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Pearl Diver

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Dive into the number line. Learners play a computer game that revolves around a number line as they try to collect pearls by diving at locations on a number line. As the game progresses, dive locations change from simple whole numbers to...
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Monster School Bus

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Load up the bus. Pupils play a game where they control a bus to pick up a certain number of monsters for school. Learners develop strategies to make sure they have a full load and score the most rewards. As scholars work through the...
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Game Over Gopher

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Coordinate an attack on hungry gophers. Scholars play a game that relies on placing objects on the coordinate plane to stop gophers from eating a carrot. As the game levels increase, learners encounter different scales and the need to...
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Who, Me? Biased?: Understanding Implicit Bias

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
A 10-page interactive explains different facets of implicit bias, demonstrates how implicit bias works, and how people can counteract its effects. The interactive tools permit users to save their information in "My Work" folders, to take...
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MedMyst Mission 2: Peril in Prokaryon

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
An outbreak of illness hits a refugee camp and the local population worries about the spread of the deadly disease. Scholars virtually travel to the area to determine what causes the disease and how it is spread. Next, they must put...
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MedMyst Mission 5: Zero-Hour Zoonosis

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
A terrorist threat of a biological attack requires fast action. Scholars search for clues, learn about any possible contamination, and stop the spread of any pathogen as they play through the complex fifth mission in the seven-part...
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MedMyst Mission 3: Nemesis at Neuropolis

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Calling all science sleuths! A patient appears to have a disease eradicated years ago—how do you treat it? Scholars must research the illness, the possible causes, and find a cure before the disease spreads and wipes out the entire city....
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MedMyst Mission 1: Orientation at O.R.B.

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
A dozen years after a great plague wipes out the majority of Earth's civilization, a group of scientists joins together to fight infectious diseases. Scholars join the training mission and learn about viruses, bacteria, pathogens and...
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Map a Model Solar System

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Creating a solar system map is a snap thanks to a hands-on activity! Science scholars explore the solar system by building it wherever they choose during an interactive from PBS's Space series. Users pick both the location and scale for...
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Scale of the Universe II

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How is a dodo bird like a beach ball? Science sleuths discover amazing size comparisons using a hands-on Internet resource. Individuals examine the metric scale of objects and organisms ranging from the smallest possible to the largest...
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Forces Lab

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Here's a force to be reckoned with in the physics classroom! Scholars discover the movements associated with tension, compression, and other common forces through a hands-on simulation. Pupils pull, push, and twist their way through each...
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The Price of Freedom: Americans at War

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
An interactive resource covers all of the United States' most prominent and influential historic wars including the Vietnam War, the Cold War, the War of 1812, and the Korean War. Learners observe cause and effect as well as how violence...
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Abraham Lincoln Reading Comprehension—The Middle Years (Part 2)

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Abraham Lincoln's face may only be worth one cent, but the online reading passage and questions about his life are an invaluable resource. Pupils read a passage about Lincoln's experience with the Illinois Legislature, earning his law...
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Abraham Lincoln Reading Comprehension—The Middle Years (Part 3)

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
How did Abraham Lincoln begin to change the minds of American citizens? Join him in his quest with a reading passage about Lincoln's experiences as a congressman and public denouncement of slavery. The resource contains reading...
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Abraham Lincoln Reading Comprehension—The Middle Years (Part 1)

For Students 5th - 7th
Learn more about Honest Abe with an informative passage that details his life chronologically. As learners read sections of the text, they answer multiple choice questions that draw on their ability to recall details from the passage.
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RNA VirtuaLab Game

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Molecular engineers play with RNA to develop new therapies that could save lives. Young scientists fold RNA into specific shapes using the pairing rules. They apply knowledge about the relative strength of bonds and shape-shifting RNA...
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NOVA Evolution Lab Game

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Many scholars study phylogenetic trees without understanding how they are made. Through an online game, young scientists use the given data to create phylogenetic trees of increasing complexity. They rely on the trees they create to...
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CSI Wildlife

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can DNA fingerprinting prevent the extinction of elephants? Young scientists learn about DNA fingerprinting before applying their knowledge to case studies of elephant poaching. The first case requires them to match the DNA from a tusk...
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Drugs + Your Body—It Isn’t Pretty

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Drugs can affect all parts of the body including teeth, skin, heart, brain, and lungs. Use an interactive that explores topics like addiction and the brain, steroid use and skin breakouts, methamphetamine use and rotting teeth, smoking...
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Electrostatics: Maze Game

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Ready to have an a-MAZE-ing time teaching electrostatics? Introduce physical science superstars to an engaging resource that tests their knowledge of attractive and repulsive forces. Pupils change the charge of a ball to guide it through...
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Charge Intensity and Electric Force

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Looking for a quick way to supercharge your electricity and magnetism unit? Assign a very responsive interactive designed to illustrate the relationship between charge, electric field, and the resulting forces. Learners experiment with...
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Atom and Ion Builder

For Students 6th - 12th
Explore and control the building blocks of atoms! Physical science superstars add and remove subatomic particles to create atoms and ions with an easy-to-use interactive. An alternate activity includes an assignment that focuses on the...
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Plate Tectonics Interactive

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Here is a plate tectonics interactive that will really move your class! The first of a 13-part series introduces young geologists to the fundamental concepts and vocabulary they need to understand the interactions between crustal plates....
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Digital Compass

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Time to make some real world decisions in an interactive digital citizenship game. Choose a story and help the characters make the right decisions regarding Internet safety, cyberbullying, copyright, media literacy, appropriate online...
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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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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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U.S. Symbols

