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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 Join us as we follow NASA’s latest rover, Curiosity.
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 Grades 6–10 | 6 issues | $4.50 Teach the latest news in science research and explore the science behind today's headlines. A mix of news briefs and feature-length articles, each issue of SCIENCE WORLD Current Science covers earth, health, life, and physical sciences as well as space and technology. Exciting puzzles and games, including our highly popular Caption This Photo and Sci-Triv games, round out every issue. For grades 6 to 10. NEW! Current Science: Today's science news for grades 6-10
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Houghton Mifflin Science: Grade 6
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 | $2.25 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.