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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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Tired health workers brace for holiday spike

Discussion prompts & video archive.


New materials on vaccines and immunizations will be coming soon but first We Engage 4 Health is asking we help them by taking part in phase 2 of their "Power of Stories" research project to help them bring the most effective informational format to the classroom.

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



Ireland responds quickly to save a beloved zoo

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

Archive of Geography quizzes


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


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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Why is covid-19 exploding again?

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New era: Private U.S. rocket and capsule propel 4 astronauts to space station

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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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This week's word in the news: POLARIZED

DEFINITION:
Marked by a sharp division, as of a population or group, into opposing factions.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Well, maybe not quite that many, but the numbers have been trending upward in recent years as legislators and large blocs of voters are struggling to find their place in an increasingly polarized political environment.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune -- 11/23/2020