For Students K - 3rd Standards
United States symbols are the subject of a video brought to you by BrainPop Jr. Hosts, Annie and Moby, begin with a definition of the word symbol, then go on to detail ten American symbols—the American flag, a Bald Eagle, the Liberty...
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2017 World Press Freedom Index

For Students 6th - 12th
Freedom of the press was seen as a right so important that the Founding Fathers listed it as part of the first amendment to the United States Constitution. Americans pride themselves on this freedom, but just how free are American...
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Ramp: Forces and Motion

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Use the ramp, if you feel so inclined. Young scientists explore four simulations related to inclined planes. They include an introduction, friction, force graphs, and a robot moving company example. Pupils push objects up and down a...
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Magnet and Compass

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Both magnetic poles on the earth move, but can you make the magnetic poles on a magnet move? The simulation compares the magnetic field of a bar magnet to the magnetic field of the earth. A compass measures the changes as scholars vary...
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Projectile Motion

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Have you ever wanted to shoot someone out of a canon? This simulation gives you that chance! In addition to a human, you can shoot a car, a piano, a cannon ball, and many other items. Scholars set the angle, initial speed, mass, air...
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Ohm's Law

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why did Mr. Ohm marry Mrs. Ohm? He couldn't resistor. An electrifying simulation allows scholars to control both voltage and resistance in order to see the current change. The formula is displayed and as you increase one variable, it...
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My Solar System

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Orbit diagrams appear to be a work of mathematical art. The simulation helps scholars build their own systems of planets, stars, moons, etc., to observe their orbits. By altering their positions, velocities, and masses, a variety of...
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Microwaves

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How does a microwave heat up food when the inside of the microwave doesn't get hot like the inside of an oven does? The simulation directly answers this question. Scholars adjust the amplitude and frequency of a microwave to view the...
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Magnets and Electromagnets

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Some things are naturally magnetic, but can you make something magnetic? An attractive simulation challenges scholars to use a battery and a wire to make a magnet. Additional challenges include increasing the strength of the magnet and...
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Lasers

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Laser is actual an acronym that stands for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Scholars use the simulator to create their own lasers. They pump a chamber with a photon beam and manage the states of energy in...
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Hooke's Law

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Everything from pens to cars use springs — some are just on a larger scale! An interactive simulation encourages pupils to stretch and compress springs while observing the changes to force, displacement, and potential energy. Then they...
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The Moving Man

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Here is a simulation that encourages scholars to move a little man back and forth for the purpose of plotting the motion with three variables. Then they set the instructions and watch to see if the man performs the way they expected.
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Models of the Hydrogen Atom

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
An engaging simulation encourages scholars to discover if the Bohr model of an atom is correct. They shoot light at a hydrogen atom in various conditions to see which of the many models is plausible or inadequate. 
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Masses and Springs

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Have you ever stretched out a Slinkie so much it wouldn't go back to its original shape? Slinkies, like all springs, follow Hooke's Law. A simulation uses springs and masses to demonstrate kinetic, potential, and thermal energy. It...
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Lunar Lander

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
If scientists can master landing a helicopter on a specific spot, landing a module on the moon shouldn't be that difficult, right? A simulation allows scholars to practice landing on the moon using the actual mass, thrust, fuel...
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John Travoltage

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Did you get to play with electric currents or were you grounded? An electrifying simulation shows how building up a charge of electricity creates a static shock once grounded. Pupils rub John's foot across the carpet and view the buildup...
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Gravity And Orbits

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Have you ever wanted to turn off gravity? This simulation allows learners to do just that in addition to altering other variables. Scholars can move the sun, Earth, moon, and space station to see how distance affects gravitational pull....
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Forces and Motion: Basics

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How is tug of war related to pushing a refrigerator? Here's a simulation connects these two activities with Newton's First Law of Motion. Four different simulations allow scholars to explore net force with tug of war, motion with pushing...
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Electric Field of Dreams

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What is the largest electric field in the world? The world itself! This explains why you use a magnetic compass to determine direction. During the simulation, scholars add charges to their electric field to see how the field reacts. An...
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Forces in 1 Dimension

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
A realistic simulation uses charts to show forces, position, velocity, and acceleration versus time based on how the simulation is set up. Once those concepts are mastered, scholars use free body diagrams to explain how each graph...
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Fluid Pressure and Flow

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
This simulation begins with an exploration of water pressure and atmospheric pressure. In the flow portion, scholars reshape a pipe and see fluid dynamics at work. The water tower portion encourages pupils to determine how water...
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Faraday's Law

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Could a flux capacitor really work? An engaging simulation encourages scholars to investigate Faraday's law. They experiment with various speeds, magnitude, voltage, and different-sized coils. Hopefully experimenters will be able to...
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Energy Skate Park: Basics

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Keep calm and half pipe. An exciting simulation teaches pupils about energy transfer from potential to kinetic and thermal as a skater moves through a half pipe or other track. After a brief introduction, scholars can build their own...
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Energy Skate Park

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Apply the concepts of conservation of energy to a skater to introduce a fun way the concepts apply to real life. Scholars build tracks, ramps, and jumps then analyze the various types of energy and friction. For an added challenge,...
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Electric Field Hockey

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Have you ever watched a goal in hockey when it looked like the puck was being pulled by magnets? In this game, the puck relies on magnets. Scholars place electric charges onto ice, then trace the puck's motion as it heads for the goal....
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Forces and Motion

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The average American will move 12 times, which results in a lot of moving furniture! Class members consider the forces required to move objects with a creative simulation that opens with the forces required to push a filing cabinet....
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Faraday's Electromagnetic Lab

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
"But still try, for who knows what is possible." - Michael Faraday. Faraday's advice features in a simulation that permits pupils to play with a bar magnet in order to make a light bulb glow connecting electromagnetic induction to...
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Energy Forms and Changes

