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Explore, Play, Discover: Websites, Activities & More Explore, Play, Discover: Websites, Activities & More Microscope Imaging Station What do stem cells, fruit flies, and zebrafish look like under a microscope? The Microscope Imaging Station creates high-resolution images and movies of the microscopic world using research-grade microscopes. Return to Mars
In a classic essay of Joan Didion’s, “Goodbye to All That,” the novelist and writer breaks into her narrative—not for the first or last time—to prod her reader. She rhetorically asks and answers: “…was anyone ever so young? I am here to tell you that someone was.” The wry little moment is perfectly indicative of Didion’s unsparingly ironic critical voice. Didion is a consumate critic, from Greek kritēs, “a judge.” But she is always foremost a judge of herself.
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Astronomy & Space Travel A Brief, Wondrous Tour of Earth (From Outer Space) - Video - Recorded from August to October, 2011 at the International Space Station, this HD footage offers a brilliant tour of our planet and stunning views of the aurora borealis.A Universe from Nothing - Video – In 53 minutes, theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss answers some big enchilada questions, including how the universe came from nothing.A Year of the Moon in 2.5 Minutes – Video – The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has been orbiting the moon for over a year. The footage gets compressed into 2 slick minutes.A Day on Earth (as Seen From Space) – Video – Astronaut Don Pettit trained his camera on planet Earth, took a photo once every 15 seconds, and then created a brilliant time-lapse film.Atlantis’s Final Landing at Kennedy Space Center - Video - After more than 30 years, the space shuttle era comes to a close. Video runs 30 minutes.
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Science - 6th Grade Core Course Description Introduction Science is a way of knowing, a process for gaining knowledge and understanding of the natural world. The Science Core Curriculum places emphasis on understanding and using skills. Students should be active learners. It is not enough for students to read about science; they must do science.
Weekly Reader ScienceSpin November 2011 Social Studies/Cross-Curriculum Grade 1 | 16 issues | $4.75 Skill building kicks into high gear! Children explore nonfiction text and build general knowledge while increasing reading comprehension, vocabulary, and critical-thinking skills. Vivid photos, colorful illustrations, maps, diagrams, and more help students on their way to becoming confident readers. Poster-size Big Issues encourage class discussion.