What's Down There?
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Investigate the coral reefs around Mokolai Island, Hawaii by researching and writing about improving the reef ecosystem. High schoolers map threats to the ecosystem and use the list of key words to assist in their descriptions
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Poetry Reading and Analysis Worksheet - "There is no Frigate Like a Book"
Include this activity in your poetry unit to address paraphrasing and poetic devices (rhyme scheme, structure, etc). Based on Emily Dickinson's "There is no Frigate Like a Book," the worksheet prompts students to paraphrase the poem...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
New Review What Colors Were Dinosaurs?
Beauty has no color, so why do scientists care about the color of dinosaurs? New evidence turned the world of dinosaurs colors upside down! From adorable red, fluffy dinosaurs to sharply contrasting black and white, these colors inform...
6 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
What Has New Horizons Taught Us About Pluto?
Did you know there are more than six hundred thousand minor planet objects in our solar system? A video shares the findings from New Horizons' fly-by of Pluto. The features were not as we expected, and we still can't answer many questions.
6 mins 6th - 12th Science
New Review What Happens to Your Body When You Die?
Your heart may not be pumping, but there are still many chemical reactions that continue in your body. An installment of a video series on chemical reactions describes the decomposition process of our bodies after death. It pays...
4 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
What Forces Are Acting On You?
You may not realize it, but you get pushed around every day. What forces are acting upon you? Young physicists explore gravitational force and normal force in a video that demonstrates both forces and their directions as they move...
2 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Science of Macaroni Salad: What's in a Molecule?
After showing they quick-paced featurette on the breaking of bonds, hold a discussion using the accompanying Think questions. Complex molecules are broken down into smaller molecules during digestion. There are six main molecules that...
3 mins 4th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable
What's the Difference Between Accuracy and Precision?
While often used interchangeably, the distinction between accuracy and precision is critical for many scientific endeavors. Discover the importance of consistency for precise results, and the need for accuracy in the field of research,...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Situational Irony: The Opposite of What You Think
What does it meant to be ironic? Through a well-thought out series of examples and non-examples, this video seeks to put an end to misconceptions about this word's meaning. Entertaining and memorable, the video leads to a quiz. While...
3 mins 7th - 12th English Language Arts
What is Deja Vu? What is Deja Vu?
Deja vu, that feeling that you've experienced something before, is a fleeting moment that many may have experienced, but for which there is no definitive explanation. While more than forty theories attempt to explain this phenomenon,...
4 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable