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

“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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  • Shoot for the Stars
    Lesson 408

    Shoot for the Stars

    ArtEnglishHealth & FitnessMath4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

    Look into outer space with host Benjamin and meet some people who risked everything to follow their dreams.Special thanks to our content partners featured in t…

  • Solar Balloons
    Lesson 101

    Solar Balloons

    Science4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

    Mister C and the Science Crew use the engineering design process to build a balloon that flies using only the power of the sun. This simple DIY activity will h…

  • Quick Draw: Doodling

    Quick Draw: Doodling

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

    Finding inspiration in scribbles.

  • Science Center Director

    Science Center Director

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

    Explore your possibilities at Detroit's Michigan Science Center as Dr. Tonya Matthews takes Janellyn on an interactive tour.

  • Astronomer

    Astronomer

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

    Genesis is 'over-the-moon' to learn about astronomy with Jillian Bellovary! Jillian explains to Genesis what black holes are, how they form, and how she studie…

  • Astronaut

    Astronaut

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

    Janellyn’s knowledge about space blasts off with NASA astronaut Jessica Meir! Jessica launches into her experience of what it’s like to be in outer space, incl…

  • Art Bytes: Ik-Joong Kang

    Art Bytes: Ik-Joong Kang

    Art1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Kindergarten

    Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) gallery teacher Andrea Del Rio  discusses "Happy World" by Ik-Joong Kang.

  • Change the Face of Computer Science

    Change the Face of Computer Science

    Computer Science3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Only 3% of Black students learn computer science in high school or beyond. Inspire or encourage a Black student to try computer science, and let them know they…