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Schools Prepare Students for Emergencies

Discussion prompts & video archive.

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

Online Extras (Updated every Monday)

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

Burundi descending into anarchy

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

Be a Butterfly Hero
Help Save the Monarch Butterfly

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Classroom Caption Contest!
Win a book by creating a caption for this week's lesson

This week's lesson:

Who pays for corporate mistakes?

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Archive of past lessons
Teacher comments

Injury risks and slipping interest reshape high school football’s status in some districts

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive


Daily Science Webcasts

Alarm Calls - Early Warning System

Birds "mobbing calls" make it easy for all the animals in a locale to know exactly when a predator is nearby.
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-- Oct 9, 2015

This week's word in the news: RATCHET

To move by degrees (often followed by up or down).

EPA leaders' long-delayed decision ratcheting the current 75 parts per billion ozone limit to 70 ppb foists even heavier challenges on high-growth metro Denver and other cities exceeding the standards.
The Denver Post -- 10/05/2015