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Use project-based learning to spark curiosity in early learners! Watch this professional development video featuring the "Explore Plants" curriculum from Peep and the Big Wide World. http://to.pbs.org/1HX37gp
<p>Watch a center-based educator engage her preschool children in science talk as the group participates in hands-on activities from the PEEP curriculum<em> Explore Plants</em>. When children explore science, they need to talk about their work just as scientists do—asking questions, making comparisons and predictions, and sharing and discussing results. Learn a variety of professional development standards, including discussion and questioning te...
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Aristotle identified two major kingdoms of living things, but since then, scientists have discovered four more! In this video from KET’s Think Garden collection, students get a breakdown of the scientific classification of living organisms. http://to.pbs.org/1am4k5s
<p>This video from KET’s <strong>Think Garden</strong> collection breaks down the scientific classification of living organisms. Learn about the order of classification from largest to smallest: kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species. Also get a closer look at some specific plant families to find out which fruits and vegetables are in the same family.</p> <p>This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with...
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First Lady Michelle Obama, the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have launched The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids' "State Dinner." Parents of kids ages 8 to 12 are invited to submit their child’s original lunch recipe that is healthy, affordable, and tasty by April 30, 2015. http://pbs.org/lunchtimechallenge
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Earth Day is this Wednesday! What was the very FIRST Earth Day like in 1970? Students get a glimpse at the demonstrations that were held with this video from American Experience: “Earth Days.” http://to.pbs.org/1ynNEq5
<p>Demonstrations and more during the First Earth Day, observed April 22, 1970. Video from American Experience: “Earth Days.”</p>
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Encourage students to stay safe on the internet whether at home, at school, or at the library. Help them understand the ins and outs of the digital world with the help of Ruff Ruffman: Humble Media Genius! http://to.pbs.org/18BtD3z
<p>The much-loved character Ruff Ruffman is back, in this collection of videos and tips to help students explore and understand the many ups and downs of using technology. RUFF RUFFMAN: HUMBLE MEDIA GENIUS addresses the red-hot topic of how kids use technology, and allows students and teachers to explore four topics with original animation and interactivity—texting, sharing photographs, conducting searches, and finding an appropriate balance of t...
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“The Catcher in the Rye” is widely considered one of the best novels of the 20th century – and it is still hugely popular today. In this video collection from American Masters: Salinger, students learn about the enormous cultural impact of “The Catcher in the Rye” and follow the rise and fall of J.D. Salinger’s career. http://to.pbs.org/1C8aDRS
<p><em>American Masters</em>, public television’s award-winning biography series, brings unique originality and perspective to exploring the lives and illuminating the creative journeys of our most enduring writers, musicians, visual and performing artists, dramatists and filmmakers – those who have left an indelible impression on our nation’s cultural landscape. This collection offers you access to classroom-ready videos and articles drawn from ...
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Parents of kids ages 8 to 12 are invited to submit their child’s original lunch recipe that is healthy, affordable, and tasty on pbs.org/lunchtimechallenge by April 30, 2015. One winner from each US state and territory and a parent or guardian will be flown to Washington D.C. in July to attend the Kids’ “State Dinner” at The White House, hosted by the First Lady, where a selection of the winning healthy recipes will be served. The winning recipes will also be featured in a downloadable, printable free e-cookbook that includes photos of the winning recipes and chefs. For more information and for contest rules, visit http://pbs.org/lunchtimechallenge.
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What are some of your favorite places in nature? Jot them down with your students and help them develop their thinking about science, such as observing and recording data. Get inspiration from this Plum Landing media gallery: http://to.pbs.org/1asuhkl
<p>In this media gallery from PLUM LANDING, the kids share observations of their favorite places in nature, from a pond in the park to the clouds seen from a fire escape. Throughout these four videos, they model science process skills, such as observing and recording data, and also show that you don’t need to look very far to find nature! </p>
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How are everyday companies practicing “the three Rs” – reduce, reuse and recycle? In this DESIGN SQUAD video, students listen as engineer Erin Gately talks about her job with Hewlett-Packard, where she takes apart old printers and recycles nearly all of the parts so they can be used in new products. http://to.pbs.org/1FDB3S7
<p>Engineer Erin Gately talks about the environmental aspects of her job with the printer manufacturer Hewlett-Packard, in this video adapted from DESIGN SQUAD. Erin takes apart old printers and recycles nearly all of the parts so that they can be used in new products. She and a work colleague explain how they are designing two new environmentally friendly printers, using recycled plastic and biodegradable material produced from corn instead of p...
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Give your students the chance to play the role of a historian for a day! With this interactive lesson, they will practice three steps - observation, interpretation and questioning - while analyzing documents, photographs and other primary sources to learn more about the people, issues and events of the past. http://to.pbs.org/1C6Lvem
<p>In this self-paced interactive lesson, students examine primary source media—specifically, news footage carried on Boston television channels over the last five decades. Like historians who analyze documents, photographs, and other primary sources to learn more about the people, issues, and events of the past, students watch news footage on subjects including the 1979 oil crisis, the 1974 Boston school desegregation controversy, and affirmativ...
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Parents of kids ages 8 to 12 are invited to submit their child’s original lunch recipe that is healthy, affordable, and tasty on pbs.org/lunchtimechallenge by April 30, 2015. One winner from each US state and territory and a parent or guardian will be flown to Washington D.C. in July to attend the Kids’ “State Dinner” at The White House, hosted by the First Lady, where a selection of the winning healthy recipes will be served. The winning recipes will also be featured in a downloadable, printable free e-cookbook that includes photos of the winning recipes and chefs. For more information and for contest rules, visit http://pbs.org/lunchtimechallenge.
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What was the last book, movie or item you checked out of your local library. Tell us in the comments below! http://amgrad.lpb.org/american-graduate-lpb/
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