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Activity and Exercise

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Leave it to the classic jump rope to get your class excited about physical activity! Your class will begin by discussing the benefits of jumping rope as a form of exercise and learning a few different types of jumps. Then in groups of...
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Ahead of the Game

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
According to the movie Wildcats, "It's the sport of kings, better than diamond rings, football!" It is also, however, the sport of severe concussions and ongoing blows to the head. In order to keep our Seahawks soaring and Broncos...
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Measuring and Protecting Skin

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Several subjects are addressed within the context of a science lesson about the sun's ultraviolet rays. Elementary earth scientists consider protection of the skin with sunscreens (health), estimating and measuring surface area or an...
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Should We Eat Bugs?

For Students 5th - 10th Standards
Cricket cookies? Mealworm mac and cheese? Bugs are super nutritious! Why don't we eat them? Viewers discover the history of entomophagy, that is, the practice of eating insects and spiders, by viewing a fascinating video that explores...
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Sinking Soda Surprise

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
I'm sure you've heard that there are something like 20 tablespoons of sugar in a can of regular soda. It seems unbelievable, doesn't it? This demonstration really does show how much sugar is present in a can of soda. First, Spangler...
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Helmet Safety

For Teachers 2nd - 10th
Here is a very important demonstration on why it's so important to wear helmets when doing any kind of high speed activity. A third grader's science fair project tested four different types of helmet: football, ski, skateboard, and...
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Soda Surprise

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
I'm sure you've heard that there are something like 20 tablespoons of sugar in a can of regular soda. It seems unbelievable, doesn't it? This demonstration really does show how much sugar is present in a can of soda. First, Spangler...
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Kids Living With Food Allergies

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Food allergies can begin at a very young age. The kids in these videos talk about living with their food allergies. Some allergens include peanuts, strawberries, eggs, and shellfish. What a fantastic video to watch with your class to...
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Serving Sizes

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Are serving sizes for different foods always appropriate for what you need? In this hands-on activity, learners work in groups to estimate what one serving size of various foods are, and then evaluate their hypotheses by measuring real...
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How the Body Works—Eyes

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
You might find this video a little silly-ary (ciliary, as in, ciliary muscle). Giant, hat-wearing eyeballs with legs walk around as Chloe and the Nurb discuss different features of this light-collecting organ. Get your class focusing on...
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How the Body Works—Tongue

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Nurb is selling tongues. He pitches his product by showing all of the amazing tasks it can perform. Cute cartoon characters, colorful animation, and preteen-appealing humor make this clip a "terrific tool for tasteful teaching." (How's...
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How the Body Works—Nose

For Teachers 4th - 8th
The nose knows, and your class will know about the nose after experiencing this lesson. Nurb takes the viewer on a virtual tour of the nose, explaining its functions from smell to first-line immunity. Chloe and Nurb get sneezed out of...
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How the Body Works—Teeth

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
In the setting of a variety show, Nurb sings onstage about human teeth. He goes through the progression of how they grow, when they are lost, and when wisdom teeth come in. He chirps about the different types of teeth and what roles they...
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How the Body Works—Hair

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Standing in a forest of hair, Chloe and Nurb discuss how hair grows, why it doesn't hurt to cut it, why it shines, and more! Pair this with the skin video for full coverage of external features of the human body! 
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How the Body Works—Skin

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Take an elevator down under the surface of the skin! Animations show that new skin cells are formed and the old ones are shed in the epidermis, how melanin provides color and nerves and blood vessels reside in the dermis, and what the...
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How the Body Works: Muscles

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Viewers visit the gym where two kids and a body-building adult are working out. The characters discuss three types of muscles: smooth, cardiac, and skeletal. With middle school humor, colorful animation, and clear information, viewers...
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How the Body Works: Immune Cells

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Nate is learning about human body systems, and in this episode he finds out about how important the immune system is. The leucocyte army explains that bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites can pose a threat. The nose serves as the...
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New Goals for a New Year

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Guide your pupils in making goals and achieving them through specific action steps and consistent accountability.
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Human Body Series - Bones, Muscles, and Joints

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Strengthen understanding of the musculoskeletal system with a structured lesson! Begin with a discussion of bones, joints, and muscles. Have small groups read assigned articles and watch videos to gather information and then write a...
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Human Body Series - Digestive System

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
With articles entitled, "What's Puke?" and "What is a Fart?" this digestive system lesson plan is sure to be a gas! Elementary anatomists do a belly dance to illustrate how food moves through the digestive system and then design a board...
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The Insightful Introverted Intuitive

For Teachers K - 6th
Because Introverted Intuitive pupils focus on the future versus what’s happening now, they may cast a whole new light on topics you delve into with your class.
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TV 411 What's Cooking? Salt

For Students 5th - 12th
Here is a recipe for a practical cross-curricular lesson! Cover unit conversions and ratios for math, the periodic table of elements for science, the difference between sodium and salt and its relation to high blood pressure for...
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What's Cooking? Water

For Students 4th - 8th
What a fresh approach to learning about water! Chef Jamika Pessoa explains the chemical composition of this vital compound, what happens when heat is added or removed, and how much water is contained in different organs and...
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Homeless for the Holidays

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed
You may recognize the face of homelessness right in your own classroom.