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Lesson Plans (8) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (1) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Assessments (1) Any activity or resource teachers use to help gauge student progress.
Informational Materials (2) Textual information containing useful facts or information. Interactives/Games (4) A learning object that requires a user's involvement. Learning Activities (3) Any activity that would enhance a lesson or unit in order to help the learner master an objective 
and/or acquire a skill.  Examples include, but are not limited to, online tutorials, experiments, 
demonstrations, and hands-on activities.
Teacher Tools (1) An extensive set of online resource tools teachers can use to enhance student learning or increase teacher productivity often useful across grade levels and/or subject areas (Aligned to professional learning standards instead of content standards).


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Subject: Science (6 - 7), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: Imagine Mars
Description: Students will learn about Mars and what adaptations would be needed for people to live on Mars. They will develop a plan for the colonization of Mars. A slideshow presentation and brochure will be created to entice people to join this new colony being developed.


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Subject: Mathematics,Science
Title: Finding Our Top Speed     
Description: This Illuminations lesson sets the stage for a discussion of travel in the solar system. By considering a real-world, hands-on activity, students develop their understanding of time and distance. The mathematics necessary for the lesson relate to measuring time and distance as well as graphing to portray the data collected.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Subject: Science
Title: Making Light of Science     
Description: The purpose of this Science NetLinks lesson, the first in a three-part series on light, is to introduce students to the electromagnetic spectrum, focusing on visible light. Students are introduced to the idea that all light travels as waves, and that wavelength defines the various regions of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Subject: Science
Title: Exploring the Solar System     
Description: The purpose of this lesson, from Science NetLinks, is to introduce students to Earth's moon and the eight other planets in our solar system. Students learn about the geology, composition and orbits of other planets by planning a trip to another planet.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Subject: Science
Title: Solar Blind     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about a device for measuring light that can withstand the intensity of the Sun's rays. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science - Astronomy - Science - Space Sciences - Social Studies - Geography
Title: The Red Album     
Description: In this student activity, from Xpeditions, students are assigned the task of helping NASA plan its next missions to Mars--a great frontier in modern exploration. A variety of activity options are presented for young students, older students, parents, and teachers.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Science NetLinks Weekly Science Updates     
Description: Science NetLinks Science Updates are short audio clips about a variety of subjects related to science. Each clip is accompanied by a transcript and classroom lesson ideas. Science NetLinks is a member of the MarcoPolo consortium.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Thinkfinity Podcasts


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Subject: Science
Title: Solar Blind     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about a device for measuring light that can withstand the intensity of the Sun's rays. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Web Resources


Lesson Plans


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Astronomy/Seasons
http://science-class...
This is a complete resource for the study of Astronomy.

Podcasts


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Astronomy/Seasons
http://science-class...
This is a complete resource for the study of Astronomy.

Assessments


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Astronomy/Seasons
http://science-class...
This is a complete resource for the study of Astronomy.

Informational Materials


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Planets in our solar system
http://www.enchanted...
Discusses the planets and their relationship to the sun.

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Astronomy/Seasons
http://science-class...
This is a complete resource for the study of Astronomy.

Interactives/Games


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Secret Worlds-The Universe Within
http://www.micro.mag...
Take an incredible virtual journey that begins in far, far outer space and ends inside subatomic particles of a leaf on a tree that is located at Florida State University. This site can also be used to teach Powers of Ten (Scientific Notation).

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Space Quizzer
https://itunes.apple...
This is an app for both Android and Apple devices. It helps improve students' knowledge of the Solar System and manned space flight in fun quiz game. Activities help to improve students knowledge of the universe, and learn more about people behind mankind’s exploration of space.

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Astronomy/Seasons
http://science-class...
This is a complete resource for the study of Astronomy.

Learning Activities


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Secret Worlds-The Universe Within
http://www.micro.mag...
Take an incredible virtual journey that begins in far, far outer space and ends inside subatomic particles of a leaf on a tree that is located at Florida State University. This site can also be used to teach Powers of Ten (Scientific Notation).

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Astronomy/Seasons
http://science-class...
This is a complete resource for the study of Astronomy.

Teacher Tools


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Astronomy/Seasons
http://science-class...
This is a complete resource for the study of Astronomy.

Thinkfinity Interactive Games


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Subject: Science
Title: Mercury: E-sheet     
Description: This E-sheet, from a Science NetLinks lesson, guides students through an online investigation of Mercury. Students are then asked to create a travel brochure for the planet.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8



Thinkfinity Learning Activities


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Subject: Science - Astronomy - Science - Space Sciences - Social Studies - Geography
Title: The Red Album     
Description: In this student activity, from Xpeditions, students are assigned the task of helping NASA plan its next missions to Mars--a great frontier in modern exploration. A variety of activity options are presented for young students, older students, parents, and teachers.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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