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Groundhog Day

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th Standards
A simple activity for a simple, but special, holiday. Young learners read a brief history of Groundhog Day, practice reading aloud, and then discuss how shadows are formed.
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U.S. Income Inequality: It's Not So Bad

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What is the difference between a flat tax, progressive tax, tax deduction and transfer payments? Pupils examine the ability-to-pay principle of taxation through discussion, problem solving, and a variety of worksheets on topics from US...
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Rewriting Similes and Metaphors

For Students 4th - 8th
As part of a study of comparison, kids transform similes into metaphors and metaphors into similes.
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Seasons on the Prairie

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Fact and opinion passages inform readers about the seasons on the prairie and Zambia in Southern Africa. Then, test scholar's knowledge with multiple choice and short answer questions.     
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Touchdown

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Individuals design and build a set of shock absorbers to protect their astronauts when they land. Using a limited amount of supplies, pupils build a system that will keep two large marshmallows from flying out of a cup when it lands...
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The Mu of the Shoe

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What is mu? Emerging scientists explore the coefficient of sliding friction, or mu, and apply its concepts as they complete activities in the interesting lesson. They measure the sliding friction between soles of their own athletic shoes...
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The Myth Behind the Chinese Zodiac

For Students 5th - 12th
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2017 is the Year of the Rooster. But why? Viewers are treated to a retelling of The Great Race myth that details the story behind the animal signs, their arrangement on the Chinese zodiac, and the...
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Testing the Waters

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Should you trust the water you drink every day? The hands-on activity has scholars test water from different sources for contaminants. Pupils perform chemical testing and make conclusions about pH, hardness, iron, chlorine, lead, and...
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The Grasshopper and the Ants

For Students Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Instill the importance of preparedness with a video featuring Aesop's fable, The Grasshopper and the Ants. Scholars watch, listen, and gain vocabulary recognition as insects prepare for winter proving that hard work pays off.
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The Physics of Bridges

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Stability is key when building a bridge. Scholars explore the forces acting upon bridges through an analysis of Newton's Laws and Hooke's Law. The activity asks individuals to apply their learning by building a bridge of their own.
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How to Write a Limerick

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Add a little fun and fancy to English language arts with an activity that challenges scholars to write a limerick. Authors follow five rules in order to compose an original poem that contains a specific rhyme scheme. 
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Infrared Yellowstone Lesson 1: The Invisible Yellowstone National Park

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Using NASA infrared imaging and a temperature map, learners hone their scientific observation skills. They look at multiple images of Old Faithful before, during, and after a geyser emission. They compare the infrared images to regular...
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Looking Into the Mirror

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students survey the impact of racial, cultural, and/or socio-economic intolerance in their own lives in relation to other individuals. They develop written and oral proposals to solve inequality and intolerance on a local, state,...
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Hawk in Flight

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students use information gathered by satellites to explore the migration of the Swainson's hawk from the western border of Minnesota to the southern portion of South America.
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I, Robot, Can Do That!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Assign groups of middle school oceanographers to research one of the following underwater robots; ABE, Herculues, ROPOS, RCV-150, Tiburon, or general purpose ROVs. An included handout guides them through information to be gathered. Each...
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Where's Dinner?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Upcoming marine biologists consider a list of organisms residing near the Lost City hydrothermal vents and construct a food web. They compare the food web to that of a cold seep community, of which they should have previous knowledge....
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Turning the Tide in the Pacific, 1941-1943

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the overall strategies pursued by the Japanese and the Allies in the initial months of World War II. What each side hoped to accomplish what what actually happened forms the basis of a comparison made in this lesson.
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Saguaro Seasons

For Teachers 3rd
Elementary schoolers take a look at how the saguaro cactus adapts to the four seasons of the year. This amazing plant has distinct flowering and fruiting cycles within the summer season, and other cycles during the other seasons. Your...
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Circulatory and Respiratory Systems Unit - Biology Teaching Thesis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers Explain how an increased level of activity translates to cells needing more oxygen and how the lungs supply this oxygen by entering the blood stream. They also can explain that the heart is responsible for moving both...
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Counting, Properties of Numbers, and Reasoning about Numbers

For Teachers K - 3rd
Five days of lessons develop number sense and counting patterns, including odd and even numbers, 5s and 10s, doubles, and ways to make 10. Each session opens with fun finger play to reinforce counting and reasoning about numbers. Various...
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Animal Overpopulation Sheet

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Do your youngsters love puppies? A math worksheet about a dog having puppies promotes mathematical thinking. Once the puppies begin having puppies of their own, learners must calculate how many dogs there are all together. An inviting...
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Every Day Edit - Whopping Crane

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing learning exercise, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
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Every Day Edit - Groundhog Day

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing worksheet, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about Groundhog Dog. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, grammar, and spelling.
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Every Day Edit - Chinese New Year

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing worksheet, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the Chinese New Year. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.

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