1. Using the Correct Verb Tense | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS357
    • Grade Range: 3–8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Verb tense is used to show when an action occurs, whether it is in the past, the present, or the future.

  2. Using the Present Progressive Tense | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS387
    • Grade Range: 3–7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Present progressives describe an action in progress, or something that started in the past and is still happening. It is formed with the helping "to be" verb in the present tense and the present participle of the verb.

  3. Unforgettable Elephants

    • Resource ID: PBS457
    • Grade Range: 3–8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    In this video segment from Nature, witness the joy an elephant family experiences when a new baby elephant is born. This birth was a celebration within elephant society. 

  4. Edison: Boyhood and Teen Years

    • Resource ID: PBS401
    • Grade Range: 3–8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Find out how young Thomas Edison’s curiosity got him into trouble, and how, during his teen years, he lost his hearing but gained confidence as an aspiring inventor, in this video adapted from AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Edison.

  5. Applying the Order of Operations

    • Resource ID: M6M1L1
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: Math

    Given a numerical expression including whole number exponents and prime factorization, students will use the order of operations to generate an equivalent expression.

  6. Generating Equivalent Forms of Rational Numbers

    • Resource ID: M6M1L2
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: Math

    Given information about a rational number in one form (fraction, decimal, or percent) in a real-world context such as financial mathematics, students will generate an equivalent rational number in a different form.

  7. Determining Slopes from Equations, Graphs, and Tables

    • Resource ID: M8M2L6*
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Math

    Given algebraic, tabular, and graphical representations of linear functions, the student will determine the slope of the relationship from each of the representations.

  8. Gravity

    • Resource ID: S8M3L2
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    Using interactives, students will demonstrate that gravity is the force that governs the motion of our solar system.

  9. Matter and Energy - Elements versus Compounds

    • Resource ID: S8M1L2
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    Given illustrations or descriptions, students will differentiate between elements and compounds.

  10. Matter and Energy - Density

    • Resource ID: S8M1L9
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    Given diagrams, data, or scenarios, students will calculate density to identify unknown substances.

  11. Potential and Kinetic Energy

    • Resource ID: S8M2L1
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    Given descriptions, illustrations, or scenarios, students will compare and contrast potential and kinetic energy.

  12. Energy Transformation

    • Resource ID: S8M2L2
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    Given descriptions, illustrations, or scenarios, students will identify energy transformations, such as how energy in a flashlight battery changes from chemical energy to electric energy to light energy.

  13. Average Speed

    • Resource ID: S8M2L4
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    Given diagrams, data, or scenarios, students will calculate average speed using distance and time measurements.

  14. Matter and Energy - Metals, Nonmetals, and Metalloids

    • Resource ID: S8M1L4
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    Given illustrations or descriptions, students will compare metals, nonmetals, and metalloids using physical properties such as luster, conductivity, or malleability.

  15. Changes in Motion

    • Resource ID: S8M2L5
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    Given diagrams or scenarios, students will measure and graph changes in motion.

  16. Matter and Energy - Chemical Reactions

    • Resource ID: S8M1L7
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    Given descriptions or illustrations, students will investigate how evidence of chemical reactions indicates that new substances with different properties are formed.

  17. Changes in Speed and Direction

    • Resource ID: S8M2L6
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    Given descriptions, illustrations, graphs, charts, or equations, students will demonstrate and calculate how unbalanced forces change the speed or direction of an objects motion.

  18. Plate Tectonics

    • Resource ID: S8M3L8
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: Science

    Given diagrams, scenarios, descriptions, and illustrations, students will identify the historical development and evidence that supports plate tectonic theory and relate plate tectonics to the formation of crustal features.

  19. Honk If You Agree

    • Resource ID: PBS339
    • Grade Range: 3–6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    In these two lesson plans, students will learn to identify issues of importance, form their opinions, and support those opinions with evidence and reason. They will also learn how to state their feelings in a persuasive manner.