Take a Leap!
Eighth graders discuss the flight of the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk. They study artwork of various sculptors showing the concept of flight. They write a paragraph and design a papier-mache' sculpture that shows movement.
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How Will We Create a Future without Waste?
Students act globally by reducing, reusing, and recycling, but now they take it to the next level by upcycling. Middle school students design a proposal to eliminate waste by exploring the new material cycle and applying their knowledge...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
Talk Story: A Native Way of Knowing
The steps of the scientific method examine a problem, make a prediction, and attempt to solve the problem—similar to the path most stories take. In the activity, individuals see how stories can explain natural events similar to the way...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Math Behind Michael Jordan's Legendary Hang Time
As spectacular of an athlete as he was, even Michael Jordan can't beat gravity. Engage young scholars in exploring the science and math behind this hall-of-famer's amazing leaping ability, and see how things would be different on other...
4 mins 7th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
A Needle in Countless Haystacks: Finding Habitable Worlds
Extraterrestrial life? What makes life possible? What makes a habitable planet? These are the questions explored through this video. Some of the concepts presented include the essentiality of water for life and how its liquid form is not...
5 mins 4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable