lesson Archive

  • Great Lakes Broadcast and Sports Media Academy

    Great Lakes Broadcast and Sports Media Academy

    Career Exploration6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    See what students took away from the Great Lakes Broadcast and Sports Media Academy at Ford Field.

  • Shoah Ambassadors

    Shoah Ambassadors

    Social Studies6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    https://vimeo.com/751372617/16514215b7Bridge the chasm between the generation who endured the nightmare of World War II and today’s bright-eyed, tech-savvy you…

  • Your Special Thing (for hard times): Resourcing
    Lesson 1074

    Your Special Thing (for hard times): Resourcing

    Health & Fitness1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    This mindfulness exercise will coach you on ways to focus on the good things when having a rough day.

  • Push-Up Challenge
    Lesson 1096

    Push-Up Challenge

    Health & Fitness6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Discover proper push up form and work your chest muscles in this fun fitness video.

  • Pilates/Yoga Strength and Conditioning
    Lesson 1100

    Pilates/Yoga Strength and Conditioning

    Health & Fitness6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Yoga inspired strength and conditioning is the focus of this movement video.

  • Kickboxing
    Lesson 1101

    Kickboxing

    Health & Fitness6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    For a great cardio workout, get moving with cardio kickboxing.

  • Glutes and Cardio
    Lesson 1098

    Glutes and Cardio

    Health & Fitness6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Hip raises, squats, and jumping jacks get you moving in this movement video.

  • Arm Circuit
    Lesson 1099

    Arm Circuit

    Health & Fitness6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Circuit training for your upper body. Get ready for shoulder taps, push ups, and planks.

  • 100 Push-Ups
    Lesson 1094

    100 Push-Ups

    Health & Fitness6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Ready for the push up challenge? Can you do 100 push ups in 8 mins? Get ready and give…

  • Tense and Relax for Our Bodies and Minds
    Lesson 1073

    Tense and Relax for Our Bodies and Minds

    Health & Fitness1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    Sometimes bodies get sore and tight from different things, like working out hard, or sitting in one place too…

  • Stuck in my Seat
    Lesson 1066

    Stuck in my Seat

    Health & Fitness1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    This mindful movement will help you when you are stuck for a long time, sitting. You can still move…

  • Flexible in Mind and Body
    Lesson 1071

    Flexible in Mind and Body

    Health & Fitness1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    Flexibility is an important part of staying healthy and fit. Discover ways to increase flexibility and calmness in an…

  • Checking in with Myself
    Lesson 1070

    Checking in with Myself

    Health & Fitness1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    This minfulness video will be about stillness and help you learn to focus in on what your body needs.

  • Balance and Strength
    Lesson 1068

    Balance and Strength

    Health & Fitness1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    Balance like animals to build strength and power.

  • Animal Mindful Movements
    Lesson 1072

    Animal Mindful Movements

    Health & Fitness1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    These mindful movements are all about building strength and holding poses like animals. Holding poses is helpful because it…

  • Night at the Museum
    Lesson 1104

    Night at the Museum

    Health & Fitness1st Grade, Kindergarten, Pre-K

    Work on building focus and attention with this fun movement workout.

  • Land, Sea, Air
    Lesson 1112

    Land, Sea, Air

    Health & Fitness1st Grade, Kindergarten, Pre-K

    Get your body moving and work on your listening skills with this fun game.

  • Coach Says
    Lesson 1109

    Coach Says

    Health & Fitness1st Grade, Kindergarten, Pre-K

    Practice throwing and catching with a ball or a soft item you have around your house.

  • The Big Cheese
    Lesson 1106

    The Big Cheese

    Health & Fitness1st Grade, Kindergarten, Pre-K

    Play The Big Cheese with Jamie Chester as you play this movement game to focus on positive affirmations.

  • Beans on Toast
    Lesson 1110

    Beans on Toast

    Health & Fitness1st Grade, Kindergarten, Pre-K

    Play a game where you act silly and do different movements depending on the type of bean called out.

  • Movement Flow Teens #5
    Lesson 1091

    Movement Flow Teens #5

    Health & Fitness7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Build strength and muscle with movement and flow exercises.

  • Movement Flow Teens #3
    Lesson 1087

    Movement Flow Teens #3

    Health & Fitness7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Build strength and muscle with movement and flow exercises.

  • Movement Flow Teens #2
    Lesson 1086

    Movement Flow Teens #2

    Health & Fitness7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Build strength and muscle with movement and flow exercises.

  • Movement Flow Teens #1
    Lesson 1085

    Movement Flow Teens #1

    Health & Fitness7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Build strength and muscle with movement and flow exercises.

  • Movement Flow Elementary #4
    Lesson 1090

    Movement Flow Elementary #4

    Health & Fitness1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    Build strength and muscle with movement and flow exercises.

  • Movement Flow Elementary #3
    Lesson 1088

    Movement Flow Elementary #3

    Health & Fitness1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    Build strength and muscle with movement and flow exercises.

  • Movement Flow Elementary #2
    Lesson 1084

    Movement Flow Elementary #2

    Health & Fitness1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    Check your balance and stability with this movement flow workout.

  • Lower Body Cardio
    Lesson 1076

    Lower Body Cardio

    Health & Fitness2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Get up and MOVE with Lexie Beemer & Tiwa Ajibewa. They'll get our lower body moving for some focused…

  • AMRAP v3
    Lesson 1079

    AMRAP v3

    Health & Fitness2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Get up and MOVE with Lexie Beemer & Tiwa Ajibewa. They'll get us moving with As Many Reps and…

  • No Equipment Total Body HIIT Part 2
    Lesson 1060

    No Equipment Total Body HIIT Part 2

    Health & Fitness4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Get up and get moving with Melanie Rappelli and friends. Have fun!

  • No Equipment Total Body HIIT Part 1
    Lesson 1059

    No Equipment Total Body HIIT Part 1

    Health & Fitness4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Get up and get moving with Melanie Rappelli and friends. They'll walk us through a HIIT Workout for the…

  • Gymnastics Warm Up & Stretching
    Lesson 1061

    Gymnastics Warm Up & Stretching

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

    Get up and MOVE with some Gymnastics Warm-ups and Stretches.

  • Gymnastics Strength & Conditioning
    Lesson 1064

    Gymnastics Strength & Conditioning

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

    Get up and MOVE with Melanie Rappelli. Do Gymnastic Strength and Conditioning.

  • Gymnastics Beam Skills
    Lesson 1063

    Gymnastics Beam Skills

    Health & Fitness4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Get up and MOVE with Melanie Rappelli. Learn Gymnastics Beam Skills!

  • Upper Body Sticks
    Lesson 1055

    Upper Body Sticks

    Health & Fitness2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Learn form for upper body exercises.

  • Lunge Matrix
    Lesson 1051

    Lunge Matrix

    Health & Fitness2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Warm up with jumping jacks and move into a series of front, side, and back lunges.

  • Jump Rope #2 Lower Elementary Holds
    Lesson 1047

    Jump Rope #2 Lower Elementary Holds

    Health & Fitness1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, Kindergarten

    Grab a jump rope, a string, or tie together some plastic bags and discover how you can use the…

  • Hop Jop Matrix Using Paper Plates
    Lesson 1052

    Hop Jop Matrix Using Paper Plates

    Health & Fitness2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Use some paper plates or small household objects to practice your coordination and jumping skills.

  • Hip Glute Mobility Workout
    Lesson 1050

    Hip Glute Mobility Workout

    Health & Fitness2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    For this movement activity, you'll work the mobility of your hips and glutes.

  • Gallon Buckets Workout
    Lesson 1053

    Gallon Buckets Workout

    Health & Fitness2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Work your upper and lower body using a 5 gallon bucket.

  • Yoga and Stretching

    Yoga and Stretching

    Health & Fitness1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, Kindergarten, Pre-K

    This movement activity focuses on stretching and recovery while sitting.

  • Sleep

    Sleep

    Health & Fitness1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, Kindergarten, Pre-K

    Are you getting enough sleep at night? Grab your weights, work on your balance and learn about the importance…

  • Pool Noodle Fitness

    Pool Noodle Fitness

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

    You can get a great workout with common household items. Grab a towel or pool noodle and get moving.

  • Soccer Lessons 2

    Soccer Lessons 2

    Health & Fitness4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Discover how you can use basic household items like soup cans to work on your dribbling skills for soccer.

  • Mystery Exercise Workout – Egg Hunt

    Mystery Exercise Workout – Egg Hunt

    Health & Fitness4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Get your body moving through burpees, sit ups, high kicks, mountain climbers, and more.

  • Jump Rope Workout

    Jump Rope Workout

    Health & Fitness4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Jumping rope is a great way to warm up your body and is a great cardio workout. Don't have…

  • Fit Dice Game

    Fit Dice Game

    Health & Fitness4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Roll a dice and perform the exercise assigned to that number. Get moving with a series of squat jabs,…

  • Circuit 1

    Circuit 1

    Health & Fitness2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Circuit training allows you to work in a lot of different movements into a short amount of time. Perform…

  • Circuit 2

    Circuit 2

    Health & Fitness2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Circuit training is a fun way to do many different movments in intervals. Perform burpees, flutter kicks, and mountain…

  • Planking Around

    Planking Around

    Health & Fitness4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Build your core through a series of tabata core moves.

  • Fitness on the Fly

    Fitness on the Fly

    Health & Fitness2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    A jar filled with different movements will suprise you with fun ways to improve your fitness.

  • Fitness Circuit

    Fitness Circuit

    Health & Fitness4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Four rounds of burpees, air squats, bear crawls, and lunges make up this fun fitness circuit.

  • Dicey

    Dicey

    Health & Fitness4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Jumping jacks, burpees, and lunges are all a part of this dice game. Roll the dice and performs ten…

  • Deck o’ Fun Card Fitness

    Deck o’ Fun Card Fitness

    Health & Fitness4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Sit ups, air squats, burpees, and other fun movements make up this eight minute routine where a deck of…

  • Cardio Drumming

    Cardio Drumming

    Health & Fitness1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    Practice your drumming skills while getting a great full body workout.

  • Rock, Paper, Scissors, Show

    Rock, Paper, Scissors, Show

    Health & Fitness4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Turn the familiar Rock, Paper, Scissors game into a fun exercise game involving flutter kicks, jumping jacks, and more.

  • Understanding
    Lesson 101

    Understanding

    Social Emotional Learning1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    We meet the Good Eggs and see how they help the new Egg, Benedict, adjust to their town. Benedict…

  • Forgiveness
    Lesson 102

    Forgiveness

    Social Emotional Learning1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    We find Benedict jumping to a wrong conclusion and almost ruining the class Halloween party. He assumes he was…

  • Gratitude
    Lesson 103

    Gratitude

    Social Emotional Learning1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    We find Ms. Poach giving the class a "gratitude challenge." Benedict, as usual, is reluctant to take on the…

  • Generosity
    Lesson 104

    Generosity

    Social Emotional Learning1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    Christmas is approaching and Ms. Poach talks to the class about the importance of being a generous person. She…

  • Cooperation
    Lesson 105

    Cooperation

    Social Emotional Learning1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    Reggie’s cousin, Peggy, comes to visit. She feels sad about her parent’s relationship and cannot focus on anything. Practice…

  • Love
    Lesson 106

    Love

    Social Emotional Learning1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    Ms. Poach gives each Egg a crystal heart to commemorate their wonderful play performance and to show her love…

  • Acceptance
    Lesson 107

    Acceptance

    Social Emotional Learning1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    Peggy returns home to help work things out with her parents. But, Benedict has his own issues to resolve…

  • Respect
    Lesson 108

    Respect

    Social Emotional Learning1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    As Earth Day approaches, Ms. Poach challenges the Eggs to design a project that would help clean up the…

  • Responsibility
    Lesson 109

    Responsibility

    Social Emotional Learning1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    Coach Flo gives a pep talk about being a responsible baseball player. Benedict wants more responsibility to help him…

  • Honesty
    Lesson 110

    Honesty

    Social Emotional Learning1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

    Benedict gets a hard lesson in honesty as he tries to cut corners with his summer business plans and…

  • Confidence
    Lesson 111

    Confidence

    Social Emotional Learning1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    The Eggs enter the Albumen Fun Run contest in order to raise money for the children at the hospital.…

  • Manners
    Lesson 112

    Manners

    Social Emotional Learning1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    The final episode of this first season, the Eggs go on their annual camping trip. Benedict tags along with…

  • Volleyball Skills
    Lesson 1031

    Volleyball Skills

    Health & Fitness4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Develop your sports skills with Mr. Mair and learn proper form for bumping, setting, and serving a volleyball.

  • Underhand Throw
    Lesson 1029

    Underhand Throw

    Health & Fitness2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Safely practice an underhand throw in your living room.

  • Soccer Skills
    Lesson 1030

    Soccer Skills

    Health & Fitness4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Learn basic soccer skills like the instep kick, side foot pass, soccer trap, and dribbling.

  • Overhand Throw
    Lesson 1028

    Overhand Throw

    Health & Fitness4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    The overhand throw is used in a variety of sports. It's used in baseball, softball, football, and even basketball…

  • Ladder Skills
    Lesson 1034

    Ladder Skills

    Health & Fitness4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Ladder drills are excellent for spiking your heart rate and practicing coordination. Do some one steps, hops, and crossovers…

  • Dynamic Stretching
    Lesson 1033

    Dynamic Stretching

    Health & Fitness2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

    Get your heart rate up with a series of knee highs, frog jumps, walking lunges and other exercises you…

  • Dot Drills
    Lesson 1035

    Dot Drills

    Health & Fitness4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Execute the dot drill as many times as you can in this 8 minute workout.

  • Basketball Skills
    Lesson 1032

    Basketball Skills

    Health & Fitness4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Proper form is critical in sports and exercise. Mr. Mair takes you through dribbling and shooting techniques.

  • Funny Faces from the Garden
    Lesson 106

    Funny Faces from the Garden

    EnglishPre-K

    Follow a recipe to make a healthy snack with a funny face, and read a story about gardening.

  • All About the Letter A
    Lesson 105

    All About the Letter A

    EnglishPre-K

    Learn all about the letter /a/ including its sounds, and how to write it. Then find the letter /a/…

  • Animal Antics
    Lesson 104

    Animal Antics

    EnglishPre-K

    Play with the sounds that start words and act like animals in the outdoors in this exciting episode.

  • Actions at the Pond
    Lesson 103

    Actions at the Pond

    EnglishPre-K

    Practice action, or movement, words as we read the story Over and Under the Pond.

  • Take a Trip Outdoors
    Lesson 102

    Take a Trip Outdoors

    EnglishPre-K

    Take a trip outdoors using our imaginations and write about your adventure with some help from Mr. Colón.

  • Sand Writing
    Lesson 101

    Sand Writing

    EnglishPre-K

    Practice writing the first letter of your name in a sandbox, talk about other things that you can do…

  • Venomous Fish in the Great Lakes
    Lesson 2211

    Venomous Fish in the Great Lakes

    Science6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Explore the phenomenon of venomous fish in the Great Lakes by learning about the Northern Madtoms.

  • Festive Fall Patterned Leaves

    Festive Fall Patterned Leaves

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

    Fill your page with leaves festooned with elaborate patterns and textures.

  • Fabulous Flowers & Roots

    Fabulous Flowers & Roots

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

    Draw flowers from the top to the bottom of the roots, as though the full plan was visible through…

  • 3-D Heart Optical Illusion

    3-D Heart Optical Illusion

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

    Trick the eye and draw a 3-D Heart Optical Illusion.

  • Enter the Dragon Mural: Overpainting

    Enter the Dragon Mural: Overpainting

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

    DIA staff-artists Ani Garabedian and Stephanie Sucaet-Felczak complete the overpainting of a community partnership mural in Lake Orion, Michigan.

  • Artist Demonstration: Sajeev Visweswaran

    Artist Demonstration: Sajeev Visweswaran

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

    Learn about the art and artistic process of Sajeev Visweswaran, a visual artist based in New Delhi and Ann…

  • Artist Demonstration: Nabeela Najjar

    Artist Demonstration: Nabeela Najjar

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

    Learn about the art and artistic process of Nabeela Najjar, a costume and fashion designer located in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Artist Demonstration: Kayla Powers

    Artist Demonstration: Kayla Powers

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

    Learn about the art and artistic process of Kayla Powers, a weaver and natural dyer living and working in…

  • Artist Demonstration: James Thigpen Jr.

    Artist Demonstration: James Thigpen Jr.

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

    Now residing in Detroit, James was born in Flint, Michigan, and recalls one of his earliest childhood memories of…

  • Artist demonstration: Desiree Kelly

    Artist demonstration: Desiree Kelly

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

    Learn about the art and artistic process of Desiree Kelly, an award-winning artist and a native to Detroit, Michigan.

  • Sustainable Finance Expert

    Sustainable Finance Expert

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

    Health Educator Bethany Thayer explains to Curious Crew investigator Janellyn how awareness of healthy lifestyles and making good choices…

  • Meteorologist

    Meteorologist

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

    Health Educator Bethany Thayer explains to Curious Crew investigator Janellyn how awareness of healthy lifestyles and making good choices…

  • Marine Archaeologist

    Marine Archaeologist

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

    Health Educator Bethany Thayer explains to Curious Crew investigator Janellyn how awareness of healthy lifestyles and making good choices…

  • Chemical Oceanographer

    Chemical Oceanographer

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

    Fiat Chrysler Automotive’s auto-design color and materials director LaShirl Turner shows Janellyn the science and art behind using various…

  • That’s Snow Business
    Lesson 303

    That’s Snow Business

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

    Our fishy friend looks a little worried when we draw a cat to keep him company! Students will also…

  • BeLEAF it or NOT: Why do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?

    BeLEAF it or NOT: Why do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?

    Science2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

    Much of what makes a tree is the basic structure and form. Single stems (trunks) and at least 30…

  • BeLEAF it or NOT: How do Trees Regenerate?

    BeLEAF it or NOT: How do Trees Regenerate?

    Science2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

    Much of what makes a tree is the basic structure and form. Single stems (trunks) and at least 30…

  • BeLEAF It or Not: How to Identify Trees Part 1

    BeLEAF It or Not: How to Identify Trees Part 1

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

    https://youtu.be/Bzljedb0kDATree identification is a popular hobby and one of the first steps in better understanding our forests. Part 1…

  • Al Paca Talks About Juneteenth

    Al Paca Talks About Juneteenth

    Social Studies1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, Kindergarten

    Bobby Cat asks Al Paca about the drink that he's making; the question turns into a conversation about Juneteenth.

  • Al Paca Celebrates Black History Month: Ida B. Wells

    Al Paca Celebrates Black History Month: Ida B. Wells

    Social Studies1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, Kindergarten

    Al Paca and his neighbor Bobby Cat briefly discuss some of Al's favorite figures in Black History.

  • Al Paca Celebrates Black History Month: Althea Gibson

    Al Paca Celebrates Black History Month: Althea Gibson

    Social Studies1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, Kindergarten

    Al Paca and his neighbor Bobby Cat briefly discuss some of Al's favorite figures in Black History.

  • Al Paca Celebrates Black History Month: Bayard Rustin

    Al Paca Celebrates Black History Month: Bayard Rustin

    Social Studies1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, Kindergarten

    Al Paca and his neighbor Bobby Cat briefly discuss some of Al's favorite figures in Black History.

  • Al Paca Celebrates Black History Month: Billie Holiday

    Al Paca Celebrates Black History Month: Billie Holiday

    Social Studies1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, Kindergarten

    Al Paca and his neighbor Bobby Cat briefly discuss some of Al's favorite figures in Black History.

  • Watermelon

    Watermelon

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

    Follow along as Ann Arbor District Library staff make a watermelon slice with just a bit of polymer clay!

  • Twisty Marshmallow

    Twisty Marshmallow

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

    Follow along as Ann Arbor District Library staff make a twisty marshmallow with just a bit of polymer clay!

  • Turtle

    Turtle

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

    Follow along as Ann Arbor District Library staff make a turtle with just a bit of polymer clay!

  • Toaster Pastry

    Toaster Pastry

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

    Follow along as Ann Arbor District Library staff make a toaster pastry with just a bit of polymer clay!

  • Toast

    Toast

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

    Follow along as Ann Arbor District Library staff make a piece of smiley toast with just a bit of…

  • Taco

    Taco

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

    Follow along as Ann Arbor District Library staff make a taco with just a bit of polymer clay!

  • Swirl Lollipop

    Swirl Lollipop

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

    Follow along as Ann Arbor District Library staff make a swirl lollipop with just a bit of polymer clay!

  • Sushi Roll

    Sushi Roll

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

    Follow along as Ann Arbor District Library staff make a sushi roll with just a bit of polymer clay!

  • Stack of Pancakes

    Stack of Pancakes

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

    Follow along as Ann Arbor District Library staff make a stack of pancakes with just a bit of polymer…

  • Squirrel

    Squirrel

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

    Follow along as Ann Arbor District Library staff make a squirrel with just a bit of polymer clay!

  • S’mores

    S’mores

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

    Follow along as Ann Arbor District Library staff make a s'more with just a bit of polymer clay!

  • Pumpkin

    Pumpkin

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

    Bend, stretch, and mold a pumpkin out of polymer clay.

  • Pizza Slice

    Pizza Slice

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

    Follow along as Ann Arbor District Library staff make a slice of pizza with just a bit of polymer…

  • Pea Pods

    Pea Pods

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

    Follow along as Ann Arbor District Library staff make peas in a pod with just a bit of polymer…

  • Ice Cream Cone

    Ice Cream Cone

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

    Follow along as Ann Arbor District Library staff make an ice cream cone with just a bit of polymer…

  • Hot Dog

    Hot Dog

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

    Follow along as Ann Arbor District Library staff make a hot dog with just a bit of polymer clay!

  • Hot Chocolate

    Hot Chocolate

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

    Follow along as Ann Arbor District Library staff make a mug of hot chocolate with just a bit of…

  • Hippo

    Hippo

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

    Follow along as Ann Arbor District Library staff make a hippo with just a bit of polymer clay!

  • Hen

    Hen

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

    Follow along as Ann Arbor District Library staff make a hen with just a bit of polymer clay!

  • Hamburger

    Hamburger

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

    Follow along as Ann Arbor District Library staff make a hamburger with just a bit of polymer clay!

  • Grapes

    Grapes

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

    Follow along as Ann Arbor District Library staff make a bunch of grapes with just a bit of polymer…

  • Goldfish Cracker

    Goldfish Cracker

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

    Follow along as Ann Arbor District Library staff make a goldfish cracker with just a bit of polymer clay!

  • Giraffe

    Giraffe

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

    Follow along as Ann Arbor District Library staff make a giraffe with just a bit of polymer clay!

  • Elephant

    Elephant

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

    Follow along as Ann Arbor District Library staff make an elephant with just a bit of polymer clay!

  • Eggs

    Eggs

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

    Follow along as Ann Arbor District Library staff make a fried egg with just a bit of polymer clay!

  • Dumpling

    Dumpling

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

    Follow along as Ann Arbor District Library staff make a dumpling with just a bit of polymer clay!

  • Drumstick

    Drumstick

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

    Follow along as Ann Arbor District Library staff make a drumstick with just a bit of polymer clay!

  • Donut

    Donut

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

    Follow along as Ann Arbor District Library staff make a donut with just a bit of polymer clay!

  • Cupcake

    Cupcake

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

    Follow along as Ann Arbor District Library staff make a cupcake with just a bit of polymer clay!

  • Corn on the Cob

    Corn on the Cob

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

    Follow along as Ann Arbor District Library staff make an ear of corn with just a bit of polymer…

  • Banana

    Banana

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

    Follow along as Ann Arbor District Library staff make a banana with just a bit of polymer clay!

  • Constant Speed Ahead
    Lesson 2210

    Constant Speed Ahead

    Science6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Explore the sport of eFoiling and how Newtonian physics can be used to explain the phenomenon of the surfboard…

  • Mapping the Floor of the Great Lakes
    Lesson 2209

    Mapping the Floor of the Great Lakes

    Science6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Explore the phenomenon of sound waves underwater used to map landforms and how modern technology is helping update the…

  • Meso American Art

    Meso American Art

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

    Have you ever heard the sound of a steel tongue drum? Detroit musician Demetrius Thomas demonstrates this beautiful instrument…

  • Fascinating Freshwater Fish
    Lesson 2209

    Fascinating Freshwater Fish

    Science6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Explore the phenomenon of biodiversity in the Great Lakes and the efforts one museum in Ontario, Canada has taken to catalog…

  • Lightbulbs
    Lesson 214

    Lightbulbs

    EnglishPre-K

    Wimee and friends sing about things that are bright; Miss Jessica teaches us how to think like an inventor;…

  • The Zoo
    Lesson 215

    The Zoo

    EnglishPre-K

    Wimee and team share fun animal sounds; Moby teaches us about zoos; John Ball Zoo shows us what their…

  • Plants
    Lesson 216

    Plants

    EnglishPre-K

    Wimee and friends write a story about cotton candy rain; Language Explorers translate the word “plant” into six languages;…

  • Monkeys
    Lesson 217

    Monkeys

    EnglishPre-K

    Wimee and friends sing a silly song about marching monkeys; they write a story about a rotten mango; Jim…

  • Mail
    Lesson 218

    Mail

    EnglishPre-K

    Wimee and friends sing about what they can get in the mail; in JimTime, Wimee and friends sing about…

  • Soap
    Lesson 219

    Soap

    EnglishPre-K

    Wimee writes a story about taking an unusual bath; Moby tells us about how soap works; Miss Jessica introduces…

  • Pie
    Lesson 220

    Pie

    EnglishPre-K

    Wimee and friends sing about their favorite kind of pie; Wimee writes a story about his “thinking fork;” Ms.…

  • Milk
    Lesson 221

    Milk

    EnglishPre-K

    Wimee and friends sing a song about milk; Story tells us about dairy foods; some friends show us what…

  • Dragons
    Lesson 222

    Dragons

    EnglishPre-K

    Wimee sings a song about what dragons have fun doing; the team writes a story about a dragon and…

  • Blue
    Lesson 223

    Blue

    EnglishPre-K

    Story hosts today’s episode and sings about things that are blue; Story and friends write a story about Wimee…

  • Little Things
    Lesson 224

    Little Things

    EnglishPre-K

    The team tells Wimee what they would do if they were tiny for a day; the Itty Bitty Mini…

  • Snakes
    Lesson 225

    Snakes

    EnglishPre-K

    Wimee sings a song about fun things snakes might do; Megan from the John Ball Zoo teaches us about…

  • Neighbors
    Lesson 226

    Neighbors

    EnglishPre-K

    Wimee asks the team about who they would like to have as their neighbor; Moby talks with Ms. Beverly…

  • How Cities Change Over Time (Short)
    Lesson 6

    How Cities Change Over Time (Short)

    ArchitectureMathScience1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    Architects Brian and Jess team up with kids to find the "heart of the city," the center that cities…

  • Sustainable Building (Short)
    Lesson 5

    Sustainable Building (Short)

    ArchitectureMathScience1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    Animals are masters of building homes that fit in with the natural environment. We humans can learn a lot…

  • Combating Coal Ash
    Lesson 2208

    Combating Coal Ash

    Science6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Explore the phenomenon of coal ash contamination in groundwater and the threat it poses to Lake Michigan and other…

  • How Cities Change Over Time
    Lesson 6

    How Cities Change Over Time

    ArchitectureMathScience1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    Architects Brian and Jess team up with kids to find the "heart of the city," the center that cities…

  • Sustainable Building
    Lesson 5

    Sustainable Building

    ArchitectureMathScience1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    Animals are masters of building homes that fit in with the natural environment. We humans can learn a lot…

  • All About the Alphabet and the Letter A
    Lesson 101

    All About the Alphabet and the Letter A

    EnglishKindergarten

    Learn all about the letter A, have fun with sounds, learn one new high-frequency word, and sing a song.

  • Shh…It’s time for School!
    Lesson 101

    Shh…It’s time for School!

    English1st Grade

    Read a book that compares what schools looked like in the past and what schools look like now, then…

  • All About Maps and -Ar- Words
    Lesson 101

    All About Maps and -Ar- Words

    English2nd Grade

    Answer the big questions: What are the parts of a map and how can a map help me describe…

  • Meet Michigan and Compound Words
    Lesson 101

    Meet Michigan and Compound Words

    English3rd Grade

    Help answer the question: What is special about Michigan? Then work on compound words and read some facts about…

  • A Name Game and the Letter T
    Lesson 102

    A Name Game and the Letter T

    EnglishKindergarten

    Learn all about the letter T, play with sounds, learn two new high-frequency words, and learn a silly song…

  • School Days Then and Now
    Lesson 102

    School Days Then and Now

    English1st Grade

    What did schools look like in the past, and what do schools look like now? Plus, try a word…

  • Maps and -or- Words
    Lesson 102

    Maps and -or- Words

    English2nd Grade

    Make your own book about where you live and learn about different ways to spell the sound /or/.

  • More about Michigan and Sorting Compound Words
    Lesson 102

    More about Michigan and Sorting Compound Words

    English3rd Grade

    Learn about compound words, read about Michigan, and write an informational text.

  • The Four C’s

    The Four C’s

    EnglishSocial Emotional Learning4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Guide learners through research-based strategies for active processing as they view, read, or experience something new.

  • Stories

    Stories

    EnglishSocial Emotional Learning4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Guide learners through research-based strategies for active processing as they view, read, or experience something new.

  • See, Think, Me, We

    See, Think, Me, We

    EnglishSocial Emotional Learning4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Guide learners through research-based strategies for active processing as they view, read, or experience something new.

  • Same, Different, Connect, Exchange

    Same, Different, Connect, Exchange

    EnglishSocial Emotional Learning4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Guide learners through research-based strategies for active processing as they view, read, or experience something new.

  • Connect, Extend, Challenge

    Connect, Extend, Challenge

    EnglishSocial Emotional Learning4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Guide learners through research-based strategies for active processing as they view, read, or experience something new.

  • Waves

    Waves

    Social Emotional Learning4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Take a break from your routine to relax and simply focus on the sounds of your environment.

  • Rain

    Rain

    Social Emotional Learning4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Take a break from your routine to relax and simply focus on the sounds of your environment.

  • Tree

    Tree

    Social Emotional Learning4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Take a break from your routine to relax and simply focus on the sounds of your environment.

  • Lake

    Lake

    Social Emotional Learning4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Take a break from your routine to relax and simply focus on the sounds of your environment.

  • Water Over Stones

    Water Over Stones

    Social Emotional Learning4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Take a break from your routine to relax and simply focus on the sounds of your environment.

  • My Learning Style

    My Learning Style

    English4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Describe the type of assignments and projects you like to do. Why do you enjoy them?

  • Past Goals

    Past Goals

    English4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Write about a time when you set a goal for yourself. What were the results?

  • Perfect Day

    Perfect Day

    English4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Describe the perfect day for a new student at your school.

  • Respect

    Respect

    English4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Write about a time when you felt safe and/or respected at school.

  • I Love Me

    I Love Me

    English4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Write everything you love about yourself.

  • Making Change

    Making Change

    English4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Imagine you are appointed principal for a month. What rules would you change? What new policies would you create?

  • Conflict

    Conflict

    English4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Write about a time when you had a conflict with someone at school.

  • Families and the Letter H
    Lesson 103

    Families and the Letter H

    EnglishKindergarten

    Learn all about the letter H, play with sounds, learn two new high-frequency words, and read part of a…

  • CHop, CHip, CHin – Learning -ch-.
    Lesson 103

    CHop, CHip, CHin – Learning -ch-.

    English1st Grade

    Learn the diagraph sound -ch- and some new high frequency words with diagraphs -ch- and -sh-.

