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Find the Fun and Beauty in Algebra

Whether you struggle with algebra or already love it, join mathematician James Tanton on this nontraditional exploration of the foundations of algebra.

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grades 3–8

Which Season Do You Like Best?

Read the poem and think about the feelings and images the list creates. Then, write a poem or list about your favorite season.

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Inspiration, Passion, and Perseverance

Explore some careers by watching these video interviews. Take a few minutes to write about or draw something that inspired you.

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Book Club

Create conversations with friends, family, or community members around books. Pick your reading list and schedule time for discussions.
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grades 3–12

Flip-Flop Sculptures

Watch how Ocean Sole is cleaning up the ocean by taking washed-up flip-flops and transforming them into beautiful sculptures.

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grades 4–12

Milly Zantow: Recycling Revolutionary

Ever wonder what the number on the bottom of plastic items means? Learn about the plastic numbering system and why it came to be.

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Eliminating Single-Use Plastics

Travel to Belize with Marie McGrory to find out how she made it through (almost) the whole trip without single-use plastics.

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grades 6–12

Beautiful and Bizarre Math

Find out about fascinating fractals in this interactive. They're all around you! Create your own by repeating a simple pattern at an increasingly smaller scale.

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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 6–12

Breathe in the Music

Learn and practice this simple meditative exercise guided by composer Chad Lawson and his piano.

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At-Home Olympics

Design and create a series of Olympic events in your home. Compete with your family, friends, or just yourself.
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grades 6–8

Tour the Moon in 4K

Get up close and personal with our moon in this high-resolution video experience that highlights a variety of interesting sights on the lunar surface.

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grades 6–12

Learn to Ollie

Pop into this helpful explainer video, and see if you can learn this most basic (yet very challenging!) of skateboard tricks.

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grades 3–12

Green Roofs

Learn how green roofs can lower temperatures and reduce energy costs, absorb storm water, and support the overall ecosystem.

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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 K–12

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Listen to the first volume of L. Frank Baum's classic story as you imagine yourself traipsing through a magical land. Free on iTunes.

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grades 3–8

Meditation for Kids

Guided meditations and mindfulness games designed to help kids calm themselves, focus, practice kindness, fall asleep, and wake up.

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But Why?

Take a few minutes and write down stuff you love, like games, movies, foods, etc. Why do you like each one? Try to go beyond simple answers.
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grades 6–8

The Court is Supreme

Find out more about the people that can literally change the course of history during their lifetime jobs as judges.

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grades 5–6

Kids' COVID-19 Questions Answered

Learn some fast facts about the coronavirus in this video where TFK Kid Reporters talk with Dr. Ingrid Katz of Harvard.

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grades 6–12

How Is Honey Made?

From flowers to beehives to your pantry -- learn about the long (and complicated!) process of getting a bottle of honey to your shelf.

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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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grades 6–12

Anne Frank

Take some time to listen to this stirring story of a young girl hiding from the Nazis during WWII. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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grades 6–8

How to Boost Your Self-Confidence

Learn and practice these three confidence-boosting tips that'll help you tackle challenges and face the world with resolve.

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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 3–12

Type. Type. Type.

Use this free, standout typing program to learn, practice, and vastly improve your typing speed and accuracy.

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grades 3–12

The Myth of Arachne

Listen to the Greek myth about the world's first spider. What do you think is the meaning -- or metaphor -- behind this myth?

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grades 6–12

How Do We Know the Earth Is Round?

Discover the science behind how we know the Earth is round. Then consider all the ways this knowledge affects various aspects of our lives.

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grades 3–8

Origami Boxes

Learn the Japanese art of paper folding and make your very own origami box. Decorate the paper before folding to add a personal touch!

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grades 7–12

Making Sense of Spelling

Ever wonder why "two" sounds like "to" even with the "w" added? Watch and discover the relationship between words and spelling.

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grades 5–8

Quandary

Play this sci-fi game that will stretch your skills in critical thinking, taking another perspective, and decision-making.

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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

West African Dance

Practice some simple and fun moves from West African dance. Do you see the influence of these moves on modern dancing?

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grades 3–12

Fight for Space

Watch this thoughtful documentary about American space travel, with interviews from Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye.

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grades 8–12

Sexting, Relationships, and Risks

Watch teens' honest -- and sometimes frank -- thoughts about the pressures and risks that come with sexting. How would you react in similar situations?

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grades 3–8

Alike Angles

Categorize angles into different groups in this interactive game. Congruent or parallel, complementary or supplementary, acute or obtuse: Can you sort them all?

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grades 6–12

Discover Her Story

Choose a theme to explore behind-the-scenes videos, stories, and objects featuring women who have shaped America as we know it.

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grades 8–12

Personalize Some Support

Use the multiple tools in this app to relax and focus on some of the positive, inspirational things in your personal life.

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DIY Putt-Putt

Using items from around your home, create a mini-golf course. Find objects to use as a club and golf ball, and then put it to the test!
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grades 6–12

Imagineering in a Box

Perfect for Disney lovers, this incredible course covers the renowned Disney Imagineering method for storytelling and gets kids designing their own theme park attractions.

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grades 4–12

The Stories of 103 Orchard Street

Explore how this New York tenement's history mirrors the story of immigration in the U.S. Then, dig into more resources from the Tenement Museum's site.

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grades 3–8

Keyboard Quickness

Build keyboarding skills by choosing and playing one of the typing games.

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grades 7–9

Sneeze Graphs

Find out how far a sneeze travels in this video. Then grab an eye dropper, spray bottle, or water balloon and conduct your own test.

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grades 6–12

It's a Fact: Nurses Are Amazing

Read this article about nurses in Albania, identify the main idea, and find three facts that support it.

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grades 6–12

Mental Health Adventure

Go on a virtual adventure to learn meditation techniques, and hear about how other young people cope with stress and loss.

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Plank High Fives

Grab a family member and each get in plank position on your elbows. Balance on one forearm, and high-five your partner five times. Then switch sides.
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grades 6–12

Shooting Lasers from Space

Learn how NASA Goddard researcher Lola Fatoyinbo shoots lasers at trees to measure how much carbon forests store.

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grades 3–12

Work Out with a Paralympian

Join four-time Paralympian Rudy Garcia-Tolson for this 34-minute, full-body workout. Note you'll need a couple of common household items, so preview the workout first.

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grades 6–12

Beyond Scrolls & Screens

Use this interactive exhibit to explore Japanese scrolls and screens in close detail, learning about the different things they represented.