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Popcorn Activities

October is National Popcorn Poppin' Month, and we offer a variety of fun, creative activity ideas for multiple subjects and all grade levels.

Themed Package

Jonathan Bird's Blue World

Using Jonathan Bird's Blue World in the classroom is easy with amazing study guides and resources for educators.

Multimedia

Nature Works Everywhere

Get your family back to nature! This site offers easy tools and tips for planning a family nature adventure. Enter the age of your kids, how much time you have, and the location and the website gives you ideas for activities and events.

Urban Bird Sounds Project

Created BY students FOR students, this audio guide is a way to help others learn about and study birds in their own communities. Listen, download materials, and learn how to make your own.

Multimedia

Japanese Kites at the New Year

These resources explain the cultural and historical importance of kites in Japan. Teachers will find downloadable student readings on kite shapes, kite flying, and Japanese kites at the New Year.

Lesson Plan; Printable

Action for Healthy Kids

See how this site helps schools without the resources to improve nutrition programs and increase opportunities for kids to get healthier.

Multimedia; Tool

Space Program History

An out of this world trove of lessons, NASA learning resources, printables, and tools for teaching about the history of America's Space Program.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

Fermilabyrinth Introduction

Fermi Labs official web site furnishes teacher and student materials, including animations.

Multimedia

SweetSearch

A free custom search engine for students that searches over 35,000 web sites.

Multimedia

Science Friday Kids' Connection

Every week during the school year, the Kids' Connection translates information from National Public Radio's Science Friday program into curriculum for middle school teachers.

Themed Package

Public Alert Radios for Schools

NOAA is distributing these radios to schools to help safeguard children.

Lesson Plan

HIV/AIDS Education Resources

These materials provide information about transmitting, preventing, and treating the virus.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Webinars & Other Resources To Inspire the Next Generation of Engineers

Design Squad Nation offers free webinars and other resources to inspire the next generation of engineers.

Grant/Award; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

SMART Board Content from SMART Exchange

Download review games, organizational materials, and lesson ideas for your classroom SMART Board.

Lesson Plan

Weather: Extreme Weather 101 Teaching Resources

A collection of lesson plans, videos, podcasts, interactives, and supporting reading and websites for educators.

Lesson Plan

Interactive Greenhouse Gas Emissions Map

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just released Greenhouse Gas Data Publication Tool, an interactive map that identifies nearly 80 percent the the major fixed sources of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the nation as of 2010.

Multimedia

20 Free iPad Apps for Educators

A variety of teaching and learning materials to access from your iPad.

Lesson Plan

Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)

SMILE website offers 1,000s science & math lessons for K-12 educators, all searchable by grade, subject, standards, assessments, and more.

Themed Package

YouTube for Educators

YouTube offers a variety of free services that educators can use to facilitate classroom instruction, including access to more than 500,000 educational videos, limited access to non-educational content, and custom playlists that eliminate ads.

Multimedia

Brain Awareness Week

March 10-16, 2014. Educators for grades 6 and above will find lessons, activities, videos and other resources for help students learn about the human brain, its development, learning and memory, and more.

Themed Package

Science and Music Composition

Two online resources investigate the link between biology and music. Online activities and lesson plans allow students to create new music compositions and learn how music impacts human emotion and biology.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Computer History Museum

The Computer History Museum maintains twelve online exhibits on a variety of topics related to the history of computing.

Background Reading

Curiosity: NASA’s Next Mars Rover

Curiosity: NASA’s Next Mars Rover is a NASA website that gathers mission information on Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory, which landed on Mars August 6th, 2012. Find lessons, activities and resources related to the event.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Learn & Teach with American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History’s website offers programs and resources such as activities, games, articles, profiles of scientists, and student descriptions of their own projects and investigations for teachers and learners at all grade levels.

Background Reading; Multimedia

HippoCampus

Free multimedia resources for middle school, high school, and college students on subjects like algebra, chemistry, history and government. Many of these resources would work well on an interactive whiteboard.

Background Reading; Multimedia