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General Mills Announces No More GMOs In Original Cheerios

General Mills Announces No More GMOs In Original Cheerios

January 03, 2014

Mars Rover Finds Traces of Ancient Life-Friendly Lake

Mars Rover Finds Traces of Ancient Life-Friendly Lake

December 10, 2013

Archaeologists Discover Viking Parliament Under Parking Lot

Archaeologists Discover Viking Parliament Under Parking Lot

October 26, 2013

Baby 'Cured' of HIV Gives Hope to Others

Baby 'Cured' of HIV Gives Hope to Others

October 24, 2013

Laser Experiment Makes Step Toward Fusion Power

Laser Experiment Makes Step Toward Fusion Power

October 08, 2013

A Government Shutdown History Lesson

A Government Shutdown History Lesson

October 01, 2013

Cycling Antibiotics Could Fight Resistant Bacteria

Cycling Antibiotics Could Fight Resistant Bacteria

September 26, 2013

Study: Earth Will Be Uninhabitable in 1.75 Billion Years

Study: Earth Will Be Uninhabitable in 1.75 Billion Years

September 19, 2013

L.A. School District to Monitor Students on Social Media

L.A. School District to Monitor Students on Social Media

August 31, 2013

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Schools Move to Ban Kid Craze Silly Bandz

Schools Move to Ban Kid Craze Silly Bandz

This video makes a great lead in to Persuasive Writing. The video presents a relevant topic that the students can easily relate to and have an opinion about. Chances are many of the students in class will be wearing at least one Silly Bandz at the...

Grades: 3 4 5

Date: June 03, 2010

Subject: writing

New Development For Invisibility Cloak

New Development For Invisibility Cloak

This video will provide a great discussion topic for middle school level students. It gives opportunity for students to learn new vocabulary, practice speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. It is not meant to be a science lesson, but inst...

Grades: 7 8

Date: January 28, 2012

Subject: writing

Apple Textbooks

Apple Textbooks

The debate over electronic books has surfaced in recent years with the introduction of the Nook and Kindle. Now students can authenticate this debate into a persuasive writing lesson. After watching this video and researching information on the subje...

Grades: 7 8

Date: January 23, 2012

Subject: writing

Global Warming: The Human Touch

Global Warming: The Human Touch

This lesson plan can be used for several years. The issues will be largely unchanged. It might be a good idea to keep 2 or 3 of the posters students make each year, allowing for comparison across time. Likewise, if the students research what ...

Grades: 7 8 9 10 11 12

Date: June 07, 2009

Subject: environment

Environmental Beef Over Cows

Environmental Beef Over Cows

This lesson deals with lowering greenhouse emissions caused by cows and the different options being considered to reduce those emissions. Before using this lesson you may want to become familiar with greenhouse gases coming from cows. Another intern...

Grades: 6 7 8

Date: April 21, 2009

Subject: environment

Global Warming: The Human Touch

Global Warming: The Human Touch

This lesson deals with Global Warming and the effects it has on our environment and way of life....

Grades: 5 6 7 8

Date: June 07, 2009

Subject: environment

Cooling the Planet Down

Cooling the Planet Down

This video makes a great lead in to discussions about Global Warming and what the United States should do as our part. This video provides multiple sources, which state, who is affected by global warming and how. It is not a discussion of the causes...

Grades: 9 10

Date: September 10, 2009

Subject: environment

Global Warming: The Human Touch

Global Warming: The Human Touch

This video presents several Political controversies that are connected with global warming. In each of the scenarios someone or some country believes it is suffering from the consequences of global warming. Political disagreements are discussed, ...

Grades: 9 10 11 12

Date: June 07, 2009

Subject: environment

From Scum to Power Source

From Scum to Power Source

This clip introduces the idea of algae as an energy source. It would be beneficial for students to have background knowledge on terms like: energy crisis, renewable, and non-renewable resources. I would use this lesson with my Exceptional gifted 3-...

Grades: 5 6 7

Date: April 22, 2009

Subject: environment

Saving the World's Rainforests

Saving the World's Rainforests

Teacher Information: This lesson deals with the effects of deforestation in the rainforest and its effects on the environment. Prior knowledge of the rainforest and erosion will need to be introduced before doing this lesson. Other resource may ne...

Grades: 2

Date: April 19, 2009

Subject: environment

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