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Is the ice cooling down the water or is the water melting the ice? Here is a simulation that explores thermal energy transfer with iron, brick, and water. It demonstrates the flow of energy and what happens when each material is either...
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Inaugural Words: 1789 to the Present

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
One of the reasons presidential inaugural speeches are so inspiring is the way word choice reflects the historical context of the time. An interactive timeline invites learners to click on their president of choice and view the most...
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The Greenhouse Effect

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How do greenhouse gases impact temperature? Have your classes use the interactive software to explore different concentrations of greenhouse gases and their effect on climate. Learners can recreate different atmospheric concentrations...
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Wave on a String

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
The sound waves of thunder are made when lightning very quickly heats the air surrounding it, expanding faster than the speed of sound. Learners explore waves through their own movement of string or set waves to constantly oscillate....
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Balancing Chemical Equations

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Just like the old saying goes, "What goes in must come out." This simulation allows pupils to balance chemical equations. The introduction gives three examples before scholars switch to game mode, pick their level, and continue to...
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Sugar and Salt Solutions

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Ionic bonds form from electrostatic energy, allowing for higher conductivity than those seen in covalent bonds. In the simulation, learners add sugar and salt to water and see the effects on concentration and conductivity of their...
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States of Matter

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Water is the only molecule on Earth that can naturally exist in all three states of matter. The interactive simulation shows different molecules changing states of matter with the addition or removal of heat. Learners then see how...
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Reactants, Products and Leftovers

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Did you know when you mix the reactants sulfur, tungsten, and silver, you get the products SWAg? The simulation begins with making sandwiches, to show pupils reactants and products of something familiar. They then can make water,...
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Radioactive Dating Game

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Uranium 235 has a half-life of over 700 million years and is the fuel used in the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. Pupils see the half-lives and decay rates of Carbon-14 and Uranium-238. They also take measurements of these two...
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Isotopes and Atomic Mass

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Some isotopes are unstable, or radioactive, meaning they will decay over time and turn into another isotope or stable element. In the interactive simulation, participants manipulate elements to create isotopes and gather information....
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Molecule Shapes: Basics

For Students 6th - 12th
In molecules, bonds rotate about the nucleus due to the repulsion of subatomic particles. In a simulation, learners manipulate the bonds of a molecule to meet the atoms' needs. They can then see the specific molecular shapes of five...
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Build a Molecule

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
How many different molecules can you build? In a simulation, learners make molecules from given atoms. There are numerous collections from which to build three to five molecules from given kits of atoms. Scholars can also view their...
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Study Jams! Transformations

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Flip, spin, and shift with this vocabulary-rich video on transformations. Learners watch different movements and see how to move an object without affecting its size. The video follows with a multiple choice assessment that...
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Study Jams! Classify Triangles

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Jam on with this multi-faceted activity teaching triangle classification. Start with a learner-paced lesson describing the different qualities of triangles and follow with a fun karaoke session. Also provided are two types of...
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Literature Circles: Getting Started

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Make reading more enjoyable and interactive with literature circles! Here you'll find detailed lessons to begin the literature circle process. Ten lessons introduce each role learners take on. Literature circle roles include...
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Study Jams! Elapsed Time

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Identify the larger number, place the smaller number on the bottom, and then subtract in order to determine elapsed time. Animated slides of each step are also narrated by a friendly voice to teach elementary math minds how to solve such...
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Study Jams! Tell Time

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Third graders learn to read an analog clock to the minute by going through this interactive presentation. They view animated slides, try it themselves, and review vocabulary, all within the same website.
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Study Jams! Circle Graph

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Over a pizza dinner, RJ and Mia discuss how to use a circle or pie graph to represent data. After viewing, data analysts can use a Test Yourself feature to assess their own understanding. This is ideal for use in a flipped classroom lesson.
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Study Jams! Bar Graphs

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Mia teaches Sam how to create a bar graph, including forming a title, creating and labeling the axes, choosing a scale, and entering data. After viewing, data analysts can test themselves with seven follow-up questions and review...
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Study Jams! Units of Measurement

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
As Mia and RJ discuss measurement, your class is introduced to the customary and metric systems for measuring mass, capacity, weight, and length. Temperature scales are also introduced. This resource can help set the foundation for later...
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Study Jams! Identify Missing or Extra Information

For Students 4th - 6th
Learn to maneuver through word problems by identifying the specific information needed to solve it. Is there unnecessary information? Is there missing information? 
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Study Jams! Add & Subtract Measurements

For Students 4th - 6th
How much leopard print fabric will Zoe need to upholster a sofa for her jam studio? This problem is the example used to teach how to add and subtract measurement-related values.
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Study Jams! Perimeter

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Follow this engaging slide show on the calculation of polygon perimeter with some hands-on measurement of perimeters to solidify the concepts. On this webpage there are interactive assessment questions and links to related resources by...
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Study Jams! Convert Units of Time

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
How many seconds are in a minute? Or rather, how many seconds are in eight minutes? This problem is worked out through a series of animated steps and explained by a friendly young lady's voice. Your time travelers will appreciate this...
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Study Jams! Newton's First Law: Inertia

For Students 6th - 9th
Give your class some inertia with a far out video and multiple-choice questions about Newton's first law of motion. Several examples are given in an animated feature in a style that upper-elementary learners will enjoy.
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Study Jams! Multiplication of Decimals

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
How do you handle a decimal point when it appears in a multiplication problem? The answer is explained with a captivating and interactive slide show.
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Study Jams! Place Decimal on a Number Line

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Through four steps, three different time values for a 100-meter run are arranged on a number line in order to practice ordering decimal numbers. The price of two sports drinks are also compared. All of this comes in narrated and animated...
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Study Jams! Addition & Subtraction of Decimals

