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size and scale

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grades 3–8

Size and Scale

Create a list of objects, smallest to largest, most of which our eyes can't see. Why can we see an ant but not an antibody?

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writing hour

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grades 1–8

Writing Inspiration

Print out this packet of activities that get you writing and thinking in new ways.

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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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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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mythical map

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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 3–8

The Egg Collection!

Eggs come in all shapes, colors, and sizes. Explore the evolutionary basis behind these differences with Emily Graslie and Dr. John Bates.

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grades 4–6

Reading News Online

What are the different parts of a news article or website? Learn how to identify them and make sure you're consuming more trustworthy info.

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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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how texts are structured

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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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Preschool–grade 12

Family Baking Time

Make "snoball" cookies with this winter-inspired video and cookie recipe. Don't forget to write down the ingredients as you see them pop up.

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Make Up a Move

When ice skaters do a cool, new move, it's named after them. Make up your own moves—jumps, tricks, and poses—and show them off!
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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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workout with Madison Keys

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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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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 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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grades 3–6

Storytelling with Words and Pictures

Learn all about the elements of storytelling, then write your own story with a clear setting, conflict, and resolution.

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Snowball Fight!

Ball up socks, pieces of paper, yarn, or other soft things. Decide on teams and rules, and let the epic "snowball" fight begin!
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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 3–8

Win Carnival Games with Science!

How do you win at carnival games? Mark Rober explains the science behind these fun, sometimes frustrating, games -- and how to beat them.

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grades 3–5

#ConcertForKids with the Villalobos Brothers

Get inspired by these musical brothers from Xalapa, Mexico, as they combine traditional Mexican folk music with jazz and classical music.

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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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grades 3–6

Family Interview Project

Use these questions (or write your own) to interview a family member. Write down or record their answers, and share with the whole family.

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hip hop for the holidays

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grades K–3

Hip-Hop for the Holidays

Watch Blazer Fresh spin a wheel of fun, holiday-themed challenges. Then try them yourself!

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Bask in the Glow

It can be hard to get enough sunlight in winter, which can make people feel depressed. Make sure to get outside on sunny days and soak up some of those rays!
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Preschool–grade 12

Family Baking Time

Make "snoball" cookies with this winter-inspired video and cookie recipe. Don't forget to write down the ingredients as you see them pop up.

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grades K–5

Music of the Mountains

Enjoy some traditional music, including Peruvian pan flutes. Why are they different sizes? How does that affect the sound?

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holiday happy dance

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grades K–3

Holiday Happy Dance

Get your groove on and dance along to wiggle out the winter chill.

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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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Article/Ebook

grades 3–5

Curious About Cryptozoology?

Learn about all kinds of creatures as you explore this list of mysterious beasts.

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Preschool–grade 5

Mindful Moment

What do you see, feel, hear, and smell where you are right now? Quiet your mind and focus on your senses.

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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 1–12

Yoga for the Heart

Take some time to focus on how your feeling and do something for yourself with the help of this beginner-friendly yoga video.

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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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online news

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grades 4–6

Reading News Online

What are the different parts of a news article or website? Learn how to identify them and make sure you're consuming more trustworthy info.

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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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Wilma Rudolph

Article/Ebook

grades 3–12

Essential Black History Texts

Browse, select, and read from this great collection of nonfiction and fiction texts written by Black writers, artists, and activists.

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grades K–3

Finding Your Yeti Body

Learn how to slide into your yeti body to get you better prepped to practice mindfulness, meditate, or just chill out.

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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

Book by Mail

Create a book by folding blank paper in half. Use a stapler or hole punch and string to bind it together at the fold. Write a story for a family member. Illustrate it with crayons or markers. Then send it to them in the mail.

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grades K–8

Visit an Animal Shelter

Visit this animal shelter in Sacramento, California, and find out how pets are taken care of before they get adopted and find a new home.

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grades K–8

The First Step to Sustainability

What does it mean to live sustainably? Learn to distinguish between needs and wants, and consider how things are used or wasted.

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Lesson

grades 3–5

Multiplication Mastermind

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

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Article/Ebook

grades 3–4

The Homework Gap

Read this article to learn about the homework gap. Make your own Wi-Fi map using Google Maps and online info about free hot spots near you.

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grades 3–12

What Can You Give?

Make a list of things you can gift, like stuff, money, skills, time, or love. Figure out who or what to give those things to.

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Create a Kindness Challenge

Think of a way your household can show kindness to each other this week. How can you help each other or make the day better?
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grades K–3

Baby Snakes

Have you ever seen a baby snake hatch? Watch these baby hognose snakes emerge from their eggs and start to explore the world.

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grades K–5

Simple Stretches

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

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Preschool–grade 5

Make a Piñata

Cut, paste, and decorate your way to a fun piñata party. All you need is a few easy-to-find supplies.