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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  • MSU Tollgate Farm: The Secret Life of Trees
    Lesson 01

    MSU Tollgate Farm: The Secret Life of Trees

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

    MSU Tollgate Farm explores the BIG questions, 'What is a tree? How are trees alike and different?' Join us on our virtual scavenger hunt as we "meet a tree!"

  • NREL Energy Basics: Wind

    NREL Energy Basics: Wind

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

    Learn how wind turbines work in this engaging video by the National Renewable energy Laboratory (NREL). This video is part of an eight-part series teaching abo…

  • MSU Tollgate Farm: Pest Control with Ducks
    Lesson 2

    MSU Tollgate Farm: Pest Control with Ducks

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

    Livestock Instructor Mrs. Rachael talks to us about the creative use of Ducks on some farms.

  • #AskNASA: How Are We Going to the Moon?
    Lesson 01

    #AskNASA: How Are We Going to the Moon?

    Science1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade, Kindergarten

    NASA Spacesuit Engineer Lindsay Aitchison answers the question “How are we going to the Moon?” She addresses key questions about our plans to explore the Moon …

  • #AskNASA: How Do Astronauts Use the Potty in Space?
    Lesson 2

    #AskNASA: How Do Astronauts Use the Potty in Space?

    Science1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade, Kindergarten

    Hygiene, eating, sleeping — life operates a tad differently when you're in space.Join NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir as she answers some of our popular questions …

  • Teamwork: Dealing with Disagreements
    Lesson 01

    Teamwork: Dealing with Disagreements

    Computer ScienceSocial Emotional Learning3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    The creators of Minecraft Education Edition discuss the rules they use to work as a team.

  • How Teamwork Works
    Lesson 2

    How Teamwork Works

    Computer ScienceSocial Emotional Learning3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Join the creators of Minecraft Education Edition to get in inside look at how their teamwork works.

  • Top 20 Earth Images of 2020
    Lesson 01

    Top 20 Earth Images of 2020

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

    The men and women who live and work on the International Space Station take thousands of photographs of their home planet every year, and we asked the folks at…