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Science in Focus: Shedding Light on Science

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Eight-part content series for K-5 elementary science teachers that uses light as a theme through which to explore topics in physics, chemistry, biology, and Earth and space.

Insect Safari

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Teacher section includes lesson plans, classroom activities, and background information. Student section includes interactive computer games and printable activities.

Design It! Giving Voice to America

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Lesson plan has students explore how postage stamps communicate messages about national identity, with four lessons on elements of art, principles of design, and social studies. Students demonstrate their learning by creating their own stamps. Also includes interviews with stamp designers.

Stamp Collecting

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Brief introduction to stamp collecting as a hobby includes sections on philately, preservation and conservation, collecting resources and references, related videos, and how to schedule a preservation lecture.

Reptiles and Amphibians Bibliography

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List of general (but not necessarily technical) resources on reptiles and amphibians. Includes recommended websites, children's books and magazines, field guides, and related societies.

Civil Issues and Design

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Teacher-created lesson in which students use the design process to identify civil issues at their school (rights, responsibilities) and to propose solutions to problems.

Tea for Two (4-8)

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Activity examining how certain items can link family and friends together in unique and interesting ways. Analyzes how historic artifacts have helped people connect in the past.

Attack the Knack

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Attack the Knack – investigates student motivation in science, and explores how the types of feedback students receive can influence self-perception, effort, persistence and learning.

Changing the World: Social Entrepreneurs Part Two (9-12)

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This lesson addresses the role of social entrepreneurs in affecting positive social change around the world. Students work in small groups to create seminar presentations on methods of affecting change.

Work Hard and Work Smart: Designing for Athletes (4-8)

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Activity in which students design a sports bag for athletes, investigate varied sports, interview people involved in varied sports, and engage in problem solving as they create a new design.

Building a Dinosaur

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is webpage includes images and description of the process of constructing the world's first anatomically accurate digital dinosaur, rendered from real fossils.

Poetic Likeness: Modern American Poets

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Website with works from the National Portrait Gallery (mostly photographs) that illustrate the story of modernism in American poetry. The story begins with an unlikely pair of seminal figures: Walt Whitman, who heard "America singing" in the nineteenth century, and Ezra Pound, who left his "half savage country" early in the twentieth century and returned as a prisoner, charged with treason during World War II. The site includes recordings of Pound, Robert Frost, Sylvia Plath, and others, each reading a poem.
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