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
So current with preteens is the topic of downloading tunes into their computers! In a relatable lesson, viewers are taught to figure out if Zoe can afford to purchase two songs if she has $3.00 left to her credit. Mia talks them through...
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Study Jams! Place Value of Decimals

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Here is a clear explanation of decimal place value using batting average as the example. Narrated and animated steps are clicked on so that learners can progress at their own pace. Consider having fifth graders interact with this website...
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Study Jams! Making Change

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
This dreamy resource has little ones computing the change on the purchase of an ice cream cone. Mia describes each step in two methods: subtraction of decimals and counting up from the sale price.
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Study Jams! Compare Money Amounts

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Elementary money makers are walked through five steps to compare two different amounts. RJ speaks slowly as animations display his explanations. He compares the price of a New York magnet to the amount of money his cousin has on hand to...
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Study Jams! Percents

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Sam's mom is a bowling woman and her birthday is around the corner. Can Sam afford the shirt in the store window for her? Mia helps him solve a multi-step percent problem to figure it out!
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Study Jams! Least Common Multiple

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
RJ instructs your sixth graders in two different methods of determining least common multiples. The first is by listing several multiples of each number, and the second is by drawing factor trees. This is an ideal flipped classroom...
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Study Jams! Ratio

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
What is the ratio of wins to total games for Mia's soccer team? RJ teaches viewers how to figure it out with a step-by-step procedure. He shows them three different ways to represent ratios: word form, ratio form, and fraction form. 
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Study Jams! Geometric Patterns

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Here is a fun online activity that learners can use to practice imitating patterns! Along the way, they are exposed to the names of geometric shapes including rhombus, hexagon, octagon, and decagon.
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Study Jams! Order of Operations

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Please excuse my dear Aunt Sally! Sort of like an animated slide show, this lesson walks fifth graders through the order of operations. Also included are a sing-along karaoke video, key vocabulary with definitions, and a seven-question...
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Study Jams! Ordered Pairs

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Using an amusing amusement park, Sam describes how it is a coordinate plane and how to graph an ordered pair. Perfect for beginners, the animation moves on to point out a tip using the first quadrant of an empty coordinate plane.
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Study Jams! Number Patterns

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Finding patterns is an essential skill for mathematicians of all ages. Follow along with Zoe as she walks step-by-step through the process of identifying and completing number patterns. Work through the Try It! problems as a whole class...
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Study Jams! Expanded Notation

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Teaching expanded notation is a great way to enhance young mathematicians' understanding of place value. This presentation explicitly describes the process, starting with the largest place value and working down, from left to right,...
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Study Jams! Multiplication

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
What does baking cupcakes have to do with multiplication? Watch this video and find out as your class learns that multiplication is the repeated addition of equal groups. Properties of multiplication are also introduced with...
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Study Jams! Subtraction with Regrouping

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Learning how to regroup when subtracting numbers can be challenging and requires a solid understanding of place value. Walk your class through the steps with a clear and explicit presentation that addresses standard regrouping and...
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Study Jams! + and - Without Regrouping

For Students 1st - 4th Standards
Addition and subtraction are essential skills for all young mathematicians. Explain the step-by-step process with respect to place value using these real-world examples. Focus is on numbers in the tens, hundreds, and thousands, making...
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Study Jams! Properties of Addition

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Zoe from the StudyJams! crew brings the properties of addition to life by clearly explaining the meaning of the associative, commutative, and identity properties as she collects photos for an album. Listen to the included karaoke song...
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Study Jams! Addition with Regrouping

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Zoe needs to back up her music collection, but do her friends have enough space on their computers to help? Find out as you teach your class how to add two- and three-digit numbers with regrouping. Place value is emphasized as both the...
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Study Jams! Air Pressure & Wind

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Blow your class away with a gust of humor as they watch this video about air pressure and wind. Along the way, they find that the density of air (as determined by temperature, altitude, and water vapor content) leads to air pressure...
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Study Jams! Tides

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
The tide will turn in your earth science or oceanography unit when viewers see this clip. They learn that tides are caused by the gravitational pull of our moon, and are even impacted by the gravity of the sun. High, low, neap, and...
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Study Jams! Arthropods

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
No need to be crabby! Here is a resource that teaches your class about the characteristics of arthropods and provides stunning photos of several of them. In addition to the superb slides and their informative accompanying captions, the...
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Study Jams! Animal Adaptations

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Physical and behavioral adaptations are discussed by two teen girls as monarch butterflies flutter by. They also describe the process of natural selection. With colorful animation and relatable teen language, learners are sure to adapt...
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Study Jams! Animal Cells

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Using stunning computer imagery, this resource introduces life science learners to cells. It zeros in on the animal cell and the function of its more prominent organelles. Additional support is offered in the form of a self-assessment...
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Study Jams! The Nitrogen Cycle

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Expose your class to the steps of the nitrogen cycle with this short clip. Colorful computer imagery and animation explain how nitrogen travels from the atmosphere as a gas into plants and soil, where bacteria convert it into nitrates....
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Study Jams: Symbiosis

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Three types of symbiosis are explained: parasitism, commensalism, and mutualism. This is done with colorful animation and lively dialogue in a straightforward and easy-to-follow manner. Have your ecology class watch this at home and then...
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Study Jams! Weather Instruments

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Concise, yet complete, this set of seven slides describes with photos and text the different basic instruments for measuring weather factors. After viewing, young meteorologists will be able to talk about how to measure humidity, wind...
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Study Jams! The Moon

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Take your class to the moon and back with this compact slide show. A mix of computer-generated images and photographs are supported by explanatory text. Observers learn about the moon's movements, its physical features, and its phases....
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Study Jams! Clouds & Precipitation

