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Middle School

English Language Arts

Elements of Poetry

Elements of Poetry

In this interactive lesson, discover how literary techniques like figurative language, imagery, and symbolism contribute to the overall meaning of a poem. (Grades: 6-12)

A Visit to Yellowstone

A Visit to Yellowstone

In this video segment adapted from ZOOM, a young guide offers viewers a tour of the park and explains how Earth's internal heat fuels geothermal formations. (Grades: 3-8)

Who Owns a Sound?

Who Owns a Sound?

Students learn about the debate over electronic sampling in music and look at how copyright law affects people on both sides of the issue. (Grades: 5-8)

Mathematics

QuizBus: Dealing with Data

Students practice collecting data, presenting it in an understandable fashion, analyzing the data through graphing. (Grades 3-8)

Beat the Odds

Beat the Odds

This interactive exercise focuses on calculating the probabilities of random events and playing a game where you bet virtual money on the outcome of random events. (Grades: 6-7)

Science

Frozen Frogs — Nova

Frozen Frogs — Nova

Learn how the common wood frog survives the cold winter. Wood frogs are found in the northern United States and Canada and must endure freezing cold temperatures. (Grades: 6-12)

Sound Waves

Sound Waves

Learn about sound waves, which move vibrations from one place to another through liquids, gases and solids, with this interactive lesson. (Grades: 6-12)

Mechanical Waves

Mechanical Waves

Learn about mechanical waves, which transfers energy from one place to another through liquids, gases and solids, with this interactive lesson. (Grades: 6-12)

Social Studies

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

This interview with civil rights activist Rosa Parks describes her role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. (Grades: 3-12)

A Letter to My Brother

A Letter to My Brother

Students read a letter written by a soldier during the Civil War about his experiences. Students write a letter of their own to describe a personal experience. (Grades: 4-7)

Getting the Nomination

Getting the Nomination

There are a lot of people who want to be president. But when we vote, there's only a few names on the ballot. This video helps to understand the nomination process. (Grades: 6-12)

What was "Freedom Summer"?

What was "Freedom Summer"?

This video introduces the events of 1964, when over 700 students, black and white, came to Mississippi to help black citizens combat forms of discrimination. (Grades: 7-12)