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Announcements for 23 April, 2017:

Yak’s Corner Favorite Book Character Contest

Thank you to all the teachers and students who entered the 2017 contest. The results are in!

Learn about the winners by clicking here.

Ford Freedom Award

The 2017 Ford Freedom Awards Program is open for orders! The FREE program -- “Talents That Unite: How African Americans bring diverse communities together across America” – includes a 16-page student supplement and 12-page online teacher guide. Students will explore the ways African-Americans have brought diverse communities together through their passions and talents.

Order copies for your classroom.
Learn more about the program and essay contest.

Weekly Lessons

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Is Trump keeping it all in the family?

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Tap the wealth of information in your newspaper as a teaching tool:


Reusable rockets save money and are likely to open a new era in space

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive



Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.


The National Wildlife Federation lesson plans are designed to introduce students to life science, ecology, wildlife biology, scientific identification and observation. All lesson plans are aligned to the National Science Education Standards and organized by grade level.

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Audio

Daily Science Webcasts


Daily Science Audio webcasts: An exclusive partnership with Pulse of the Planet, updated daily with two-minute sound portraits of Planet Earth. Tracking the rhythms of nature, culture and science worldwide, blending interviews with extraordinary natural sounds.

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Questions based on stories in your Detroit News to spark classroom discussions.

This week's quiz
Quiz Archive
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Montenegro accuses Russians in coup plot

Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.

Archive of Geography quizzes

NBC Learn, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, examines the vital connections between water, food and energy in the human water cycle.

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NASA's Space Place

A monthly column on the latest space discoveries and technologies for elementary students

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This week's word in the news: METHANE

DEFINITION:
A colorless odorless gas that occurs abundantly in nature. A hydrocarbon that burns readily in air, it is among the most potent of the greenhouse gasses.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
“Mining and burning more coal will mean more smog, more toxic mercury in the air, more needless methane emissions and more climate pollution,” EarthJustice attorney Ted Zukoski said.
The Denver Post -- 04/17/2017