  • Words Spelled with -ir, -er, -ur, and -ear
    Lesson 103

    Words Spelled with -ir, -er, -ur, and -ear

    English2nd Grade

    Learn about different ways to spell the sound /er/ and answer the big questions: What are the parts of…

  • Prefixes re- and un-, and Adventures in Michigan
    Lesson 103

    Prefixes re- and un-, and Adventures in Michigan

    English3rd Grade

    What is special about Michigan? Learn about the re- and un- prefixes, read a hybrid text about a Michigan…

  • Sing Along Fun and the Letter I
    Lesson 104

    Sing Along Fun and the Letter I

    EnglishKindergarten

    Learn all about the letter I, play with sounds, learn a new high-frequency word, and read a story.

  • Superior Salamanders
    Lesson 2207

    Superior Salamanders

    Science6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    This lesson will explore the phenomenon of salamander migration — across a main road — in Presque Isle Park near Lake…

  • School: A Place to Learn and Grow
    Lesson 104

    School: A Place to Learn and Grow

    English1st Grade

    Build words, write a sound poem and learn more about schools of the past and today.

  • What’s a Neighborhood?
    Lesson 104

    What’s a Neighborhood?

    English2nd Grade

    Draw a map of your neighborhood, then read and match homophones with the /air/ sound.

  • Re-, un-, and Informational Writing
    Lesson 104

    Re-, un-, and Informational Writing

    English3rd Grade

    Learn more about the prefixes re- and un-, and work on some informational writing.

  • Family Fun and the Letter L
    Lesson 105

    Family Fun and the Letter L

    EnglishKindergarten

    Learn all about the letter L, review the alphabet, learn two new high-frequency words, read a book about families…

  • Teach Us Your Name and -th-’s Two Sounds
    Lesson 105

    Teach Us Your Name and -th-’s Two Sounds

    English1st Grade

    Practice the -th- sound and learn about names.

  • Where I Live and Words with -Ear- and -Eer-
    Lesson 105

    Where I Live and Words with -Ear- and -Eer-

    English2nd Grade

    Learn about your town and about the /ear/ sound.

  • Being a Michigan Kid and -ful and -less Suffixes
    Lesson 105

    Being a Michigan Kid and -ful and -less Suffixes

    English3rd Grade

    Help answer the big question: what makes you a Michigan kid? Learn about the -ful and -less suffixes and…

  • Sounds All Around and the Letter M
    Lesson 106

    Sounds All Around and the Letter M

    EnglishKindergarten

    Learn all about the letter M, learn a new high frequency word, read a poem and listen for rhyming…

  • Sorting -th- and Mystery Word Building
    Lesson 106

    Sorting -th- and Mystery Word Building

    English1st Grade

    Sort words with the -th- sound and solve a word mystery.

  • The -oy Sound and Where We Live!
    Lesson 106

    The -oy Sound and Where We Live!

    English2nd Grade

    Make maps of your country and your continent and learn about spelling words with the /oy/ sound.

  • Being a Michigan Kid and a Word Web
    Lesson 106

    Being a Michigan Kid and a Word Web

    English3rd Grade

    Learn how base words change when we add a prefix or a suffix, and work on some narrative writing.

  • Letters All Around and the Letter P
    Lesson 107

    Letters All Around and the Letter P

    EnglishKindergarten

    Learn all about the letter P, play with sounds, learn two new high-frequency words, discover letters all around us…

  • How Do You Shine? And L Blends
    Lesson 107

    How Do You Shine? And L Blends

    English1st Grade

    Learn about special patterns called blends for -bl-, -cl-, and -fl-. Then review the -sh-, -ch-, and -th- sounds.

  • Words with -aw- and -au-, and My Place in the World
    Lesson 107

    Words with -aw- and -au-, and My Place in the World

    English2nd Grade

    Make a book about the world we live in and learn about words with the /aw/ sound.

  • A Powwow and Suffixes
    Lesson 107

    A Powwow and Suffixes

    English3rd Grade

    Answer the big question: what is special about my community? Learn about the -able and -er suffixes, read a…

  • Fun With Words, Friends, and the Letter O
    Lesson 108

    Fun With Words, Friends, and the Letter O

    EnglishKindergarten

    Learn all about the letter O, play with sounds, learn two new high-frequency words, and read a story.

  • More L Blends and a Name Poem
    Lesson 108

    More L Blends and a Name Poem

    English1st Grade

    Learn about -gl-, -sl-, and -pl- blends and write a type of poem called an acrostic.

  • Words with -ou- and -ow-
    Lesson 108

    Words with -ou- and -ow-

    English2nd Grade

    Learn about community and read words with the /ow/ sound.

  • Word Webs and A Powwow
    Lesson 108

    Word Webs and A Powwow

    English3rd Grade

    Practice narrative writing, learn more about how base words change when we add a prefix or suffix, and read…

  • Talking about our feelings and the letter S
    Lesson 109

    Talking about our feelings and the letter S

    EnglishKindergarten

    Learn all about the letter S, read a book about our feelings, and write a sentence.

  • My School Community
    Lesson 109

    My School Community

    English1st Grade

    Learn about blends with the letter R, and learn about how a school is a community.

  • The Motor City and Words Spelled with -ph-
    Lesson 109

    The Motor City and Words Spelled with -ph-

    English2nd Grade

    Learn about Detroit, the Motor City, and compare it to where you live. Then learn about words with the…

  • Your Name and Prefixes over- and mis-
    Lesson 109

    Your Name and Prefixes over- and mis-

    English3rd Grade

    Learn about the over- and mis- prefixes, read a text about a special name, and work on some narrative…

  • Calming Down and the Letter R
    Lesson 110

    Calming Down and the Letter R

    EnglishKindergarten

    Learn all about the letter R, learn two new high frequency words, and read a book about being angry.

  • People and Places in my School
    Lesson 110

    People and Places in my School

    English1st Grade

    Build a mystery word, then write about schools and communities.

  • Michigan and a Mystery Word
    Lesson 110

    Michigan and a Mystery Word

    English2nd Grade

    Learn about the Great Lakes State, Michigan. Then, help solve a mystery word.

  • More Mis- Prefixes and Your Name
    Lesson 110

    More Mis- Prefixes and Your Name

    English3rd Grade

    Learn more about the prefixes over- and mis-, and work on narrative writing.

  • The Great Lakes “Vampire”
    Lesson 2206

    The Great Lakes “Vampire”

    Science6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    This lesson will explore the phenomenon of invasive species in the Great Lakes, specifically the sea lamprey, to help…

  • Letter A and the Weather, too!
    Lesson 201

    Letter A and the Weather, too!

    EnglishKindergarten

    Learn about the letter A and read a nursery rhyme about the weather.

  • Stories and the Sky
    Lesson 201

    Stories and the Sky

    English1st Grade

    Work with words that have beginning blends and plan a story about the sky.

  • Earth’s Landforms and -tch- Words
    Lesson 201

    Earth’s Landforms and -tch- Words

    English2nd Grade

    Practice ‌words‌ ‌with‌ ‌the‌ -tch- sound and‌ ‌learn about landforms and bodies of water.

  • Prefixes and Saving the Trout
    Lesson 201

    Prefixes and Saving the Trout

    English3rd Grade

    Learn the fore- and trans- prefixes, read about trout, and learn about narrative writing.

  • Precipitation starts with P
    Lesson 202

    Precipitation starts with P

    EnglishKindergarten

    Learn about the letter P and learn about the different types of precipitation.

  • Up in the sky! Writing a Narrative Story
    Lesson 202

    Up in the sky! Writing a Narrative Story

    English1st Grade

    Learn some new words, read a story, and think about your sky story.

  • Tall Tales, Landforms, and -tch Words
    Lesson 202

    Tall Tales, Landforms, and -tch Words

    English2nd Grade

    Practice ‌words‌ ‌with‌ ‌the‌ -tch- sound and‌ ‌read ‌a‌ ‌tall tale about Paul Bunyan.

  • More Prefixes and Saving the Trout
    Lesson 202

    More Prefixes and Saving the Trout

    English3rd Grade

    Learn the fore- and trans- prefixes and learn more about narrative writing.

  • Measuring Temperature and The Letter N
    Lesson 203

    Measuring Temperature and The Letter N

    EnglishKindergarten

    Learn about the letter N and read about temperature.

  • Day and Night Sky
    Lesson 203

    Day and Night Sky

    English1st Grade

    Learn how to make a story map and read a story about day and night patterns.

  • Erosion Changes Earth and -dge- Words
    Lesson 203

    Erosion Changes Earth and -dge- Words

    English2nd Grade

    Practice words‌ ‌with‌ ‌the‌ /j/ sound and‌ ‌read a‌ ‌book‌ ‌about‌ weather.

  • Suffixes and Saving the Salmon
    Lesson 203

    Suffixes and Saving the Salmon

    English3rd Grade

    Learn about the -ous and -en suffixes, read a nonfiction text about salmon, and brainstorm ideas for narrative writing.

  • Clouds and the letter C
    Lesson 204

    Clouds and the letter C

    EnglishKindergarten

    Learn about the letter C and sort the different types of clouds.

  • The Cost of Drinking Water
    Lesson 2205

    The Cost of Drinking Water

    Science6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Based on an independent project by the Great Lakes News Collaborative to better understand the real cost of water,…

  • S Blends Under the Sun
    Lesson 204

    S Blends Under the Sun

    English1st Grade

    Practice words with s blends and connect a story map to your own writing.

  • Rain Shadow Effect – Death Valley and Sequoia

    Rain Shadow Effect – Death Valley and Sequoia

    Science5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Death Valley is one of the driest places in North America - but only about a 100 miles from…

  • Meet a Scientist – Dr. Vernon Morris

    Meet a Scientist – Dr. Vernon Morris

    Science5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Dr. Vernon Morris talks about his work learning about our atmosphere and why increasing access to STEM careers is…

  • Tall Things Considered – Sequoia National Park

    Tall Things Considered – Sequoia National Park

    Science5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Ranger Michael Raymonds explains why giant sequoias get so giant and how they've adapted to the Sierra Mountains.

  • Meet a Scientist – Caprice Phillips

    Meet a Scientist – Caprice Phillips

    Science5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Caprice Phillips shares how trips to her grandparent's home in rural Arkansas with her first telescope inspired her to…

  • Desert Adaptations: Saguaro National Park

    Desert Adaptations: Saguaro National Park

    Science5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Saguaro National Park receives about 10 inches of rain a year, but has some of the highest biodiversity in…

  • Meet a Scientist – Cam Juarez

    Meet a Scientist – Cam Juarez

    Science5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Ranger Cam Juarez shares how environmental justice can hit close to home and the work he does to educate…

  • Ah! Gila Monsters!

