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Toilet Paper Solar System

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Can we model how large the solar system really is? Attempt an astronomical feat with a hands-on-activity that uses a roll of toilet paper. Young scientists measure the distances of the planets from the sun to create a scale model of the...
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A Christmas Activities eBook

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Get in the Christmas spirit with an ebook detailing 18 holiday inspired arts and crafts, including pompom trees, placemats, paper chains, and more! 
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Atoms and Molecules

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
A science lesson begins with a presentation and discussion about atoms and molecules. Then scholars divide into groups to complete hands-on activities. It also offers an additional extension about elements and orbitals.
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Focus on Forests

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Trees look different, just like people look different. Let's look at some up close! Throughout this outdoor activity, elementary learners spend time outside observing the trees on their school property, and reporting on their...
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Conserving Canada's Marine Biodiversity

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
The ocean may seem a world away, but you can actually find it in a science classroom! Learners in the lower grade levels explore the concepts of water pollution, apex predators, the worth of animals, and commercial fishing methods. High...
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Voyage of Discovery

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Did you know that Pluto is smaller than the United States of America? It is difficult to conceptualize the size of planets and the distance between them, and the lesson addresses those exact issues. After a discussion, pupils create...
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Exploring Food Together

For Teachers K - 6th
Teach children what cooking is and how to safely prepare their favorite foods. An innovative cooking resource is packed full of activities that allow young chefs to get their hands on some food and get creative. From guacamole to mini...
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Out of the Dust: Cubing Strategy

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Imagine using a six-sided cube to encourage readers to analyze a topic in greater depth. Create a cube, label each of the six sides with one of Bloom's comprehension levels, and you're ready to launch a discussion of a text. Although...
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Equivalent Fractions Game: Three in a Row

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Dice up fractions and bring this game into the classroom. Players roll dice to create fractions, and then have to find an equivalent fraction on the board. Once they get three in a row, they win! 
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Pond Scum: Investigating Microorganisms

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Sometimes things can be hidden in plain sight. Assist your young biologists as they explore the hidden lives of microorganisms surviving in water. Pupils bring samples of water to class and view these under the microscope to witness the...
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Coordinate Plane Treasure Hunt

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Similar to the game Battleship®, partners try and determine where the opponent buried their treasures on the hidden coordinate plane. Two types of planes are provided, one with only quadrant one and one with all four for a higher...
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Human Graphing Activity

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
Take graphing outside and make a giant coordinate plane to plot your human points. Young graphers are each given a coordinate for a particular shape and asked to make the geometrical shapes one by one. Those not plotted are to write down...
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The Electromagnetic Spectrum

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Did you realize the visible light spectrum is less than three percent of the electromagnetic spectrum? A hands-onlesson includes five activities and experiments for scholars to explore and discover many advanced science concepts. They...
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Waste and Recycling: Recycling Paper

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
We take paper for granted, while thousands of trees are being made into the paper we toss in the trash. Start a dialogue about paper reduction and recycling in class, and share the negative effects paper production has on our ecosystem....
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Make Your Own Water Pollution

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Using the polluted water that was made in the prior lesson plan, your young environmentalists will mix pollutants together in an experiment. Then, they will design a water filter that will clean the polluted water to use in the next...
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That’s Fresh

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Whether your class members want to learn how to make better sack lunches, gourmet Italian dinners, or regional specials, a set of cooking lesson plans is sure to serve up their interests. As cooks work through the series of lessons, they...
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The American Revolution

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Invite your class on a ride through the American Revolution. Young historians travel through time as they explore the events that led to the foundation of the United States of America. Over the course of eight lessons, this unit provides...
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Pet Care Charts

For Students Pre-K - 2nd
Involve kids in the care of pets at home or in the classroom by assigning tasks using these pet care charts The list of tasks are recorded on a matrix in the left-hand column and the days of the week are indicated in the first row of...
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I Can Read! Sight Words Set #16

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Now, there, of, and say are the sight words in focus in a printable packet in which you can use all, or some, of the activities to reinforce your early readers' sight word proficiency.
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Japanese Folktales (Asian Odyssey)

For Teachers 4th - 10th Standards
The Cleveland Museum of Art presents this interdisciplinary model unit that asks class members to explore how the same themes are presented in the folktales and art of several cultures.
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Grade 2 Supplement Set D5 – Measurement: Telling Time

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Have your class play concentration memory games using analog and digital clocks. Second graders become little experts with time telling to the minute, quarter, half, and hour. Use as a fun Friday treat as well as other...
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Activities for STEM Clubs

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Need some support or ideas of how to entertain middle schoolers or what clubs to bring into your school?  Let this excellent 40-page resource guide with links and step-by-step directions on STEM activities guide your decision.
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Forces of Motion: Rockets

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
Young scientists design a rocket to launch using Newton's Laws of Motion in order to discover for themselves the forces of motion. 
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Electricity

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Conduct four electrifying electricity experiments that challenge young scientists to explore positive and negative charges and magnetic fields without the shock.