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grades 2–6

Which One Holds More?

Grab two sheets of paper and create two different-size cylinders. Predict which one will hold more Legos, beads, or other objects of your choice!

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grades 1–6

Who Was Sacagawea?

Listen to this audiobook to learn about an amazing teenager who made some of the exploration of North America possible.

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Worksheet

Preschool–grade 5

Simple Stress Busters

Try out one of these simple activities to de-stress, release tension, and relax.

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Paper Airplanes

Try folding paper into airplanes without a model. Then look up different techniques. Which ones fly the farthest?
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grades 2–8

Learn to Cartoon

Follow along with professional cartoonist Joe Wos as he shows you how to draw a cartoon scene.

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grades 3–12

Pizza-Tossing Tournament!

Learn from champion pizza chef Tony Gemignani in this somewhat old, yet informative video. Watch Tony teach the basics; then try tossing your own pizza.

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Article/Ebook

grades 5–6

Speak, Fido

Read this article about new, high-tech vests being developed to help service dogs communicate with people. Then consider some other potential uses for this technology.

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grades 4–5

Mixed Up About Mixed Numbers?

Learn how to use a visual, step-by-step approach to transform improper fractions into mixed numbers.

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grades 3–5

Pronouns

Make your sentences less repetitive by learning how to properly use pronouns.

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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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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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grades K–5

Mythical Map

Dream up an imaginary world and write down its key characteristics. Then use stuff from around your home to create a map on the floor.

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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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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 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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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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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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Find the Most Amusement Parks

Solve the problems in this packet using the state-by-state amusement park data in the chart. Which state has the most amusement parks? The least?
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Activity

Preschool–grade 3

Creature Feature

Draw pictures of your favorite animals, real or imaginary, and talk about their habitat (the place where they live).

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Worksheet

grades K–5

Colorful Coping

Print out one of these fun and reassuring coloring books that'll help kids understand this strange and stressful time.

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Interactive

grades 1–3

Find the Rainforest Animals

Follow Plum's directions and snap photos of the rainforest animals to learn more about them.

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Video

grades 3–5

Calculating Area and Perimeter

Learn a couple methods for figuring out the perimeter and area of a rectangle in this sci-fi-themed video.

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Preschool–grade 3

Trombone Shorty

Listen to the true story of a boy who discovered his musical talent, worked hard, and grew up to be an award-winning musician.

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Worksheet

grades 3–5

Gratitude and Happiness

Take a moment out of your day to consider the role of gratitude in our lives.

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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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grades 3–8

Eco-Friendly Sneaker

Can you design and build a sneaker that's environmentally friendly? As you work, consider the effects of the materials you're using.

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Video

grades K–3

Managing Worry

Learn how to wrangle worrying in this video that'll get you to wonder less about "what if" and focus more on "what is."

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Lesson

grades 3–5

How Deep is the Ocean?

Tour the depths of the ocean to find out how scientists explore regions that are hard to reach and discover the creatures that exist beneath.

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Interactive

grades 1–3

Odd Mysteries

Become an Odd Squad agent and use math to find the mysterious creatures.

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Video

grades 3–8

How Texts Are Structured

Learn about the essential elements and techniques of well-structured texts. After, find a nonfiction book or article and identify some of these elements.

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Activity

Preschool–grade 12

Virtual Visit

Schedule some special time with a friend or family member to maintain that crucial connection with loved ones.

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Two Truths and a Lie

Ask kids to tell you about yesterday and include two true things that happened, and one lie. Guess which is the lie.
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grades 3–8

Marvelous Mucus

Discover how mucus is actually beneficial to our health. Watch the videos to learn more, and grab some Jell-O to conduct an experiment at home.

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Activity

grades 3–5

Memorize a Song

Find lyrics to a favorite song and practice singing several times until you can sing it by heart.

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Interactive

grades 1–4

Sports of the World

Test your knowledge and take this quiz about different sports played around the world.

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Website/App

grades K–5

Sign Up and Jump Into Math

Zearn is an easy-to-set-up online math program. Students open up to a dashboard with their daily tasks scheduled, helping to structure their time.

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Video

grades 1–8

The Importance of Setting

Discover the deliberate choices behind settings and how they create moods and themes as well as influence characters and plots.

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Preschool–grade 12

Virtual Visit

Schedule some special time with a friend or family member to maintain that crucial connection with loved ones.

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Kites Need Tails!

Try this kite-building activity you can do at home! Be sure to check out the resource on how tails help a kite to fly.
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grades K–3

Play, Pause, Fast-Forward, Rewind

Hand someone a real (or pretend) remote, then have them call out the standard DVD player functions to start, stop, or speed up your actions.

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Activity

grades 1–3

Start a Rubber Band Band

Learn to build your own rubber band guitar (and other instruments!) out of simple household supplies.

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Interactive

grades K–8

Air and Space History

Explore the iconic Washington, D.C., museum with a host of virtual exhibits and tours, games, and even a 3D exploration of the Apollo 11 command module.

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grades 4–5

Mixed Up About Mixed Numbers?

Learn how to use a visual, step-by-step approach to transform improper fractions into mixed numbers.

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Video

Preschool–grade 3

The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake

Find out who takes the cake in this silly mystery. What were the clues? Try to write or draw your own mystery.

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Video

grades K–3

Managing Worry

Learn how to wrangle worrying in this video that'll get you to wonder less about "what if" and focus more on "what is."

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Parfaits All Day

Make these fancy snacks with a little help from an adult. Just layer the ingredients in the fanciest glass you have, and dig in.
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grades 3–12

Home Workout with Jerome Williams

Wide Open School Exclusive: Get court-ready with NBA legend Jerome Williams in this workout series covering fundamentals from jumping jacks to burpees.

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Activity

grades 1–4

DIY Yogurt Time!

Help the environment and make your own homemade yogurt with this easy recipe!

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Interactive

grades 3–12

Yosemite Virtual Tour

Discover Yosemite Valley's mountains, meadows, and waterfalls in this virtual tour that's as close to breathtaking as one can get without being there.