    Ah! Gila Monsters!

    Science5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Ranger Jordan Camp talks gila monsters and Chris shares a cool citizen science project.

  • Succulents at Home

    Succulents at Home

    Science5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Jeremy Jones and Jamil Cary explain how succulents are adapted to dry environments and gives some hot tips on…

  • Grand Canyon – Laws of Stratigraphy

    Grand Canyon – Laws of Stratigraphy

    Science5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Chris and Gabe Santos explain how you can learn about the Earth's history by learning how to read the…

  • Relative Dating Game

    Relative Dating Game

    Science5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Host Michelle Barboza Ramirez asks Chris the tough questions on the relative age of rock layers.

  • Meet a Scientist – Michelle Barboza Ramirez – Geologist

    Meet a Scientist – Michelle Barboza Ramirez – Geologist

    Science5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Michelle Barboza Ramierez shares her passion for rocks and teaching the public about geology.

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    Gabe Santos – Paleontology Curator

    Science5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Gabe Santos share his journey to become a paleontologist and how he uses Star Wars cosplay to teach kids…

  • Alf Museum Fossils

    Alf Museum Fossils

    Science5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Paleontology curator Gabe Santos shows Chris fossils that could be found in the Grand Canyon.

  • What does Normal mean?

    What does Normal mean?

    Social Emotional Learning4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Diatribe teaching artists talk about what "normal" means to them.

  • What does Representation mean to you?

    What does Representation mean to you?

    Social Emotional Learning4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    The Diatribe teaching artists talk about representation and what it means to them. What does representation mean to you?

  • You Gotta Love Yourself!

    You Gotta Love Yourself!

    Social Emotional Learning4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    What makes you... you? Teaching artists from Grand Rapids' The Diatribe share what they love the most about themselves.

  • Skunks Along the Trail

    Skunks Along the Trail

    ScienceVirtual Field Trips1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, Kindergarten

    Take a virtual trip outside with your Metroparks. This time on the trail we found a sign from a…

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    Beavers Along The Trail

    ScienceVirtual Field Trips1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, Kindergarten

    As we go along the trail in Oakwoods Metropark, we are looking for signs of animals. If we’re lucky…

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    Deer Along the Trail

    ScienceVirtual Field Trips1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, Kindergarten

    This time on the trail we found a sign from a deer that has ventured through Oakwoods Metropark.

  • Foxes of Michigan

    Foxes of Michigan

    ScienceVirtual Field Trips1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, Kindergarten

    Learn about the two fox species we have here in Michigan. Discover what makes each fox unique and learn…

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    Egg Anatomy

    ScienceVirtual Field Trips1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, Kindergarten

    With this video we will look closely at those eggs, discover what is inside of them, have a fun…

  • Eggs And Chicks: Watch Baby Chicks Hatch From Their Eggs

    Eggs And Chicks: Watch Baby Chicks Hatch From Their Eggs

    ScienceVirtual Field Trips1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, Kindergarten

    In early March 2020, some Metropark interpreters presented hatching programs to several elementary schools in Southeastern Michigan.

  • Feeding Helga The Tiger Salamander

    Feeding Helga The Tiger Salamander

    ScienceVirtual Field Trips1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, Kindergarten

    Learn about eastern tiger salamanders and watch Helga enjoy some yummy meal worms.

  • Triangles

    Triangles

    Math4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

    Learn all the different types of triangles in this fun and silly song. Equilateral, Isosceles, scalene, acute, obtuse, and…

  • 3M’s – Mean, Median and Mode

    3M’s – Mean, Median and Mode

    Math4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

    Mister C wrote and composed this song to help students better understand Mean, Median and Mode!

  • Long Division Rap – STOP, DROP, and ROLL

    Long Division Rap – STOP, DROP, and ROLL

    Math4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

    Mister C created this song to provide simple Long division safety tips for all students to know and understand.…

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    Line ’em Up (decimal song)

    Math4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

    Mister C knows the importance of lining up his decimals before adding or subtracting! This fun song was made…

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    Robotics Engineer Career Overview

    Career Exploration4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Find out about Robotics Engineering and the careers you can have in the field.

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    Veterinarian Career Overview

    Career Exploration4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Veterinarians care for the health of animals and work to improve public health. They diagnose, treat, and research medical…

  • Veterinarian: My Career

    Veterinarian: My Career

    Career Exploration4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Watch Marcia Backstrom, DVM, veterinarian and senior clinician at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Ann Arbor, Michigan, describe her typical…

  • Veterinarian: Tips for Handling Animals

    Veterinarian: Tips for Handling Animals

    Career Exploration4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Watch Marcia Backstrom, DVM, veterinarian and senior clinician at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Ann Arbor, Michigan, describe her typical…

  • Why a Veterinarian?

    Why a Veterinarian?

    Career Exploration4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Veterinarian Marcia Backstrom shares valuable career guidance and life advice.

  • Advice from a Veterinarian

    Advice from a Veterinarian

    Career Exploration4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Veterinarian Marcia Backstrom shares her best life advice.

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    STEM Activist: My Career

    Career Exploration4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Watch Violeta Garcia, Ph.D., STEM Activist and founder of STEM Learning By Design, share how her family fled El…

  • STEM Activist: Why Girls Should Consider A Career in STEM

    STEM Activist: Why Girls Should Consider A Career in STEM

    Career Exploration4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Watch STEM Activist Violeta García share why girls should consider a career in STEM.

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    STEM Activist: Exciting Projects

    Career Exploration4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Watch STEM Activist Violeta García share why girls should consider a career in STEM.

  • Virtual Field Trip: Shooting Superior Skies

    Virtual Field Trip: Shooting Superior Skies

    ScienceVirtual Field Trips6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    When it comes to seeing and photographing the northern lights, the Great Lakes region is one of the best…

  • Virtual Field Trip: Coast Guard Belle Isle

    Virtual Field Trip: Coast Guard Belle Isle

    ScienceVirtual Field Trips6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    From a station on Belle Isle, U.S. Coast Guard boats patrol the Detroit River from Lake St. Clair to…

  • Virtual Field Trip: The Newest National Park

    Virtual Field Trip: The Newest National Park

    ScienceVirtual Field Trips6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    As the Indiana Dunes area transitions from National Lakeshore to National Park, more visitors are enjoying its beaches and…

  • Virtual Field Trip: Spring Cleaning with the Great Lakes Now Intern

    Virtual Field Trip: Spring Cleaning with the Great Lakes Now Intern

    ScienceVirtual Field Trips6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Intern Brionne Davis helped produce a "video diary" for release on Earth Day in advance of the Spring Clean…

  • Virtual Field Trip: Lake Sturgeon

    Virtual Field Trip: Lake Sturgeon

    ScienceVirtual Field Trips6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    They may start small, but due to restoration, they become very, very big. Great Lakes Now visits the Toldeo…

  • Virtual Field Trip: Algae

    Virtual Field Trip: Algae

    ScienceVirtual Field Trips6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Algae is so important to our region, but when algae grows extremely fast it's called a bloom. Most of…

  • Virtual Field Trip: Lead-Poisoned Eagle

    Virtual Field Trip: Lead-Poisoned Eagle

    ScienceVirtual Field Trips6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    A bald eagle was spotted acting unusual. It turns out that it had severe lead poisoning. Lead poisoning for…

  • Virtual Field Trip: Microplastics in the Lakes

    Virtual Field Trip: Microplastics in the Lakes

    ScienceVirtual Field Trips6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Did you know that over 10,000 tons of plastics enters the Great Lakes every year? Researchers in New York…

  • Virtual Field Trip: Floating Habitats

    Virtual Field Trip: Floating Habitats

    ScienceVirtual Field Trips6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    A partnership of the John G. Shedd Aquarium’s Kayak for Conservation program and the Urban Rivers organization has created…

  • Virtual Field Trip: (Ship)Wrecks Within Reach

    Virtual Field Trip: (Ship)Wrecks Within Reach

    ScienceVirtual Field Trips6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    The Great Lakes only national marine sanctuary brings underwater history up close. Whether you’re in a glass-bottomed boat, looking…

  • The Hawk and the Hen

    The Hawk and the Hen

    EnglishSocial Studies1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    Why don't hens and hawks get along? Join David, educator and storyteller, as he tells the tale of the…

  • Why Mosquitos Buzz in our Ears

    Why Mosquitos Buzz in our Ears

    EnglishSocial Studies1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    Have you ever wondered why mosquitoes always seem to be buzzing in our ears? Join David, educator and storyteller…

  • The Hyena and the Crow

    The Hyena and the Crow

    English1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    What gives hyenas their unusual walking style? Join David, educator and storyteller, as he tells the tale of "The…

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    Animal Welfare Tale: Buster and Trio

    EnglishSocial Studies1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    In this episode of Animal Welfare Tales, we share the stories of Buster and Trio, two thoroughbred horses who…

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    Celebrating Science: Dr. Ruth Marcec-Greaves

    EnglishSocial Studies1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    Join us in this episode of Celebrating Science as we spotlight the director of the National Amphibian Conservation Center,…

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    Myths and Misconceptions about Frogs and Toads

    English1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    When it comes to fairytales not all amphibians are treated equally. Join Zahraa, education specialist for the Detroit Zoological…

  • Secret Greenspaces (Secret Zoo)

    Secret Greenspaces (Secret Zoo)

    EnglishSocial Studies1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    When people visit the Detroit Zoo, they often head straight for our many animal habitats. These habitats and their…

  • When the Giraffes First Raised Their Necks

    When the Giraffes First Raised Their Necks

    EnglishSocial Studies1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    Why do giraffes stand so tall? Join David, educator and storyteller, as he tells the tale of "When the…

  • Art Bytes: Jim Pallas

    Art Bytes: Jim Pallas

    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 "Firefly: Portrait of the Artist with Cosmic Bubble"…

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    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.

  • Sound Bytes: Steel Tongue Drum

    Sound Bytes: Steel Tongue Drum

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

    Have you ever heard the sound of a steel tongue drum? Detroit musician Demetrius Thomas demonstrates this beautiful instrument…

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    Ask the Authors: What’s Your Favorite Ice Cream?

    English4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    PBS Books asked your favorite authors a very important question: What's your favorite ice cream flavor?

  • Ask the Authors: What’s your favorite pizza topping?

    Ask the Authors: What’s your favorite pizza topping?

    English4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    PBS Books asked your favorite authors a pressing question: What's your favorite pizza topping?

  • Ask the Authors: Victoria Schwab

    Ask the Authors: Victoria Schwab

    English4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    PBS Books caught up with author Victoria Schwab to ask her some pressing questions.

  • Ask the Authors: Jarrett J. Krosoczka

    Ask the Authors: Jarrett J. Krosoczka

    English4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    PBS Books caught up with author Jarret J. Krosoczka to ask him some pressing questions.

