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 4th-6th 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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  • Horse
    Lesson 3

    Horse

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

    Follow along as staff from the Ann Arbor District Library make cute little animals with just a bit of polymer clay!

  • Fox
    Lesson 2

    Fox

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

    Follow along as staff from the Ann Arbor District Library make cute little animals with just a bit of polymer clay!

  • Playful Pig and Delightful Duck
    Lesson 1

    Playful Pig and Delightful Duck

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

    Joe Wos teaches students how to draw a playful piggy and a delightful duck using easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions. Students will be familiarized with …

  • Bumble Bee
    Lesson 1

    Bumble Bee

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

    Follow along as staff from the Ann Arbor District Library make cute little animals with just a bit of polymer clay!

  • Kangaroo and Joey, Too
    Lesson 2

    Kangaroo and Joey, Too

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

    Cartoonist Joe Wos takes viewers through the simple steps of drawing one of “Down Under’s” most popular denizens - a kangaroo and its baby, commonly known as a…

  • Pug
    Lesson 4

    Pug

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

    Follow along as staff from the Ann Arbor District Library make cute little animals with just a bit of polymer clay!

  • Artist Demonstration: Rachele Baker
    Lesson 3

    Artist Demonstration: Rachele Baker

    Art2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Learn about the art and artistic process of Rachelle Baker, a multi-disciplinary artist from Detroit, Michigan. With a background in relief printing, illustrat…

  • NASA Space Crafts: Mathematician on the Go in Honor of Katherine Johnson
    Lesson 2

    NASA Space Crafts: Mathematician on the Go in Honor of Katherine Johnson

    ArtScience3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Katherine Johnson is known for being human computer and one of the original Hidden Figures at the National Advisory Committee, the precursor to NASA’s Langley …