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grades 5–7

Find Pi Everywhere

Discover the magical mathematical nature of pi. All you'll need is a circular object, some string, and scissors.

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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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grades 3–5

Reflect on the Year

Explain or show what this year has been like for you using words, art, music, Minecraft—whatever works. How have world events affected you?

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Healthy Meals Remix

Choose three of your family's favorite meals, and see if there's an even healthier spin you can put on them. More veggies? Less salt? Try your new recipe!
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grades K–5

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

Flash the Sloth

Meet Flash, a two-toed sloth, and learn more about the habitat and habits of these cute mammals.

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grades K–5

The Keys to Empathy

Watch this video to learn how you can use empathy to better understand and support others.

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Lesson

grades 3–8

Tangram Puzzle

Play this ancient game, where you create different shapes and figures, using just seven geometric tiles. There are 40 interactive puzzles to choose from.

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Article/Ebook

grade 4

Trail into Darkness

Find out what happens when a boy gets lost while snowshoeing with his family.

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Audio

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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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 3–8

The Largest Coastal Temperate Rainforest

Take a virtual field trip to an immense rainforest stretching from Washington to British Columbia with Tsimka Martin of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation.

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grades K–5

Move like a Champ

Get active with this jump, squat, and turn around routine with tennis champ Madison Keys!

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Lesson

grades 5–8

Drawing to Music

Learn about synesthesia and how it influences musicians and artists. Then put some music on, get inspired, and draw.

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Video

grades 3–8

Experiments with Mobius Strips

How do you create interlocking papers with a single strip? Watch this video and see if you can recreate these mathematical experiments.

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Article/Ebook

grades 3–5

A Winning Team

Meet the president-elect, Joe Biden, and vice president-elect, Kamala Harris, and learn more about their lives.

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grades K–5

Make Up a Dance Routine

Improvise some moves, then use them to design a new dance performance that's all your own.

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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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Activity

grades K–3

Rocket Release

Create a paper rocket, then grab a straw and launch it! Record the distance traveled and modify your design. How far can it go?

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Activity

grades 3–6

Marshmallow Blaster

Design a tube that launches marshmallows, and consider how air pressure works to propel them higher, faster, and farther.

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grades 3–12

Play Charades

Set up a video chat with a friend, grandparents or another family. Take turns trying to get the other side to guess your clue.

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Worksheet

grades 3–8

What Can I Say Instead?

Complete this worksheet to rethink and reframe the things you say when struggling. Do you think changing the way you speak shapes your thinking?

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Video

Preschool–grade 12

Found-Object Music

Listen to this holiday jingle using wrenches. What songs can you recreate with objects found around your house? Pots, pans, bottles, or glasses with water are a great start.

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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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Activity

grades K–5

Hold a Mini Sports Day

Set up and try out this mini-sports day course with egg and spoon races, relay races, sack races, obstacle courses, and more.

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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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grades K–5

Make Up a Dance Routine

Improvise some moves, then use them to design a new dance performance that's all your own.

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Worksheet

grades 5–8

So Many Berries!

Find out a bit about how cranberries grow. Then, use math to estimate how many berries are actually in the bog.

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Article/Ebook

grades 3–6

Seaweed Solution

Can kelp farming help slow climate change? Learn about the pros and cons of producing this underwater resource.

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Article/Ebook

grade 5

Move to the Beat

Read about master musician Jordan Messan Benissan from Togo, and learn about the importance of music in this West African country.

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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 3–8

Learn a Dance

Build self-esteem by learning some simple dance choreography.

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Preschool–grade 12

Snow Days!

Enjoy winter wonderland with over 100 videos about snow. Learn what makes a snowflake, the dance of snow fairies, and how to build a snow home or igloo.

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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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Worksheet

grades 4–6

Money-Making Movies

Use facts about these popular holiday movies to practice some math skills and graph your results.

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Article/Ebook

grades 3–5

Historic Election Firsts

Learn more about the diverse group of leaders breaking barriers with their 2020 election wins.

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grades 3–5

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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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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Tate Paint

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Preschool–grade 3

Paint and Create

Mess around in this simple and fun painting tool to make your own masterpiece. Share it with family when you're done.

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grades K–5

Niagara Falls

Explore Niagara Falls and learn more about this natural wonder on the border of the U.S. and Canada.

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Activity

grades 5–12

Space Origami

Fold a piece of paper to find out how rockets can carry a starshade as big as a baseball diamond to take pictures in space.

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Interactive

grades 3–5

Turn Up the Volume

Use the beaker to select the amount of liquid you'll need to fill up the cubes. Count the cubes to help out.

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grades 4–12

Letters of Gratitude to Essential Workers

Write a meaningful letter of thanks to essential workers that returns their acts of service and kindness.

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Activity

grades 2–4

Jump!

Even if you don't want to jump, the Mac Dad, the Daddy Mac, and Kris Kross will make you jump to this fly song!

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Impersonate Your Favorite Personality

Choose a famous person that you admire and study them. How do they move? how do they speak? Practice in front of a mirror and then showcase your new talent to your family.
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grades K–5

Exploring the Coral Reef

Although they might not swim or move like fish, coral reefs are actually living organisms that play an important role in the ecosystem.

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Preschool–grade 12

Community Gift Box

Decorate a large cardboard box. Use it to store gifts for local charities. Put in toys to donate, food to give away, and more!

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grades K–3

Rock Star Workout

Bust out your air guitar and enjoy this wacky workout sitting down or standing up.