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Blind Spot

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Your eyes each work independently, so how do we only see one image? The quick hands-on experiment encourages young scientists to test their blind spots on each eye individually. After learning where the blind spot is and why it exists,...
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Interland

For Students Pre-K - 8th
"Be Internet Awesome" is the motto in a super cool digital citizenship interactive created by Google. Interland is made up of four lands that explore the importance of digital safety and helps young Internet users to be alert, strong,...
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Early Modern: Global Interactions

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The moment Christopher Columbus's ships touched the shores of a New World, the old world changed forever. But has it been for the better? High schoolers consider the effectiveness, benefits, and drawbacks of the Columbian Exchange with a...
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Linear Combinations, Span, and Basis Vectors | Essence of Linear Algebra, Chapter 2

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
What does it mean for two vectors to be linearly independent? The resource presents the basics of basis vectors and linear combinations. The third video in the 15-part series provides a definition of linear independence in terms of the...
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Recording the Rainforest

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Animals have evolved to communicate in different frequencies so they can hear each other throughout the rainforest. The first lesson in a three-part series begins by exploring an interactive story map online about the Borneo rainforest....
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Community Soundscapes

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Acoustic surveys aren't limited to the rainforest or performing arts venues. The final lesson of three has scholars design their own acoustic surveys of a local habitat. Options include natural, urban, and even the school environment....
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Respect for All Life

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Ten percent of the world's forest carbon stores exist on the 18 percent of land legally owned by indigenous people. The first lesson in a series of four discusses the way different groups of people treat the land and forests. Scholars...
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Americans in Great Britain: 1942-1945

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Watch the pivotal moments of America's presence in embattled Britain during World War II with an exceptional interactive tool. From personal stories about life on the front lines to a map that tracks every group and division throughout...
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Entering Italy: The Naples-Foggia Campaign

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The second half of 1943 found Allied soldiers struggling to separate Italy from the Axis Alliance and to solidify the new Italian government under Prime Minister Pietro Badoglio. High schoolers take a deeper look at the intricacies of...
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Water is Life – Standing Rock and the Dakota Access Pipeline

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
In 2016, the Dakota Access Pipeline was scheduled for construction through an area that directly impacts indigenous people. The final lesson in the four-part series encourages scholars to research the Standing Rock debate from multiple...
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Constructions for Perpendicular Lines

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
To what degree does the class understand perpendicular lines? Find out with this short and simple learning exercise! Geometry scholars get the opportunity to show what they know about drawing lines and including points at different...
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Constructions for Parallel Lines

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Looking for a formative check that's to the point? Let your learners show what they know on a two-question worksheet that assesses their knowledge of parallel lines. The resource and included rubric help you understand if their ideas are...
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Constructing a Congruent Angle

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is your class confounded by congruency? Find out using a fast, fun formative assessment. Learners must construct a congruent angle using the proper tools, then explain their thought processes. The included rubric contains information to...
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Electrolysis of Water

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young scientists know that water is H2O, but can they prove it? Through a simple electrolysis of water demonstration, scholars see the two gases produced as a result of a chemical reaction. Because this reaction doesn't happen...
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Global Warming: Facts and Our Future

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
According to the United Nations, climate change affects every country on the planet. This research project encourages scholars to explore the factors that affect climate change from different perspectives: climate scientist, policy...
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Preparation and Combustion of Biodiesel

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The United States is the world's largest producer of biofuel. During an in-class investigation, young scientists produce their own biodiesel. They burn a sample of it to determine the heat of combustion. Then they discuss the results...