April 26th, 2017

High School Resource: Seed By Design by NYSATL

High School Resource

Seed By Design

In this learning experience, students design, construct, test and draw conclusions about artificial wind-dispersed seeds in a controlled environment.

Related NY State Academic Standards: W.7.7, W.7.11, RST.9-10.1, and more!

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April 25th, 2017

Middle School Resource: Examining Seeds by ECSDM

Middle School Resource

Examining Seeds by ECSDM

Students will be able to describe the main characteristics of seeds, how seeds develop, and the parts of a seed.

Related NY State Academic Standards: MST4.I.LE.4.3

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April 24th, 2017

Elementary School Resource: How Do Bean Seeds Grow Into Plants? by ECSDM

Elementary School Resource

How Do Bean Seeds Grow Into Plants? by ECSDM

  • Students will be able to tell or draw to describe the life cycle of the bean plant.
  • Students will be able to put the pictures of a developing bean plant into its life cycle order.
  • Students will be able to participate in experiments and document their finding by drawing pictures.
  • Students will demonstrate their understanding of sorting and classifying during bean identification activities.

Related NY State Academic Standards: MST1.E.SI1.3, MST1.E.SI3.2, MST4.E.LE.4.1

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April 19th, 2017

High School Resource: Explorations in American Environmental History by Library of Congress

High School Resource

Explorations in American Environmental History

These lessons introduce students to historical perspectives of nature and the environment, drawing on the American Memory collections, other digital resources, readings, and writing exercises. Students examine materials in a variety of formats to understand the contexts of America’s concern for the environment.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.E.1, SS.E.1.1, SS.E.1.2, and more!

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April 18th, 2017

Middle School Resource: The Age of Earth by History.com

Age of the Earth

Middle School Resource

The Age of Earth

This video, from History.com’s archive, focuses on scientist’s efforts to discover how old the Earth is.

Related NY State Academic Standards: MST4, MST4.E.PS2

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April 17th, 2017

Elementary School Resource: Every Day is Earth Day! by Starfall

earth day

Elementary School Resource

Every Day is Earth Day! by Starfall

In this web-based practice by Starfall, students will learn about Earth Day and what they can do to help keep the Earth Clean. Students will practice sorting objects into the appropriate category of paper, plastic, or cans.

Related NY State Academic Standards: PK.MD.2, PK.G.2, ELA1.E.LR1E & more!

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April 12th, 2017

High School Resource: Holiday Foods: Easter Eggs by History.com

High School Resource

Holiday Foods: Easter Eggs by History.com

This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on the traditional foods eaten on Easter Sunday.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.E.1, SS.E.1.1, SS.E.1.2, and more!

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April 11th, 2017

Middle School Resource: History of the Holidays: Easter by History.com

Middle School Resource

History of the Holidays: Easter by History.com

This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on the history of the Christian holiday of Easter.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.E.1, SS.E.1.1, SS.E.1.3, and more!

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April 10th, 2017

Elementary School Resource: Locomotor Easter Egg Hunt from P.E. Central

Elementary School Resource

Locomotor Easter Egg Hunt from P.E. Central

Students practice basic locomotor skills and increase aerobic endurance.

Related NY State Academic Standards: HPF.PE.E.1.1.B

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April 5th, 2017

High School Resource: Semiconductors by PhET

High School Resource

Semiconductors by PhET

This simulation will allow students to experiment with semiconductors and engage in doping them in a virtual setting. They will watch electrons change position and energy level.

Using the simulation, students will:

-Recognize that the battery is the driving force in a circuit.
-Describe how n and p dopants change the structure of electron energy levels in a metal.
-Explain why an np junction acts as a diode, allowing current to flow one way but not another.

Related NY State Academic Standards: MST4.C.P.4.1

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