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grades 6–12

Social-Distance Dilemma

Figure out how to hold a socially distanced patio party using math. Go back to the site to see whether you found the right answer.

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Article/Ebook

grades 5–6

History of Pandemics

Place the coronavirus pandemic in context by reading about previous pandemics that sickened people around the globe.

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Article/Ebook

grades 3–12

Appreciating the Small Things

Thinking about your mother or another caregiver, identify some of the everyday ways that person shows you love. Show your appreciation with a note or hug.

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Activity

grades 6–12

Fun Fall Note Cards

Go through this multistep process to create a fun—but sophisticated—piece of fall-inspired art that you can keep or share as a note card.

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Activity

grades 6–8

Is it Magic or Physics?

Make a whirligig! Create this fast, age-old toy with paper and string and see physics at work with a centrifuge that can separate components by density.

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grades K–6

The History of Hula

Learn about hula, a native Hawaiian dance. In this video from the National Geographic Channel, dancers and historians explain the origins and development of hula.

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Video

grades 6–12

Why You Can't Divide By Zero

Learn how the simple combination of an everyday number and a basic operation can result in a mind-bending problem.

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Lesson

grades 6–12

Grammar Groundwork

Ever wonder if your modifier is dangling? And how semicolons work? From parts of speech to proper punctuation, get all your grammar answers here.

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Video

grades 6–8

Practice Self-Care and Compassion

Help kids decrease stress and boost happiness, especially during these trying times. Use this video to introduce the concept of self-compassion.

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grades 3–8

Launch into Space

Visit Mars and see photos from NASA's Curiosity Rover.

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grades 8–12

Push-up Playlist

Take 15 minutes to try out different types of push-ups in this article. Focus less on how many push-ups you do and more on trying out all styles.

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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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Article/Ebook

grades 5–10

Goats That Climb

Find out how and why goats climb, and then choose one or more of the math questions to try. Check out the extra resources, too.

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Video

grades 4–8

The Best Figure of Speech Ever

Find out how speakers, writers, marketers, and everyone else use hyperbole to exaggerate for effect and to build intensity and urgency.

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grades 6–8

Responding to Coronavirus Racism

Explore tips on speaking out against racism and hate speech, whether it's related to the coronavirus or anything else.

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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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grades 6–12

What's Inside a Nuclear Reactor?

Take a virtual trip inside a nuclear research facility to see how nuclear energy works and explore possible career opportunities. Extend your learning with project starters.

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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.

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Article/Ebook

grades 5–10

Reindeer Racing!

Read about the Sami people and how reindeer factor into their lives. Then choose some of the math problems, extensions, or worksheets to try.

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Article/Ebook

grades 5–6

8 Questions for Jerry Craft

Read about how graphic novelist Jerry Craft discovered comics and why he wrote his Newbery Award-winning book New Kid.

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Video

grades 4–12

Kindness Is Contagious

Enjoy this warm-hearted documentary (available free on Tubi) about people being nice to each other. Just what we need right now.

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grades 3–8

Community Farms

Find inspiration in Melvin Parson's community-based farming project, which he sees as a path to healthier communities and better futures, especially for the formerly incarcerated.

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grades 6–9

Mapping Magellan

Follow Ferdinand Magellan's first-ever route around the world. What were you surprised to learn about the voyage?

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Interactive

grades 6–9

History of Women Olympic Athletes

Learn about women athletes from past Olympics in this online exhibit. Then, research women who are currently training to compete in the upcoming (if delayed) Olympic Games.

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Worksheet

grades 4–6

What's the Missing Number?

Look at the numbers, figure out the pattern, and then use that pattern to find the missing number. Check your work with the answer key.

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Audio

grades 7–12

The Bone Witch

Listen to this dark, lyrical fantasy story about raising the dead. It's the first of a trilogy that parents and teens might enjoy together.

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Website/App

grades 8–12

Share Your Knowledge

Think of something you know and read a lot about. Use Hypothes.is' annotation tool to add your insight to something you've read.

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grades 6–10

Fortnite Funky

Get in the game with this Fortnite dance! Learn the moves step by step and then put it all together so you can "Last Forever."

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Website/App

grades 7–12

Stars in Your Backyard

Become a citizen scientist from your bedroom window by measuring the light pollution in your area. Record your observations with your device and share.

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grades 4–6

What's Cyberbullying?

What counts as cyberbullying? Learn what it is, and what it isn't, and give kids important tools they'll need to combat the problem.

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Article/Ebook

grades 5–10

Brew Up Some Math

Travel to Argentina to learn about the the cultural importance of yerba mate then do the math problems about this brewed beverage.

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Article/Ebook

grades 3–8

Get Inspiration from a Kid's Poem

Check out this poem about an endangered species written by a middle schooler. Then, write a paragraph responding to it, or write your own poem.

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grades 6–12

Keep Calm and Carry On

Learn and practice the three techniques in this video to calm yourself and de-stress.

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grades K–6

Create a Cutout Figure

Create along with this video that'll show you how to create a cutout, draw, and color a portrait of someone you know.

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grades 3–8

The Secret Life of Corals

Explore the breathtaking coastlines and coral reefs of the Dominican Republic with scientist Joe Pollock.

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grades 6–12

How to Tie a Tie

Ditch the clip-on and learn one way to easily tie a tie, and class up your wardrobe for graduation, job interviews, weddings, and beyond.

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grades 7–9

Transform Words into Numbers

Find out how to take a math problem that's in words and transform it into numbers called an expression.

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grades 4–6

Scary Camp Tale

Listen to R.L. Stine's Camp Red Moon for a little fright in your night. Free on Audible.

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grades 6–12

Who's Your Miss Devine?

Watch this video and write down interesting details about Miss Devine. Write a description of an important person in your life in a similar style.

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Website/App

grades 3–12

Environment Channel

Take a deeper look at the natural systems that sustain life on earth and find new ways to participate as good players in the system.

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grades 6–12

What Makes Muscles Grow?

With over 600 muscles in our bodies, we must learn how to give them attention and stay active to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

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grades 6–12

Your Dream Vacation

Where would you go? Why? Research the details of a city or town and then create a travel brochure!

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