Weekly Features (Updated every Monday)


Why video games are looking more like movies

Discussion prompts & video archive.


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


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:



Giant dust plume sweeps in from Sahara Desert

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

Archive of Geography quizzes

Balance or ‘truth:’ Newspaper reporting standards are reviewed in this summer of discontent

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive


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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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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Is tell-all author a hero or villain?

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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: CLARITY

DEFINITION:
The quality of being clear and easy to understand.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said he’s seen little clarity on basic questions: whether there would still be a police department and if so, whether Medaria Arradondo, the city’s first black chief, would continue to lead it.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune -- 06/29/2020