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  • A Year of Picture Prompts
    Do you need some ideas for writing projects? The New York Times offers an archive of 160 images published during the 2016-2017 school year as inspiration for writing across many genres. Scroll through the site to find categories for images based on the form of writing encouraged for students. Also, a lesson idea bank inspires using pictures and writing in the classroom.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/01/learning/lesson-plans/a-year-of-picture-prompts-over-160-images-to-inspire-writing.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ln_20170601&nl=learning-network&nl_art=0&nlid=49980457&ref=headline&te=1

  • This is Chemistry
    Reactions is a YouTube Channel from the American Chemical Society exploring chemistry in our everyday lives. Watch these short videos and learn answers to questions such as why onions make us cry and the chemistry of poison ivy. Be sure to check out the various playlists offered with topics including superhero science and hair chemistry.
    https://www.youtube.com/user/ACSReactions/

  • Future Smart
    FutureSmart is an interactive personal finance course designed for students in grades 6-8. The three and a half hour course correlates to National Standards and covers a variety of topics including budgeting, goal-setting, and planning for the future. Enroll using your school email address to register students and access your dashboard that includes student reports and supplemental materials. Be sure to download the information sheet that includes additional details about all available features.
    http://everfi.com/k-12/future-smart/

  • Math for Fun and Glory
    Khan Academy's Math for Fun and Glory offers an assortment of brain teasers, videos, and puzzles to stimulate interest in math. Choose from six different topics including doodling in math and math warmups, or explore staff picks of their favorites.
    https://www.khanacademy.org/math/math-for-fun-and-glory/puzzles


  • Science Lives Here
    Learn about science, engineering, and the natural world with this large variety of interactive games. Scroll through to view all game topics, or use the drop-down box to limit your search by subject. Content offers a broad range of choices including animals, genetics, and space.
    http://www.rigb.org/education/games

  • 2 Minute Geology
    2 Minute Geology is a YouTube playlist featuring short, informative videos discussing geological features from around the world. Topics include petrified wood, the Seattle earthquake fault, and more.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMbsGHVzXRU&list=PLnsGtwpP24oZn7_heum8QNjYKsYXbeApp

  • ClassHook
    ClassHook uses favorite TV shows and movies to teach classroom content in engaging and relevant ways. Students naturally relate to popular media, making ClassHook a natural learning tool to help students relate to concepts beyond a textbook. Find content by using the keyword search or browse by topic. Search by Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, or Business. Create an account using your email to gain full access to ClassHook's library of clips.
    https://www.classhook.com/

  • My Physics Lab
    Discover a large variety of physics simulations and interactives at My Physics Lab. Each simulation also includes an explanation of the math and physics involved. Also, check out the How Does it Work? section of the site for help with the simulations and information on the math and software involved.
    http://www.myphysicslab.com/



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