  • Ask the Authors: Faith Erin Hicks

    Ask the Authors: Faith Erin Hicks

    English4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    PBS Books caught up with author Faith Erin Hicks to ask her some pressing questions.

  • Ask the Authors: RJ Palacio

    Ask the Authors: RJ Palacio

    English4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    PBS Books caught up with author RJ Palacio to ask her some pressing questions.

  • Ask the Authors: Ngozi Ukazu

    Ask the Authors: Ngozi Ukazu

    English4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    PBS Books caught up with author Ngozi Ukazu to ask her some pressing questions.

  • Ask the Authors: Holly Black

    Ask the Authors: Holly Black

    English4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    PBS Books caught up with author Holly Black to ask her some pressing questions.

  • BeLEAF it or NOT: Photosynthesis and Respiration in Trees!

    BeLEAF it or NOT: Photosynthesis and Respiration in Trees!

    Science4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Yup, it's true! Trees employ both photosynthesis AND respiration, although some people associate respiration only with animals.

  • BeLEAF it or NOT: Crowns, Trunks and Roots!

    BeLEAF it or NOT: Crowns, Trunks and Roots!

    Science2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

    Much of what makes a tree is the basic structure and form. Single stems (trunks) and at least 30…

  • Code.org: Building a Foundation

    Code.org: Building a Foundation

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

    Work on a difficult task to build a strong foundation.

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    Careers in Tech: Kinsley from Facebook

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

    Curious about coding? Meet Kinsley, a software engineer at Facebook.

  • 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…

  • Hour of Code with Stephen Curry

    Hour of Code with Stephen Curry

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

    Chat with basketball star Stephen Curry on the importance of computer science.

  • Magnetic Doodle Art

    Magnetic Doodle Art

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

    Build your own magnetic doodle board and become DIY smARTer with this attractive, MAGnificent activity that combines science &…

  • Symmetrical Density Art

    Symmetrical Density Art

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

    Use oil and food coloring to create beautiful, symmetrical works of art and explore density at the same time!

  • Pendulum Art

    Pendulum Art

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

    Get into the swing of things with this simple pendulum art activity! Combine the scientific concepts of a pendulum…

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    DIY Movie Maker! Build a Zoetrope

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

    Imagine taking a 2-Dimensional drawing and animating it to create your very own movie while you build a zoetrope!…

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    Expressive Emojis

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

    Express yourself! Learn to create convincing facial expressions and how to convey a range of emotions.

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    All About You Profiles

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

    Create an entirely different type of self-portrait!

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    Alma Thomas Drawings

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

    Discover the amazing art of Alma Thomas and make your own abstract, color field drawing.

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    Learn to Shade: Realistic Rainbow Lollipops

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

    Explore how to use shading techniques to draw a lollipop that looks real enough to eat!

  • My Plan to Save the Planet
    Lesson 6

    My Plan to Save the Planet

    ArtScience1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    Gotta figure out a way to clean up this mess. It’s gonna take a master plan and imagination to…

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    Lesson 5

    We Sing Her Story

    ArtScience1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    These four women from around the world have fought bravely to save the environment. Our heroes are Rachel Carson…

  • At Home DIA: Kite Making
    Lesson 3

    At Home DIA: Kite Making

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

    Inspired by American artist Elliott Erwitt's "Stinson Beach Boy with Kite, 1975" — make a simple kite at home,…

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    Stories Without Words

    English1st Grade, Kindergarten, Pre-K

    Join the Ann Arbor District Library's crew of puppet pals as they recommend and talk about new and interesting…

  • Winter Wonderland

    Winter Wonderland

    English1st Grade, Kindergarten, Pre-K

    https://youtu.be/xi0zewvxWnQJoin the Ann Arbor District Library’s crew of puppet pals as they recommend and talk about new and interesting…

  • Lola’s Work

    Lola’s Work

    English1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    To Crescenciana Tan, family meant everything. After years of labor in the Philippines, she came to the U.S. to…

  • Eyes on the Stars

    Eyes on the Stars

    English1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    On January 28, 1986, NASA Challenger mission STS-51-L ended in tragedy when the shuttle exploded 73 seconds after takeoff.…

  • The Little Things

    The Little Things

    English1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    “You know, it’s the little things that you do day in and day out that I admired for the…

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    The Last Viewing

    English1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    Allen Hoe was as a combat medic in Vietnam. His oldest son, Nainoa K. Hoe, served as a first…

  • Alone Together

    Alone Together

    English1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Director of Microbiology Dr. Roberto Vargas worked long hours running tests at a hospital in…

  • Zookeeper

    Zookeeper

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

    Zookeeper Annie Marcum shows investigator Genesis the nutritional science involved in the care of carnivores! From lions to tigers…

  • Computer Software Developer

    Computer Software Developer

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

    Computer Coder Hillary Lewandowski explains to Curious Crew investigator Janellyn how programming language is used to create interactive websites.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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!…

  • 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!…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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!…

  • Health Educator

    Health Educator

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

    Health Educator Bethany Thayer explains to Curious Crew investigator Janellyn how awareness of healthy lifestyles and making good choices…

  • 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.

  • Packaging Engineer

    Packaging Engineer

    Janellyn has a GRRREAT! time with Kellogg Company packaging engineer Karen Keeder! Karen shows Janellyn the science that goes…

  • Auto Design Director

    Auto Design Director

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

    Fiat Chrysler Automotive’s auto-design color and materials director LaShirl Turner shows Janellyn the science and art behind using various…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Architectural Designer

    Architectural Designer

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

    Architectural Designer Tiffany Brown “builds” Janellyn’s knowledge about architecture! Janellyn learns the science and art that goes into the…

  • Space Waste Odyssey Part 2 Act 3
    Lesson 1202

    Space Waste Odyssey Part 2 Act 3

    Math3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

    It is Motherboard's birthday, but not all is well. The CyberSquad must save Cyberspace on their own when a…

  • Space Waste Odyssey Part 2 Act 2
    Lesson 1202

    Space Waste Odyssey Part 2 Act 2

    Math3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

    It is Motherboard's birthday, but not all is well. The CyberSquad must save Cyberspace on their own when a…

  • Space Waste Odyssey Part 2 Act 1
    Lesson 1202

    Space Waste Odyssey Part 2 Act 1

    Math3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

    It is Motherboard's birthday, but not all is well. The CyberSquad must save Cyberspace on their own when a…

  • Space Waste Odyssey Part 1 Act 3
    Lesson 1201

    Space Waste Odyssey Part 1 Act 3

    Math3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

    It is Motherboard's birthday, but not all is well. The CyberSquad must save Cyberspace on their own when a…

  • Space Waste Odyssey Part 1 Act 2
    Lesson 1201

    Space Waste Odyssey Part 1 Act 2

    Math3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

    It is Motherboard's birthday, but not all is well. The CyberSquad must save Cyberspace on their own when a…

  • Space Waste Odyssey Part 1 Act 1
    Lesson 1201

    Space Waste Odyssey Part 1 Act 1

    Math3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

    It is Motherboard's birthday, but not all is well. The CyberSquad must save Cyberspace on their own when a…

  • Missing Bats in Sensible Flats Act 3
    Lesson 1205

    Missing Bats in Sensible Flats Act 3

    Math3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

    Digit's cousin, Brigit, thinks a lack of bats is the reason the flowering cactus plants are not bearing any…

  • Missing Bats in Sensible Flats Act 2
    Lesson 1205

    Missing Bats in Sensible Flats Act 2

    Math3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

    Digit's cousin, Brigit, thinks a lack of bats is the reason the flowering cactus plants are not bearing any…

  • Missing Bats in Sensible Flats Act 1
    Lesson 1205

    Missing Bats in Sensible Flats Act 1

    Math3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

    Digit's cousin, Brigit, thinks a lack of bats is the reason the flowering cactus plants are not bearing any…

  • A Seedy Business Act 3
    Lesson 1003

    A Seedy Business Act 3

    Math3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

    The CyberSquad must investigate why Hacker saved the cybersite Factoria.Click the image above to watch this episode on the…

  • A Seedy Business Act 2
    Lesson 1003

    A Seedy Business Act 2

    Math3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

    The CyberSquad must investigate why Hacker saved the cybersite Factoria.Click the image above to watch this episode on the…

  • A Seedy Business Act 1
    Lesson 1003

    A Seedy Business Act 1

    Math3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

    The CyberSquad must investigate why Hacker saved the cybersite Factoria.Click the image above to watch this episode on the…

  • Giving Thanks Day Act 3
    Lesson 1202

    Giving Thanks Day Act 3

    Math3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

    The CyberSquad is excited to celebrate Giving Thanks Day with Jackie's pumpkin pie, but there's a big problem --…

  • Giving Thanks Day Act 2
    Lesson 1202

    Giving Thanks Day Act 2

    Math3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

    The CyberSquad is excited to celebrate Giving Thanks Day with Jackie's pumpkin pie, but there's a big problem --…

  • Giving Thanks Day Act 1
    Lesson 1202

    Giving Thanks Day Act 1

    Math3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

    The CyberSquad is excited to celebrate Giving Thanks Day with Jackie's pumpkin pie, but there's a big problem --…

  • Journey of a Thousand Food Miles Act 3
    Lesson 1212

    Journey of a Thousand Food Miles Act 3

    Math3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

    Jackie and Inez search everywhere for cherries so Digit can make his famous cherry supreme dessert for food critic…

  • Journey of a Thousand Food Miles Act 2
    Lesson 1212

    Journey of a Thousand Food Miles Act 2

    Math3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

    Jackie and Inez search everywhere for cherries so Digit can make his famous cherry supreme dessert for food critic…

  • Journey of a Thousand Food Miles Act 1
    Lesson 1212

    Journey of a Thousand Food Miles Act 1

    Math3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

    Jackie and Inez search everywhere for cherries so Digit can make his famous cherry supreme dessert for food critic…

  • A Garden Grows in Botlyn Act 3
    Lesson 1204

    A Garden Grows in Botlyn Act 3

    Math3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

    Ren and the CyberSquad use their math skills to plant a garden in an unlikely space. Meanwhile, Hacker receives…

  • A Garden Grows in Botlyn Act 2
    Lesson 1204

    A Garden Grows in Botlyn Act 2

    Math3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

    Ren and the CyberSquad use their math skills to plant a garden in an unlikely space. Meanwhile, Hacker receives…

  • A Garden Grows in Botlyn Act 1
    Lesson 1204

    A Garden Grows in Botlyn Act 1

    Math3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

    Ren and the CyberSquad use their math skills to plant a garden in an unlikely space. Meanwhile, Hacker receives…