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Pretty pictures of water droplets, clouds, and snow-covered mountains are the backdrop for information about clouds and precipitation. With 10 slides in all, viewers see how and where clouds form as well as what forms of water can fall...
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Study Jams! Weather & Climate

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Introducing your class to weather concepts is a breeze with this fresh film! It differentiates between weather and climate, describes the factors that affect weather (temperature, air pressure and humidity), and displays Earth's climate...
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Study Jams! Severe Storms

For Students 4th - 8th
Tornadoes and hurricanes and blizzards, oh my! Severe storms are always occurring somewhere on the planet. By reading through these slides, learners discover the characteristics of each type. Have them do this as homework and then take...
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Study Jams! Force & Motion

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Set youngsters in motion when studying forces. This quick animated film stars Sam and Mia, two intelligent but cool kids who talk about forces and motion on the soccer field. Consider using this resource when preparing junior-high...
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Study Jams! The Carbon Cycle

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Take a ride on the carbon cycle by watching this animated featurette. Those who do will learn about the element carbon, how it cycles through the atmosphere and biosphere, and how it contributes to Earth's temperature. This video comes...
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Study Jams! Volcanoes

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
You will lava this little clip about volcanoes! It explains what a volcano is and describes the four different types. It also addresses how magma flows through a conduit, passes through a vent, and becomes lava. All of this takes place...
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Study Jams! Landforms

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
First-class photographs dazzle your class as they are acquainted with Earth's various landforms. To reinforce learning, they can take a multiple-choice quiz, sing along to a karaoke song, or review key vocabulary terms, all on this...
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Study Jams! The Senses: Tasting

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Mmmmmmm, here is a tasty little slide show to use when introducing upper-elementary learners to the sense of taste. Photographs and detailed computer images accompany explanatory text about how the taste buds and the nose send signals to...
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Study Jams! Gravity & Inertia

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Is it possible to defy gravity? Not really. With force and inertia, we can act against it for a little while, but, eventually, gravitational force will pull us back to Earth. The relationships among mass, force, and inertia are all...
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Study Jams! Newton's Third Law: Action & Reaction

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
What happens when two teens collide? Find out when RJ runs into Chloe in the school hallway! After their collision, they discuss Newton's third law of motion. Their collision is replayed a few times to identify the action and reaction of...
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Study Jams! Heat

For Students 4th - 9th
Raise the temperature in your class with this hot film! Cartoon teens discuss thermal energy, the conservation and transfer of energy, three methods of heat transfer, conductors, and insulators. The publisher effectively packed every...
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Study Jams! Light

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Let there be light in your classroom with a video that explains that light travels in waves, the electromagnetic spectrum contains seven colors, and the color of an object depends on which light waves it reflects and absorbs. With...
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Study Jams! Sound

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Listen in as Mia and Sam expound on sound. It is caused by vibrations and travels in waves. It has the qualities of pitch, frequency, and volume. This hip animation displays a graph to depict the frequency and amplitude of sound waves....
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Study Jams! Light Absorption, Reflection, & Refraction

For Students 4th - 9th Standards
Zoe and RJ are trying to photograph an egret on a lake, but they are having trouble with the lighting. Reflection, refraction, and absorption are explored through their thoughtful dialogue so that your physical scientists are illuminated...
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Study Jams! Properties of Matter

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Does matter really matter? Properties of matter are discussed by Sam and RJ: mass, volume, and density. They differentiate between mass and weight. They explain how to measure these properties. Make sure to teach your class about other...
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Study Jams! Solids, Liquids, Gases

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Your physical science class learns that there are three states of matter, and that adding or removing heat can cause it to change from one state to another. By the animations, printed information, and discussion between RJ and Zoe, they...
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Study Jams! Fractions

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
What can quesadillas teach your class about fractions? More than you might think. AJ and Zoe from the StudyJams! crew use this Mexican cuisine to explain how fractions are just equal parts of a whole, defining the key terms numerator and...
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Study Jams! Integers

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Stay positive, teaching about integers just got a little easier! Explain how positive and negative numbers are opposites using number lines and real-world examples. The included assessment provides an excellent opportunity to check for...
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Study Jams! Periodic Table

For Students 4th - 9th Standards
In a friendly, casual conversation on the beach, two animated teens discuss the periodic table. Assign this video to be viewed at home by physical science fans. After viewing, they can write definitions for key vocabulary terms and take...
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Study Jams! Energy & Matter

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
After Sam knocks a glass off the lunchroom table, he uses it as a springboard for explaining kinetic and potential energy. He mentions that sound is a type of kinetic energy and introduces the different forms of energy: thermal,...
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Study Jams! Physical & Chemical Changes of Matter

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Poor Sam! His graham crackers have undergone a physical change, so he can't make his s'mores! Mia explains that their molecules haven't changed, therefore they are still graham crackers. The two teens then discuss clues that would...
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Study Jams! Mixtures

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Mix it up at a party as Sam and Zoe discuss heterogeneous and homogenous mixtures and solutions. Follow this film by allowing your class to put together individual snack foods to make their own mixture!
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Study Jams! Acids and Bases

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
This video about pH will not leave a sour taste in your mouth! Through clear explanations and a little humor, upcoming chemists will learn the definitions and properties of acids and bases, as well as how pH is measured. This would make...
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Study Jams! Elements & Compounds

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Compound class members' knowledge of elements and compounds with this delightful video clip! As the animated characters work on baking a birthday cake, they reveal that elements are simple substances that can be combined to form...
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Study Jams! The Nervous System

For Students 5th - 10th Standards
Get your class thinking with animations of neurons in action and explanations of how stimuli is transported and processed. This film makes an ideal introduction or review of the nervous system. The parts of the brain and what they...
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Study Jams! The Senses: Hearing

