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Classroom Exercise Breaks For Elementary Students

The research is clear: test scores and student behavior improve when physical activity breaks are incorporated into daily classroom routines. These lessons and resoures will show you how to get started!

Background Reading; Fact Sheet; Lesson Plan

National School Lunch Week

This week celebrates the benefits of the National School Lunch Program, which provides balanced, low-cost or free lunches to millions of children each school day.

Themed Package

5 Resources for Teaching Metamorphosis

Five websites provide grade-specific resources for helping students at all levels learn about the biological process by which an animal develops physically after birth or hatching.

Background Reading; Multimedia

NASA Wavelength

This digital collection of Earth and space science resources illustrates connections between science concepts, such as clouds, the motion of the earth, and plant growth, and how those concepts build upon one another across grade levels.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Printable

Q?rius

Inspire curiosity and the excitement of discovery with this first-of-its-kind interactive and experimental learning space - a unique supplement to your science curriculum!

Multimedia

USGS Education Resources

Students gain an understanding of the Earth as it relates to the quality of their own lives through a prolific collection of resources, digital data and images in biology, geography, maps, geology, climate change, ecosystems, water, and many more areas

Multimedia; Printable

Find an Educator Resource

Offered by the Museum of Modern Art, these K-12 resources are designed to encourage and develop the study of the fine arts, and their application across the curriculum and into everyday life.

Background Reading; Multimedia; Printable

Picture Book Month Freebie

Find dozens of classroom activities associated with popular picture books from more than 20 authors, plus a Teacher’s guide with suggestions for ELA, math, science, and social studies.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

“Here I Am” and Immigration-Themed Resources

"Here I Am" weaves the tale of a young immigrant boy’s first journey to his new home in America. From social studies, to narrative writing, to art - this contemplative, wordless picture book and additional resources are lesson rich.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

Rainforest Alliance

Introduce students to rainforest ecology with these media-rich resources. From online games to virtual visits, students will draw important connections between the rainforests and the Earth's climate, plant life, people, and animals.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

Essential Science for Teachers: Life Science

This professional development course for teachers of grades K-6 helps teachers build understandings of fundamental science concepts. This free course is offered by Annenberg Learner, but graduate credits can be earned at reasonable cost.

Professional Development Course

Flag Day Resources

Seven recommended Web sites explore the history of the stars and stripes through images, songs, timelines, crafts and activities, lesson plans, interactive quizzes and more.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

NASA Kids' Club

This site has online games and multimedia content that helps students learn and sharpen their math, science and technology skills. Activities with progressive skill levels allow students to find games that are best suited to their varying abilities.

Learning Game; Multimedia

Spatulatta: Cooking 4 Kids Online

This award-winning web site introduces cooking with a focus on fresh food and minimum processing. Students are encouraged to eat well, to take pride in their accomplishments in the kitchen and to understand the connection between farm and dinner table.

Multimedia; Printable

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: K-12 Resources

From hands-on labs to virtual expeditions, students explore one of the planet’s last unexplored frontiers: the ocean and its importance to Earth and humanity.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

The Arts in Every Classroom: A Workshop for Elementary School Teachers

Classroom and arts specialist teachers learn new ideas about the arts and arts education in these video workshops. Learn how to develop a multi-arts curriculum unit with support materials, and even earn graduate credit!

Professional Development Course

Culturally-Situated Design Tools

Skateboards and buckeyballs in Math class? Students learn math and computing through object patterns from many cultures, while they reproduce original artifacts and create their own.

Climate Education for K-12

These resources are designed to help educators understand climate, climate change, and weather concepts and to be able to incorporate them into their course curriculum.

Background Reading; Multimedia; Printable

6 + 1 Trait Writing

Are you the best writing teacher you can be? These instructional materials and customized training can help improve your writing instruction and ability to help students achieve the quality of writing called for in the Common Core State Standards.

Professional Development Course

Resources for Teachers at the National Academies

Use these resources on cutting-edge scientific topics from the National Academies to help you challenge students to reach beyond the basics.

Background Reading; Multimedia; Printable

LD Online

You can play a vital role in helping students with learning disabilites reaching their full potential. These resoures for general and special edcuation teachers, prinicpals, specialists, and paraprofessionals can assist you in this important job.

Background Reading; Event Detail; Multimedia; Reference Center

Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics

Aspiring scientists and engineers can blast off with these resources tailored to the unique needs of students and teachers. These standards-based K-12 activities and lessons explore the solar, atmospheric, planetary and space sciences.

Background Reading; Printable; Professional Development Course

The Periodic Table of Videos

This isn't your grandfather's Periodic Table! While tables charting the chemical elements have been around since the 19th century, this online video version could be a unique companion to your science lessons.

Multimedia

Celebrate the 100th Day of School

Whenever it happens in your school, here are 100 activities, resources, and suggestions to help your elementary students get excited about mathematics!

Lesson Plan

10 Free Things for National Nutrition Month

Emphasize the importance of making informed food choices and developing healthy eating and physical activity habits. Our recommended resources include lesson plans, best practices, learning games, videos, book lists, coloring pages and more.

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