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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  • Playful Pig and Delightful Duck
    Lesson 01

    Playful Pig and Delightful Duck

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

    https://youtu.be/B-jKzUGXni4Joe Wos teaches students how to draw a playful piggy and a delightful duck using easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions. Student…

  • Kangaroo and Joey, Too
    Lesson 2

    Kangaroo and Joey, Too

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

    https://youtu.be/A4Oq-ZBKFUsCartoonist Joe Wos takes viewers through the simple steps of drawing one of “Down Under’s” most popular denizens – a kangaroo and i…

  • Koala and a Kooky Kookaburra
    Lesson 102

    Koala and a Kooky Kookaburra

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

    Award-winning cartoonist, Joe Wos, takes to the trees of Australia where we learn to draw a Koala and Kookaburra. Students will also learn about using line to …

  • Cow
    Lesson 203

    Cow

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

    Students will create a real scene at the farm. Incorporating a cow character, barn, and scenery, cartooning instructor Joe Wos will demonstrate how to pull tog…

  • Platypus and Crocodile
    Lesson 103

    Platypus and Crocodile

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

    Learn to draw one of the world’s most unusual animals, the platypus. Follow along step-by-step with cartoonist Joe Wos to create this unique Aussie mammal. He’…

  • Rooster on the Roof
    Lesson 202

    Rooster on the Roof

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

    High up on the barn roof, a rooster wakes up early and waits for someone to draw him. Cartoonist Joe Wos will teach students how to draw that barnyard alarm cl…

  • Dog Gone Cute
    Lesson 301

    Dog Gone Cute

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

    Learn to draw an adorable dog using letters, numbers, and simple shapes. Joe will also share tips on using props to set a scene.

  • A Very Fancy Hamster
    Lesson 302

    A Very Fancy Hamster

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

    In this episode we draw a hamster all dressed up in his top hat and tails. Students will see how costume can help transform a character.