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Monthly 9-12

CTC: Student Inventor

Posted on May 10, 2022

CTC: Eighteen-year-old inventor Ryan Patterson is truly a young scientist. He designed a sign language translator glove that works by sensing the hand movements of the American Sign Language and sending the data to a device that displays the words on-screen. The glove allows a deaf person to communicate easily with anyone. Ryan’s invention won […] Continue »

 

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Monthly 9-12

Science: The Importance Of Biodiversity

Posted on May 10, 2022

Ecological and habitat diversity is critical to the survival of humans. In this curated collection, learn how different species evolve to changing conditions and how humans impact endangered species. Use these resources in your science classroom to help students think critically about how to change the human behaviors that threaten plant and animal species. Continue »

 

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Monthly 6-8

Science: How Disruptions Affect Animal Populations

Posted on May 10, 2022

Students explore the effects that ecosystem disruptions can have on animal populations. In this interactive lesson, students learn about the disruptions that have driven three species—the Madagascar fish eagle, the Iberian lynx, and the rowi kiwi—to the brink of extinction. They also discover the impacts that a shift in the population of one animal can […] Continue »

 

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Monthly 6-8

Social Studies: Asian Americans

Posted on May 10, 2022

Told through intimate and personal lives, Asian American will cast a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played in shaping the nation’s story. With over thirty lesson plans based on the series you’ll find this collection to include the stories behind the Chinese Exclusion Act, the incarceration of […] Continue »

 

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Monthly 3-5

Science: Exploring Endangered Species

Posted on May 10, 2022

In this lesson, students learn about ecosystems, food webs, and human impact on ecosystems as they develop a plan to protect an endangered species that lives in their state. Continue »

 

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Monthly 1-2

Science: Endangered Eastern Black Rhino

Posted on May 10, 2022

Learn all about the endangered eastern black rhinos why they have the characteristics that they have. This fun, informative video will encourage young explorers to investigate the world and discover the many wonderful ways we can interact with animals and their habitats. Continue »

 

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Monthly Pre-K

Social Studies: Meet The Species!

Posted on May 10, 2022

In this Dinosaur Train clip, the Pteranodon kids and their friends, the “junior conductors,” travel to the Cretaceous, Jurassic, and Triassic Periods in one day. Continue »

 

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Monthly Pre-K

Science: Paws For A Minute

Posted on May 10, 2022

This collection of one-minute videos features a range of animals housed at the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island. Each video profiles a specific animal, and demonstrates a number of physical and adaptive features and behaviors. Continue »

 

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Monthly 9-12

Math: Describing Nature With Math

Posted on May 10, 2022

NOVA Online’s Peter Tyson writes, “If you’re like me, you understand readily how one can describe nature’s wonders using poetry or music, painting or photography. Wordsworth’s “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” and Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” richly depict their natural subjects, as do Monet’s water lilies and Ansel Adams’ photos of Yosemite. But mathematics? How […] Continue »