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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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grades 3–5

Sonia Sotomayor

Read about this sitting Supreme Court Justice's early life and journey to the highest court in the land.

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grades 5–6

In It Together

Read about efforts in four countries to keep people healthy during the pandemic. What can you do to help lift people's spirits?

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The Cool Bean

Listen to this sweet, whimsical tale that encourages empathy and kindness. Free on Hoopla with a library card.
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Lesson

Preschool–grade 12

Hour of Code

Try these engaging, one-hour introductory computer science tutorials, appropriate for all ages. There are hundreds of activities and tutorials in over 45 languages.

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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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Video

grades 3–8

Forgotten Elephants of Deep Time

Learn how factors like body size, tooth shape, and habitat each played a role in the evolution of the elephant.

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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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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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Worksheet

grades K–5

You Can Do This

Fill out this worksheet to think through how to get from "I can't" to "I can try."

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Electric Energy Experiment

Conduct electricity in this hands-on experiment. Grab a few household items and see how you can make cereal, dried spices, or Styrofoam dance!
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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!

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Website/App

grades K–3

Cooking Adventures

Join Issa and her mom, chef Aliya LeeKong, as you learn about cooking, nutrition, and culture. Downloadable activity sheets are included.

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grades 3–8

Coastal Peru

Journey to the Humboldt Current ecosystem off Peru's coast. Find out how the current pushes nutrients from the deep ocean to the surface.

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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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Article/Ebook

grades 3–8

Slay the Jabberwock!

Read this poem full of nonsense words aloud, and then figure out which part of speech each one is. Based on context clues, what might they mean?

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Activity

grades 3–5

Bring it Down

Learn how to gain control of your stressful energy with this calming mindfulness exercise.

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G-H-O-S-T

Play this classic word game where the goal is to not finish a word. Click for more detailed instructions.
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Video

grades K–8

Draw with Drew (and Rosie)

Draw along with Drew and his special guest, fourth grader Rosie. Their helpful tips and silly banter are sure to get your creative juices flowing.

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grades 3–8

The Allegheny Steam Locomotive

Learn about the innovative design and engineering work that went into the creation of the historic Allegheny steam locomotive—the last of its kind.

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grades 3–8

Social Math Battle

Use your math skills to battle your friends (or the computer) in this virtual card game. Choose your level, and defeat your opponent!

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Article/Ebook

grades 3–8

Which Season Do You Like Best?

Read the poem and think about the feelings and images the list creates. Then, write a poem or list about your favorite season.

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grades 3–5

Take on the Day

Start the day by harnessing energy and focus with this energizing breathing video!

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Magnetic Field Detector

Design and build your own magnetic field detector! Using household items, think about how you'll find the invisible force called magnetism.
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Website/App

grades K–5

Learn by Doing

Explore the educational challenges other kids are doing, and try some yourself. Make and upload videos only with permission!

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grades 3–5

Internet Safety and Smarts

Enjoy this fun animated series that showcases kid characters in a fantasy world as they navigate common internet issues.

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Lesson

grades 5–8

The Story of Roberto Clemente

Learn how Latinx baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente changed minds during the civil rights movement. Use the included student guide for supplemental activities.

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Interactive

grades 1–4

Mystery Number

Use greater-than and lesser-than clues to find the right number.

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Interactive

grades 3–8

Dictionary

Take turns choosing weird words from the dictionary. Have everyone write a pretend definition and try to guess the real one.

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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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Helpful Invention

Dream up an invention you think could help make people's lives better. Design it, then build it. Check out the two examples for inspiration.
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grades 3–8

The Symphony of the Rainforest

Learn about the rainforest of Borneo, the world's third largest island. Find out how scientists use sound to study and protect the island's biodiversity.

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Lesson

grades 3–12

Quick Coding Course

Learn the fundamentals of computer science with drag-and-drop blocks. Create your own drawings and games.

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Activity

grades 1–5

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Read about the history behind Cinco de Mayo and try some of the activities, crafts, and recipes to celebrate.

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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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Activity

grades K–2

DIY Found Poetry

Take notice of the words around you, then turn them into poetry! Like the popular magnetic game, this DIY version should get your creativity going.

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grades 5–12

Cool Crowdsourced Collection

Journey through these videos and photos to get a sense of the people, places, and nature around the world. Then submit your own content!

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Geography

Name a place in the world. The next person has to think of a place that starts with the last letter of the place.
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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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grades K–5

Make a Unique Envelope to Send to Someone

Craft a quirky and unique envelope using some simple supplies. Pack it with a letter and other fun stuff, then send it to someone.

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Interactive

grades 1–12

Hidden Worlds in Our National Parks

Explore five equally impressive and varied national parks in these interactive, ranger-led virtual tours.

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Lesson

grades K–6

A Snail's Pace

Play this game and see which snail will win the race. Use mental addition, probability, and patterns to move your snail to the finish line!

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Activity

grades 3–5

Address an Envelope

Learn the steps of this important skill. Then, write a letter to friends or family—they'll be delighted to get it in the mail.

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Website/App

grades 3–8

Bite-Sized Inspiration

Browse the videos on this site to discover fascinating stories about history and culture representing perspectives from all around the world.

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Thinking of an Animal

Think of a specific kind of animal. Have other players ask only yes-or-no questions to try to figure it out.
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Activity

grades K–2

Eight-Count Exercise

Count to eight for each step of this hand-walking exercise that's great for core strength.

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Activity

grades K–5

Cooking Together

Check out this easy recipe for veggie pizza. It's great for older siblings who want to lead this activity with their younger siblings.

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Interactive

grades 3–8

Ellis Island Virtual Visit

Follow an immigrant's footsteps in this virtual tour, and read firsthand stories about what it was like to emigrate through Ellis Island.