Out of this World! 1
In this space science learning exercise, students use reference books or Internet searches to find the answers to 15 questions about the solar system.
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Designing a Crew Exploration Vehicle
Take your class on an out-of-this-world adventure with this fun engineering design lesson. Working in small groups, young scientists design, build, and test crew exploration vehicles using some creativity, teamwork, and an assortment of...
3rd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Reduce Our Carbon Footprint, Let’s Compost!
Roll up your sleeves and get a little dirty with this elementary and middle school compost activity. All you need is a large plastic container, a couple old newspapers, some organic waste, and a few hundred worms and you're ready...
4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
More Tools for Teaching Social Skills in School
Put an end to wasted instructional time with this lesson on responsibility and preparedness. After completing this series of activities students will learn the importance of these social skills not only in the classroom, but at home and...
3rd - 12th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Adaptable
Giraffes Can’t Dance Concepts: Giraffes Can't Dance
Teach young children that with a little perseverance and the help of a good friend, anything is possible. This two-part lesson series based on the book Giraffe's Can't Dance starts with a shared reading about Gerald and his attempts to...
Pre-K - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
What Can We Do with All This Stuff?
Need a way to boost community and involve local neighborhoods into your school? This may be your answer. Ecology is the way! Think, plan, and consider living in a no-waste place as your class embarks on this unit to learn about the...
3rd - 5th Science CCSS: Designed
The Hidden Worlds within Natural History Museams
Behind the closed doors of natural history museums lies a hidden world of scientific research and discovery that goes unseen for visitors. Follow along as this short video explores different scientific mysteries that have been solved...
4 mins 5th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Should We Eat Bugs?
Cricket cookies? Mealworm mac and cheese? Bugs are super nutritious! Why don't we eat them? Hear the history of entomophagy, that is, the practice of eating insects and spiders, by viewing this video. It is a fascinating exploration of...
5 mins 5th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable