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Middle School Natural Selection: Lesson Plans

Lesson plans to teach Natural Selection.
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Middle School Earth Space Science: Energy Resources Lesson Plans

A lesson set covering energy, renewable and nonrenewable energy sources.
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Middle School Forces: Scrambler Car

Lesson plans to teach Newton's laws using the Scrambler Car.
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8th Grade Chemistry

Lesson plans on chemical reactions.
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NASA’s BEST Students: Grades 6-8

Grade 6-8 learners will be guided through a series of challenges that follow the engineering design cycle.
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6-8, 9-12

Insights Into Algebra 1: Teaching for Learning

This video workshop for middle and high school teachers presents strategies for improving how typical Algebra 1 topics are taught.
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Write in the Middle: A Workshop for Middle School Teachers

Learn effective practices and strategies to help students become confident and proficient writers.
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Making Meaning in Literature: A Workshop for Teachers, Grades 6-8

Learn techniques for helping students become engaged and enthusiastic readers in this video workshop for middle school teachers.
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Making Meaning in Literature: A Video Library, Grades 6-8

This video library for grade 6-8 language arts teachers shows teaching practices that support student interaction with literature.
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6-8, 9-12

Amusement Park Physics Interactive

How do physics laws affect amusement park ride design? You'll have a chance to find out by designing your own roller coaster.
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6-8, 9-12

In Search of the Novel

Find strategies for introducing and teaching ten commonly taught novels - from Frankenstein to Harry Potter.
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6-8, 9-12

Conversations in Literature

Learn about "envisionment building" as a tool for literary interpretation with a community of expert readers.
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3-5, 6-8

U.S. History Map Interactive

With a map as your guide, trace the growth and settlement of the United States.
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6-8, 9-12

Rock Cycle Interactive

Learn how to distinguish between types of rocks and discover how rocks change over time.
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6-8

Geometry 3-D Shapes Interactive

Learn about three-dimensional shapes, how to calculate their surface area and volume as well as their mathematical properties.
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6-8, 9-12

Dynamic Earth Interactive

Delve into the structure of the Earth to learn what causes earthquakes, volcanoes, and more.
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K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Spelling Bee Interactive

Listen to three stories, one at a time, and then spell words from each story.
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6-8, 9-12

A Private Universe

Discover why even Ivy League graduates don't really grasp basic science concepts in this video documentary for grade 5-12 educators.
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K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Minds of our Own

Learn about misconceptions about how children learn and how they affect teaching practices in this video for K-12 educators and parents.
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K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, College/Adult

Neuroscience & the Classroom: Making Connections

This video course for K-12 educators acquaints teachers with current neuroscience research that they can apply in their own classrooms.
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6-8, 9-12, College/Adult

Essential Lens: Analyzing Photographs Across the Curriculum

A multidisciplinary resource for middle and high school teachers to use photographs and photographic ephemera to convey content and teach visual analysis skills.
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6-8, 9-12, College/Adult

Ethics in America II

Eminent leaders explore hypothetical ethical dilemmas in this video series for college and high school classrooms and adult leaders.
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K-2, 3-5, 6-8

Essential Science for Teachers: Physical Science

Review the physical science concepts needed to teach today's standards-based curricula in this video course for elementary school teachers.
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K-2, 3-5, 6-8

Essential Science for Teachers: Life Science

Elementary school teachers can use this life science video course to review concepts needed to teach today's standard-based curricula.
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K-2, 3-5, 6-8

Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science

This video course for elementary school teachers covers Earth and space science concepts needed to teach today's standards-based curricula.
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K-2, 3-5, 6-8

Learning Math: Patterns, Functions, and Algebra

Explore the big ideas in algebra - patterns, functions, and linearity - in this video- and Web-based course for K-8 teachers.
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K-2, 3-5, 6-8

Learning Math: Number and Operations

This video- and web-based course for K-8 teachers examines three main categories in the Number and Operations strand of the math standards.
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K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Social Studies in Action: A Teaching Practices Library, K-12

This video library for K-12 teachers shows a variety of effective social studies lessons and techniques for use with students at all levels.
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K-2, 3-5, 6-8

Learning Math: Measurement

Examine some of the major ideas in measurement and their practical applications in this video- and web-based course for K-8 teachers.
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K-2, 3-5, 6-8

Learning Math: Geometry

Discover how geometric reasoning can be used as a method of problem solving in this video- and Web-based course for K-8 teachers.
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K-2, 3-5, 6-8

Learning Math: Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability

Practical examples highlight the basic concepts of data analysis and statistics in this video- and web-based course for K-8 math teachers.
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K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Teaching Foreign Languages K-12: Workshop

This video workshop introduces middle school teachers to diverse American writers and presents dynamic instructional strategies.
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K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Teaching Foreign Languages K-12: A Library of Classroom Practices

This video library illustrates effective instruction and assessment strategies for the teaching of foreign languages in grades K-12.
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Teaching Multicultural Literature: A Workshop for the Middle Grades

This video workshop introduces middle school teachers to diverse American writers and presents dynamic instructional strategies.
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K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

The Learning Classroom: Theory Into Practice

Explore learning theories and how these ideas apply to classroom practice in this video course for K-12 teachers.
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Connecting With the Arts: A Workshop for Middle Grades Teachers

Middle school teachers discover how to integrate the arts - dance and music - with core academic subjects in this video workshop.
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Connecting with the Arts: A Teaching Practices Library, 6-8

This video library features a variety of approaches to integrating the arts in middle school classrooms nationwide.
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6-8, 9-12, College/Adult

Reading & Writing in the Disciplines

Learn research, practice, and tools for integrating discipline literacy into mathematics, science, English, and history/social studies content based lessons.
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K-2, 3-5, 6-8

Brick Playbook: Parent Edition

These projects use bricks to inspire critical and creative thinking.
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