6th – 8th Grade

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Visual Thinking Strategies

Guide learners through research-based strategies for active processing as they view, read, or experience something new.

The Group Chat

Middle and high school students share their thoughts on current events and issues that affect students everywhere.

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InPACT at Home

home-based physical activity program that enables K-12 students to engage in physical activity and education.

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Great Lakes Now

Providing coverage of issues around protecting, cherishing, and enjoying the Great Lakes.

Future of Me

Explore STEM careers by meeting women who work in those fields.

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Extra Credit

Creative writing, math, fitness, art, career exploration, and more for 6th-8th graders.

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DIY Science Time

Mr. C and the science crew investigate the world through experiments and demonstrations.

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Curious Crew

Dr. Rob Stephenson and inquisitive kids take a hands-on approach to scientific exploration.

Curious About Careers

Curious kids explore careers with professionals working in a wide variety of STEM-related fields.

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Cartoon Academy

Cartoonist Joe Wos takes students through the creative steps of drawing cartoon characters.

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  • Twisty Marshmallow

    Twisty Marshmallow

    Art3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Follow along as Ann Arbor District Library staff make a twisty marshmallow with just a bit of polymer clay!

  • Watermelon

    Watermelon

    Art3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Follow along as Ann Arbor District Library staff make a watermelon slice with just a bit of polymer clay!

  • BeLEAF It or Not: How to Identify Trees Part 1

    BeLEAF It or Not: How to Identify Trees Part 1

    Science1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Kindergarten

    https://youtu.be/Bzljedb0kDATree identification is a popular hobby and one of the first steps in better understanding our forests. Part 1 of "How to Identify T…

  • BeLEAF it or NOT: How do Trees Regenerate?

    BeLEAF it or NOT: How do Trees Regenerate?

    Science2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

    Much of what makes a tree is the basic structure and form. Single stems (trunks) and at least 30 feet in height, at maturity, often defines a “tree”.

  • BeLEAF it or NOT: Why do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?

    BeLEAF it or NOT: Why do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?

    Science2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

    Much of what makes a tree is the basic structure and form. Single stems (trunks) and at least 30 feet in height, at maturity, often defines a “tree”.

  • That’s Snow Business
    Lesson 303

    That’s Snow Business

    Art3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Our fishy friend looks a little worried when we draw a cat to keep him company! Students will also learn about the relationship between predator and prey.

  • Chemical Oceanographer

    Chemical Oceanographer

    Career Exploration3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Fiat Chrysler Automotive’s auto-design color and materials director LaShirl Turner shows Janellyn the science and art behind using various colors and materials…

  • Marine Archaeologist

    Marine Archaeologist

    Career Exploration3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Health Educator Bethany Thayer explains to Curious Crew investigator Janellyn how awareness of healthy lifestyles and making good choices can improve our overa…