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    HOW TO: Grow an Edible School Garden

    HOW TO: Grow an Edible School Garden
    For a lot of families, growing their own garden is something akin to that big trip abroad: a great idea in theory, but hard to actually make happen in reality. With over a third of the nation's children overweight or obese, healthy eating habits aren't just a private family matter, they're a public health issue. Consider this: the number of ...
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    Helping Nature and Nepal

    Helping Nature and Nepal
    Article for student reading found below standards and teachers guide. STANDARD National Geography Standards (The National Geographic Society) Element 5: Environment and Society. Standard 14: How human actions modify the physical environment. LEARNING OBJECTIVES In this article, students will learn about: • The Eco Everest Expedition. • The trash problem on Mount Everest. • Expedition leader Apa Sherpa. • Nepal’s efforts ...
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    The "Climategate" Debate

    The "Climategate" Debate
    STANDARD National Science Education Standards (Center for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education) Standard 1: Unifying Concepts and Processes in Science. All students should develop understanding and abilities aligned with evidence, models, and explanation. LEARNING OBJECTIVES In this article, students will learn about: • The changing views of Americans regarding climate change. • Flaws in the IPCC Report that cast doubt on ...
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    Tips for an A+ Science Fair

    Tips for an A+ Science Fair
    Schools across the country are gearing up for their annual Science Fairs- giving young scientists a chance to shine and compete with other students in the Science and Technology fields. Science Fair Sanity is a great resource for students and teachers and offers hints, tips, tricks, and examples that will assist you in developing an award-winning science fair display board. Use ...
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    Grade 3-5 Worksheets

    Grade 3-5 Worksheets Favorite Colors Bar Graph Student create and interpret bar graphs based on colors. Download free worksheets (3 pages) Favorite Animal at the Zoo Students create and interpret pie graphs based on animals. Download free worksheets (2 pages) Skeletal System Concept Map Associate phrases with the skeletal system. Download free worksheet
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    Science Detective® A1

    Brought to you by About The Critical Thinking Co.™: For more than 50 years, The Critical Thinking Co.’s™ award-winning books and software have helped students of all abilities achieve better grades and higher test scores with highly effective lessons that sharpen the mind as they teach standards-based reading, writing, mathematics, science, and history. Our products are fun, easy to use, and ...
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    Science Detective® Beginning

    Brought to you by About The Critical Thinking Co.™: For more than 50 years, The Critical Thinking Co.’s™ award-winning books and software have helped students of all abilities achieve better grades and higher test scores with highly effective lessons that sharpen the mind as they teach standards-based reading, writing, mathematics, science, and history. Our products are fun, easy to use, and ...
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    Building Thinking Skills® Level 2

    Brought to you by About The Critical Thinking Co.™: For more than 50 years, The Critical Thinking Co.’s™ award-winning books and software have helped students of all abilities achieve better grades and higher test scores with highly effective lessons that sharpen the mind as they teach standards-based reading, writing, mathematics, science, and history. Our products are fun, easy to use, and ...
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    Building Thinking Skills® Beginning

    Brought to you by About The Critical Thinking Co.™: For more than 50 years, The Critical Thinking Co.’s™ award-winning books and software have helped students of all abilities achieve better grades and higher test scores with highly effective lessons that sharpen the mind as they teach standards-based reading, writing, mathematics, science, and history. Our products are fun, easy to use, and ...
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    NASA’s Be a Martian

    NASA’s Be a Martian
    What it is: I have always been intrigued by space exploration. NASA’s Be a Martian feeds this intrigue by giving an up close view of Mars exploration. Here students can virtually explore and learn about the human-robotic partnership that makes virtual exploration possible. Students can become citizens (this requires them to create an account) or explore with an “Anonymous Tourist Visa”, ...
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    Sea Turtle Rescue

    Sea Turtle Rescue
    National Science Education Standards (Center for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education) Standard 3: Life Science. All students should develop an understanding of organisms and environments. LEARNING OBJECTIVES In this article, students will learn about: • Two sea turtles, Myrtle and Maude, who were rescued last November. • Efforts made to nurse them back to health. • The Coast Guard’s role in ...
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    The Buzz About Climate Change

    The Buzz About Climate Change
    STANDARD: National Geography Standards (The National Geographic Society) Standard 5: Environment and Society. As a result of activities in grades K-12, all students should understand how human actions modify the physical environment. LEARNING OBJECTIVES In this article, students will learn about: • The United Nations Climate Change Conference. • Global warming and its possible causes. • Different opinions about global warming. ...
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    Coral Reef Geography Worksheets

    Download Coral Reef Geography: learning how to read and map and use a compass on a map. Preview materials below. Save PDF, zoom in or out by moving mouse over preview window.
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    Butterfly Worksheets

    Download colorful shapes for students to cut and paste together shapes to make a butterfly. Preview materials below. Save PDF, zoom in or out by moving mouse over preview window.
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    The Battle to Save Bats

    The Battle to Save Bats
    STANDARD: National Science Education Standards K–4, Life Science, Content Standard C (National Research Council): As a result of activities in grades K–4, all students should develop an understanding of organisms and environments. LEARNING OBJECTIVES In this article, students will learn about: • A fungus known as White-nose Syndrome (WNS). • How WNS is affecting America’s bat population. • What scientists are ...
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    LCROSS Moon Mission Is a Big Hit — or Two

    LCROSS Moon Mission Is a Big Hit — or Two
    On October 9th, two U.S. space probes will crash into the moon’s surface. A terrible disaster? Hardly. In fact, it will be exactly what NASA scientists planned. They hope the crashes will answer an important question: Is there water on the moon? Click here for the teaching guide for this lesson On a Crash Course In the 1990s, lunar probe pictures ...
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    Lesson: LCROSS Moon Mission

    Lesson: LCROSS Moon Mission
    STANDARD: National Science Education Standards 5–8, Earth and Space Science Content Standard D (National Research Council): As a result of activities in grades 5–8, all students should develop an understanding of Earth in the solar system. Click here for the accompanying article for student reading. LEARNING OBJECTIVES In this article, students will learn about: • How NASA scientists use technology to ...
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    The Carbon Cycle Game

    The Carbon Cycle Game
    The Carbon Cycle Game is a free online game that teaches students about how carbon cycles through the Earth system. It is appropriate for 4th-9th grade students learning about the carbon cycle. As students play the game, they will learn that carbon cycles naturally through living and non-living parts of the Earth system in a complex, non-linear way, that burning fossil ...
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    Geology Mysteries

    Geology Mysteries
    Geo-mysteries are fun interactive mysteries about rocks, fossils, and minerals from the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. Students can choose one of three Geo-mysteries to solve: The Mystery of the Floating Rock, The Mystery of the Broken Necklace, and The Mystery of the Golden Cube. Students work to help Rex the dinosaur solve the geography mystery by watching a short video clip, ...
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    Sunflowers

    Sunflowers
    Sunflowers are recognized by most young students. Teach a lesson about growing plants and add some of these great sunflower activities. Lesson Topic Sunflowers: Sunflowers produce cooking oil and seeds. Grade/Proficiency Level High Beginner to Intermediate grades 3-8 Materials PDF file of background information for teachers, sunflower facts, crayons, seeds, dirt, small paper cups, water, photographs of sunflowers Vocabulary Plant, flowering ...
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