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.

The Career Center

Real teens explore the opportunities in their future and the paths available to find their dream career.

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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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  • Co-Founder & CEO Jarret Schlaff

    Co-Founder & CEO Jarret Schlaff

    Career Exploration6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Jarret Schlaff is CEO and Co-Founder of a worker owned design and manufacturer cooperative called Pingree Detroit.

  • Recycling Freighters
    Lesson 2305

    Recycling Freighters

    Exploring MichiganScience6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Explore the phenomenon of shipbreaking, including how the technique of breaking down freighters allows us to recycle the materials and parts of the ship for ot…

  • Combating Food Waste
    Lesson 2306

    Combating Food Waste

    Exploring MichiganScience6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Gain insights into the reality of food waste, research efforts in their local communities to combat it, and conduct an experiment to investigate the impact of …

  • Surveying Shipwrecks
    Lesson 2307

    Surveying Shipwrecks

    Exploring MichiganScience6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Explore the phenomenon of corrosion as students learn about sunken ships in the Great Lakes and the glass-bottomed tour boats that take people to explore them.