Life Cycle of Stars Lesson Plan: Journey Through an Exploded Star

September 15, 2019
In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-9, students discover, explore, and play to  learn about the life cycle of stars and the connecti...

Day of the Dead Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

September 13, 2019
Before the Movie What are some ways your culture honors the dead? What kind of holiday do you think Día de los Muertos, or Day of the De...

Day of the Dead Lesson Plan: Build an Ofrenda

September 13, 2019
In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-8, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about the Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos--i...

How to Be a Scientist: Careers in Astronomy

September 13, 2019
Space exploration produces immense amounts of data: how does that become knowledge that anyone can understand, and why does it matter? Smith...

Astrophotographers: Making the Invisible Cosmos Visible

September 13, 2019
Much of the light emitted by dim stars, nebulae, and galaxies is invisible to the naked eye. Watch as Joe DePasquale, Science Imager at the ...

Capitalization Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

September 13, 2019
Before the Movie   What types of words get capital letters? Are there any words in English that are never capitalized?  ...

Ozone Layer Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

September 13, 2019
Before the Movie   What have you seen or read about the ozone layer? What do you think the ozone layer is and what do you think ...