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Prepare a Press Release
Sixth graders prepare an illustrated press release about an imagined space journey. They view photos, taken from the Hubble Space Telescope, of various planets and read about the Hubble Space Telescope.
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Words in the News-Human DNA to be Implanted in Rice
Middle schoolers examine new vocabulary words from a news report about human DNA being implanted in rice and grown in Kansas. Students read the article and discuss the vocabulary terms as well as take a quiz and complete a worksheet to...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Baby Elephant Orphans Get New Home, Families
Students react to a series of statements about elephants, then read a news article about how workers at an elephant orphanage are working to return the animals to the wild. In the animal studies and current events instructional activity,...
2nd - 6th Science
Galileo: Revealing the Universe
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...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable