Thinking about how you think can become confusing, making the brain one of the most complicated organs to study. NBC Learn’s eight-part video series on the brain is divided into easily-understood concepts, which together create a broader view of how versatile and mysterious the human brain can be.

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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.

Downloads:

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.

Click here to download guides from USA Weekend

Daily Science Webcasts

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Poison Ivy - Birds
Researchers trying to grow Poison Ivy in a lab discovered that mysteriously all their seedlings would be destroyed by a fungus.
-- Sep 3, 2015

Poison Ivy - Fungus
You might think researchers studying poison ivy would have an easy time growing it. Not quite!
-- Sep 2, 2015

Urban Ants
Ants clean up about a ton of food every year on the New York's upper west side alone!
-- Sep 1, 2015

Urban Ecology
We've heard the story of the city mouse and the country mouse. What about the city and country ants?
-- Aug 31, 2015

Natchez Pow-Wow
At the annual Natchez Pow-Wow, Native Americans are dancing in the footsteps of their ancestors.
-- Aug 28, 2015