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grades 5–10

World's Tallest Building

Find out about the architecture, materials, and process used to create the world's tallest building. Then explore the math problems and social justice activities.

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grades 7–12

Importance of Love

After you read this poem, write one sentence that captures its theme. Then write about the role of love among our basic needs.

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grades 6–12

Call an Elder

Call a grandparent, a neighbor, or a friend of the family to check in on them and make their day. Maybe tell them a joke!

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Treat Yourself Right

Take some time for self-care. Shower or take a bath. Scrub your feet. Clip your nails. Clean out your ears.
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grades 7–12

Sissieretta Jones: The Sweetest Songs

Learn about the talented opera singer Sissieretta Jones, the first African American woman to headline at Carnegie Hall. Warning: Contains graphic content.

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grades 6–12

Clean Energy

Learn how clean, renewable energy can drastically lower gas emissions and reduce our use of fossil fuels to potentially save our earth's climate.

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grades 3–12

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

Transformations and Symmetry

Discover how symmetry can explain some of the most fundamental laws of nature.

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if i ruled the world

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grades 9–12

If I Ruled the World

Reflect on your biggest concerns with the world today, and imagine how you would make change in your local community and beyond.

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grades 10–12

Hunt Down Ways to Help

Use this site to discover all types of volunteer opportunities and ways to get involved with important causes.

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Break the Record

Come up with different weird records to break. See who can balance the most cans on their head. Most hops in a minute? Most digits of pi memorized?
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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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grades 9–12

Daily SEL, STEM, and PE Lessons (Grades 9-12)

Work through 20-minute, teacher-led lessons featuring videos, activities, and extensions. The intriguing topics range from heart health to social entrepreneurship.

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investigating coral bleaching

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grades 6–12

Investigating Coral Bleaching

Use actual data to better understand how rising sea temperatures are affecting coral reefs, some of the most diverse and important ecosystems on Earth.

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stone kites

Article/Ebook

grades 5–10

Stone Kites?

Learn about these mysterious stone structures in the western desert of Saudi Arabia. Then, try out some of the math questions.

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where are you from

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grades 9–12

Where Are You From?

Celebrate your identity and your community with this self-paced writing and reflection activity.

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grades 6–12

Reflecting on What We Have

What are you grateful for? Use a journal to write down the things—big and small—that are going well in your life.

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Who Is Essential?

Research the definition of "essential worker" during the pandemic. What roles do they play? Do they share any characteristics? Talk to someone about what you learn.
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grades 3–12

1620: Who Were Samoset, Massasoit, and Squanto?

Discover the key roles that three indigenous men played when the Mayflower first landed in Wampanoag Nation territory (now Massachusetts).

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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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grades 9–12

What Can You Do About Climate Change?

Check out this teen's interview with an expert about climate change and learn what young people can actually do about it.

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social distance dilemma

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grades 6–12

Social-Distance Dilemma

Figure out how to hold a socially distanced patio party using math. Go back to the site to see whether you found the right answer.

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similes and metaphors

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grades 9–12

Similes and Metaphors

Practice the art of storytelling and learn ways to make your writing and rhyming stronger.

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Preschool–grade 12

Self-Appreciation

Write about or draw pictures of things you appreciate about yourself. What are some reasons you're grateful you're you?

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Make Lunch

Ask an adult if you can make lunch for them. Try to make it healthy and delicious. Focus on presentation, too.
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grades 7–12

Socratic by Google

Download and try out this helpful app for your homework. Use it to think through a solution to a sticky problem, and figure out a better process moving forward.

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grades 9–12

Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle

Learn about—and reflect on—the work of Ruben Salazar, a Mexican American journalist who covered the Chicano movement in the late 1960s.

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grades 3–12

The Future Forest Is Made of Plastic!

Visit this inspiring garden made of plastic waste. How can you use old toys or plastics from the recycling bin to make your own sculpture garden?

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why can't you divide by zero

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grades 6–12

Why You Can't Divide By Zero

Learn how the simple combination of an everyday number and a basic operation can result in a mind-bending problem.

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grades 7–12

18 Story Sparks to Get You Writing

Create your own short story inspired by photographs and illustrations.

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grades 2–12

Thinking About Traditions

Write down your family traditions, whether they're for holidays, birthdays, or other special reasons. Are there new traditions you'd like to create?

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Get Organized

Choose an area or an object you use every day—like your bedside table, your desk, or your bag—and straighten it up. Consider donating anything you haven't used in a while.
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grades 10–12

Practice Some Salsa Steps

Try New York-style salsa with BAILA Society Artistic Co-Director Ahtoy Juliana. This video assumes some prior experience, but just do your best!

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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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scoring social media

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grades 10–12

Scoring Social Media

Read this report on how social media platforms have pledged to battle false information. After: research ways to more critically consume news on social media.

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goats that climb

Article/Ebook

grades 5–10

Goats That Climb

Find out how and why goats climb, and then choose one or more of the math questions to try. Check out the extra resources, too.

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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

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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Make a Budget

Imagine you have $1,000 every month. Research how much rent, bills, and groceries might be. How much can you afford?
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grades 7–12

Trailblazing Sculptor Meta Warrick Fuller

Watch this video to learn why artist Meta Warrick Fuller was nicknamed "the sculptor of horrors" for her dark, expressive creations.

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urban bee farms in detroit

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grades 6–12

Urban Bee Farms in Detroit

What do you think a beekeeper looks like? Detroit Hives is challenging stereotypes and supporting new growth and a healthy food culture in Detroit.

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grades 7–12

News Literacy Quiz

Test your critical-thinking skills with this free app that uses actual examples of deceptive (and not) media.

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grades 11–12

Finding the Volume of Any Shape

Find out how you can make use of calculus by figuring out the volume of 3D shapes with the help of this step-by-step tutorial.

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grades 8–12

Whatever it Takes to Speak Your Mind

Watch the Virtual Cipher where youth perform through spoken word, rap, and poetry.

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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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I Love My Love

I love my love with an A because they are [add a word that begins with “A”]. When I am with them I feel [add a word that begins with “A”]. Continue through the alphabet.
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turning vegetables into clean energy

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grades 6–12

Turning Vegetables into Clean Energy

Not only are vegetables good for your health, but they also can be used to make electricity and biofuel.

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grades 9–12

Feel the Burn

Get ready to sweat with this hour-long workout video that's all the rage on TikTok.

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grades 11–12

The Art of Joy and Pain

Experience the stunning and provocative contemporary art and performance of Abigail DeVille, whose work takes a critical look at history.