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This week's lesson: Is infecting the herd the answer?

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


Trick-or-treat alternatives: Enjoy Halloween this week without spooky health risks

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

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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Pope endorses same-sex civil unions

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Dozens die in police brutality protests in Nigeria

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

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This week's word in the news: EQUITABLE

DEFINITION:
Characterized by fairness; just and right; impartial; unbiased.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The plan “is designed to provide an equitable distribution across the state with priority access going to our most vulnerable populations, front-line health care workers and first responders who directly interact with and treat COVID patients, as well as staff and residents in long-term care facilities," Pritzker said during his daily coronavirus news briefing.
The Chicago Tribune -- 10/26/2020



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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