This ten-part series explores the science of natural disasters to reveal the human and economic toll caused by catastrophic events. Learn about a variety of natural disasters, as well as the tools and resources that can reduce the loss of life, damage to infrastructure, and the environment.

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Complete Sixth Grade
Sustainability Curriculum

Publix Super Markets, Inc. has joined efforts with FPES (Florida Press Educational Services) to bring this program to sixth grade students. This FREE NIE Program will show your sixth grade students how to become responsible members of the planet, and to respect all of the resources that it has to offer.


Flip Chart for Interactive White Boards
Note: Only classrooms with white boards will be able to run this file.

Complete supplement as PDF

Teachers Guide

Lesson plans for use with the e-Edition on Interactive White Boards

Included are basic lessons for an Elementary, Middle and Secondary classroom that can be utilized to introduce Language Arts and Social Studies activities.

Middle School Social Studies Lesson Plan
Middle and High School Language Arts Lesson Plan
High School Social Studies Lesson Plan
Elementary Social Studies Lesson Plan
Elementary and Middle School Language Arts Lesson Plan

USA Weekend Teacher Guides

New Teacher's Guides are available every Monday, complete with monthly themes highlighted in a weekly lesson and a monthly activity sheet.

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Daily Science Webcasts

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Thanksgiving Day Parade - Inflation Day
For many New Yorkers, watching the giant parade balloons being filled on the day before Thanksgiving, has become part of their holiday celebration.
-- Nov 25, 2015

Diatoms Nanotechnology - Transformation
An innovative way is being developed to create nanomaterials - tiny bits of matter - using microscopic organisms called diatoms.
-- Nov 24, 2015

Diatoms Nanotechnology - Shell Game
Diatoms are among the world's oldest and most ubiquitous creatures, and they may soon be an important part of one of the newest branches of science and technology.
-- Nov 23, 2015

Dead Zone - From a Distance
Farming practices in the mid-west have an impact on the environmental conditions in the Gulf of Mexico.
-- Nov 20, 2015

Dead Zone - Solutions
Off the coast of Louisiana there's a region of ocean the size of the state of New Jersey that's virtually devoid of life.
-- Nov 19, 2015