Science

My Body Anatomy Kit

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My Body Anatomy Kit allows you to explore human anatomy with this simple kit filled with colorful body puzzles and informational cards. This fun, educational kit provides a simple introduction to the human body with eight sets of puzzles about different systems within the body.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Content Area: 
Science
Play Time: 
5 min.
My Body Anatomy Kit

Chemistry Fluxx

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Chemistry Fluxx is the elemental card game in which the rules are always changing. Use atoms and laboratory gear to match the current goal and win!

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Science
Play Time: 
20 min.
Chemistry Fluxx

My Very First Game: Flower Fairy

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A cooperative stacking game to recognize and match colors.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Content Area: 
Science
Play Time: 
5 min.
My Very First Game: Flower Fairy

Shadows in the Forest

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You are deep in a dark, ancient forest with only your lantern to guide you. Tall, looming trees cast shadows all around. Off in the distance you hear a faint rustling sound and your heart begins to race. Could the legend be true?

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Content Area: 
Science
Other
Play Time: 
15 min.

ReadyFor Breakout Edu Kit

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The Breakout EDU kit includes everything you need to play over 350 games created for the classroom environment. The kit includes access to the new BreakoutEdu Platform to be used while using the kit.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Middle
High
Professional
Content Area: 
ELA
Math
Social Studies
Science
Fine Arts
LOTE
Computer Science
Special Education
Family/Consumer Science
Business/Technology
Library
Other
Play Time: 
30 min.
ReadyFor Breakout Edu Kit

Ndakinna Wilderness Project

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In this video segment from WILD TV, a guide describes how to camouflage a person’s body to avoid being detected in the wilderness.

NOVA | Climate Change in Djibouti

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As permanent as geographic features such as deserts may seem, Earth's climate and landscape are dynamic and constantly changing. Geologic evidence has revealed that parts of the Sahara were once lush and filled with animal species more often associated with the savanna far to the south. This video segment adapted from NOVA explains how Earth's position relative to the Sun might be responsible for the dramatic shift in the climate of what is now the Saharan nation of Djibouti.

NOVA | Common Past, Different Paths

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Time-lapse color microphotography by Lennart Nilsson shows four embryos during development. This video from NOVA: Odyssey of Life, captures the shared ancestry of animals with backbones. Viewers watch as each embryo passes through early stages that look very similar.

This video is available in both English and Spanish with closed captions.

What Is a Watershed?

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Runoff from fields, lawns, and pavement could carry potentially harmful materials from our watersheds to our rivers. Even if you live, work, or play far from a river, your actions could have an impact on the quality of the water in the area. These effects could be felt far from the point of origin. This video from KET's Raindrops to Rivers shows how smaller watersheds flow into larger ones.

Genetic Tool Kit

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Neil Shubin and Sean Carroll discuss homeobox genes, a set of genes that produce basic body parts in all animals. In 1994, Walter Gehring discovered the eyeless gene, which guides formation of fruit fly eyes. As an experiment, Gehring put a mouse's eyeless gene into a fruit fly, resulting in normal fruit fly eyes. The same holds true for homeobox genes for wings, legs, even heads. This discovery indicates that animals descended from a single common ancestor that passed along to them a set of homeobox genes, used to build a wide variety of forms from just a few basic body plans. From Evolution: "Great Transformations."

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