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The Hungry Caterpillar 

Determine what caterpillars eat and what senses they use to find their food in this hands on experiment. 

 

Just Breathe 

A tropical rainforest’s ability to take a deep breath depends in large part on a somewhat surprising factor—the age of its leaves. Explore more about the connection between the seasonal variation in Amazon rainforest productivity and its possible resilience to climate change in this interactive infographic. 

 

Solar Oven S’mores

Before the weather starts to cool off, dive into the fun experiment in which you create your own solar oven from a pizza box.

Diversity In Latino Culture

Explore the rich diversity within Latino culture in this interactive lesson that presents the variety found within Latino food, music, and art.

Debugging the Code

Get immersed in a multi-level adventure game cleverly designed to introduce computer programming concepts and improve problem-solving skills. To save the motherboard, players create a custom hero character and fight bugs!

Popsicle Stick Explosion

Woven popsicle sticks are a blend of art, math, science and just enough mischief to make it an engineering feat of awesomeness!

Tracing Ancestry

In this interactive web activity your task it to complete a family tree by comparing the DNA sequences of Y chromosomes of known men to the sequences of their relatives.

Family Plaster Cast Handprints

Plaster casts are used by professionals like crime scene investigators. Learn how to create plaster casts and cast each of your family members handprints.

Mars Egg Lander

How do you drop an egg without breaking it?

Culture Creates Community

Explore videos about artists and arts organizations that maintain or adapt traditional art forms, and that build a sense of community through their art practices. Create your own classroom community through meaningful art experiences.

Marvelous Meringues

Change slimy egg whites to a fluffy foam to a crunchy solid!

Your Brain and Emotions

Learn about how our brain participates in our social-emotional selves and what students and teachers need to understand about emotions.

Creating Modern Dance

Using the videos from the Dance Arts Toolkit collection learn everything from the elements of dance to ensuring healthy dance practices.

Bath Fizzies

Splish splash, let’s do science in the bath! Make your own bath fizzies and have fun exploring chemical reactions while taking a relaxing soak!

What are the Odds? And What are the Chances?

These flexible interactives provide opportunities to practice identifying simple, compound, and/or dependent probabilities using answers in the form of fractions, percentages, and/or decimals.

Binary Bracelets

Using the binary code, you can show off your name on a really cool bracelet, keychain, or necklace.

Using Technology to Treat Social Anxiety

Learn about ways to treat social anxiety and the elements of cognitive behavioral therapy.

Bouncing Egg

Turn a regular egg into a bouncing egg.

Read to Lead

Try these digital learning games that promote literacy and leadership in an immersive virtual workplace.

Plaster Casting

Can you make a plaster cast like a crime scene investigator?

Caterpillar Senses

How do hungry caterpillars find food?

Amazing Animal Superpowers

Joe Hanson, host of It’s Okay to be Smart, explores animal superpowers, from radiation-resistant bacteria to geckos who climb glass using atomic adhesion to a shrimp that can shoot a bubble the temperature of the sun.

Bath Fizzies

Splish splash, let’s do science in the bath! Make your own bath fizzies and have fun exploring chemical reactions while taking a relaxing soak!

Illustration of Water Conductivity

Explore how water conducts electricity through a variety of experiments.

Color Mixing and Liquid in Space

Learning doesn’t stop when you reach outer space, learn about color mixing aboard the International Space Station.

Mars Egg Lander

How do you drop an egg without breaking it?

13-year-old’s Invention Helping the Blind to Read

Dive into a new invention allowing the blind to print Braille more easily than ever.

Binary Bracelets

Using the binary code, you can show off your name on a really cool bracelet, keychain, or necklace.

The Creative Corner

Explore new topics through the lens of the visual and performing arts, with step-by-step instructions for at-home activities.

Can you “water” plants with other liquids?

Water seeds with other liquids and see if they grow.

Nature: Earth Science

Explore glaciers, volcanoes, and more!

Sensorial Writing/Sense of Place

Students will explore vivid sensorial writing while considering how to write about smell, taste, or sound in a setting.

Marvelous Meringues

Change slimy egg whites to a fluffy foam to a crunchy solid!

Soil: Garden Activity Guide

How does soil texture and fertility contribute to the overall health and productivity of a garden? In this activity, help students explore the details of garden soil and learn about the different ingredients that help fertilize growing plants.

Can you “water” plants with other liquids?

Water seeds with other liquids and see if they grow.

Smooshy Slime

Make a squishy substance that is fun to stretch, shape, and smoosh.

Youth Mental Health

For Mental Health Awareness Month, explore resources that can help you meet the mental health needs of students at school and at home.

Make a Comet

Can you make a comet?

Is There Life in Space?

Discover how scientists find distant planets and moons and how they determine whether those astronomical bodies could be habitable.

Beneficial Bats

Learn how bats play a key role in Texas agriculture as predators of crop-destroying pests such as the corn earworm moth.

Owl Pellets

What’s in an owl pellet?

Bath Fizzies

Splish splash, let’s do science in the bath! Make your own bath fizzies and have fun exploring chemical reactions while taking a relaxing soak!

Poetry Everywhere

Explore the power of language, look at the world with a fresh sense of wonder, and build reading and writing skills.

Outdoor Art

Use this collection of resources to explore the elements of outdoor art, and maybe find some inspiration to create your own.

Can you water plants with other liquids?

What happens when you replace water with other types of liquids when watering plates? Test them out using this experiment!

Pull Back Cars

Can you transform a toy car into a pull back car?

Susan Levy on Advances in Autism Research

Listen as Susan Levy discusses advances in autism research.

Sweetness

Students will explore the nature of sweetness and create a scale to measure and compare the sweetness of several types of foods and drinks.

Solar Oven S’mores

Harness the sun’s energy to treat your tastebuds! Transform a pizza box into a solar oven to make a s’more.

Healthcare Crisis: Who’s at Risk?

In this lesson plan, students research the critical problem that approximately 1/3 of Americans are without adequate or any healthcare insurance.