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Visit their movie of the week here. “The Futures Channel was founded in 1999 with the goal of using new media technologies to create a channel between the scientists, engineers, explorers and visionaries who are shaping the future, and today’s learners who will one day succeed them. To connect mathematics, science, technology and engineering...
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Design your own Lunar Research Station right here on Earth

Join the newest Quest Challenge entitled Lunar Research Station Design Challenge, brought to you by NASA Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD). In order to prepare for exploration on the Moon and Mars, NASA utilizes sites on Earth (called “analog studies”) to simulate living and working on extra-terrestrial surfaces. Students, primarily in grades 5 –...
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LW-Scientific Microscope Discount from The Homeschool Buyer’s Co-op

The Homeschool Buyer’s Co-op has negotiated a GROUP DISCOUNT for LW-Scientific Microscopes through Bolden Microscope. This is the best price on the Internet for these microscopes. You are guaranteed 20% off on any of 4 different models. Save up to 35% if enough people buy! Offer valid until Monday, Sept. 11 at 5:00 PM...
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Adventures in Paleontology: 36 Classroom Fossil Activities

Adventures in Paleontology: 36 Classroom Fossil Activities from NSTA– Millions of years after vanishing from the Earth, dinosaurs still have the power to stir students’ curiosity. Deepen that interest with Adventures in Paleontology, a series of lively hands-on activities especially for middle schoolers. This beautifully illustrated full color book features 36 activities that open...
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Cool Cosmos from NASA

“In answering the wide public interest in space sciences, NASA has, for more than a decade, made Education and Public Outreach (EPO) an important element in their missions. This “Cool Cosmos” portal is the main gateway of the “Cool Cosmos” EPO group at the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center and the SIRTF Science Center....
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How Fireworks are made.

From National Geographic for Kids: How Fireworks are made The website reads: “Blue and gold flitter shells and Gold Comet Roman Candles are just two kinds of fireworks bursting on the previous screen. The display was put on by Performance Pyrotechnic Associates, Inc. (PPA) of Dittmer, Missouri. PPA is in the business of making...
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Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It...
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Visible Earth

Visible Earth: A catalogue of NASA images and animations of our home planet.
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Celebrate Earth Day, April 22

Here are some Earth Day Resources: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Earth Day 2006 Online from The EnviroLink Network Earth Day Lesson Plans & Resources from the Science Spot Eduplace Earth Day Activities and Internet Resources Chemists Celebrate Earth Day
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Maglev Trains

Maglev (magnetic levitating) trains are an exciting introduction to some fascinating concepts involving magnetism, physics, mechanics, and more! The fundamental basics of maglev trains are simple, and building your own model of a maglev train can be a fun and interesting project. A very simple version can be made with a few dollars worth...
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