Science

The Eugenics Crusade: What's Wrong With Perfect? (2018)

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A hybrid derived from the Greek words meaning "well" and "born," the term eugenics was coined in 1883 by Sir Francis Galton, a British cousin to Charles Darwin, to name a new "science" through which human beings might take charge of their own evolution.

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The Eugenics Crusade: What's Wrong With Perfect?

Max's Diary: Magic Paintbrush | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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Max’s imagination takes viewers on amazing adventures. In this segment, Max gets a magic paintbrush in the mail and everything changes. This segment walks kids through the consequences of not following written directions in a fun and magical way.

Max’s Diary: Pennies in a Pumpkin | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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Max’s imagination takes viewers on amazing adventures. In this segment of KIDS Clubhouse Adventures, Max uses pennies in his garden and reaps fruitful rewards!

Discussion about Hibernation

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Observe a kindergarten teacher discussing the concept of hibernation with a diverse group of students. See how she facilitates the conversation in order to elicit their understanding of the concept.

Concept of Definition Chart: Prior to Reading the Book

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Observe how a teacher directly teaches the concept of force prior to having students engage with a science text.

Library Field Trip

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Going to the library is like going on a treasure hunt. There are books, computers, DVDs, audio books and so much more. Plus, it's all free! Join Penny and the KidVision VPK kids as they play in the children's area, learn how to put books in alphabetical order and find their favorites to check out.

Open Word Sort

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Watch a 3rd-grade teacher implement an open word sort.

Exploring Perspectives

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Learn how middle and high school science teachers incorporate writing in the classroom.

STEM from the START | Materials 7

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The Quinks meet Meghan, a civil engineer. She explains how she builds things like roads and how it is important that she pick the right materials so the road are strong and smooth enough for cars to drive on. Meghan challenges students to use tape and construction paper to build a bridge between books.

Dinosaur Discoveries: Trains

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Dr. Scott joins a train conductor to learn about trains. The conductor teaches us that train tracks are made of two very long metal pieces called rails that run along side each other and are connected by a piece of wood and a tie. He also explains that trains are made up of many different types of cars, including a caboose, a passenger car, and an engine.

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