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Take a behind the scenes view as athletes prepare for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic & Paralympic as this 10-part series explores key areas in STEM.

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NASA's Night Sky Network

A monthly column on the latest space discoveries and technologies for elementary students (Updated Monthly)

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Part of rancher John R. Erickson's Hank the Cowdog book series, this 12-week, chapter story follows Hank as he nudges bachelor cowboy Slim into asking Miss Viola to the dance––or maybe he'll just take Viola himself!

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



U.S. charges Venezuela’s president with drug trafficking

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

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Signs of hope and healing emerge amid grim health news across America

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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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Should people die for the economy?

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


Kid Scoop is a multi-media education program that brings interactive educational pages, games, comprehension, vocabulary, family involvement activities and more!

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This week's word in the news: ESSENTIAL

DEFINITION:
Necessary. Very important; of high importance.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
What exactly is an “essential” store that can stay open over the next two weeks during Minnesota’s stay-at-home order?
The Minneapolis Star Tribune -- 03/30/2020