter messages offered by political candidates, your learners will...
4th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Great State
What's the difference between a state and a United States senator? How does the process for passing a bill in a state legislature compare with that of the national government? Here is a resource that will help your learners to answer...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
How did clouds get their names?
Have you ever wondered how clouds float in the sky, or why they seem to change so much in just a few minutes. Watch a short video about the way clouds are identified and named, and how they are affected by the Earth's conditions.
5 mins 5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The History of Tattoos
Did you know that tattoos date back to 8,000 years ago? From Otzi, mummified iceman of the Alps, to high society members of Victorian Britan, discover the cultural significance of tattoos amongst a wide variety of cultures and...
5 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Westward Expansion: Image and Reality
As your young historians study Westward Expansion, practice in-depth primary source analysis with the documents and guidelines presented in this resource. They will examine a lithograph and excerpts from two letters written by a Nebraska...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Benefits of a Bilingual Brain
What does it really mean to know a language? Did you know that knowing two or more languages means that your brain might actually look and work differently than those of your monolingual friends? Discover the three different types of...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Fast are You Moving Right Now?
Did you know that when you are sitting in your easy chair, you may be moving up to 1000 miles per hour depending on what part of the planet you are sitting on? Consider relative speed by watching this moving video. Boggle brains in your...
6 mins 6th - 12th Science