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grades 4–5

Modeling Multiplication

Watch this video that shows off a visual process for approaching multiplication problems. Use that process on other multiplication problems, including pictures!

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Lesson

grades 3–6

Storytelling with Words and Pictures

Learn all about the elements of storytelling, then write your own story with a clear setting, conflict, and resolution.

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Activity

grades 3–6

Write a Letter to a Loved One in the Past

Think of an adult who's special to you. Write a letter to a teenage version of them.

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Interactive

grades 1–5

Take Art to the Streets

Spray, stamp, and paint up a wall to make some street art you'd love to see on the side of a local building.

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Video

grades K–5

Decomposer

Watch this video to learn about the role of decomposers (worms!!!) in the living world.

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Video

grades K–8

Learn From Extraordinary Explorers

Tune in to one of the daily broadcasts featuring fascinating scientists, explorers, and researchers. Use the associated family guide for activity ideas and discussion questions.

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Lesson

grades K–5

Visual Math Problems

Work through these daily math challenges, each featuring a picture and a prompt. Write down your answer and discuss with a teacher or caregiver.

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Article/Ebook

grades 3–5

Curious About Cryptozoology?

Learn about all kinds of creatures as you explore this list of mysterious beasts.

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Video

grades 2–5

Nocturna

Immerse yourself in this strange, dreamy, animated world where young Tim must save the disappearing stars. Free on Kanopy with a library card.

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Video

grades 3–5

Museum of the American Revolution Tour

Explore Beyond the Battlefield and take notes on what you see and learn along the way.

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Activity

grades 2–4

Bye, Bye, Bye

Get in your time machine and press "2000," then prepare to relive your youth and dance your heart out to this stellar NSYNC song!

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grades K–5

Miniature Stage Play

Learn how to make a tiny theater you can use to stage miniature plays.

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Website/App

grades 3–12

Discover a STEM Career Path

Browse this site's videos featuring inspiring women discussing their work. Which careers seem most interesting to you? How might you pursue them?

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Article/Ebook

grades 3–4

The Homework Gap

Read this article to learn about the homework gap. Make your own Wi-Fi map using Google Maps and online info about free hot spots near you.

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Video

grades 3–8

George Washington Carver's Innovations

Learn about Carver's life, challenges he faced, and his accomplishments as an inventor and innovator. Then, consider how his ideas changed life for us all today.

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Audio

grades 3–12

Rad American Women A-Z

Learn about these amazing women who defied expectations across the centuries. Great for the whole family.

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Activity

grades 3–6

Earthquake-Proof Construction

Construct a model building that can withstand an earthquake, and build your own shake table! Then, consider how buildings in your town are constructed.

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Activity

grades K–6

Make Two Cool Collages

Grab some art supplies, then follow along with this video that'll help you create two types of collages.

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grades 4–6

Coordinate Creatures

Plot points on a grid and see what creature they create. What's that in the cave? Change the x- and y-coordinates to find out!

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Audio

grades 4–6

The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel

Listen to this award-winning podcast performed by kids and see if you can solve the mystery.

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Activity

grades 5–12

Go Viral with Gratitude

Use your favorite video-creation tool to make a video thanking someone who's made a difference in your life: a teacher, a parent, or another mentor.

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grades K–5

Food Prep

Make a snack or meal to share. Beginner chefs may want to make sandwiches or prepare a snack plate or fruit salad. Ready for a challenge? Make a family favorite for dinner, or try something new.

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Article/Ebook

grades 3–5

Shimon the Robot Writes and Sings Songs

Read the article and check out the Did you Know section. What would your song be?

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Preschool–grade 3

Stretch and Spell

Spell the word "coconut" with your body for a fun, quick stretch. What other words can you spell with your arms and legs?

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Worksheet

grades 2–4

Fraction Strips

Print out these fraction strips and cut them up. Then experiment with them in different combinations to see which fractions make up a whole.

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Lesson

grades 5–8

Literary Analysis: The Diary of Anne Frank

Examine what Anne Frank’s writing reveals about how living in hiding changed her over time.

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Article/Ebook

grades 3–5

The Power of a Letter

Read about a teacher who wrote encouraging letters to students. Then take the quiz, review the power words, and write about why the letters meant so much.

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grades 1–8

P.E. Class at Home

Pretend you're in P.E. and follow along with the "world's P.E. teacher," Joe Wicks, as he leads a daily 30-minute at-home workout.

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Lesson

grades 3–5

Mosquito Madness

Design solutions to save a town from an invasion of mosquitos. What could have brought them there? Use the problem solver's sheet to find out!

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grades 5–7

Teen Voices: Dealing with Digital Drama

Does being behind a screen make people say or do things they don't really mean? Hear real teens give their honest thoughts on this topic.

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Interactive

grades 3–5

Flapjack Fractions

Play this fun online game where you try to flip the correct number of pancakes shown on the fraction.

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Worksheet

Preschool–grade 4

My Summer Checklist

What new things do you want to try this summer? Use this sheet to track your summer fun!

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Worksheet

grades 3–8

What Can I Say Instead?

Complete this worksheet to rethink and reframe the things you say when struggling. Do you think changing the way you speak shapes your thinking?

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Summer Activity Book

Worksheet

Preschool–grade 4

Summer Activity Book

Inspire learning all summer long! Print out this book of activities that kids can do with an adult or on their own.

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Interactive

grades K–8

Dinosaur Tour

Gawk in awe at the Smithsonian's stunning collection of dinosaur skeletons. But that's not it: there's tons more from our Earth's eventful past.

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grades K–5

So Fresh and So Clean

Say hello to good hygiene with this video that explains how getting clean isn't just about looking good but feeling well.

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Lesson

grades 3–5

Multiplication Mastermind

Practice multiplication skills, and check your knowledge with a post-lesson quiz.

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Video

grades 3–8

Hip-Hop Fundamentals

For aspiring rappers: Learn about the three essential qualities of the art form of hip-hop.

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grades 5–12

Living on One Dollar

Watch this earnest, eye-opening documentary about rural poverty in Guatemala.

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Activity

grades 1–5

Hula Hoop Observation

Be a backyard scientist. Use a hula hoop to isolate an area to observe. And if you don't have a hoop, make one!

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grades 1–12

Yoga for the Body

Shape your body and mind with this accessible and welcoming 10-minute yoga routine.

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grades 3–12

Add Some Style to Your Singing

Find out how singers use "runs" and "ornaments," then try some out. Afterward, see if you can identify these techniques in your favorite songs.