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Mission: Solar System

For Teachers 4th - 8th
NASA and Design Squad Nation aim to inspire a new generation of engineers with five hands-on challenges designed for grades four to eight. Young engineers design a landing device that protects a hard-boiled egg, create robotic arms like...
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EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 3b: Considering Perspectives and Supporting Opinions: Balancing Competing Needs in Canada

For Teachers 5th Standards
The three units in Module 3B ask fifth-graders to consider multiple perspectives about using natural resources in Canada. In the first unit, young scholars study how hundreds of years ago, the Inuit people used the natural resources in...
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EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 3b, Unit 3: Case Study: The Mary River Project on Baffin Island

For Teachers 5th Standards
In this third unit, scholars read informational texts and view videos presenting multiple accounts and opposing viewpoints of the Mary River Iron Mine proposal. They then develop an essay that presents their own opinion about the mine.
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EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 3b, Unit 2: How Canada’s Resources Are Used to Meet People’s Needs and Wants Today

For Teachers 5th Standards
Using what they have learned about how the Inuit people adapted to living in the Arctic, the lessons in Module 3B, Unit 2 ask fifth-graders to research how Canadians today use available resources to meet their needs and wants. Learners...
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CORE Math Performance Assessment Modules: Grade 3

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Assess the math skills of third graders by casting them in the roles of cookie makers, data collectors, farmers, gardeners, delivery people, theatre attendees, muralists, and window washers. The nine CORE Math Performance Assessments in...
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The Lessons of 1704

For Teachers 5th
The eight resources in the inquiry-based media literacy unit “The Lessons of 1704” introduce upper elementary scholars to the factors that contributed to the growth of inter-group hostilities among the French, English, and Native...
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Rockets Educator Guide

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th Standards
The 17 resources in NASA’s Rockets Educator Guide provide young scientists and engineers an opportunity to engage in experiments as they examine images of more than 2,00 years of rockets. Scholars then read articles that provide an...
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On the Moon Educator Guide

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th Standards
The five lessons in NASA’s On the Moon Educator Guide challenge young engineers to design and build an air-powered rocket, a shock-absorbing system to protect two marshmallow astronauts, and a rubber band-powered rover. In addition, they...
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5th Grade Emergency Sub Plans

For Teachers 5th Standards
Oh no! An emergency has emerged, and there is no time to leave plans for a substitute. Never fear; help is here in the form of an Emergency Sub Plan kit. Create a boldly labeled folder or basket and keep it near your desk where subs will...
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EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 3b, Unit 1: The Inuit Thought of It: Amazing Arctic Innovations

For Teachers 5th Standards
Long before grocery stores, refrigerators, insulated clothing, central heating, snowmobiles, and motorboats, the native Inuit people of Canada learn how to use the natural resources available to survive in the Arctic. In the first unit...
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EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 3a: Considering Perspectives and Supporting Opinions: Sports and Athletes’ Impact on Culture

For Teachers 5th Standards
Sports are hugely important in American culture. A reading of Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America, Sharon Robinson’s biography of her father, provides the impetus for fifth graders to investigate respected sports...
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EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 3a, Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: The Importance of Sports in American Culture

For Teachers 5th Standards
Two informational articles provide fifth graders the opportunity to consider the role sports have played in American culture. Over the course of the seven lessons in Module 3A, Unit 1, young scholars review how to read and write...
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EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 3a, Unit 3: Culminating Project: Expert Groups Research and Writing an Opinion Letter

For Teachers 5th Standards
To conclude Module 3a, Unit 3 fifth graders choose to research either Roberto Clemente or Althea Gibson to understand the cultural context in which these athletes competed and the barriers these athletes broke during the times in which...
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Health Smart Virginia: 5th Grade Social Emotional Health

For Teachers 5th
The 10 resources in a fifth-grade social-emotional health unit emphasize demonstrating interpersonal skills, assuming responsibility for personal health habits, and practicing behaviors that promote active, healthy lifestyles. The first...
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Transforming Education: SEL for Educators Toolkit

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
Become a champion of social-emotional development with an informative video series created for educators. Intended for those that teach kindergarten to twelfth grade, the toolkit includes a companion guide, presentation, reference list,...
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Space-Based Astronomy Educator Guide

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
The Space-Based Astronomy Educator Guide teaches middle schoolers about the Earth’s atmosphere, the electromagnetic spectrum, and telescopes. Divided into units of study, including science demonstrations, lesson plans, and worksheets,...
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Summer Brain Games: Explore STEM in the City!

For Students K - 6th Standards
Chicago’s Museum of science+industry presents hands-on science activities designed to keep young brains engaged over the summer. The projects, which use readily available items, include engineering a skyscraper, a gravity sewer, and...
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Conflict Resolution Education Curriculum

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Conflicts happen, conflicts grow, and learning how to deal with conflict is what this curriculum wants learners to know. A series of short videos teach viewers how to identify the source of a conflict, identify different types of...
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EngageNY Grade 5 ELA Module 3a, Unit 2: Case Study: Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America

For Teachers 5th Standards
The 17 lessons in Module 3A, Unit 2, have fifth-graders completing a close read of Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America. They examine how writers use evidence and reasons to support their opinions. The end of unit...
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How Do You Organize a Space Party? You Planet! (Lessons For Learning)

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
Welcome to the Solar System! Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars make up the inner planets in our solar system. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune make up the outer planets. Use this collection of lesson plans, worksheets, videos, and...
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How Do You Organize a Space Party? You Planet! (Lessons For Learning)

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars make up the inner planets in our solar system. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune make up the outer planets. Use this collection of lesson plans, worksheets, videos, and presentations to build young...
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Let's Go To Space! - SciShow Kids

For Students K - 6th Standards
Take a journey to outer space with a collection of 18 captivating videos by SciShow Kids. Videos cover a variety of topics related to space and astronomy, and showcase key terms and real-world images.  The host, Jessi, and her cartoon...
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The Science of Food

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Alchemy in the kitchen? A collection explains the science behind the food chain. Videos and support materials cover everything from yummy things like cheese, to chocolate, to sourdough bread, from science topics like genetically...
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Math Antics Fractions Video Lessons

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
A series of short videos demonstrate for learners how to work with fractions. The first video in the series defines fractions as being a representation of parts of a whole. As the series continues, viewers learn ways to write division...