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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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Help students better understand the science behind how vaccines are developed and work within the body with We Engage 4 Health’s comic-style story complete with hands on activities for all age levels

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World scrambles to cope with coronavirus variant first seen in Botswana

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

Archive of Geography quizzes


This week's word in the news: SMASH-AND-GRAB


DEFINITION:

A theft that involves smashing a barrier, usually a display window in a shop or a showcase, grabbing valuables, and then making a quick getaway, without concern for setting off alarms or creating noise.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
A security guard has died after he was shot while protecting a Bay Area television news crew covering a smash-and-grab theft, part of a rash of organized retail crime in the region.
The Los Angeles Times -- 11/29/2021


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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: What bridges should we rebuild?

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


Holiday tech gifts: Check out what's new, innovative and affordable

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NIE Institute's Additional Resources for Your Classroom

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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