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  • Inside the Ward's Lab: Tarantula Molting1:08

    Inside the Ward's Lab: Tarantula Molting

    Join the small handful of teachers who have a tarantula as a classroom pet and experience this yourself. Or just take a look at this cool video of tarantula molting.

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  • Free stuff for your class. (It's easier than you think)

    Free stuff for your class. (It's easier than you think)

    Learn how DonorsChoose.org can help you fund the science materials you need, so you can make your science classroom dreams a reality.

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  • Go for the gold at the Mole-ympic Games: A Mole Day chemistry lesson plan.

    Go for the gold at the Mole-ympic Games: A Mole Day chemistry lesson plan.

    There’s no better way to celebrate Mole Day than with a Mole-ympic Games Triathlon in which students break into teams to define, measure, and identify a mole of material.

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  • Essential activities for essential earth science lessons: Metamorphic rocks3:14

    Essential activities for essential earth science lessons: Metamorphic rocks

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  • Critters in the classroom, insect edition: Bess beetles (plus a free activity!)6:12

    Critters in the classroom, insect edition: Bess beetles (plus a free activity!)

    Whether you call them bessbugs, bess beetles, Betsy bugs, or by their formal name, Odontotaenius disjunctus sp. these large beetles are perfect for demonstrating a variety of life science concepts.

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  • How to build a Wiggle Bot to teach engineering and design2:55

    How to build a Wiggle Bot to teach engineering and design

    TeacherGeek Wiggle Bots make it easy to encourage students to build, make, create, and innovate as they build, test, and evolve a real working bot.

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  • 11 things you may not know about eye protection.

    11 things you may not know about eye protection.

    We'll let you in on the best ways to protect your science students’ eyes for every type of classroom and laboratory activity.

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  • Hey bacteria, why so negative? An intro to gram staining.0:16

    Hey bacteria, why so negative? An intro to gram staining.

    To identify bacteria as gram-negative or gram-positive based on cell walls, you have to do some gram staining. Find out how with our step-by-step biology activity for high school and college students.

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  • The periodic table of candy: A chemistry lesson plan.

    The periodic table of candy: A chemistry lesson plan.

    Download this lesson plan and your science students can get a heaping helping of knowledge about the elements to go with their gum drops and jelly beans.

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  • Physics of the fidget spinner for elementary and middle school8:55

    Physics of the fidget spinner for elementary and middle school

    Love them or hate them, the fidget spinner is more than just a toy for restless hands - it's physics in action! Introduce elementary and middle schoolers to Newton's Law, force, motion and more.

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  • Cash for your class – how to land that education grant.

    Cash for your class – how to land that education grant.

    Find out how to take advantage of the millions of dollars awarded to teachers every year with no-obligation, complimentary grant assistance.

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  • 6 live specimens that make great classroom pets

    6 live specimens that make great classroom pets

    If you’re thinking of adopting an unusual pet for your classroom, your students will be intrigued (to say the least) by any of these six live specimens.

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  • Makerspace 101: Makerspace basics and how to get started

    Makerspace 101: Makerspace basics and how to get started

    Here’s a five-minute crash course in makerspaces so all your ducks are in a row for when you decide to dedicate a space for making in your classroom.

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  • 5 Fun Ways to Use Fossils in Your Classroom

    5 Fun Ways to Use Fossils in Your Classroom

    Imagine 90% of species extinguished in a massive fireball or frigid ice age. Fossils tell stories about the Earth’s history that we explore on National Fossil Day on October 16th.

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  • For chemistry teachers who want a fun way to teach pH

    For chemistry teachers who want a fun way to teach pH

    This chemistry activity for students in grades 9 through 12 shows the effect of pH change on indicator color. The resulting solution can be used as an ink to write messages that disappear over time.

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  • The magic of makerspaces: Connecting your makerspace to your curriculum

    The magic of makerspaces: Connecting your makerspace to your curriculum

    From science and engineering to art and music and across the board, you can link makerspace activities to your curriculum (and your state standards). Here are some ideas.

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  • Superhero science: Six Marvel-ous minerals

    Superhero science: Six Marvel-ous minerals

    Be a superhero in your science classroom as you mesmerize and impress distracted students while they learn how to test and record physical properties of minerals that resemble Avengers Infinity Stones

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  • Predicting pigments: a biology activity for fall

    Predicting pigments: a biology activity for fall

    Now’s the time to collect different-colored leaves … or get your students to collect them for you (we’ll say it’s part of the activity). They’ll be trying their hand at hypothesis formation.

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  • How to use visual aides for qualitative analysis of quantum physics5:09

    How to use visual aides for qualitative analysis of quantum physics

    Learn how to turn the particle in a box model from an abstract concept into a colorful visual representation of quantum mechanics that's so easy to understand, you've gotta see it to believe it!

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  • An illuminating experience - electricity for bright young minds0:16

    An illuminating experience - electricity for bright young minds

    Making an electrical circuit using copper tape on paper is a hands-on way to for science teachers to introduce electricity to students of all ages. Check out our paper circuits kit to get started.

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