August 12-18: Shoot for the Stars Week

Look up at the night sky and into outer space and meet people who risked everything to follow their dreams.

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Early Learners

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Elementary

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Tweens

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Events

curious crew elephant toothpaste roadshow

Elephant Toothpaste with Curious Crew

Virtual Event in partnership with WKAR on June 22 at 10am

Detroit Zoo Penguins event with Michigan Learning Channel

Behind the Scenes with the Penguins from the Detroit Zoo

Online Event on June 24 at 10am

This Week's Lessons

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  • Count and Sort Nature Crown Craft

    Count and Sort Nature Crown Craft

    MathKindergarten, Pre-K

    Incorporate counting as you collect your natural materials to make a nature crown.

  • The Sorting Song

    The Sorting Song

    MathKindergarten, Pre-K

    Let’s sing and sort together! Learning Goal: Sort objects into groups based on their color and size

  • Astronaut: What I Do

    Astronaut: What I Do

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

    Tracy Caldwell Dyson, Astronaut, describes how she discovered that she wanted to be an astronaut. She compares the excitement of "launch" versus "landing" and …

  • 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 search for planets outside our solar sys…

  • Virtual Field Trip: Shooting Superior Skies

    Virtual Field Trip: Shooting Superior Skies

    Exploring MichiganScienceVirtual 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 destinations in the lower 48. Photographer Shawn Malon…

  • Art Bytes: Ik-Joong Kang

    Art Bytes: Ik-Joong Kang

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

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

  • Change the Face of Computer Science

    Change the Face of Computer Science

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

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

  • 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. On board was physicist Ronald E. McN…