January 5th, 2021

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

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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: S.MS.LS.4.1, S.MS.ESS.2.1, MST4 and more!

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December 8th, 2020

Middle School Resource: Origins of Hanukkah by History.com

Middle School Resource

Origins of Hanukkah

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

Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.5.5.a.1, SS.6.4, SS.6.4.a and more!

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December 1st, 2020

Middle School Resource: Benzoic Acid Blizzard in a Bottle

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Middle School Resource

Benzoic Acid Blizzard in a Bottle

In this lab, students will learn about how some solutes that are only partly soluble can be forced to fully dissolve with heat.

Related NY State Academic Standards: MST4.C.C.PS3.1

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November 24th, 2020

Middle School Resource: Map Game by ESL-KIDS

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Middle School Resource

Map Game

Use a world map and elicit “Where are you from?”, “Where do you live?”, “Where do people speak Spanish?”, “Where’s China?”, and any other questions you can think of. Also show and tell the students about where you are from.

Related NY State Academic Standards: ESL.E.PK-1.5.1.1, ESL.E.PK-1.5.1.3, ESL.E.PK-1.5.1.6 and more! 

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November 10th, 2020

Middle School Resource: 19th-Century America in Art & Literature by NGA

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Middle School Resource

In this resource, works of art from the nineteenth century are paired with written documents to be used as primary sources for students to reconstruct the influence of technology, geography, economics, and politics on daily life 19th century America.

Related NY State Academic Standards: ARTS.VA.I.1.1.B, ARTS.VA.I.1.1.D, ARTS.VA.I.1.1.E and more! 

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November 3rd, 2020

Middle School Resource: Create an Animal Cell by ECSDM

animal cell

Middle School Resource

Create an Animal Cell by ECSDM

Students will use prior knowledge of animal cells to create a cell. This activity will provide students with a hands on activity to help them visualize what a cell looks like. The cell will consist of various teacher given materials that demonstrate and reinforce their knowledge of structures that are within a cell.

Related NY State Academic Standards: S.MS.LS.1.1, MST4.I.LE.1.1

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October 27th, 2020

Middle School Resource: Albright-Knox ARTGAMES

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Middle School Resource

Albright-Knox ARTGAMES

Artgames is an interactive website designed to engage children in playful, interactive learning about works of art in the collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York.

Related NY State Academic Standards: NAS.VA.Pr4.1.7.a, NAS.VA.Pr5.1.III.a, NAS.VA.Pr6.1.4.a and more!

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October 20th, 2020

Middle School Resource: Identifying the Characteristics of a Myth by ECSDM

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Middle School Resource

Identifying the Characteristics of a Myth by ECSDM

For this lesson, students will view a variety of animated myths in order to create a web that identifies the characteristics of a myth.

Related NY State Academic Standards: RL.1.1, RL.1.9, RL.1.9.a and more!

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October 13th, 2020

Middle School Resource: Pass It Down by NYSATL

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Middle School Resource

Pass It Down by NYSATL

In this Learning Experience, students learn about immigration by creating a living museum, stressing the significance of items that have been “passed down” through generations.

Related NY State Academic Standards: RL.1.1, RL.1.9, RL.1.9.a and more!

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October 6th, 2020

Middle School Resource: Virtual Electron Microscope by Discovery Education

microscope

Middle School Resource

Virtual Electron Microscope 

Students will learn how microscopes have contributed to our knowledge of life science as well as the basic differences between plant and animal cells.

Related NY State Academic Standards: S.MS.LS.1.1, MST4.I.LE.1.1a, MST4.I.LE.1.1c

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