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Continental Drift: What's the Big Idea?

In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students learn how the theory that explains the position of Earth's continents was established and later modified, and gain important insights into how science and the scientific community operate.

5-12

Self-paced Lesson

Energy Transfer in a Roller Coaster

In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students examine energy forms in moving objects and discover how changes from one form to another move cars through a roller coaster ride.

5-12

Self-paced Lesson

Fact and Opinion: Parents, Teens, and Texting

In this lesson designed to enhance literary skills, students explore the debate between parents and teens over texting and interpret facts to form and support their opinions.

5-12

Self-paced Lesson

Forces of Gravity and Air Resistance

In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students learn how the forces of gravity and air resistance affect the motion of falling objects.

5-12

Self-paced Lesson

Graphing Distance and Time: Travel

In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students learn how to read and interpret a distance–time graph.

5-8

Self-paced Lesson

Multiplying Fractions by Whole Numbers: Recipes

In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students examine how to multiply fractions by whole numbers in the context of a recipe.

5-8

Self-paced Lesson

Population Sampling: Fish

In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students learn about population sampling by watching how a Native American tribe measures the number of fish in their lake.

5-8

Self-paced Lesson

Snake Jaws: Connecting Structure and Function

In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students learn how animals' physical characteristics, such as jaw structure, are directly related to the function they perform when the animal interacts with its environment.

5-12

Self-paced Lesson

Tiktaalik: A Fish Out of Water

In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students learn that transitional fossils provide scientists with evidence to establish how major animal groups are related to one another.

5-12

Self-paced Lesson