Bridge Basics
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Grades 3-6
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WGBH
Local Wonders Introduction
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Local Wonders Introduction

Local Wonders is a fun way to discover who's been building big around you and how their structures have shaped the world you live ...
Grades 3-6
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WGBH
Tug-Push-Twist-O-War Activity
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Tug-Push-Twist-O-War Activity

Have you ever seen a paper skyscraper? Probably not, because paper is not strong enough to withstand the forces acting on a skyscraper. Hold a ...
Grades 3-6
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WGBH
Suspension Bridge Activity
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Suspension Bridge Activity

A geodesic dome is a dome formed by joining triangles together. Build a giant geodesic dome out of newspaper in this activity from Building Big.
Grades 3-6
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WGBH
Educator's Guide -  How To
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Educator's Guide - How To

Get kids thinking about structures they see every day with this educator guide from the WGBH program, Building Big. The educator guide presents a flexible ...
Grades 3-6
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WGBH
Under Pressure
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Under Pressure

Paper doesn't need to go to the gym to get stronger. All you need to do is change its shape. This Fetch! challenge is ...
Grades 1-6
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Fetch!
Machine in a Factory
Video 00:00:14

Machine in a Factory

A close-up shot of a machine punching television circuits into a board can be seen in this Building Block video shot in Huizou, China.
Grades All
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Building Big
Film Shoot: Day 3
Video 00:01:03

Film Shoot: Day 3

In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad computes the total amount of snelfus spent on food, the crew and film supplies during the third ...
Grades 3-6
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Cyberchase
Teaching Environmental Public Health: An Introduction
Self-Paced Lesson

Teaching Environmental Public Health: An Introduction

This lesson designed for professional development is a general introduction to the subject of environmental public health. Explore how people ...
Grades K-13+
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WGBH
Cryobank Storage Unit
Video 00:00:20

Cryobank Storage Unit

This Building Block video shows a lab technician placing a test tube and canister in a cryobank storage unit, and then closing the cover.
Grades All
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Building Big
Wild in the City
Video 00:04:57

Wild in the City

This video segment from WILD TV investigates wild parrots that live in Brooklyn in New York City. There are various theories as to how these ...
Grades 3-8
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WNET
Galileo on the Moon
Video 00:00:47

Galileo on the Moon

Galileo used thought experiments to test many assumptions, including the notion that heavy objects fall more quickly than lighter objects when they are dropped. Lacking ...
Grades 3-12
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WGBH
Characteristics of Highly Effective Teachers
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Characteristics of Highly Effective Teachers

This collection of learning objects illustrate and facilitate high quality instruction as described in the Characteristics of Highly Effective Teaching ...
Grades PreK-12
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KET
Analyzing Information - Can Pigs be Pets?
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Grades 3-5
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WNET
What's a 360?
Video 00:02:26

What's a 360?

In this video segment from Cyberchase, Harry is snowboarding and wants to do a move on his snowboard known as a "360." He is not ...
Grades 3-6
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Cyberchase
Thank Goodness for Gravity
Video 00:05:44

Thank Goodness for Gravity

The boy featured in this video has concerns about spinning through space on Earth until he is introduced to a Foucault pendulum. He learns that ...
Grades 3-5
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KET
Decreasing Water Levels
Video 00:04:17

Decreasing Water Levels

In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad has returned to Sensible Flats, a town whose inhabitants are moving out in droves because the reservoir ...
Grades 3-6
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Cyberchase
Tricking Hacker
Video 00:01:33

Tricking Hacker

In this video segment from Cyberchase, Matt, Digit and Slider must create an exact copy of a large ring in order to activate a powerful ...
Grades 3-6
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Cyberchase
Squares
Video 00:02:05

Squares

In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad must build a raft to cross a river. The first raft they build floats, but there are ...
Grades 3-5
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Cyberchase
Ronald Johnson of Sapelo Island
Video 00:03:04

Ronald Johnson of Sapelo Island

This video segment from Egg: The Arts Show presents a glimpse of the last island-based Gullah/Geechee community located on ...
Grades 3-12
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WNET
Eating Healthy Foods
Video 00:02:07

Eating Healthy Foods

Learn about the importance of eating healthy foods, in this video adapted from Media That Matters. A group of students present and explain the types ...
Grades 3-8
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WGBH