February 3rd, 2023

High School Resource: Electric Heart

High School Resource

Electric Heart

This web-based practice allows students to:

  • see how a heart works
  • manipulate an interactive and perform a heart transplant
  • learn interesting facts about the heart
  • learn how an artificial person could be created

Using this resource is an engaging approach allowing students to learn about the parts of the heart as well as how a heart transplant takes place. This can be used as a review of a previous lesson or as an instructional approach for an introductory lesson.

Related NY State Academic Standards: S.MS.LS.1.1, S.MS.LS.1.3, MST4.I.LE.1.2, and more!

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February 1st, 2023

Middle School Resource: Respiration Stations by Kinetic City

Middle School Resource

Respiration Stations by Kinetic City

How do you think oxygen gets from the air into the parts of your body that need it? How many steps do you think it takes? In this activity, students will trace the path oxygen takes from breathing to running, jumping, lifting, or anything else they need to do!

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January 30th, 2023

Elementary School Resource: The Circulatory System – Part I

Elementary School Resource

The Circulatory System – Part I

In this activity, the nurse/teacher will observe each child locating his or her heart and describing it as a pump.

Related NY State Academic Standards: HPF.HE, HPF.HE.E.1.1.A, HPF.HE.E.1.1.B, and more!

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January 27th, 2023

High School Resource: Malcolm X by History.com

High School Resource

Malcolm X by History.com

This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on Malcom X speaking on the Black Nationalist Movement.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.8.9, SS.8.9.a.1, SS.E.1, and more!

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January 25th, 2023

Middle School Resource: Becoming Barack Obama by History.com

Middle School Resource

Becoming Barack Obama by History.com

This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on how Barack Obama’s childhood helped to make him who he is today.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.5.6.a.1, SS.7.5.b.1, SS.8.9.a.3, and more!

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January 23rd, 2023

Elementary School Resource: Origins of Black History Month by History.com

Elementary School Resource

Origins of Black History Month by History.com

This resource, from History.com’s archives, focuses on how Black History Month was first started.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.SSP.3.2.5, SS.SSP.3.3.3, SS.SSP.4.2.5, and more!

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January 20th, 2023

High School Resource: Generator by PhET

High School Resource

Generator by PhET

This simulation will allow students to generate electricity with a bar magnet. They will discover the physics behind the phenomena by exploring magnets and how you can use them to make a bulb light.

Using this simulation, students will:

  • Identify equipment and conditions that produce induction.
  • Compare and contrast how both a light bulb and voltmeter can be used to show characteristics of the induced current.
  • Predict how the current will change when the conditions are varied.
  • Explain practical applications of Faraday’s Law.
  • Explain what causes the induction.

Related NY State Academic Standards: S.MS.PS.1.4, MST4.I.PS5.2, and MST4.C.P.4.1

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January 18th, 2023

Middle School Resource: Circles of Magnetism I by Exploratorium

Middle School Resource

Circles of Magnetism I by Exploratorium

In this experiment, you’ll learn that compass needles are little magnets that are free to rotate. Compasses allow us to observe the direction of a magnetic field. Normally, they respond to the earth’s magnetic field, orienting themselves parallel to magnetic field lines. If we create a magnetic field that is stronger than the field of the earth – for example, by using electric currents – a compass needle will orient itself parallel to the new field.

Related NY State Academic Standards: S.MS.PS.2.2, S.MS.LS.2.3, MST4.I.PS4.4, and more!

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January 16th, 2023

Elementary School Resource: Magnetic Suction by Exploratorium

Elementary School Resource

Magnetic Suction by Exploratorium

This experiment shows how your doorbell works. A coil of wire with current flowing through it forms an electromagnet that acts very much like a bar magnet. The coil will magnetize an iron nail and attract it in a remarkably vigorous way.

Related NY State Academic Standards: S.3.PS.2.1, S.3.PS.2.2, S.4.PS.3.2, and more!

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January 13th, 2023

High School Resource: Freedom March by History.com

High School Resource

Freedom March by History.com

This video, from History.com’s archives, focuses on the Freedom March lead by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.11.4.a.2, SS.11.10.a, SS.E.1, and more!

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