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NGSS: Analyzing and Interpreting Data

For Teachers K - 12th
The third practice in the Next Generation Science Standards applies analyzing and interpreting data. The video explains why this is important to scientists and many different ways to organize data. Then it moves on to discuss how to...
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NGSS: Developing and Using Models

For Teachers K - 12th
The Next Generation Science Standards list Developing and Using Models as the second science and engineering practice. The video explains conceptual models and the expectations for K-12th grade scholars. It highlights the progression of...
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How Does it Grow? Pumpkins

For Students 3rd - 8th
Did you know pumpkins are a fruit? Discover how different varieties of pumpkins are grown for different purposes in a brief informational video.
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How Does it Grow? Apples

For Students 3rd - 8th
From seed to fruit. Take a look at how apple farmers grow apple trees and manage their orchards. 
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The Life Cycle of a T-Shirt

For Students 3rd - 12th Standards
Did you know that 2,700 liters of water are required to produce just one t-shirt? Or that cotton uses more insecticides and pesticides than any other crop? An engaging video traces the cycle of t-shirt production from cotton bolls to the...
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The Magic School Bus: Plays Ball Video

For Students 3rd - 5th
Join the Magic School Bus crew as they take a field trip to the baseball field. Learners respond to questions as they watch the video.
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Drawing Diatoms like Ernst Haeckel

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Why do scientists rely on drawings rather than just photographs of their research studies? The lesson introduces drawings of microscopic organisms and the importance of accuracy. Young artists draw organisms and learn why focus and...
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Getting Ready for the Eclipse!

For Students K - 6th
Get a grip on this year's eclipse and understand why some places around the world see it differently or not at all.
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What Will Happen During the Solar Eclipse?

For Students K - 6th
Where will you be during the August 21st solar eclipse? Join Squeeks and Jessi as they explain how a solar eclipse works, where to see a full or partial eclipse in the US, and safety precautions to take while viewing the total solar...
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Total Solar Eclipse Animation

For Students 3rd - 12th Standards
Don't leave your class in the dark about the solar eclipse! Show a short animation of what occurs during a total solar eclipse. The narrator describes each step in simple terms, allowing pupils to gain insight into the event.
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Eclipse Activity Guide

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Ever made solar s'mores? Or recreated the solar system using peanuts? Astronomers young and old investigate all things solar using a variety of activities. Explore how the sun works, types of light it emits, and methods of charting the...
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The "All American" Eclipse Guide

For Students 3rd - 12th
Are you ready for the biggest astronomical event of the year? More importantly ... are you ready to share it with your scholars? Use a presentation filled with facts and diagrams to make sure everyone in class understands the importance...
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How Deep is the Ocean?

For Students K - 12th
Did you know humans have only explored roughly 5–10% of Earth's oceans? Take a look at a video that shows us just how deep the ocean really is and the zones along the way.
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Eclipse Classroom Activities: Cultural Significance Project

For Teachers 1st - 12th Standards
What better way to celebrate eclipses than across cultures? Explore myths of solar and lunar eclipses from ancient cultures like the Chinese, Ancient Greek, Mesoamerican, Incan, Egyptian, Ancient Babylonian, and Middle Eastern. Learners...
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Create a Milk Carton Camera to Observe the Eclipse!

For Students 3rd - 12th Standards
Step aside, fancy glasses... it's time to create a solar eclipse viewing camera of your own using nothing more than a milk carton. 
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Photographing the Eclipse Tips and Tricks Guide

For Students 3rd - 12th
Use a guide that provides safe ways for viewing the eclipse with a camera or telescope. The guide also includes tips and tricks for getting the best shot using a camera phone or SLR camera. You won't wanna miss this!
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Create Dynamic Art Using the Eclipse!

For Students K - 12th
What happens to light as it passes through a hole? This is the main question centered around the designing of a solar eclipse dynamic art piece that uses a solar eclipse and paper to create a pinhole projection of the art.
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STEM Challenges and Activity Sheets 3–5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
How can engineers help their communities? Three challenges in the first unit explore why STEM is important to communities and how neighborhoods are engineered to experience those benefits. The second unit prompts groups to plan an...
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Dark Water: Lesson Plan 2 - Grade 3

For Teachers 3rd Standards
A discussion of bioluminescence launches an investigation of animal adaptations. After re-watching the opening minutes of Dark Water, class members listen to a reading of What Do You Do with a Tail Like This, and then create a new animal...
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Exploring Rocks and Minerals

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Investigate the properties of rocks and minerals through a rockin' hands-on activity. Learners test rocks for various properties and, using a guide, attempt to identify different samples. They use various properties including hardness,...
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Classification

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Explore the scientific method of classification. An interactive activity asks learners to create a classification system for a group of objects and develop a flow chart to communicate their systems. In addition, individuals use a...
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Investigating Evidence

For Students K - 12th
Explore the scientific process through nature. Scholars become scientists as they develop a question, design an experiment, collect data, and analyze their results. A two-week lesson guides your classes through the process and provides...
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"Steer" Toward STEM: Careers in Animal Agriculture

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Think like an engineer and an agricultural scientist over the course of 12 lessons in a STEM based unit. Young scientists take on the roles of animal physiologists, animal geneticists, agricultural engineers, animal nutritionists, and...
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Water is a Heat Sink

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
One of the key objectives of Europe's Copernicus Earth program is to monitor the temperatures of the oceans and seas on Earth. Young scholars learn the effects of different heat capacities through two experiments. These experiments...