  • Hacker Hugs a Tree Act 3
    Lesson 1208

    Hacker Hugs a Tree Act 3

    Math3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

    In an unlikely pairing, the CyberSquad helps Hacker stop a new villain named Zusk who is zapping trees with…

  • Hacker Hugs a Tree Act 2
    Lesson 1208

    Hacker Hugs a Tree Act 2

    Math3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

    In an unlikely pairing, the CyberSquad helps Hacker stop a new villain named Zusk who is zapping trees with…

  • Hacker Hugs a Tree Act 1
    Lesson 1208

    Hacker Hugs a Tree Act 1

    Math3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

    In an unlikely pairing, the CyberSquad helps Hacker stop a new villain named Zusk who is zapping trees with…

  • Composting in the Clutch Act 3
    Lesson 1210

    Composting in the Clutch Act 3

    Math3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

    Hacker suctions up all the dirt in Dingerville Park just before The Dingerball Series -- a once-in-every-four-year championship --…

  • Composting in the Clutch Act 2
    Lesson 1210

    Composting in the Clutch Act 2

    Math3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

    Hacker suctions up all the dirt in Dingerville Park just before The Dingerball Series -- a once-in-every-four-year championship --…

  • Composting in the Clutch Act 1
    Lesson 1210

    Composting in the Clutch Act 1

    Math3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

    Hacker suctions up all the dirt in Dingerville Park just before The Dingerball Series -- a once-in-every-four-year championship --…

  • The Fungus Among Us
    Lesson 2204

    The Fungus Among Us

    Science6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Explore the phenomenon of fungal networks in the city of Crystal Falls, MI to help students learn some of…

  • Koala and a Kooky Kookaburra
    Lesson 102

    Koala and a Kooky Kookaburra

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

    Award-winning cartoonist, Joe Wos, takes to the trees of Australia where we learn to draw a Koala and Kookaburra.…

  • Cow
    Lesson 203

    Cow

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

    Students will create a real scene at the farm. Incorporating a cow character, barn, and scenery, cartooning instructor Joe…

  • Platypus and Crocodile
    Lesson 103

    Platypus and Crocodile

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

    Learn to draw one of the world’s most unusual animals, the platypus. Follow along step-by-step with cartoonist Joe Wos…

  • Rooster on the Roof
    Lesson 202

    Rooster on the Roof

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

    High up on the barn roof, a rooster wakes up early and waits for someone to draw him. Cartoonist…

  • Dog Gone Cute
    Lesson 301

    Dog Gone Cute

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

    Learn to draw an adorable dog using letters, numbers, and simple shapes. Joe will also share tips on using…

  • A Very Fancy Hamster
    Lesson 302

    A Very Fancy Hamster

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

    In this episode we draw a hamster all dressed up in his top hat and tails. Students will see…

  • Something’s Fishy
    Lesson 303

    Something’s Fishy

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

    Our fishy friend looks a little worried when we draw a cat to keep him company! Students will also…

  • Playful Penguin
    Lesson 402

    Playful Penguin

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

    Grab your paper and pen and float on down to the South Pole where we will draw an ice-skating…

  • Seal of Approval
    Lesson 403

    Seal of Approval

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

    Meet two North Pole pals: A Narwhal and his best friend Seal! Students will also learn about character relationships.

  • Quick Draw: Colorful Personality

    Quick Draw: Colorful Personality

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

    Learn how color helps convey emotion.

  • Quick Draw: Practice Makes Pretty Good

    Quick Draw: Practice Makes Pretty Good

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

    The best way to learn is to practice!

  • Quick Draw: Tooling Around

    Quick Draw: Tooling Around

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

    Different tools provide different types of lines.

  • Quick Draw: Doodling

    Quick Draw: Doodling

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

    Finding inspiration in scribbles.

  • Manufacturing
    Lesson 2

    Manufacturing

    Career ExplorationComputer ScienceMathScience6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Meet with a data analyst at La-Z-Boy to learn how her work helps to bring comfy chairs to your…

  • Cybersecurity
    Lesson 01

    Cybersecurity

    Career ExplorationComputer ScienceMathScience6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Learn about cybersecurity from three women who work in this exciting field. Liz Beattie, cybersecurity expert at Dominos, tells…

  • Shoot for the Stars
    Lesson 308

    Shoot for the Stars

    English1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

    Trey Devey, President of Interlochen Center for the Arts, reads the book Gloria's Big Problem. The episode focuses on…

  • When I Grow Up
    Lesson 307

    When I Grow Up

    English1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

    The episode discusses some potential careers, including some you may never have thought about, and talks about having the…

  • Great Outdoors
    Lesson 306

    Great Outdoors

    English1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

    The episode explores the subject of plants, while also using plants and how they never sit still as a…

  • Engineering
    Lesson 305

    Engineering

    English1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

    The co-founder of GoSili, which makes environmentally-friendly cups and straws, Stacey Feeley visits City Opera House to read the…

  • Creatures
    Lesson 304

    Creatures

    English1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

    The episode discusses some potential careers, including some you may never have thought about, and talks about having the…

  • Heroes
    Lesson 303

    Heroes

    English1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

    Pediatrician and Chief Medical Officer for Munson Healthcare, Dr. Christine Nefcy, reads the book Community Helpers Then and Now.…

  • Under Water
    Lesson 302

    Under Water

    English1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

    Michele Howard reads the book The Great Lakes. The episode's activity is led by Tara Gang, an elementary art…

  • Octopus

    Octopus

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

    Follow along as Ann Arbor District Library staff make an octopus with just a bit of polymer clay!

  • Parrot

    Parrot

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

    Follow along as Ann Arbor District Library staff make a parrot with just a bit of polymer clay!

  • Bowl of Cereal

    Bowl of Cereal

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

    Do you like cute little fun foods? Watch this video and see how we made one with just a…

  • Lobster

    Lobster

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

    Follow along as Ann Arbor District Library staff make a lobster with just a bit of polymer clay!

  • Bat

    Bat

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

    Follow along as Ann Arbor District Library staff make a bat with just a bit of polymer clay!

  • Penguin

    Penguin

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

    Follow along as Ann Arbor District Library staff make a penguin with just a bit of polymer clay!

  • Whale

    Whale

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

    Follow along as Ann Arbor District Library staff make a whale with just a bit of polymer clay!

  • Take Flight
    Lesson 301

    Take Flight

    English1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

    Host Ben Whiting serves as guest reader in the season opening episode that explores concepts related to flight. The…

  • Romeo and Juliet

    Romeo and Juliet

    English6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Originally performed by the Interlochen Arts Academy for Valentines Day, this ballet adaptation of the famous play is now…

  • Five Senses
    Lesson 127

    Five Senses

    EnglishPre-K

    Wimee and team sing, wonder, and play about our five senses!

  • Pink
    Lesson 126

    Pink

    EnglishPre-K

    Wimee and team explore things that are pink through songs, stories, and games!

  • Making a Difference and the Letter X
    Lesson 310

    Making a Difference and the Letter X

    EnglishKindergarten

    Learn all about the letter X and learn two new high-frequency words.

  • I Can Follow the Rules
    Lesson 310

    I Can Follow the Rules

    English1st Grade

    Learn about communities and citizenship and learn some new high frequency words.

  • Around the World Again, and -ed Word Spelling
    Lesson 310

    Around the World Again, and -ed Word Spelling

    English2nd Grade

    Spelling with the -ed suffix and lunar eclipses.

  • Decoding Types of Syllables and Getting it Done!
    Lesson 310

    Decoding Types of Syllables and Getting it Done!

    English3rd Grade

    Learn more about how you can be a world changer, and more about syllables.

  • Being a Leader and the Letter Q
    Lesson 309

    Being a Leader and the Letter Q

    EnglishKindergarten

    The letter Q and the qualities of a good leader.

  • Who Makes the Rules?
    Lesson 309

    Who Makes the Rules?

    English1st Grade

    Doing word work and "How do citizens shape our community? "

  • Around the World and the -ed Suffix
    Lesson 309

    Around the World and the -ed Suffix

    English2nd Grade

    Learn about the -ed suffix and about our round world.

  • What are the Types of Syllables?
    Lesson 309

    What are the Types of Syllables?

    English3rd Grade

    Read words with many different syllable types and learn how to be a world changer.

  • Robots
    Lesson 213

    Robots

    EnglishPre-K

    Wimee learns all about a robotics club with Kammi; Language Explorers teach us that “robot” is very similar in…

  • Laughter
    Lesson 212

    Laughter

    EnglishPre-K

    Wimee powers up with Miss Jessica and learns the benefits of laughter; on Kid Chat, Kareem tells us about…

  • Whistles
    Lesson 211

    Whistles

    EnglishPre-K

    Wimee and friends share things they are proud of; Brody interviews his grandpa about wheelchair basketball; Ms. Joyanne from…

  • Sand
    Lesson 210

    Sand

    EnglishPre-K

    Wimee’s friend Nancy at FitKids360 shows us how to make a feelings bottle using sand; Ms. Heidi at Muskegon…

  • Wolf Pups and the Letter U
    Lesson 308

    Wolf Pups and the Letter U

    EnglishKindergarten

    Learn all about the letter U and read a story about a wolf mom and her pups.

  • Rules are Important
    Lesson 308

    Rules are Important

    English1st Grade

    Read a fun story about a girl who is called Mean Jean the Recess Queen. Then try a word…

  • Timelines and the -ing Suffix
    Lesson 308

    Timelines and the -ing Suffix

    English2nd Grade

    Learn about timelines and spelling words with -ing endings.

  • Sorting Consonant-l-e Words
    Lesson 308

    Sorting Consonant-l-e Words

    English3rd Grade

    Read words with the -le ending, and read about inventing the stoplight.

  • Keys
    Lesson 209

    Keys

    EnglishPre-K

    Wimee and friends write a Three Sentence Story, illustrated by Brody on the Wimage board; ScribbleJim and Sparky play…

  • Making Friends and the Letter M
    Lesson 307

    Making Friends and the Letter M

    EnglishKindergarten

    Learn all about the letter M and practice building words.

  • Active Citizens have Opinions
    Lesson 307

    Active Citizens have Opinions

    English1st Grade

    Learn about community helpers and how to be an active citizen in your community. Then, write an opinion piece.

  • Around the World and the -ing Suffix
    Lesson 307

    Around the World and the -ing Suffix

    English2nd Grade

    Learn about schools of the past and today, and learn about the -ing ending.

  • Consonant-l-e Words and Creating Change
    Lesson 307

    Consonant-l-e Words and Creating Change

    English3rd Grade

    Read words with the -le ending.

