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Presidential Portraits - Library of Congress

For Students K - 12th
Free to Use and Reuse: Presidential Portraits from Library of Congress.
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Core Competencies of SEL

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed
Six short videos detail six competencies of Social-Emotional Learning—social awareness, self-awareness, self-management, relationship skills, responsible decision making, and future self. Videos stress the importance of social and...
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Theodore Roosevelt Association Lesson Plans

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Four resources make up the Theodore Roosevelt Association Lesson Plans unit module. Scholars create a timeline, research Roosevelt's goals and determine if they were met, build an edible map, and examine the former president's tactics to...
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Classroom PE Games

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
If you're stuck inside on a rainy day for PE or want to give your class a brain break, try out these fun games and activities. Games include Lave Field, Animal Escape, Alphabet Aerobics, and many more. Each of the 20 activities in the...
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Climate Action in Language Education lesson plans

For Teachers 1st - Higher Ed Standards
The 11 lessons in the Climate Action in Language Education collection, designed for English as a Second Language and English Language Development classes, permits instructors to bring environmental and sustainability issues into the...
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Solar Updraft Towers

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Get young scientists energized about all the different energy sources with a five-lesson unit that combines research, direct observations, and hands-on investigation. To begin, scholars investigate a renewable or non-renewable energy...
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Understanding Science and Engineering Through Solar Power

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
The Understanding Science and Engineering Through Solar Power unit module teaches scholars how to conduct investigations and the steps for scientific inquiry and experimentation. To begin, young scientists conduct two probes to...
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Opinion Writing

For Students 5th Standards
Here are three videos to help with the opinion-writing process.
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TeachEngineering: Earthquakes Living Lab

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th Standards
Seven activities make up the TeachEngineering: Earthquakes Living Lab Collection. Activities designed for grades K-8 include “Geology and the 1906 San Francisco Quake,” “Designing for Disaster,” and “The Theory of Plate Tectonics.”...
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Earthquakes Living Lab: Geology and Earthquakes in Japan

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Class members use the online resources provided through the Earthquakes Living Lab to investigate why large earthquakes occur in Japan. Pairs work together to research tectonic plates and fault lines and determine whether other locations...
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Earthquakes Living Lab: Geology and the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

For Teachers Pre-K - 8th Standards
Class members look at two historical earthquakes: San Francisco, California, and Kobe, Japan. Pairs compare the two earthquakes and their impacts, then determine how engineers may use the information gleaned from previous earthquakes to...
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Earthquakes Living Lab: Designing for Disaster

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Pairs research building design in earthquake-prone areas and use computer simulations to see the effects of earthquakes on buildings. They sketch and explain a building design that would withstand a strong earthquake.
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Earthquakes Living Lab: The Theory of Plate Tectonics

For Teachers Pre-K - 8th Standards
Class members research the theory of continental drift, examine evidence of plate tectonics, connect this information to engineering, then write an essay on whether they support the theory of continental drift.
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Earthquakes Living Lab: FAQs about P Waves, S Waves and More

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Using the Internet, pupils research what causes earthquakes, how scientists measure them, their locations, and their effects.
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Earthquakes Living Lab: Locating Earthquakes

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Pairs research current earthquakes to see if there are any patterns. They determine the mean, median, and mode of the earthquake data, along with the maximum and minimum. Using that information, they make earthquake predictions for a year.
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Earthquakes Living Lab: Finding Epicenters & Measuring Magnitudes

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Pairs use an online simulation to determine the epicenter and magnitude of an earthquake. Using actual data about the earthquake's maximum S wave amplitudes, they then determine the magnitude.
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2nd Grade Reading Comprehension

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
A collection of 36 worksheets challenges scholars to read the informational text then answer short-answer questions. Reading comprehension skills examine the text's main idea, supporting details, and textual evidence. Grading or checking...
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Inquiry in Action: Fifth Grade

For Teachers 5th Standards
The Inquiry in Action: Fifth Grade Curriculum set contains five chapters, comprised of 16 lessons, activity sheets, videos, and other resources to help explain science concepts to young learners. In Chapter 1 - Matter is Made of Tiny...
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Inquiry in Action: Fifth Grade Chapter 5 - Engineering Design

For Teachers 5th Standards
Inquiry in Action: Fifth Grade Chapter 5 - Engineering Design is comprised of a single project-based assessment. The assessment helps highlight the importance of prior knowledge as individuals design a floatation device for a cell phone....
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Inquiry in Action: Fifth Grade Chapter 4 - Mass is Conserved in Physical and Chemical Change

For Teachers 5th Standards
Chapter 4 in the Inquiry in Action series for fifth graders consists of a single, hands-on lesson. To verify that mass remains the same, learners measure the mass of substances before and after melting, dissolving, and undergoing a...
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Inquiry in Action: Fifth Grade Chapter 3 - Substances Can Mix and React to Form New Substances

For Teachers 5th Standards
Fifth-graders experiment with substances that can mix, react, and combine to form new substances using hands-on lessons. In the first lesson, pupils observe how different substances react to form different amounts of gas, leading to a...
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Inquiry in Action: Fifth Grade Chapter 2 - Substances Have Characteristic Properties

For Teachers 5th Standards
The five lessons in Chapter 2 ask fifth graders to use their observation skills to identify substances. They dissolve known and unknown substances to determine the identity of the mystery substances. Next, learners investigate the...
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Inquiry in Action: Fifth Grade Chapter 1 - Matter is Made of Tiny Particles

For Teachers 5th Standards
Four lesson plans investigate all phases of matter and provide pupils with hands-on experiences that demonstrate that all matter is made of tiny particles. First, scholars explore solutes and solvents. Using candies and water, they...
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Adventures in Chemistry: Experiments

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th Standards
Twenty-one Inquiry-based lessons provide young scientists with an opportunity to experiment with a variety of chemical reactions. Classroom investigators make observations, develop basic lab skills, and follow step-by-step instructions...