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NOVA Black Holes App Educator Guide

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Teach students about the life cycle of a star, different types of celestial objects and their properties, and where black holes come from!

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A Brief History of the First Earth Day

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Did you know that an estimated 20 million Americans participated in the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970?

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How and Why We Read

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Stores are about communication! Recognize D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) Month with this Crash Course lesson, in which John Green asks: “Why do we read? What's the point of reading critically?”

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Women's History | Sojourner Truth

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In honor of Women's History Month, introduce students to abolitionist and women's rights activist Sojourner Truth and the remarkable career of this persevering woman who lived up to her self-chosen name.

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50th Anniversary of Mr Rogers | Music, Singing, and Dancing

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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of PBS's "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" with this classic full episode featuring discussion of music, dancing, and expression, as well as being accepting of others!

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Pi Day

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March 14, of course, is Pi Day! Since Pi is a very special ratio, it calls for a very special holiday. Take students inside the world of π with "All About the Holidays'" overview of this amazing ratio!

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Visualizing

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When you close your eyes, what place do you think about that makes you happy?

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Valentine's Day Science

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What better excuse to talk about the heart’s structure and function than on Valentine’s Day!

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Black History Month | Malcolm X

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Help your class deepen their understanding and knowledge of black history through the life of Malcolm X, African American leader and human rights activist, with the following "American Icons" lesson plan.

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PBS Education Blog

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Discover new voices in education, explore cool tech tools, and get your daily dose of classroom inspiration from the PBS Teachers’ Lounge Blog!

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Reader, it's Jane Eyre | Crash Course Literature #207

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The novel, “Jane Eyre” - published in 1847 - became one of the great successes of the Victorian age and yet its release was tinged with scandal.

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Benjamin Franklin | Writer, Inventor, and Founding Father

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Learn about Benjamin Franklin.

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Gratitude and the Environment

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While it’s important to be thankful year-round, the holidays are one of the most opportune times to express gratitude.

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Do an Hour of Code

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Educators: How can you cultivate the innovators of the future? With Hour of Code, of course!

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The Perfect Christmas Gift (According to Science)

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“Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, there was one creature stirring – a gift-less spouse.”

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