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On Monday, April 28, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. EST, you can attend this STEM webinar to learn how to bring exciting, real-world applications of physics and engineering into the classroom.  You’ll receive an exclusive look into the resources in the NASA Physics and Engineering collection on PBS LearningMedia™ as well as advice for teaching with this digital media from NASA. (more…)

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This video is from PBS LearningMedia’s new collection for grades 6-12 from The Nature Conservancy, Nature Works Everywhere, just in time for Earth Day!   There are also more resources from this week’s I < 3 Earth theme, offering some of the best environmental content available (more…)

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The complexities of our food system and its impact on the environment are at the forefront of a national debate.  A PBS LearningMedia video and accompanying handout is aligned with National Standards to examine how the eating choices of humans (more…)

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On Monday we shared THINK WEDNESDAY’S on WGBY.  This Wednesday, April 9, Your Inner Fish explores how the genetic legacy of a fish can be seen in our own DNA. This cutting-edge scientific adventure reveals the startling truth that hidden within the human body is a story of life on Earth and the legacy of animals that lived hundreds of millions of years ago.  To bring these discoveries alive in the classroom, PBS LearningMedia provides a lesson guide for grades 6-12 on Your Inner Fish, which includes National Standards. (more…)

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indexWhat makes us uniquely human? In the three-part series The Human Spark, originally broadcast on PBS in January 2010, Alan Alda visits with dozens of scientists on three continents and participates directly in many experiments – including the detailed examination of his own brain. Through PBS LearningMedia’s The Human Spark collection of lesson plans and video resources for grades 5-12, students join Alda in searching for the answers to many of our most age-old questions.  (more…)

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ess05_int_seasonsgame_lDespite frigid temperatures, our planet is turning to spring.  This transition — slow as it now seems — can be a great time to teach students about the seasons, and PBS LearningMedia has a popular interactive for grades 3-8 about Earth’s orbit around the Sun and the tilt of its axis that result in our seasons.

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imagesAward-winning comedienne Joan Cusack narrates these engaging and comprehensive science segments from the PBS “Peep”  series, aimed at pre-K to 2nd grade students. (more…)

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indexHave you ever seen a rat inside of a snake’s body and wondered how it is ultimately digested? Students have probably seen this image and thought it was SO COOL! Are there certain things that we as humans put into our bodies that take as much effort to transform into energy? This fascinating video excerpt from NOVA scienceNOW — with many support and extended learning materials — addresses these questions and more about the potential energy contained in food. (more…)

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macro-beeIf spring’s not quite in the air, perhaps your thoughts are turning to things spring — spring lessons, spring trips, springs flowers!  As we thaw out from winter’s chill, for bees and flower this season is about one thing: feeding and fertilizing.  (more…)

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blended_learning-150x150Proponents of blended learning are like the early settlers forging west — the path is full of unexpected obstacles. So states a report by staff writers in the January 27th issue of eSchool News.  As school leaders consider adopting blended learning to provide more opportunities for their students, the article highlights five key considerations gleaned from the thousands of schools engaged in this approach. (more…)

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