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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Daily Science Webcasts
Red Cockaded Woodpeckers - A Sticky Business
A woodpecker has devised a clever strategy to protect its nests from snakes.
-- Feb 26, 2015
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Science of Golf
This new 10-part series continues to explore the physics and math behind the game of golf. Provided by NBC Learn, in partnership with the United States Golf Association and Chevron, students will learn about calculating golfers’ handicaps and golf scoring, the evolution of the golf club and ball, as well as how factors like friction, volume and energy all affect how a golf ball travels.
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►Turkey's tomb raid succeeds
Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.
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This week's word in the news: MIRED
Stuck or entangled in a difficult condition or situation, especially for a long period of time.
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The number of Michigan children mired in poverty increased 35 percent over six years, to nearly 25 percent.
►The Detroit News -- 02/23/2015
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USA Weekend Teachers Guides
The USA WEEKEND in Education team has strategically designed a new program of free educational materials geared towards middle-school and high-school students. Our new program integrates Common Core State Standards and provides adaptable lessons for teachers to use in their classrooms over a few days or several weeks. All lessons direct students into your newspaper, not our magazine.
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