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MLK Day: Martin Luther King Jr. and Civil Rights Resources
Category: Social Studies
Tags: martin luther king day

Resources focusing on the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., and civil and human rights: 

Free MLK Jr. Unit from Kids Discover

4 Free Lesson Plans

BrainPop Movie: 

10 Things About MLK Jr.

Explore the "I Have a Dream" speech with a listening comprehension exercise.

View articles with questions, and videos from ReadWorks.

Free Books:  

Other Resources:

This collection of resources  ​from ScienceNet Links that explore such topics as the dynamics of groups, stereotypes, segregation, and the achievements of African Americans. 

  • Interactive from PBS LearningMedia:

Periodic Tables
Category: Science
Tags: periodic table

Interactive Periodic Tables: 

Ptable

Web Elements

Periodic Table of Elements in Pictures and Words

Interactives: Provides a tutorial on the basics of atomic structure and the periodic table.

Photo Periodic Table

Visual Elements: Features information on the discovery of the elements, alchemical symbols, podcasts and videos on the elements.

Funbrain Periodic Table Game

Build An Element

Printable Periodic Tables from ScienceGeek

Just For Fun

Periodic Table of Comic Books

Periodic Table of Herbs and Spices

Periodic Table of Fibers

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Moon Units
Category: Science
Tags: supermoon moon cycle moon pictures moon facts moon landing

(Photo by Guzmán Barquín on Unsplash)

Moon in the News: ​It's been 50 years since the launch of Apollo 8, the first mission to bring humans to the moon, and the one when the famous "Earthrise" picture was taken. Look back on the momentous event in this Tween Tribune article.

China launched a probe that reached the far side of the moon. Read about it in this New York Times article.

Read about "supermoons" in this Popular Mechanics article. 

And check out these free moon resources: 

Smithsonian's Apollo to the MoonInformation about the space race, history of the space program, life in space, the Apollo missions, experiments performed on the moon, and objects from the Apollo missions on display at the museum. There is also information on a new state-of-the-art exhibit that's set to replace the current one and scheduled to open around the 50th anniversary of the Apollo missions.

Exploring the Moon: 158-page PDF guide with background information on the moon and activities. Divided into 3 units: Pre-Apollo, Learning from Apollo, and the Future. Suggested for grades 5 - 12.

Observing the Moon Infographic: 

Moon FactsList of interesting facts.

Moon CraftsInstructions for making a flim canister rocket, hovercraft, and moon dust.

Moon Phase Interactives: 

CK-12

McGraw-Hill

 


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