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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

Wonderville

Free interactive science and technology website for K-8 students, including activities, printables, comics, interactive games and videos.

Learning Game; Lesson Plan

Women’s History Month, Grades K-5

Examine the changing cultural perceptions of women in society and honor their contributions to all aspects of life with these interdisciplinary resources for grades K-5.

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Women’s History Month for the Classroom

Examine the changing cultural perceptions of women in society and honor their contributions to all aspects of life in the following interdisciplinary lessons and activities for all grade levels.

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Winter-Themed Classroom Resources, Grades K-5

These lessons, activities, and other resources for grades K-5 will help students develop an understanding of the mechanisms that bring about seasonal change and how animals have adapted to them.

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Winter-Themed Classroom Resources

These interdisciplinary lessons, activities, and other resources for all grades levels will help students develop an understanding of the mechanisms that bring about seasonal change and how animals have adapted to them.

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Websites Stress Diet and Exercise for National Nutrition Month

We recommend three websites for lesson plans and activities that reinforce the theme for 2012 National Nutrition Month, which stresses the importance of making informed food choices and developing good habits in eating and physical activity.

Lesson Plan

Websites for Digital Learning Games and Interactives

We present six of our favorite Websites digital learning games and interactives. They cover a variety of subjects, including history, earth and space science, engineering and tech, natural history, the arts, geography, health, and reading.

Learning Game; Multimedia

WebExhibits

WebExhibits is an interactive and cross-curricular museum of science, humanities, and culture for K-12 and higher. Exhibits explore color, color vision, pigment, calendars, daylight savings time, poetry, Van Gogh’s letters, Bellini, and butter.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

We Knew JFK

A new oral history project makes available more than 1200 interviews recorded shortly after JKF’s death. The interviews have been classified for the last 50 years. Related educational materials help integrate them into school curricula.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Water on the Web

This website presents two sets of curricula, one for high school that provides hands-on activities for the lab and the field, and another for higher education students that comprises a two-semester water resource management course.

Lesson Plan

WatchKnowLearn

WatchKnowLearn organizes thousands of free educational video clips in all subjects for teachers, students, and parents. So far, grade K-6 videos have been aligned to Common Core State Standards.

Multimedia

Watching the Summer Night Sky, Grades K-5

Brush up your stargazing skills and get ready to enjoy humankind's first TV, the night sky with these science lessons, activities & curriculum resources for grades K-5.

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Watching the Summer Night Sky

Brush up your stargazing skills and get ready to enjoy humankind's first TV, the night sky with these science lessons, activities & curriculum resources for all grade levels.

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Visual and Performing Arts: e-Presentations

Watch videos of artists demonstrating and explaining their art. Each e-Presentation is supported by interactive multi-media materials such as pictures, maps, text and quiz games.

Multimedia; Tool

Veterans Day Activities, Grades K-5

Lesson plans, activities, and resources for grades K-5 focus on wartime service and sacrifice.

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Veterans Day Activities

Lesson plans, activities, and resources for all grade levels focus on wartime service and sacrifice.

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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

Understanding Science

Understanding Science was developed for K-16 teachers and students and provides a look at the process of science, its principles and methods.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Understanding Evolution

Understanding Evolution is a website for teaching the science and history of evolutionary biology to grades K-12 and undergraduates. Find current news, teaching modules and a primer, an image library, and more.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Transcontinental Telegraph and Railroad, Grades K-5

Interdisciplinary lessons, activities & resources help students in grades K-5 discover the engineering triumphs that propelled westward expansion in the 19th Century.

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Transcontinental Telegraph and Railroad

Interdisciplinary lessons, activities & resources help students in all grades discover the engineering triumphs that propelled westward expansion in the 19th Century.

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Tolerance.org

Free educational materials aim to reduce prejudice, improve intergroup relations and support equitable school experiences. Find printable magazines, professional development tools, lessons and activities, DVDs and film kits, and more.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

Three Art Lessons

The author of the book Art with Anything offers three lessons for children ages 4-10.

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Thomas Alva Edison, Grades K-5

Thomas Alva Edison: genuis inventor of the electrical age. With these activites, lessons, and resources, students in grades K - 5 can learn about the man who created the modern world.

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