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STEM career path

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grades 3–12

Discover a STEM Career Path

Browse this site's videos featuring inspiring women discussing their work. Which careers seem most interesting to you? How might you pursue them?

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Worksheet

grades 1–3

Daily Writing Prompts

Make a routine out of writing with these daily prompts. Print out a new calendar at the start of each month.

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grades 3–6

Create a Cardboard Arcade Game

Grab some cardboard and any art supplies you have to build a playable game for your family. Think Skee-Ball made out of boxes!

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Hot Lava!

Move around the room without touching the floor. Step on chairs, pillows, blankets, but not the hot lava!
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grades 2–6

Toy Boat Design Challenge

Design and build your own toy boat using recyclable materials from around your home. Then think of other DIY vehicles you could make!

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Activity

grades 1–5

Artificial Moon Craters

Make moon craters in your kitchen and observe the ejecta patterns. Grab some baking supplies, a few different-size rocks, and prepare for impact.

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Audio

grades 3–5

The Beautiful Legacy of Madam C.J. Walker

Check out this podcast explaining how Madam C.J. Walker overcame impossible odds to build a beauty business that spread across the U.S.

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creature caverns

Interactive

grades 4–6

Coordinate Creatures

Plot points on a grid and see what creature they create. What's that in the cave? Change the x- and y-coordinates to find out!

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Article/Ebook

grades 5–6

Astronaut Andrew Morgan Answers Kids' Questions

Find out from an astronaut what it's like to take a 272-day trip to the International Space Station and then come home to a pandemic.

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Activity

Preschool–grade 3

I Spy With My Little iPhone/Digital Camera

Head into nature, where the objects and forces to identify, categorize, and photograph are wonderful and virtually endless.

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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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Video

grades K–5

How Lego Bricks Are Made

Take a trip through the Lego Duplo factory in Hungary and watch how almost 5 million bricks and characters are made each day.

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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.

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Activity

grades 3–5

Water Cycle in a Jar

Create and witness the water cycle in a personally designed glass jar.

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Worksheet

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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Activity

grades 2–6

Do Your Daily Wondering

Stop by to find out some intriguing info about the world. Try out some of the suggested activities or sources to continue your learning.

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Lesson

grades 3–5

Why Do the Stars Change with the Seasons?

Make a paper model of the solar system that helps you visualize Earth’s yearly orbit around the Sun.

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Alphabet Hunt

Write down the alphabet. Look in your kitchen and try to find one item that starts with each letter. Write it down! What about Z?
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celia cruz

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grades 3–5

Queen Celia Cruz

Journey into the world of Latin American music and learn about the life of Celia Cruz, the Cuban-born singer known as the Queen of Salsa.

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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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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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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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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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Article/Ebook

grades 3–8

Random Acts of Kindness Bring Joy During Coronavirus Outbreak

Read the article and discuss what random acts of kindness you can offer to your community.

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Card Houses

Find a deck of cards and carefully balance them to create a structure. See how high you can build.
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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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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Article/Ebook

grades 3–4

Honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Read about the important figure who served on the United States Supreme Court.

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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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Lesson

grades 3–5

Multiplication Mastermind

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

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Video

Preschool–grade 3

I Need My Monster

Celebrate the love of reading by listening to actress Rita Moreno read this story about friendship, imagination, and bedtime routines.

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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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Hopscotch

Use chalk, tape, or other materials to jump into some old-school hopscotch for indoor or outdoor fun.
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Activity

grades K–5

North, South, East, West

Practice your cardinal directions while you hop around with this simple game.

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secrets of the sea

Interactive

grades 3–6

Secrets of the Sea

Adventure into a coral reef and discover creatures from the tiniest plants to the largest hunters. Watch, interact, and explore what makes a healthy underwater ecosystem.

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Activity

grades 3–5

Media Balance Check-Up

It's important to stay aware of how our on-screen and offscreen activities fit into our lives. Do a media balance checkup on your family.

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social math battle

Website/App

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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Video

grades K–8

Writers Speak to Kids: Mo Willems

Mo Willems, author and illustrator of "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!" discusses where he gets ideas for his books, his writing process, and how he illustrates his books. This video is part of the NBC News original series "Writers Speak to Kids."

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Why I can do this notes

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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Who I Am

Create a collage—a mixture of pictures and words—that shows who you are. Include your background, interests, and culture.
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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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usps

Video

grades 3–12

United States Postal Service

Follow the journey your letters take through high-tech machines that process 30,000 pieces of mail each hour.

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Article/Ebook

grades K–8

Share the Fun of Food and Cooking (Weekly)

Dig into this newsletter for food fanatics. In this edition about tomatoes, you'll find recipes, facts, activities, and more.

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cartoon rainclouds

Interactive

grades 3–5

Perfect Precipitation

Rearrange the numbers to give your plants the amount of water they need in this game. Learn place value while watching your plants grow!

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Website/App

grades 1–9

Personalized Writing and Grammar Help

Flex your grammar muscles with this interactive tool. Take the diagnostic quiz, then try some writing activities that are just right for your level.

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bring it down

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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Your Heritage

Create (or write) something that represents your background and culture. Interview family members for extra help with details and perspectives.
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Activity

grades 3–8

Phases of the Moon

Keep a monthlong journal of the phases of the moon. Observe the moon and draw its shape. Can you predict what will happen next?

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Preschool–grade 3

Be a Butterfly

Break out of your cocoon and spread your wings as you learn some simple poses and stretches.

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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.