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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
Health/Phys. Ed.
LOTE
Computer Science
Special Education
Family/Consumer Science
Business/Technology
ELL
Library
Other
Play Time: 
30 min.
Breakout Edu Kit

Penguins on Ice

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SmartGames Penguins on Ice is an award-winning, completely unique game based on ancient Greek Pentomino...featuring puzzle pieces that shift in order to fit into place!

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Content Area: 
Math
Computer Science
Play Time: 
10 min.
Penguins on Ice

Turing Tumble

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Turing Tumble is a revolutionary new game where players (ages 8 to adult) build mechanical computers powered by marbles to solve logic puzzles. It’s fun, addicting, and while you’re at it, you discover how computers work.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Computer Science
Play Time: 
20 min.
Turing Tumble

Balloon Brain: Designing a Helmet

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As humans, we thankfully have more going for us than the balloon brains depicted in this video segment adapted from ZOOM. Still, the failed efforts of some of the ZOOM cast members to design adequate protection for their balloon brains illustrates the importance of wearing a proper helmet and protecting your own brain whenever you skate, rollerblade, ski, or ride a bike.

Triangles: Designing a Newspaper Chair

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Once it's been read, there's often little more to do with the daily newspaper than to add it to that towering stack of recyclables we collect each week. In this video segment, however, the ZOOM cast demonstrates how innovative design can turn this otherwise flimsy material into a relatively solid piece of furniture.

Kid Inventor: The Collapsible Lacrosse Stick

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Many inventions are born of a need to be able to easily store or transport an item without negatively affecting its intended function. In this video segment from ZOOM, a young inventor named Lauren explains the motivation behind her collapsible lacrosse stick.

A - Z Overview

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Watch and learn how to explore career options from A to Z with the Lab Squad kids as they meet and interview career professionals.

Using Lure of the Labyrinth in Your Classroom

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Develop your middle school student's problem solving and puzzling skills using Lure of the Labyrinth, an online game. This informative video discusses the curricular basis and scaffolding of the content that focuses on proportions, ratios, variables, equations, and operations. There is also a brief discussion of some of the administrative functions that will help you track the conceptual understanding of your students.

Urban Planner

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A professor and graduate student talk about the use of math and technology in city planning.

Snow Shelter

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This DragonflyTV segment demonstrates how and why an igloo-like shelter called a quinzhee can keep you warm at night, and illustrates how snow and clouds affect air temperatures and serve as insulators against extreme cold and heat.

SciGirls | Dolphin Dive 06: Analyze

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The SciGirls have finished collecting all their observations and are now totaling their data and organizing them into a graph to see if they can make some conclusions about whether or not the dolphins can recognize themselves in a mirror.

Using Math in Production | Video Production: Behind the Scenes with the Pros

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KET animators Sara O'Keefe and Allison NeCamp Day talk about how they approach the production of their animations.

Measuring for an Exact Fit

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In this Cyberchase video segment, Matt and Jackie must figure out how to construct rectangular lids that match the size of two boxes precisely. They enlist the carpentry skills of one of the Three Little Pigs, who shows them how to use different tools to accurately measure the rectangular lids. For the first box, Jackie finds that she can easily trace the box to make a lid that fits perfectly. The second box cannot be traced, so Matt and Jackie decide to measure the sides of the box and then use the measurements to cut a rectangle of equal size out of a piece of Herculanium.

Lifting with Levers

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, Jackie, Matt, and Inez try to move a stack of slabs blocking a doorway. They decide to use a long board as a lever, but they soon realize they need a longer board in order to move the heavy slabs. The problem is that they are not sure exactly how long the lever should be. Since they do not have the time to try out levers of varying lengths, Inez decides to construct a scale model. While testing their model levers, they learn about the relationship between the length of a lever and its lifting capability.

Is It Square?

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See three techniques for determining whether a rectangle truly has square corners. Learn more about construction technologies in this animation from Design Squad Nation.

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