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.

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InPACT at Home

“InPACT at Home” is a 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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Career Girls

Career guidance videos focusing exclusively on diverse and accomplished women — over 250 of whom are in STEM fields.

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  • Bubble Science
    Lesson 602

    Bubble Science

    Science3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Bubbling Over with Bubbles! Dr. Rob and the Curious Crew are “bubbling over” with investigations into the science behind soapy, sudsy bubbles! STEM Challenge: …

  • Waves
    Lesson 609

    Waves

    Science3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Sloping slinky and wiggly water! The Curious Crew gets an “earful” from Dr. Rob on the science behind sound waves! STEM Challenge: Design a Gumdrop Wave Machin…

  • Convection
    Lesson 607

    Convection

    Science3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Fire and ice, candles and snowflakes! The Curious Crew cycles through carousels, boiling water, and soap to understand convection! STEM Challenge: Designing a …

  • Paper Airplane Science
    Lesson 508

    Paper Airplane Science

    Science3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    It’s a bird! It’s a paper airplane! It’s science! The Curious Crew explores the aerodynamics behind different kinds of paper airplanes including boomerangs, gl…

  • Polymers
    Lesson 501

    Polymers

    Science3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    How are growing gummy bears, exploding diapers, and making water disappear all related? The Curious Crew explores the world of polymers! STEM Challenge: Making…

  • Simple Machines: Wedge
    Lesson 502

    Simple Machines: Wedge

    Science3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Splitting logs, building canoes, and “uplifting” wedges! From axes to canoes to the forks we eat with, the Curious Crew gets a “cutting edge” look at the simpl…

  • Solar Balloons
    Lesson 101

    Solar Balloons

    Science4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

    Mister C and the Science Crew use the engineering design process to build a balloon that flies using only the power of the sun. This simple DIY activity will h…

  • Magnetic Racer
    Lesson 102

    Magnetic Racer

    Science4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

    Mister C and the Science Crew create a magnet-powered race car. Harness the power of magnets to explore magnetic fields, attraction and repulsion.