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agrinautica

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grades 4–5

Agrinautica

Build your math skills by terraforming a planet. Each plant, animal, fungus, and mineral you add represents a unique mathematical expression.

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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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Lesson

grades 5–8

The Story of Roberto Clemente

Learn how Latinx baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente changed minds during the civil rights movement. Use the included student guide for supplemental activities.

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Squiggle Fun

Find someone to draw with. Each person draws a curly line—long or short. Trade paper and create a picture from your partner's drawing.
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grades 2–5

Tower of Turkeys

Gather some markers and paper, then watch this video to learn how to draw a stack of turkeys with different faces.

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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 3–8

Community Farms

Learn about Melvin Parson's community-based farming project, which he sees as a path to healthier communities and better futures, especially for formerly incarcerated people.

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world's tallest building

Article/Ebook

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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get the scoop

Article/Ebook

grades 1–5

Get the Scoop!

Print out this monthly magazine filled with interesting articles, activities, puzzles, and more!

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Preschool–grade 12

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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Create something from recycled materials

With the help of an adult, check the recyclables that you have at home. Now think, what can I make with those? Create something for a family member!
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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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Video

grades K–3

Holiday Happy Dance

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

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grades K–5

Paper Weaving

Learn how to weave paper together to make a 3D design. Just gather some paper, scissors, pens, and maybe some glue.

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add the animal shoes

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grades 2–4

Add the Animal Shoes

Figure out how many shoes you need for the animals. Try to do it without counting each foot.

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and the winner is

Article/Ebook

grades 3–6

And the Winner Is …

Find out who declares the winner of an election, and how they can declare a winner before all the votes are counted.

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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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Make a Map

Illustrate a map of your block or neighborhood. Mark things you'd want to show a visitor and spots that are important to your family.
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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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grades K–5

How It's Made: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Did you know some cookies are made in factories, not in restaurant kitchens? Watch this "sweet" tour on how large-batch cookies are mixed and shipped.

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grades 3–5

How to Shade a Cube

Learn the basics of drawing three-dimensional shapes with this helpful drawing tutorial.

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make the penguin match

Interactive

grades K–3

Make the Penguin Match

Use your spatial skills to turn the penguin all around to match the picture. Try to do it in the fewest number of moves!

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Audio

Preschool–grade 4

The Cookie Girl

Gather around to listen to the story of a girl who wanted cookies for dinner, plus several other fun short stories in this audiobook.

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Preschool–grade 12

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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Rock Painting

Look for small stones and decorate them with paint or markers. Leave them outside where they can brighten other people's day.
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grades 3–12

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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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 K–5

Simple Stretches

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

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grades 4–5

Mixed Up About Mixed Numbers?

Learn how to use a visual, step-by-step approach to transform improper fractions into mixed numbers.

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an astronaut in space

Article/Ebook

grade 3

What Is a Spacewalk?

Learn what a spacewalk is, why astronauts do them, and how they stay safe.

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Activity

Preschool–grade 12

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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Simon Says

Take turns directing each other to do things, but say "Simon says" before each. If someone does it without hearing the phrase, they lose.
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grades 3–12

Home Workout with Jerome Williams

Wide Open School Exclusive: Get court-ready with NBA legend Jerome Williams in this workout series covering fundamentals from jumping jacks to burpees.

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learn by doing

Website/App

grades K–5

Learn by Doing

Explore the educational challenges other kids are doing, and try some yourself. Make and upload videos only with permission!

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block cyberbullying

Activity

grades 3–5

Block and Report Bullying Online

Sometimes people say and do things online that can hurt others. Learn how to block and report people who bully others online.

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amusement parks

Worksheet

grades 3–5

Find the Most Amusement Parks

Solve the problems in this packet using the state-by-state amusement park data in the chart. Which state has the most amusement parks? The least?

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move to the beat

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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grades K–5

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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I'm a Superhero

Transform into a magical hero. Turn towels into capes and zoom around the room battling imaginary villains.
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street art

Interactive

grades 1–5

Take Art to the Streets

Spray, stamp, and paint up a wall to make some street art you'd love to see on the side of a local building.

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grades K–5

How It's Made: Candy Canes

Watch how these delicious and sweet holiday treats are made, processed, and packaged.

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grades 3–8

Help Out

Ask an adult how you can help for 15 minutes. Or set a timer and find something to clean, wipe, or put away until the alarm sounds.

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Interactive

grades 3–5

Fraction Practice with Penguin

Roll the penguin to his balloons by selecting the number on the line that matches with the circle segments.

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Article/Ebook

grades 3–6

Telling Stories Without Words

Take a closer look at what it's like to be a photojournalist, and read what one photojournalist has to say about her job.

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grades 3–12

Thankful Pictures

During the week, take pictures of things you're thankful for. Then combine them into a slideshow, collage, or other collection to revisit and add to.

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Draw Your Feelings

Find some markers and paper and turn your emotions into art. What color is joy? Sadness? Boredom? Love?
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STEM career path

Website/App

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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Video

grades 1–8

Create Your Dance Passion Project

Design your dream dance performance in this interactive workshop that shows how ideas can be expressed through movement.

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make two cool collages

Activity

grades K–6

Make Two Cool Collages

Grab some art supplies, then follow along with this video that'll help you create two types of collages.