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I <3 Earth: 22 Earth Day Resources

General | April 2, 2014 | 2 Comments

I <3 Earth: 22 Earth Day Resources

Planning for Earth Day 2014 is well underway around the world.  Bring environmental issues to your classroom with resources from PBS LearningMedia.  Highlights include an animated video from Loop Scoop using orange juice consumption to teach about biodegration, a lesson tracking waste in neighborhoods from America Revealed, and a QUEST video transporting viewers to the […]

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Resources to Tell the Story of DNA

General | March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Resources to Tell the Story of DNA

What makes us uniquely human? In the three-part series The Human Spark, originally broadcast on PBS in January 2010, Alan Alda takes this question personally, visiting with dozens of scientists on three continents and participating directly in many experiments – including the detailed examination of his own brain. Along the way, he learns why some […]

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16 Resources for Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century

PBS LearningMedia | March 14, 2014 | 3 Comments

16 Resources for Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century

Use this PBS LearningMedia quick picks list of resources to get up to speed on teaching and learning in the 21st century. And if you are headed to the Annual CUE conference in Palm Spring next week check out KQED’s sessions. Our CUE sessions will explore several big ideas in teaching and learning in the 21st century including using social media and media making in education.

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20 Resources for Getting to the Roots of Family Trees

Arts | February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

20 Resources for Getting to the Roots of Family Trees

Genealogy can help your students build an emotional connection not only to their past, but to our nation’s history. Help your students get to know the personal side of history by digging into the roots of their own family tree. Use the PBS LearningMedia resources below to inspire your next lesson plan. Exploring the Past […]

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Engineering Resources for Tinkering, Hammering and Sketching

General | February 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Engineering Resources for Tinkering, Hammering and Sketching

This week is all about tinkering, hammering, sketching, measuring, analyzing, and experimenting. Why? Because it’s National Engineers Week! Use these resources to show your students why engineering matters. Find more resources to engage students at PBS LearningMedia. Making Stuff | Grades 6-12 | Collection | Materials Science What will the future bring, and what will […]

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Olympic Games & Extreme Athletes in PBS LearningMedia

General | February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Olympic Games & Extreme Athletes in PBS LearningMedia

The 2014 Winter Olympics kicked off last Thursday and it is sure to be a hot topic for the coming weeks. To commemorate the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, here are PBS LearningMedia resources related to competitive sports and inspirational athletes. Are Olympic Competitors Geniuses? | Video | Arts | 9-12 Everyone is obsessed with the […]

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Quick Picks: STEAM Resources

PBS LearningMedia | February 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Quick Picks: STEAM Resources

From infusing art practices and design principles into science lessons to integrated learning with STEM and arts, explore this quick list of classroom ready resources to engage students in STEAM learning.  Learn more about STEAM. 1. Makers  Use the resources in this curated collection, categorized into design, how to (DIY), arts and crafts, robotics, and engineering […]

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Resources for Exploring the World of Science and Engineering

General | January 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

Resources for Exploring the World of Science and Engineering

Explore the work of science and engineering with these resources from PBS LearningMedia. Through resources profiling careers in engineering and an interactive that investigates three possible career paths in engineering technologies, students can learn about the ways in which scientists and engineers work in many different settings, including colleges and universities, businesses and industries, specific […]

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Ten PBS LearningMedia Resources to Explore the Impact of Computer Science

General | December 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ten PBS LearningMedia Resources to Explore the Impact of Computer Science

Use these resources to introduce your students to the imaginative thinkers, code-savvy scientists, and everyday people impacting the world through computer science. The Art of Creative Coding |  Grades 9-12 | Video | Technology & Art Programming plays a huge role in the world that surrounds us, and though its uses are often purely functional, there […]

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Explore Snowflakes with PBS LearningMedia Resources

General | December 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Explore Snowflakes with PBS LearningMedia Resources

Are all snowflakes truly unique? What are the physical forces that drive snowflakes to come in so many shapes and sizes? In this lesson with great resources from PBS LearningMedia, students build an apparatus that creates conditions similar to a winter cloud and produce their own snow crystals indoors. By watching the snow crystals grow, […]

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