  • Pickles
    Lesson 208

    Pickles

    EnglishPre-K

    Wimee shares a book about Michigan and a dream about Spaghetti Pickle Pie; Moby teaches us about pickling; Language…

  • Preservation
    Lesson 4

    Preservation

    ArchitectureMathScience1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

     Have you ever heard of time capsules? Because of how architects have designed the world we live in, any…

  • Landmarks
    Lesson 3

    Landmarks

    ArchitectureMathScience1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

     How many different kinds of landmarks can you find in one neighborhood? Landmarks in a neighborhood act as an…

  • Cats
    Lesson 207

    Cats

    EnglishPre-K

    Wimee sings about animal sounds; Language Explorers translate cat into six languages; ScribbleJim and Baby Bumblebee sing a silly…

  • Potluck
    Lesson 206

    Potluck

    EnglishPre-K

    Wimee’s friends, Vivian and Queenie, sing about potluck; Brody shares secret recipes; Language Explorers share potluck in six languages;…

  • Yellow
    Lesson 205

    Yellow

    EnglishPre-K

    Wimee sings a song and writes a story with help from his friends; Lucy translates words into Spanish; ScribbleJim…

  • Beyond English Class: The Power of Poetry

    Beyond English Class: The Power of Poetry

    English6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Travel with host Justin Rogers as we meet young people throughout Michigan who use poetry to empower themselves and…

  • The Number Two
    Lesson 204

    The Number Two

    EnglishPre-K

    Wimee sings a song about twos; Mr. Brad from Kent District Library teaches us numbers in Swahili; Ms. Joanna…

  • Clapping
    Lesson 203

    Clapping

    EnglishPre-K

    Wimee learns about clapping and circulation with Miss Jessica; Ms. Stephanie teaches us how to sign “applause” in ASL;…

  • Soup
    Lesson 202

    Soup

    EnglishPre-K

    Wimee learns to sign “soup” in ASL with Ms. Stephanie; Nancy from FitKids360 teaches us about My Plate; Ms.…

  • Make a Duck Mask Necklace and Learn to Count to Seven

    Make a Duck Mask Necklace and Learn to Count to Seven

    MathKindergarten, Pre-K

    Make a duck mask necklace and quack along as we count and solve basic math equations.

  • Sorting and Collecting

    Sorting and Collecting

    MathKindergarten, Pre-K

    Learn how children can sort, collect, and group objects they see in the real-world A simple chore, like laundry,…

  • Number Sense and Counting

    Number Sense and Counting

    MathKindergarten, Pre-K

    Discover how children learn to count and how you, as a family member or caregiver of a young learner,…

  • Patterns

    Patterns

    MathKindergarten, Pre-K

    Learn the patterns and rules used to help predict outcomes. Then, while preparing lunch, find patterns and predict what…

  • Shapes

    Shapes

    MathKindergarten, Pre-K

    Look at the world and identify shapes, while discussing the attributes that define them. Then continue the conversation at…

  • Spatial Sense

    Spatial Sense

    MathKindergarten, Pre-K

    Kids must develop a spatial sense to communicate with others about the world around them. To do so, it’s…

  • Make Bead Wands While Sorting and Collecting

    Make Bead Wands While Sorting and Collecting

    MathKindergarten, Pre-K

    In this step-by-step activity video, we create magical bead wands while learning to sort and collect with your child.…

  • Make a Newspaper City to Develop Spatial Sense

    Make a Newspaper City to Develop Spatial Sense

    MathKindergarten, Pre-K

    In this step-by-step activity video, which requires little other than some newspaper and tape, we learn about the vocabulary…

  • Learn to Count With Number Bingo

    Learn to Count With Number Bingo

    MathKindergarten, Pre-K

    In this step-by-step activity video, we create a fun Bingo-style board game while helping your child develop number and…

  • Create Colorful Collages to Learn About Shapes

    Create Colorful Collages to Learn About Shapes

    MathKindergarten, Pre-K

    In this step-by-step activity video, we hunt through magazines and newspapers for shapes while talking to our children about…

  • Build a Loom to Weave Your Own Patterns

    Build a Loom to Weave Your Own Patterns

    MathKindergarten, Pre-K

    In this step-by-step activity video, we learn to identify and create patterns before creating a simple loom from popsicle…

  • Chairs
    Lesson 201

    Chairs

    EnglishPre-K

    Wimee and friends write a story about a chair; Ms. Stephanie signs “chair” in ASL; ScribbleJim, Sparky, Laina and…

  • Sailing Close to the Winter Wind
    Lesson 2203

    Sailing Close to the Winter Wind

    Science6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    This lesson will explore the phenomenon of wind in the winter through the pastime of ice boating to learn…

  • Trade and the Letter K
    Lesson 306

    Trade and the Letter K

    EnglishKindergarten

    Learn all about the letter K and learn about being an active citizen in your community.

  • Being an Active Citizen
    Lesson 306

    Being an Active Citizen

    English1st Grade

    Read a new informational book about how you can be an active citizen in your community, and learn some…

  • Kids Throughout History
    Lesson 306

    Kids Throughout History

    English2nd Grade

    Learn about verbs and the -es ending.

  • How to Change the World
    Lesson 306

    How to Change the World

    English3rd Grade

    Practice words with the -le ending and read a biography.

  • Goods that Help Us and the Letter H
    Lesson 305

    Goods that Help Us and the Letter H

    EnglishKindergarten

    Learn all about the letter H and about different types of homes.

  • People and Places in our Community
    Lesson 305

    People and Places in our Community

    English1st Grade

    Get out and about in the community to learn about community helpers.

  • The -es Suffix and School in the Past
    Lesson 305

    The -es Suffix and School in the Past

    English2nd Grade

    Learn about using the -es ending to make words plural.

  • Mystery Words and a Jazz Poet
    Lesson 305

    Mystery Words and a Jazz Poet

    English3rd Grade

    Hunt for a mystery word and read a biography.

  • Comparing and Ordering Decimals
    Lesson 24

    Comparing and Ordering Decimals

    Math4th Grade, 5th Grade

    Use the number line to place, compare, and order decimals to the hundredths. Use estimation and an algorithm based…

  • Fractions as Decimals
    Lesson 23

    Fractions as Decimals

    Math4th Grade, 5th Grade

    Match visual models to the numbers they represent in fraction and decimal format. Solve problems with decimal fractions. Match…

  • Math Fun
    Lesson 306

    Math Fun

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

    Student host Arise helps us have fun with…math! We learn characteristics of triangles by making shapes with our bodies,…

  • Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
    Lesson 22

    Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

    Math4th Grade, 5th Grade

    Use visual models and equations to solve problems involving multiplying and dividing fractions. Use models & equations to solve…

  • Women’s History
    Lesson 305

    Women’s History

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

    Student host Treasure helps us celebrate the incredible contributions women have made in science, math, literature, technology, and more.

  • The Great Lakes on Thin Ice
    Lesson 2202

    The Great Lakes on Thin Ice

    Science6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    This lesson will explore the phenomenon of ice cover as students learn about ways that winter is “shrinking” in…

  • Multiplying Fractions
    Lesson 21

    Multiplying Fractions

    Math4th Grade, 5th Grade

    Use visual models, repeated addition, and multiplication to solve problems with equal sized groups. Compare the strategies to see…

  • Heart Health & Fitness
    Lesson 304

    Heart Health & Fitness

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

    Dr. Rebecca Hasson of InPACT at Home joins Tara Hardy to discuss the importance of moving our bodies! Plus,…

  • Adding and Subtracting Fractions Part 2
    Lesson 20

    Adding and Subtracting Fractions Part 2

    Math4th Grade, 5th Grade

    Use estimation and visual models to solve problems involving adding fractions with unlike denominators. Solve problems involving adding fractions…

  • Black History
    Lesson 303

    Black History

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

    Explore the history, heritage, and culture of African-Americans. Content partners include One Detroit, Detroit Institute of Arts, National Aeronautics…

  • Adding and Subtracting Fractions Part 1
    Lesson 19

    Adding and Subtracting Fractions Part 1

    Math4th Grade, 5th Grade

    Put together the fraction puzzle pieces by matching the visual model, expression, and fraction representations. Match visual models, expressions,…

  • Creative Expression
    Lesson 302

    Creative Expression

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

    Learn how to create your own spiral snake, see what it’s like to study with Broadway professionals, and more!…

  • Benchmark Fractions
    Lesson 18

    Benchmark Fractions

    Math4th Grade, 5th Grade

    Use visual models and benchmark fractions to help compare and order fractions with unlike numerators and denominators. Use a…

  • Community and the Letter B
    Lesson 304

    Community and the Letter B

    EnglishKindergarten

    Learn all about the letter B, learn two new high-frequency words, and read a story.

  • Citizenship in Our Community
    Lesson 304

    Citizenship in Our Community

    English1st Grade

    Learn new high frequency words, plus more about what it means to be a citizen.

  • Meet an Archaeologist!
    Lesson 304

    Meet an Archaeologist!

    English2nd Grade

    Meet an archaeologist and author, and work with plural words.

  • Vowel Teams and Writing Biographies
    Lesson 304

    Vowel Teams and Writing Biographies

    English3rd Grade

    Practice words with vowel teams and read about the Watts Towers.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Lesson 301

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

    Honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Content partners include U.S. National Park Service, Meet The Helpers,…

  • Comparing and Ordering Fractions
    Lesson 17

    Comparing and Ordering Fractions

    Math4th Grade, 5th Grade

    Explore comparing fractions with like numerators or like denominators to tell which is larger or smaller using benchmark fractions…

  • Wants, Needs, and the Letter E
    Lesson 303

    Wants, Needs, and the Letter E

    EnglishKindergarten

    Learn all about the letter E and the difference between wants and needs.

  • Citizenship and the -ed Ending
    Lesson 303

    Citizenship and the -ed Ending

    English1st Grade

    Learn about citizenship in your community and how the -ed ending works.

  • Be an Archaeologist
    Lesson 303

    Be an Archaeologist

    English2nd Grade

    Learn about archaeology and with multisyllabic plural words ending in -s.

  • Vowel Teams and Biographies
    Lesson 303

    Vowel Teams and Biographies

    English3rd Grade

    How can I be a world changer? Practice words with vowel teams and read a story about a tower.

  • Fractions As Division
    Lesson 16

    Fractions As Division

    Math4th Grade, 5th Grade

    Interpret a fraction as division of the numerator by the denominator. Solve word problems involving division of whole numbers…

  • Division: Unit Fractions
    Lesson 15

    Division: Unit Fractions

    Math4th Grade, 5th Grade

    Use visual models to solve problems with division to divide unit fractions by whole numbers and whole numbers by…

  • Cast Out Common Words: Said

    Cast Out Common Words: Said

    English4th Grade, 5th Grade

    Watch Story Pirate friends Lauren and Billy as they cast out common word “Said” and replace it with richer,…