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calculating area and perimeter

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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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grades K–5

Wrap Around the World

Use a basketball or another object and see how many times you can pass it around your waist without it touching your body.

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making your own reward

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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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10 Penny Pickup

Scatter pennies, and pick them up as fast as you can. Now try with just your left hand, then your right. How about your toes?
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create a cut out figure

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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 1–12

Step Back and Play

Toss a ball around a circle. Every time it makes it back to the beginning, take one step back and start again.

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grades 3–5

Tricky Pictures: Get the Facts

Some people change the pictures they post online. How can you tell what's real? Slow down and use your critical-thinking skills to get the facts.

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a man hiking

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grades 1–12

CK-12 (For Students)

Choose a subject and specific topic to practice or learn some math, science, or social studies.

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the importance of setting

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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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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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Chalk Bomb

Take chalk outside and create some delightful sidewalk or driveway art outside a friend, family member, or neighbor's house.
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grades K–3

Home Garden Tour

Join Ms. Alejandra on a tour of her home's garden in Los Angeles. How does her garden compare with others you've seen?

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grades 1–5

Work Out Like a Jedi

Use the force of your muscles to do these Star Wars-character-inspired exercises.

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grades 3–5

Augusta Savage: Harlem Renaissance Artist

Delve into the extraordinary life, achievements, and art of sculptor and gallerist Augusta Savage, who was a key part of the Harlem Renaissance.

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an agent using superpowers

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grades 1–3

Odd Mysteries

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

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recipe poems

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grades 3–4

Recipe Poems

Cook up some creative writing with this fun poetry activity. What's your recipe for Family? How about for School Holiday?

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Community Cleanup

Get a bucket or bags and some gloves. Pick a spot in your community to clean up. Do a sweep for garbage and recyclables (with an adult, for safety).
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Interactive

grades 1–5

Penguin Paths with Math

Help penguins migrate across glaciers with math. Practice percents, fractions, and more in this game. Play the estimation activity underneath to extend your learning.

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grades K–5

Tree ID

Try to identify as many trees as you can around your neighborhood. What is unique about the bark or leaves? Which type of tree is your favorite?

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African drumming

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grades 3–8

African Drumming

Explore the influential history of African drumming, and try out some of the key techniques. Click through and watch the other videos.

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trying to guess a number

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grades 1–4

Mystery Number

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

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grades 2–5

Advice from a Favorite Author

Listen to the author of Click, Clack, Moo talk about her writing process and what to do when you feel like you have nothing to write about.

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your role model responding to your letter

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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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Sort and Fold

Make a game out of sorting laundry by tossing clothes into piles and seeing who can fold the fastest (but still neatly).
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grades K–5

Food Prep

Make a snack or meal to share. Beginner chefs may want to make sandwiches or prepare a snack plate or fruit salad. Ready for a challenge? Make a family favorite for dinner, or try something new.

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america beyond thanksgiving

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grades 3–12

1620: America Beyond Thanksgiving — Who Sailed on the Mayflower

Then men and women aboard the Mayflower were very different from one another, but they managed to bond together through immense challenges to form Plymouth Colony.

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grades K–5

Silly Bean Game

Watch these short instructions on how to play the game Beans on Toast. See how many new "bean" rules you can come up with.

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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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grades 3–8

Media Matters

Write down your favorite things to watch, read, or listen to. Why do you like each of them? Do they all share a common theme?

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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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Kick It

Grab a bean bag, small ball, or crumpled-up piece of paper. Using only your feet, kick it up to yourself or back and forth as many times as you can.
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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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Video

grades 4–8

Women Solving Wonders

Watch this video to learn about the women who made space travel possible. What were the calculations that helped America advance in the space race?

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keeping games fun and friendly

Video

grades 3–5

Keeping Games Fun and Friendly

Find out how to stay positive and have fun while playing online games, and help others do the same.

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a snails pace worksheet

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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grades 3–12

Writers Speak to Kids: Nick Bruel

Nick Bruel, author and illustrator of the "Bad Kitty" series, discusses how he knew he wanted to be a writer and what he likes best about writing picture books.

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grades K–5

Simple Stretches

Get ready for your day with these arm and leg stretches.

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Prepare a Puzzle

Draw a picture on a piece of paper and glue it to a piece of cardboard. Cut it into puzzle pieces and challenge a family member to put it together.
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picture of a sculpture in the Vatican

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grades 3–8

Visit the Vatican

Wander the richly decorated halls of this unique holy city-state—completely free of crowds!

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woman floating in space shuttle

Video

grades K–12

Tour the International Space Station

Join astronaut Suni Williams on a guided tour of daily life inside the International Space Station.

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fresh and clean

Video

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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which one holds more

Lesson

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 2–5

Scavenger Hunt

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

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meow moo moo

Activity

grades K–3

Hip Hop Patterns

Dance and learn about patterns at the same time with this catchy rap.

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Looking Forward

What are you looking forward to? What goals do you have? Find a way to show or explain the things you want to make happen.
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grades K–5

How Do You Go to the Bathroom In Space?

Try not to giggle. This video answers the space question every kid (and maybe every adult) wants to know the answer to.

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Preschool–grade 12

Pass the Appreciation

Gather the family in a circle. Grab a ball or a pillow, toss it to someone, and say something you appreciate about them. Keep it going!

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grades 3–5

Create a Stage for a Play

Learn the basics behind theatrical staging, then dream up a play or performance and create a model stage for it.