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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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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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NASA's Night Sky Network

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

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Standards & Activities for The Mini Page

Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Pages content and offer activities that will help your students reach them.

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How well do you keep up with the world around you? Take this week’s quiz to test your knowledge of recent national and world events.

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We'd love your input! We Engage 4 Health develops stories to share health information with the community in an interesting and engaging way. Help us with this research project testing the power of these stories and various formats by taking this quick survey. We’ll send you an imprinted fabric face mask to help you keep yourself and others safe! Thank you!

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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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Thousands in Germany protest coronavirus restrictions

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

Archive of Geography quizzes


This week's word in the news: CAPSULE


DEFINITION:

A capsule is a structure that contains something else, such as medicine. A space capsule is a spacecraft that uses a blunt-body vehicle to reenter the Earth's atmosphere without wings.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
It’s taken six years to forge SpaceX and NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, and on Sunday at 2:48 p.m., a capsule containing astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley splashed down off the coast of Pensacola.
The Chicago Tribune -- 08/03/2020


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Appreciating the Newspaper

This PDF is a way for students to explore what the online version of the Bay Area News Group newspaper has to offer.


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Download a lesson based on political cartoons and print it out for use in your classroom. (PDF format)

This week's lesson: How safe is it to go back to school?

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There are more than 180 lessons archived for your use



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


Congress vows not to delay November’s election, a possibility suggested by President Trump

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive



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


102 Super Skills for eEditions

Ready-to-use, standards-based activities for building skills in technology, math, science, social studies and language arts.

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