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 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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Career Girls

Career guidance videos focusing exclusively on diverse and accomplished women — over 250 of whom are in STEM fields.

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  • Stretches and Exercise
    Lesson 01

    Stretches and Exercise

    Health & Fitness1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade, Kindergarten, Pre-K

    Stretching is a critical part of every exercise program. Mr. Mair will take you through a series of stretches while teaching you about muscle anatomy.

  • Chair HIIT (Lower Body & Abs)
    Lesson 3

    Chair HIIT (Lower Body & Abs)

    Health & Fitness1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade, Kindergarten, Pre-K

    For this movement activity, we’ll be doing a lower body and abdominal Chair HIIT, which stands for High intensity interval training. A great way to burn more c…

  • AMRAP v4
    Lesson 4

    AMRAP v4

    Health & Fitness1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade, Kindergarten

    For this movement activity do as many reps as possible with bounce jabs, split squats, and crunches.

  • HIIT
    Lesson 6

    HIIT

    Health & Fitness1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade, Kindergarten, Pre-K

    Discover how HIIT (HIgh Intensity Interval Training) can help you improve your fitness goals. Exercises include flutter kicks, crunches, and more.

  • Up, Down, Stop, Go
    Lesson 08

    Up, Down, Stop, Go

    Health & Fitness1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade, Kindergarten, Pre-K

    Practice your listening skills with this fun movement workout.

  • Positive Self Messages
    Lesson 09

    Positive Self Messages

    Health & Fitness1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade, Kindergarten, Pre-K

    Learn how you can pump up your muscles and pump up your mind with these fitness activities.

  • Importance of Range of Motion
    Lesson 10

    Importance of Range of Motion

    Health & Fitness3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Work on your range of motion to increase your mobility and flexibility.

  • 12 Days of Fitness
    Lesson 11

    12 Days of Fitness

    Health & Fitness1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade, Kindergarten

    Jumping jacks, jabs, high knee marches, side bends, jogging in place, jumping rope, zombie walks, squat jumps, hula hoops, and star jumps make up this fun move…