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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  • Robotics Engineer

    Robotics Engineer

    Career Exploration3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Robotics and Automation Educator Sid Mosley demonstrates to Curious Crew investigator Janellyn how students and professionals retrain for new careers by learni…

  • Water Chemist

    Water Chemist

    Career Exploration3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Water Chemist Daveda Quinn shows investigator Genesis the importance of chemistry in keeping our water clean and safe! Daveda gives her a tour of the Wastewate…

  • Athletic Trainer

    Athletic Trainer

    Career Exploration3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Genesis “strengthens” her knowledge of athletic training with LouAnne Jefferson! Athletic training is more than just push-ups and sit-ups! Genesis learns how d…

  • Airplane Pilot

    Airplane Pilot

    Career Exploration3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Fasten your seat belt as Janellyn learns how to fly a plane with Delta Air Lines pilot Emily Coaker! Janellyn’s knowledge about aviation soars as Emily gives h…

  • Urban Forest Hydrologist

    Urban Forest Hydrologist

    Career Exploration3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Janellyn’s knowledge about forest hydrology grows with Asia Dowtin! They venture into the forest to collect and analyze precipitation samples to calculate wate…

  • Ornithologist

    Ornithologist

    Career Exploration3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Janellyn gets a bird’s eye view of ornithology from expert Pam Rasmussen! Ornithologist Pam Rasmussen explains the science behind the study of birds. Pam and J…

  • US Fire Management Officer

    US Fire Management Officer

    Career Exploration3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Janellyn explores the benefits of prescribed burns and how they relate to convection with United States Fire Management Officer Persephone Whelen. Janellyn als…

  • Athletic Turf Manager

    Athletic Turf Manager

    Career Exploration3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Michigan State University Athletic Turf Manager Amy Fouty shares the science behind creating athletic fields with kid investigator Genesis! Amy teaches Genesis…