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Six Interactive Lessons to Explore the Changing Earth

PBS LearningMedia | May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Six Interactive Lessons to Explore the Changing Earth

These interactive maps and visualizations can engage students with the changing world. Find more media resources for teaching and learning at PBS LearningMedia. Sign up for a free account here. Examine Global Surface Currents This visualization from McDougal Littell/TERC visualizes the relationship between global wind directions and the direction of ocean. When most people think […]

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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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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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Chemistry Resources to Ignite the Fourth of July

PBS LM Science | July 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Chemistry Resources to Ignite the Fourth of July

Fireworks capture our attention with their beautiful colors and controlled explosions, both of which link directly to fundamental concepts taught in basic chemistry classes. Media resources featured in the lesson, Igniting Chemistry in Fireworks provide a visually rich way to tie together spectral chemistry, combustion, and the nature of fire. Students begin by watching a […]

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TRY THIS! Summertime Learning Experiments

PBS LearningMedia | June 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

TRY THIS! Summertime Learning Experiments

This summer, use PBS LearningMedia’s “interactives” to experiment, manipulate, and investigate! With over 30,000 free videos, interactive games, audio clips, essays, and lesson plans, PBS LearningMedia helps you to keep learning alive all season long. Invite your students to explore velocity, temperature, fish adaptations, and climate with this collection of featured games: Cooking with Sugar, […]

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