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STEM career path

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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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Preschool–grade 3

Here Comes the Garbage Barge

Before everyone recycled, there was a town that had 3,168 tons of garbage and nowhere to put it. What did they do? Enter the garbage barge!

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grades 1–5

Create an Award for Yourself

What's something special about you? What makes you great? It could be anything! Design an award for that thing, and write up the recognition letter.

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Top Secret Learning

Think about something that you know has tons of learning value but may not typically be considered educational. Share your experiences with a family member or teacher.
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grades 2–6

Toy Boat Design Challenge

Design and build your own toy boat using recyclable materials from around your home. Then think of other DIY vehicles you could make!

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Sensical on phone, laptop or tablet

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Preschool–grade 5

Safe Streaming Service for Kids

Sensical is a new, free streaming service for kids age 2–10. Families will find thousands of entertaining and educational videos featuring characters and creators that children love!

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The History Makers: Anniversary 2020. 20 Days, 20 Nights Virtual Celebration & Convening 12.1-12.20 2020

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grades 3–12

African American Oral Histories

Get lost in this gold mine of in-depth and highly accessible video interviews and biographies of notable African American people.

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Interactive

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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grades 5–7

Sixth Grade Reading and Vocabulary

Choose your own pathway for this reading course. You can learn by topic or select an area of focus: reading literature, informational texts, or vocabulary.

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grades 1–5

Little Lunch

Take a trip Down Under to visit some kids during their morning recess in this mockumentary-style comedy for kids.

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Scavenger Hunt

Write five creative clues that will lead someone to a treasure. Do it outside if you can!
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sharks the real story

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grades 3–5

Sharks: The Real Story

When you think about sharks, are you scared or excited? Learn about different kinds of sharks and what makes them unique.

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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 5–6

Should Cars Be Banned in Cities?

Read kids' arguments for and against banning cars in cities. Then, using the same format, write your own opinion essay on this topic.

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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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Preschool–grade 3

I Want My Hat Back

Watch the short film (available free on Kanopy) based on the Jon Klassen book about a bear trying to find out who stole his hat.

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grades 3–6

Your Hero Writes You a Response Letter

Imagine your hero responded to a letter you wrote them. What might they say?

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Flower Safari

Walk around your neighborhood and see how many different types of flowers you can find. Draw them or take a picture of each and try to identify them when you get home.
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The History Makers: Anniversary 2020. 20 Days, 20 Nights Virtual Celebration & Convening 12.1-12.20 2020

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grades 3–12

African American Oral Histories

Get lost in this gold mine of in-depth and highly accessible video interviews and biographies of notable African American people.

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Sensical on phone, laptop or tablet

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Preschool–grade 5

Safe Streaming Service for Kids

Sensical is a new, free streaming service for kids age 2–10. Families will find thousands of entertaining and educational videos featuring characters and creators that children love!

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grades 5–7

Presenting Yourself Online

Being yourself on social media is complicated. Explore the benefits and drawbacks of experimenting with your identity, and how you present yourself, in digital spaces.

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pancakes and fractions

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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grades 3–12

Creative Quick-Writes

Choose (at random) one of the prompts and spend some time writing. If it goes well, carve out some time each day to do more.

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Preschool–grade 12

Focus on Your Relationship

Connecting with your kid is more important than any assignment. Make time for it, and learning will be easier.

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Create Your Own Country, City, or Neighborhood

On a large piece of cardboard, draw the landmasses, roads, skyscrapers, and more to make up your imaginary place. Add toys or household items to make it 3D!
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grades K–5

Hand-Washing Review

Reinforce what most kids probably already know at this point—the utmost importance of hand-washing—with this fun hip-hop video.

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The History Makers: Anniversary 2020. 20 Days, 20 Nights Virtual Celebration & Convening 12.1-12.20 2020

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grades 3–12

African American Oral Histories

Get lost in this gold mine of in-depth and highly accessible video interviews and biographies of notable African American people.

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Preschool–grade 3

It's Never Too Early to Talk About Justice

Listen to this story about racial inequities told in a way that's easy to understand and encourages action.

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grades 3–5

Multiplication Mastermind

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

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Preschool–grade 3

Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch

Join actor Héctor Elizondo as he reads this heartwarming tale of acceptance, love, friendship, and community.

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grades K–5

Playing Card Math Games

Learn these math games that only require a deck of cards. Play with a brother, sister, or family member to test your skills.

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Think Like a Computer

Create a set of picture cards that show every step of a task, similar to how a computer works. For example, what steps do you take to brush your teeth?
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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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Sensical on phone, laptop or tablet

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Preschool–grade 5

Safe Streaming Service for Kids

Sensical is a new, free streaming service for kids age 2–10. Families will find thousands of entertaining and educational videos featuring characters and creators that children love!

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balancing life and technology

Video

grades 4–6

My Media Balance

How are some media choices more or less healthy than others? What does media balance look like for you? Learn more in this video.

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cartoon rainclouds

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grades 3–5

Perfect Precipitation

Rearrange the numbers to give your plants the amount of water they need in this game. Learn place value while watching your plants grow!

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grades 3–4

Cool Inventions

Read about some of the coolest inventions from 2019, then write a few sentences about the best ones or an original idea for an invention.

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grades K–5

Design a Treasure Hunt

Write five creative clues that will lead someone to a treasure. Do it outside if you can!

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Secret Messages in Invisible Ink

Find two pieces of paper and put one over the other. Now write something with a pencil, applying as much pressure as possible. The bottom sheet now has the secret message. Shade it gently to read it!
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grades 3–5

Water Cycle in a Jar

Create and witness the water cycle in a personally designed glass jar.

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sharks the real story

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grades 3–5

Sharks: The Real Story

When you think about sharks, are you scared or excited? Learn about different kinds of sharks and what makes them unique.

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keeping a safe distance

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grades K–5

Practice Social Distancing

Use this AR app to get a true sense of what it means to practice social distancing, making an abstract idea more concrete.

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math in various languages

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grades 3–12

Math in Three Languages

Choose a language -- English, Spanish, or Portuguese -- then click on a math concept to get some information. Explore other topics, too!

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Interactive

grades K–3

Build Language Skills

Choose a game and a word list that's the right level, and work on vocabulary, spelling, grammar, and writing.

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GEORGE in colorful letters

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grades 5–12

George

Listen to this tender tale about a transgender girl in the fourth grade. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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Guess the Animal

How does a penguin walk? A giraffe stand? A puppy behave? Choose an animal to mimic and walk around the room until the answer is guessed.
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Sensical on phone, laptop or tablet

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Preschool–grade 5

Safe Streaming Service for Kids

Sensical is a new, free streaming service for kids age 2–10. Families will find thousands of entertaining and educational videos featuring characters and creators that children love!

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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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grades 1–5

Make a Coin Disappear

Learn to make, and perform, an easy coin-disappearing trick. Afterward, see if you can create a different trick with stuff around your house!