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The Coronavirus Learning Companion features comic-basis stories and hands-on-activities for all age levels to help better understand the purpose and science behind COVID-19 public health recommendations.

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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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Pandemic strands Pacific islanders 2,600 miles away from home

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Trump and Biden meet Tuesday night in first of three presidential campaign debates

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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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Smelly gas a sign of life on Venus?

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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: EMERGE

DEFINITION:
To come forth into view or notice, as from concealment or obscurity. To become known.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Defense lawyers in Wisconsin have said the success or failure of a courtroom self-defense claim could hinge on questions about the teen’s actions before he fired and details that have yet to emerge.
The Chicago Tribune -- 09/28/2020