Category Archives: elementary

3M Young Scientist Lab

Discovery Education Young Scientist Lab –  A one stop shop for all things STEM with our new Young Scientist Lab web portal for teachers, students and parents who are seeking a place to explore the world of scientific innovation and … Continue reading

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Why Do Autumn Leaves Change Color?

Scientific American editor Mark Fischetti explains how the leaves of deciduous trees perform their annual chameleon act, changing from various shades of green to hues of bronze, orange and brilliant red. Why Do Autumn Leaves Change Color? Wonderful video on … Continue reading

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TED ED How to visualize one part per million

“Parts per million” is a scientific unit of measurement that counts the number of units of one substance per one million units of another. But because it’s hard to conceptualize really large numbers, it can be difficult to wrap our … Continue reading

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What is Wind?

Wind is everywhere- the air is constantly moving, sometimes gently, sometimes violently. Find out how pressure, temperature and rotation of the earth come together to make wind. 00000

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Explore the Intricate Life of a Tree

Help students appreciate the critical role trees play in sustaining life on Earth with this interactive from the National Arbor Day Foundation. Did you know that a tree’s rings can provide a record of the environmental factors that affected its … Continue reading

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National Geographic Science Resources

Ideas, activities and lessons – Hundreds of digital teaching resources ranging from pdf educator guides to full blown lessons plans. Amazing videos – One of the largest video collections on YouTube, the National Geographic channel is a go to source for high … Continue reading

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Wildscreen ARKive – Videos & Pictures

Discover and learn about the world’s endangered animals, plants and fungi – reveal what they look like, what makes them special and why we should protect them. With the help of the world’s best wildlife filmmakers and photographers, conservationists and … Continue reading

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FREE DIY Human Body App

What keeps the blood in your body moving in one direction? How do your lungs pull air in and push air out? Discover how your body really works with the new, FREE DIY Human Body app. The app uses everyday items … Continue reading

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The Science of Snow & Ice

Scientist at UCAR have been pulling together resources to get students thinking about the science of snow and ice. With a teaching box for elementary learners, and a video and interactive for secondary learners, students of all ages can explore the … Continue reading

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Become a National Parks’ Web Rangers

The National Park Service, wants you to become a Web Ranger! The interactive Web Ranger program helps people of all ages learn about the national parks. For example, enter White Sands National Monument in New Mexico from your desktop and … Continue reading

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