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Fruits and Vegetables for Health

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Here is a fantastic cross-curricular unit focusing on the production, distribution, and nutritional value of California-grown produce. It includes five lessons covering such topics as dietary guidelines and the food plate, California...
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Youth Emergency Preparedness

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Preparation is key when it comes to dealing with disasters. Starting with a lesson series centered around researching the facts about different types of emergencies, children go on to create preparedness plans and learn how to respond in...
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Private and Personal Information

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Everybody who uses the Internet needs to know how to protect their personal and private information. Give your third, fourth, and fifth graders a lesson on safety and security risks that can occur when sharing information online. They...
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Digital Citizenship Pledge

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
What does it mean to be a digital citizen? It means being responsible, respectful, and having the same type of behavior one would expect in a classroom setting. The core of this lesson revolves around discussion and brainstorming...
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You've Won a Prize!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Spam! It's a thing any Internet user is used to seeing, but what do we do about it? Teach your class all about the dreaded spam and how they can avoid the spam traps and tricks that could easily draw a kid in. This is a common-sense...
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The Future of the Amazon Conference

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Debate is a wonderful way to get kids interested in building strong arguments, answering with evidence and intent, as well as fostering an understanding of a specific topic. Learners are given the task of debating the future of the...
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Out and About

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
New ReviewField guides are a like a window into an ecosystem. Young scientists collaborate to create their own field guides by recording observations from a local ecosystem. Ideally, they collect information over time to create a more complete...
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House Warming

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
New ReviewThings should heat up during a hands-on lesson exploring solar energy. An enlightening activity challenges young scientists to design a structure that collects solar energy efficiently. They keep track of temperature data over time and...
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Plants Count

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
New ReviewChanges to habitats mean changes to resources. Groups examine aerial maps to predict areas of low and high plant resources. After formulating a plan, they visit the areas to collect data about the plant resources and then share their...
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Color Code

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
New ReviewDon't let your brain play tricks on you! Learners test brain reaction rates while it is receiving multiple stimuli. They time each other reading a set of color words written in different colors and again when they are written in black....
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Breaking Point

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
New ReviewLeaf toughness can add to its herbivore appeal. Learns design an experiment to quantify leaf toughness and then perform their procedures. They follow the experiment with a set of questions that ask them to think about how leaf toughness...
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Bird is the Word

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
New ReviewTracking area birds can tell a lot about an ecosystem. Learners use that understanding as motivation to observe and record bird populations in their area. They use journaling to store their information and ultimately choose one bird as...
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All Tangled Up

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
New ReviewIt is a tangled web the ecosystem weaves. Learners begin an activity on ecosystem interactions by building a food chain and then a food web with yarn as a group. To finish, they research local environmental changes that may impact the...
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Super Sleuths

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
New ReviewThere's no such thing as the perfect crime! Your class of sleuths are ready to investigate the trace evidence at a crime scene and compare it to a list of suspects. They use their investigative skills to record physical properties of the...
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Print Hints

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
New ReviewIt would be a crime not to give the lesson a chance! An inquiry-based lesson has pupils assume the role of crime scene investigators as they make observations about shoe prints. They look for patterns in the prints such as distance and...
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No Slip Grip

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
New ReviewThe force will be with you during an inquiry-based lesson focused on friction. Young scientists explore the effect of different surfaces on friction. They use rubber bands to measure the amount of force needed to move an object on the...
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Insulation Station

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
New ReviewIt's all about the material. Learners experiment with different substances as they try to keep an ice cube from melting. They draw conclusions by answering a set of questions about the types and amount of material that had the best result.
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Season Seeking

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
New ReviewIt's a time of change. A hands-on activity engages young scientists in a lesson highlighting the change of seasons. They brainstorm indicators of season changes in nature and then look for them. Next, they record observations in a field...
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Cloud Clues

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
New ReviewIt's cloudy with a good chance of learning! An inquiry-based lesson begins with an exploration of transparent, translucent, and opaque materials. Young scientists then connect their learning to the different cloud types as they take the...
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Reading for Fluency: Readers Theater about the Rainforest (Page 33)

For Teachers 5th Standards
Lights, camera, action. Scholars use page 33 of The Most Beautiful Roof in the World to create a readers theater. They work in triads and use sticky notes to mark and create their own speaking parts from sections of the text. They then...
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Singing for Justice: Following the Musical Journey of “This Little Light of Mine”

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Scholars go on a musical journey to discover the origin, importance, and evolution of the song, "This Little Light of Mine". Class members boost their voice talents and clap to the beat while learning the lyrics in both English and Zulu....
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STEM-gineers

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Have what it takes to be an inventor? After researching the life of a famous inventor or innovator, scholars brainstorm the characteristics of a successful innovator. They then take part in a project of their choice to learn about the...
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Headlining the Main Idea

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A lesson instills the importance of a catchy and informative headline to grab readers' attention. Scholars delve into a series of news articles to identify their main idea and key facts. Using what they've found, pupils write a headline...
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Finding the Positive

For Teachers 5th Standards
To instill the importance of a positive classroom community small groups create a collage out of magazine clippings that highlight three characteristics of self-awareness. Written examples accompany the finished product. Groups turn in...