For Students 4th - 9th Standards
How does this sound? It's a rockin' video starring two teenage girls talking about music, hearing, and the ear. Listeners hear that the ear does not only gather sound waves, but also helps us maintain balance. They also will get an...
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Study Jams! Population Growth

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Along came a spider, who sat down beside her. She screamed, but RJ wouldn't smash it because spiders are a limiting factor for other insects in an ecosystem. In this video, other common limiting factors for populations are listed....
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Study Jams! Roots and Stems

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Six slides come with information about roots and stems. In addition to the slide show, find a seven-question, multiple choice quiz and vocabulary guide. As a homework assignment, get your class to view the slides, take the quiz, print...
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Study Jams! Ecosystems

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
With the forest as an example, Sam and Zoe talk about the components biotic and abiotic of an ecosystem. They also discuss the role of producers, consumers, and decomposers. This concise clip covers all of the basics. As an introduction...
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Study Jams! Scientific Theory & Evidence

For Students 5th - 10th
Introduce someday scientists to ideas and explanations about how the world around us works by showing this cute cartoon. In it, Mia and Sam discuss what scientific theory is, and how it is important in discovering scientific laws making...
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Study Jams! Skeletal System

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
A dazzling display colorful computer-generated images, x-rays, and photographs create a comprehensive introduction to the skeletal system. With 12 slides in all, aspiring anatomists learn that there are 206 bones in the human body and...
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Study Jams! The Digestive System

For Students 4th - 9th Standards
Mostly made up of colorful diagrams, this presentation winds through the digestive system. Beginning with the mouth, passing by the liver, and then leaving the body, viewers examine the length of the digestive system on captioned slides....
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Study Jams! Invertebrates

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Stringed instruments play as viewers explore ocean invertebrates through nine nicely flowing slides. The captions describe the eight phyla: cnidaria, flatworms, roundworms, segmented worms, mollusks, arthropods,and enchinoderms. During...
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Study Jams! Mosses and Ferns

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Mosses and ferns are some of the world's oldest types of plants. Here is a quality 10-slide presentation set to gentle background music for beginning botanists to view and enjoy. Accompanying captions explain that these are both...
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Study Jams! Biomes

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Do you know the difference between a biome and an ecosystem? Teach elementary ecologists exactly what a biome is with this captivating cartoon! It discusses six biomes: taiga, tundra, deciduous forest, desert, tropical rainforest, and...
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Study Jams! Aquatic Ecosystems

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Mia's friends are fish-sitting while she is away on vacation. Zoe divulges to Sam that different animals need different habitats, and that there are both freshwater and saltwater ecosystems. Examples of the kinds of organisms found in...
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Study Jams! The Circulatory System

For Students 5th - 10th Standards
The topic of this video is sure to get hearts pumping! Mia and Zoe just finish racing and discuss what is going on in the circulatory system. They expound on the capillaries, veins, arteries, the structure of the heart, and the...
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Study Jams! Heredity

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
Mia wishes her blue hair was inherited so that she wouldn't have to dye it, but Sam explains that eye color is. The video does not expound upon the concept of alleles. It does, however, describe inherited traits vs. learned behavior, and...
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Study Jams! Plants with Seeds

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Are your blooms doomed? Not if you plant your seeds in the proper condition! Cartoon character teenagers explore seed-bearing plants, germination, and seed dispersal. They compare gymnosperms with cones, angiosperms with flowers. They...
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Study Jams! Angiosperms: Seeds in Fruit

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Flowers are lovely, but they are also very practical if you are a plant! In this video, kids learn that without a flower, there would be no seeds. They also find out about the two types of seeds: monocots and dicots. Pollination and...
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Study Jams! Plant Adaptations

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Mia video chats with Sam from Hawaii! They talk about plant adaptations that allow them to live in particular environments. Examples include the flexible stems and leaves, or floating seeds and flowers of aquatic plants. The adaptive...
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Study Jams! Food Webs

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Rhinozilla is back to take your lesson plan on trophic levels a step higher! After showing the video on food chains (available through the See All Related Jams button), add to it by showing this one. It deals with omnivores and food...
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Study Jams! Photosynthesis

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
One friend explains to another that plants combine water and carbon dioxide with the energy of the sun to produce sugar and oxygen. She mentions the roles of the roots, chloroplasts, and stomata in an engaging video that reviews how...
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Study Jams! Flowers

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
RJ hangs out in Zoe's garden as she explains pollination, flower anatomy, and fertilization. This cartoon-styled feature is sure to stay in your botanists' minds! Follow it with the dissection of large flowers, such as the lily. 
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Study Jams! Gymnosperms: Seeds in Cones

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Two very hip teenagers walk through the forest collecting evergreen cones. One teaches the other about gymnosperms: cycads, ginkoes, gnetophytes, and conifers. He tries to convince his friend how amazing cones are, while she defends...
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Study Jams! The Senses: Seeing

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
What will viewers see when they watch this video about vision? They will observe RJ and Sam hanging out during a power outage with Rookie, the dog. The boys discuss the structure of the eye (pupil, iris, cornea, lens, retina, optic...
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Sunspots and Space Weather

For Students 4th - 8th
This assignment is out of this world! It is an online worksheet about sunspots and solar cycles, a sort of WebQuest if you will. Links to two NASA websites and spaceweather.com are written into the questions so that your aspiring...
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Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers - Exercise 3

For Students 4th - 7th
Are you looking for resources to supplement your grammar lesson? Use this lesson on misplaced and/or dangling modifiers in writing. Middle schoolers complete twenty multiple choice questions where they must find the sentence that has no...
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What is your Air Quality?

