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Lively Lessons: Listen Up!

Lively Lessons: Listen Up!

Students (and adults!) often have their ears plugged with earbud headphones everywhere they go- from they gym, to the morning commute and even as they drift off to sleep. More often than not they’re listening to music but quickly podcasts and audio books have gained in popularity. Podcasts are an engaging way to hear a

Lively Lesson: How It’s Made

On Science Channel’s How It’s Made you see how products are put together. Log in and search Discovery Education for “How It’s Made” for exclusive access to these videos- from well known items like brushes, pretzels, crayons, batteries and fabric to less common items like tools, helicopters, solar panels and hearing aids.   Students are often curious about

Lively Lessons: Nepal Earthquake

The recent earthquakes in Nepal have sparked countless conversations across the world. Strong earthquakes have the power to destroy a city’s infrastructure and, even more importantly, put entire populations at risk. Introduce the concept of earthquakes by showing the video segments Earthquake and Nepal: Help Needed to the class. In order to help students understand

Lively Lessons: Space Day

After learning about natural resources, recycling, and alternative fuels during Earth Day, we transition this week’s Lively Lesson from Earth to the universe—just in time for Space Day. 2015 is an exciting year for planetary exploration with a number of important NASA missions and significant discoveries. In celebration of Space Day, join us on May

Lively Lessons: Recycling

Each year, Americans throw away millions of tons of paper, glass bottles, plastic containers, aluminum cans, yard clippings, and other types of solid wastes. Increasingly we are realizing that we are running out of places to put this waste as our landfills fill up. In this week’s Lively Lesson students will examine their own life

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