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National Geographic Education This site brings science, social studies, and geography to life for K-12 educators, learners, and their families—in and out of the classroom. The free education resources at include activities, lessons, teacher guides, encyclopedic entries, printable and interactive maps, National Geographic’s iconic media, and more. PowerMyLearning® Science includes free educational activities from across the web. Virtual Labs Virtual labs are used as a center in a chemistry class at Eminence High School (Eminence, KY). Wonderopolis® Each day, Wonderopolis features a free inquiry-based learning approach through its Wonder of the Day®. Science Passages for Reading Comprehension. Gold can grow on trees. When Mel Lintern says gold grows on trees, he isn’t kidding.

Gold can grow on trees

Lintern is a geochemist with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, or CSIRO, in Kensington, Western Australia. A team he headed has just announced finding tiny grains of the precious metal in the leaves of eucalyptus trees. If you’re picturing gold leaves glittering in the sun, forget it. The specks of leaf-bound gold are only one-fifth the width of a human hair and just about as long, Lintern points out. In fact, to find these nano-nuggets his group had to team up with specialists at a major scientific facility called the Australian synchrotron.

The leaves are not worth mining. Geologists have actually known for years about the value of using plant or animal material to explore for buried minerals. Lintern wasn’t actually looking for new gold, however. The company that Worrall works for helps mining companies use biogeochemical prospecting. Plant and Animal Characteristics (K.10AB) Science.

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Celebrating Space Exploration

On July 29, 1958, President Eisenhower signed into law the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which provided federal funding for research into space flight. Just over two months later, on Oct. 1, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) began operations. They responded quickly to the gauntlet thrown down by the Soviet Union with the 1957 launch of Sputnik and set to work exploring the universe around us. A little more than a decade after being created, NASA successfully sent men to the Moon. Inspired by every new victory and challenged by each setback, NASA continues to explore the limits of space, sending regular missions out to seek new answers about what lies beyond our ken.

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Science Fair

Science News for Kids. Science Passages and Research-Based Question Sets. Kindergarten Reading Passages & Question Sets [top] "Water" – Describes the difference between water and ice cubes and also suggests an experiment that readers can try [Lexile 370] "Spiders" – Introduces different types of spiders and explains how spiders can be helpful to people [Lexile 380] "Deserts" – Provides information about hot and cold deserts and what they have in common [Lexile 570] 1st Grade Reading Passages & Question Sets [top] Note: The grade level of these passages is based on Common Core Lexile reading levels.

Science Passages and Research-Based Question Sets

"Water" – Describes the difference between water and ice cubes and also suggests an experiment that the readers can try [Lexile 370] "Stormy Weather" – Provides information about hurricane season, the dangers of hurricanes, and how hurricanes form [Lexile 420] "Volcanoes" – Describes how a volcano erupts with information on the main parts of a volcano [Lexile 420] 2nd Grade Reading Passages & Question Sets [top]


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