For Teachers 7th - 10th
In this air quality worksheet, students use the EPA's Six Common Air Pollutants web site and the AIRNow web site to answer 9 questions about common air pollutants, how pollution affects people and the environment, how pollutants are...
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Structure Practice: The Passive Voice

For Students 3rd - 6th
Use this online interactive instructional activity in an ELD class or for younger native speakers. They practice using simple past tense verbs in the passive voice. Many of the constructions are not straightforward, nor often used by...
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Actions in Progress

For Students 3rd - 5th
English language learners will find this practice particularly helpful. They match the sentences to their visual depiction. In the second exercise, they fill in the missing words. They use the sentences in the first activity to discover...
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Past Simple

For Students 2nd - 5th
Hop on the computers for this fun past simple practice! First, users match eight pictures to their written descriptions. Then, they study some irregular verb rules, and finally, they use two models to describe six pictures. A great...
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Daily Routines

For Students 3rd - 6th
Start by listening to a short video involving conversation and dialogue. Listeners complete a variety of grammar tasks around the topic of daily routines. They complete seven lines of dialogue with 11 appropriate time periods. They also...
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A or An or The?

For Teachers K - 3rd
Here is an online interractive worksheet that invites learners to fill in 16 blanks in a paragraph by choosing the appropriate article to make each sentence grammatically correct. They choose each answer from a multiple choice list.
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Was - Were - Wasn't - Weren't

For Students 2nd - 4th
Check out this cute online interactive worksheet. Pupils fill in the blank for each of the 10 sentences with one of four helping or linking verbs. Verbs focused on include was, were, wasn't, and weren't.
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Quantifiers

For Students 3rd - 6th
Many people, regardless of their age, confuse similar words. Little or few, much or many, some or any...the list goes on and on! Use this online resource to test your learners' ability to choose the correct quantifier. Consider using...
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Months and Seasons

For Students 1st - 3rd
Looking for a good worksheet on the months of the year and the seasons? Learners write ordinal numbers, fill in the blanks with months, write each season, and watch a video. Students complete 4 activities with this outstanding resource.
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Winnie the Pooh discovers seasons

For Students 1st - 3rd
Here is a charming worksheet on the seasons. Young learners watch a video about Winnie the Pooh and seasons which is embedded in the worksheet. They read sentences, fill in the blanks, and identify seasons based on the Winnie the Pooh...
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Parallel Structure - Exercise 5

For Students 4th - 6th
Teachers who are looking for resources to reinforce the grammatical concept of Parallel Structure should enjoy this worksheet and the accompanying interactive activities embedded in the sheet. There are twenty sentences to complete by...
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Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers - Exercise 4

For Students 4th - 6th
Teachers who are looking for resources to supplement their teaching of misplaced and/or dangling modifiers in writing should enjoy this worksheet, and the interactive activities embedded in the sheet. Students complete twenty multiple...
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Apollo-Soyuz: Space Age Detente

For Teachers 6th - 12th
New ReviewThe Space Race saw the Soviet Union and the US go from competitors to partners. Scholars read a letter regarding the first docking of the US and Soviet space craft. Young historians also complete a written assignment and participate in...
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Challenger Explosion Photograph Analysis

For Teachers 6th - 12th
New ReviewYoung historians turn into detectives in a thought-provoking activity on the Challenger Explosion. The activity uses an image of President Reagan watching the Challenger explode on live TV to help academics practice historical analysis....
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Around the World with First Lady Pat Nixon

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
New ReviewTravel the world with the First Lady!  Academics study images from Pat Nixon's travels as First Lady to discover her role in Richard Nixon's presidency. Historians match images to world locations, complete a worksheet, and participate in...
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Analyzing Jackie Robinson's White House Letter

For Teachers 7th - 12th
New ReviewJackie Robinson: A hero on and off the field. An eye-opening activity focuses on Jackie Robinson's social activism during and after the civil rights movement. Academics read a letter addressed to President Nixon, answer questions, and...
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Analyzing a Letter About Ford Pardoning Nixon

For Teachers 6th - 8th
New ReviewOut of the mouth of babes ... often times comes gems. The activity uses a letter written by a third-grader in 1974 regarding President Ford's pardon of Richard Nixon. Scholars analyze the letter, complete a worksheet, and participate in...
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The Impact of Westward Expansion on Native American Communities

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
New ReviewAlthough Westward Expansion is often romanticized, its impact was devastating on Native American communities. Primary source documents, including pictures of United States troops invading indigenous lands and Native American tribes, tell...
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Patent Analysis: Joseph Glidden's Barbed Wire

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
New ReviewBarbed wire may have made cattle farming easier, but it brought to an end the free-roaming days of the plains. No longer could Native American groups continue their nomadic lifestyle, and the days of cowboys herding large groups of...
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What Else Was Happening During the Civil War Era?

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
New ReviewExamine a time of political division and upheaval— not unlike our own—using firsthand accounts. While study of the Civil War often takes center stage in the classroom, the 1850s and 1860s were a period of profound change in other areas...
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Where Was the New Deal?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
New ReviewYoung historians delve into the origin of federal social programs to understand the impact of the New Deal. An informative activity explores some of the New Deal programs, such as the Civilian Conservation Corp, using historical...
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Two Versions of FDR's Infamy Speech

For Teachers 6th - 12th
New ReviewHistorians follow FDR's Infamy speech from rough draft to the official address to the Senate. An intriguing activity compares and contrasts FDR's original speech to the official version. Academics also listen to FDR address the Senate....
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The School Lunch Program and the Federal Government

For Teachers 6th - 12th
New ReviewThe school lunch program is rooted in the struggles of the Great Depression and is still assisting families today. Academics research documents and images relating to the creation of the school lunch program. Scholars use a worksheet to...
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The Night Before D-Day

