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The Taste of Yellow

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Does lemonade taste better when yellow? A tasty experiment has scholars determine the answer to the question. It requires conducting a taste test with lemonades of different colors (from food coloring), and then collecting and analyzing...
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Sound Absorption Wall

For Teachers 3rd Standards
What types of materials absorb sound? Learners explore sound waves, the decibel scale, and how different materials affect sound. Then, they use their knowledge of sound meters to complete a STEM engineering design task to build...
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Bio Inspired Design Paper Flowers

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Can paper flowers have some of the same properties as real flowers? First, learners investigate how water is absorbed into a flower through capillary action by using real flowers, yarn, and paper. Then, they have an opportunity to create...
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What is a Constellation

For Students 1st - 5th Standards
Why do some stars in a constellation appear brighter than others? Using a get-up-and-move astronomy activity, scholars explore perspective and the appearance of constellations in the sky while developing an understanding of the...
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Ancient Roman Government: Whose Voice Counts?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The Roman Republic is the source of legends, but not everyone was entitled to the benefits of citizenship. Learners consider who counted in ancient Rome, and then apply that understanding to contemporary forms of government. Individuals...
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Pompeii: An Irresponsible Decision or Unexpected Disaster?

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Living in dangerous places is nothing new. From Pompeii and its volcano to New Orleans and its vulnerability to hurricanes, humans must always contend with natural forces. Pupils first examine the history of Pompeii and then analyze the...
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Was It Better to Be an Athenian or a Spartan?

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Athens and Sparta were two great civilizations that arose out of ancient Greece. Using role plays, readings with discussion questions and graphic organizers, and a structured debate, learners consider whether it would have been better to...
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The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt: Oppressors or Great Leaders?

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
While the ancient Egyptian pharaohs were tyrants by today's standards, they had reasons for how they used authority. Using primary sources, charts, readings and other forms of analysis, pupils examine why ancient Egypt used strong-arm...
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How Do We Right the Wrongs of the Past?

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
While righting historical wrongs may be difficult, the United States and other countries have tried to reconcile themselves with the past. A resource asks scholars to examine the United States' efforts to come to terms with issues such...
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What Is the Value of Your Citizenship?

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
What does it mean to be a citizen? Who is allowed to become a citizen? Learners consider how countries around the world answered these questions, while they examine the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Materials include a case...
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Who Gets to Say What I Need to Know?

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Who decides what pupils learn in schools? Young scholars may be surprised to hear that there is no national standard for what is taught. A resource investigates this question using case studies, debate, discussion questions, and writing...
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Perpetrators, Collaborators, and Bystanders

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
After the Holocaust, the world grappled with how to bring justice to the Nazis. But what to do with the thousands—if not millions—who allowed it to happen? Young historians consider the issues of guilt, collaboration, and responsibility...
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Yellow Submarine – The Beatles – Notes

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Enhance English language skills using the fan-favorite song, "Yellow Submarine" by The Beatles. Scholars predict what the song is about then listen and mark specific words they hear. Playing the song again, participants unscramble lyrics...
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Water Cycle

For Teachers 3rd - 4th Standards
Rain, rain, go away—wait, there it is again! Elementary scientists learn how rain works its way through the stages of the water cycle with a series of classroom lessons and hands-on activities.
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Hispanic Heritage Month

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th Standards
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month this fall by learning more about the culture of a Hispanic country! A social studies resource focuses on the geography, culture, and traditions of Hispanic countries.
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Bastille Day

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Eleven worksheets follow an informative reading about Bastille Day. Scholars complete sentences found in the reading by matching, filling in the blanks, and choosing from a series of multiple-choice questions. Participants spell and...