Newest Programs 

Weather and Weather Statistics - by LEARNnco
2011-12,2010-11 Honorable Mention,2013-14
How is math important in meteorology and climatology? What are some of the mathematical equations used by meteorologists?  In this program, students will learn how math is applied in meteorology and climatology using the mean, median, mode and range as some of...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

Why Engineering? - by The National Building Museum
Ever wonder… what makes skyscrapers so tall?  how heating a home works? why buildings don’t fall? See how engineers impact where we live, work, and play. These problem solvers are curious about the world. Are you? Through interviews and design challenges, lear...
Availability:  Published Date(s) and Time(s) ONLY
Audience:  4, 5, 6

Butterflies & Physics: Cut A Riddle Story, Then Do Gravity, Incline, Push/Pull with Your Butterfly! - by Author Valerie Marsh
2009-10 Honorable Mention,2010-11 Honorable Mention,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2014-15 Honorable Mention, 2016-17
   A little bit of art, a short story and a whole lot of science! First, children enjoy a riddle story about flowers and butterflies! Then, students retell this story and cut out their own paper flower, which turns into a butterfly when unfolded.  This is a ...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2

Exploring 3 Essay Forms through the Parallel Song Forms: Session 3 - by JazzSLAM (Jazz Supports Language Arts & Math)
FREE to Title 1 Schools! We will revisit & sing Narrative Essay/AABA song form. Students will deduce a song from “reading” a Line Graph of its melody. Students will use a special “Hook” to remember both Informative and Opinion essays. Students will understand ...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Tobacco: Coughin' to Coffin - by McMillen Health
2015-16 Honorable Mention
Young people are exposed to subtle marketing of tobacco and e-cigarettes through product placement in media campaigns. Students discover the hidden costs of smoking in a monetary sense as well as the effects of smoking on physical health through the use of pla...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  9, 10, 11, 12

The Charters of Freedom: Building a More Perfect Union-Pilot - by National Archives
Pilot this new program for the National Archives and your students will explore the history and purpose of the Charters of Freedom; the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights!
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Action Science: Butterflies & Bees Pollinate & Waggle Dance ! Now You Do It! - by Author Valerie Marsh
2009-10 Honorable Mention,2010-11 Honorable Mention,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2014-15 Honorable Mention, 2016-17
  Combine art, storytelling and action science! Your students solve a riddle story about butterflies and flowers. Then they cut out a paper butterfly and 'fly' them around your room 'exchanging pollen' with the 'flowers'. They do a Bee Waggle Dance, and 'd...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3

Live from Behind the Scenes: Animal Health at Shedd - by Shedd Aquarium
Join us for a routine animal examination in Shedd’s state-of-the-art animal hospital. Students observe Shedd’s veterinary staff as they interpret X-rays, vital signs and behavior to assess an animal’s health. Students can ask our veterinary team questions and ...
Availability:  Published Date(s) and Time(s) ONLY
Audience:  Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Module 3: Excavation & Tools - by Midwest Archeological Center - NPS
Explore archeology through the Midwest National Parks! Engage in dynamic student activities and learn about how archeologists excavate sites.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Digital Citizenship 201 - by McMillen Health
2015-16 Honorable Mention
Students learn what a ‘digital footprint’ entails and how it affects their future.  Learning strategies allow the class to engage in discussions about internet usage in their own lives and the positives and negatives related to those activities.  Identifying a...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  6, 7, 8

The North Atlantic White Shark Puzzle: A Virtual Field trip with EarthEcho and OCEARCH - by EarthEcho International
Learn about the North Atlantic Great White Shark Puzzle and the technology behind the pings, shark science, and what we can all do to help the future of these amazing animals and our ocean live with EarthEcho and on June 1st at 11:30 am EST Register your class...
Availability:  Published Date(s) and Time(s) ONLY
Audience:  5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners

Salty Ducks! - by Alaska SeaLife Center
2007-08,2008-09 Honorable Mention,2009-10 Honorable Mention,2010-11,2012-13,2013-14,2014-15,2015-16,2016-17
Learn how scientists at the Alaska SeaLife Center are studying the effects of our changing climate on Steller's eiders, a species of threatened sea ducks,
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  5, 6, 7, 8

Teaching Critical Thinking through the Blues: Session 2 - by JazzSLAM (Jazz Supports Language Arts & Math)
FREE to Title 1 Schools! We will explore Critical Thinking through work songs, the Blues & Narrative Essays. We will explore US geography and history, particularly migration from Africa and the Caribbean to New Orleans.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Snakes Rattle! Snakes Molt! Now You Try It! - by Author Valerie Marsh
2009-10 Honorable Mention,2010-11 Honorable Mention,2011-12 Honorable Mention,2012-13,2014-15 Honorable Mention, 2016-17
     This program combines art, storytelling and science! Author Valerie Marsh uses puppets to tell "How Rattlesnake Got His Rattle". Using a simple envelope, and paper clips, your students use their art skills to create their own Rattlesnake and Rabbit puppet...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3

Just Fueling Around - by Byrnes Health Education Center
Think of your body as a fancy sports car! The food we eat is like the fuel used to power a car. The healthier a food is, the better energy it provides your body. Just Fueling Around is a fun and engaging nutrition health education program that focuses on heal...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  4, 5, 6

Live from Behind the Scene: Sharks at Shedd - by Shedd Aquarium
Get up close and personal with some of our most popular Wild Reef residents: sharks! Witness how Shedd staff members feed these animals, design an identifiable tag for a sandbar shark and calculate how much food our sandbar sharks eat! Students can even ask qu...
Availability:  Published Date(s) and Time(s) ONLY
Audience:  Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Dating: Avoiding the Danger Zone - by McMillen Health
2015-16 Honorable Mention
This program allows students to identify and define the varying types of dating abuse in relationships they observe. They are encouraged to find the means to help themselves or others experiencing it.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  9, 10, 11, 12

Sea Turtle Rescue & Rehabilitation - by Sea Turtle, Inc.
2016-17 Honorable Mention
Join us to visit patients recovering at a sea turtle rescue center in South Texas! Learn about threats facing endangered sea turtles and what Sea Turtle, Inc. is doing to help!
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Adult Learners

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