For Teachers 6th - 12th
New ReviewGet inside the mind of General Eisenhower regarding the D-Day invasion. An interesting activity uses historical documents to highlight the differences between Eisenhower's public stance on D-Day and his private opinions. Scholars analyze...
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The New Deal: Revolution or Reform?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
New ReviewScholars weigh in on FDR's New Deal policies in an in-depth activity. The resource uses historical documents to explore whether the New Deal polices were reformatory or revolutionary. Learners review documents, rate them using a scale,...
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Pearl Harbor Dispatch Analysis

For Teachers 5th - 8th
New ReviewScholars play a historical version of the telephone game when they analyze the dispatch from the Pearl Harbor attack. The quick activity uses primary sources to help academics analyze an historical event. Young historians also complete a...
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Letter to Truman about the Manhattan Project

For Teachers 7th - 12th
New ReviewDelve into the past to understand the opposition to the Manhattan Project. An interesting activity is designed to be completed in pairs, groups, or individually. Scholars analyze historical documents, complete an online worksheet, and...
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Analyzing a Writing Assignment by a Teenage Refugee in New York During World War II

For Teachers 7th - 12th
New ReviewYoung historians delve into the world of teenage refugees during WWII to understand their experiences. The activity focuses on a writing assignment from a teen staying at a US refugee camp to explore the struggles they faced, such as...
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The Settlement of the American West

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
New ReviewWhat do Abraham Lincoln and the Transcontinental Railroad have in common? Using a set of primary source documents, including pictures, maps, and treaties, class members link together the common themes of expansion into the American West....
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Suffragist Susan B. Anthony: Petitioning for the Right to Vote

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
New ReviewWhat is the best way to get a point across: a petition or a protest? Using primary sources, including a petition from Susan B. Anthony and a photo of a White House protest from the early 1900s, young historians examine what women did to...
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Reasons for Westward Expansion

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
New Review"Go West, young man!" is a familiar refrain in American history. But why did people leave their homes in the East to travel westward and what impact did that movement have on people already living in the American West? By examining...
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Patent Analysis: J.W. Davis and Levi Strauss's Fastening Pocket Openings

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
New ReviewCommonplace today, the zipper and button construction of blue jeans was a major innovation. Using the patent for the J.W. Davis and Levi Strauss innovation, individuals comb an image of the fly for clues. Afterward, they discuss its...
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Patent Analysis: Alexander Graham Bell's Telephone

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
New ReviewBelieve it or not, the plugs and wires on Alexander Graham Bell's patent application for telegraph improvements has a direct connection to devices today. Young historians examine the fine details of the patent application. After they...
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Patent Analysis: Thomas Edison's Lightbulb

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
New ReviewWatch lightbulbs go off in learners' heads as they look at a patent for Thomas Edison's most famous invention. After examining the light bulb patent, young historians speculate on how the invention changed life in the 1880s and its...
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Mrs. Bloomer's 'Political Disability'

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
New ReviewIt's hard to believe that women had to argue for the right to vote a mere 100 years ago. Today, young historians can examine their case left behind in primary sources. Using a letter from a woman who claimed she should be able to vote...
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The Civil War as Photographed by Mathew Brady

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewWhile there are no photographs of actual battles during the Civil War, the pictures of Matthew Brady still paint a vivid image of what life was like as a solider. Using a series of photographs, including those of camp life and the...
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Analyzing Einstein's Citizenship Application

For Teachers 4th - 8th
New ReviewAlbert Einstein contributed greatly to America's history, but he wasn't always a citizen. An engaging activity analyzes Einstein's citizenship application to understand the process of immigration and how it impacts those trying to reach...
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Analyzing a Letter from Jackie Robinson: "Fair Play and Justice"

For Teachers 7th - 12th
New ReviewJackie Robinson was more than a baseball legend; he was an activist, too. An interesting resource explores Robinson's time in the military using primary sources. Scholars examine the racially inspired event that led to a court martial...
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Oh Freedom! Sought Under the Fugitive Slave Act

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewUsing the harrowing story of the Crafts, a couple enslaved in the South who escaped to freedom, young historians trace the story of the Fugitive Slave Act. After examining documents, including affidavits and arrest warrants for the...
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Lincoln's 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
New ReviewWhile most Americans connect the celebration of Thanksgiving to a colonial celebration of pilgrims and Native Americans, the national holiday was actually the product of a war-time measure by Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War....
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Comparing Depictions of the Boston Massacre

For Teachers 4th - 8th
New ReviewAcademics compare images of the Boston Massacre to understand differing opinions of the event. Scholars view multiple images, participate in group discussion, and complete a series of written prompts. Young historians gain an...
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Celebrating America's Bicentennial in 1976

For Teachers 6th - 8th
New ReviewBudding historians learn the process of preserving history in an interesting hands-on-activity. The resource walks academics through the process of restoring the Declaration of Independence. Individuals place a series of images in...
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Analyzing a Map of the Louisiana Purchase

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
New ReviewWith the stroke of a pen, Thomas Jefferson roughly doubled the size of the United States. The Louisiana Purchase not only grew the new country, but also it gave rise to the legends surrounding westward expansion and accelerated the...
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Analyzing a Photograph of a Treaty Council

For Teachers 7th - 12th
New ReviewA photo catches a moment in time that provides a glimpse into the past. An interesting resource focuses on historical analysis using an image from a treaty council with Native Americans. Budding historians complete an online worksheet...
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The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

For Teachers 6th - 12th
New ReviewThe Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended the Mexican-American War, but it did not end tensions between the two nations. The activity provides learners with an opportunity to practical historical analysis with text experts from the Treaty of...