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Resources for Students, Parents and Teachers from the University of Illinois Extension
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Spongelab | Build-A-Body

Spongelab | Build-A-Body | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Are you curious about how the human body works? If so, the Build-A-Body site may pique your interest in the world of the body's organ systems.

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National Museum of Natural History: Geologic Time Site

National Museum of Natural History: Geologic Time Site | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Travel through 4.6 billion years of life's history on Earth and get a sense of the interplay between Earth and life processes.

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Smithsonian: Natural Museum of History

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Black History Month Activities, History, Timeline, Ideas, Events, Facts & Quizzes

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Valentine’s Day Botany

Valentine’s Day Botany | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

The cacao tree and rose bush are the botanical royalty of Valentine’s Day. What better way to show your love than through a gift of chocolate and flowers?

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KidsGardening.org

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February 3 - Today in Science History - Scientists born on February 3rd, died, and events

February 3 - Today in Science History - Scientists born on February 3rd, died, and events | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

In 1966, three days after its takeoff, the unmanned Soviet Luna 9 spacecraft landed safely on the moon in the Ocean of Storms. It was the first ever soft landing on another celestial body, and opened the way for manned trips to the moon, by removing doubts lest the surface was an unsafe dusty quicksand.

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National Geographic Kids: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Life in Pictures

National Geographic Kids: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Life in Pictures | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
Learn about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on National Geographic Kids.
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Valentine's Day: From the Heart

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These lesson and activity ideas will put you in the loving spirit of the holiday.
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NYTimes: On This Day in History: January 31

NYTimes: On This Day in History: January 31 | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
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On Jan. 31, 1919, Jackie Robinson, who made history in 1947 by becoming the first black baseball player in the major leagues, was born.

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Education World: Groundhog Day Activities, Games

Education World: Groundhog Day Activities, Games | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Celebrate Groundhog Day with activities, Internet exploration, and a variety of games. Printables included.

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Study: Practice Tests beat Highlighting for learning

Study: Practice Tests beat Highlighting for learning | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
When it comes to learning, highlighting and re-reading are inferior to practice tests and flash cards, psychologists say
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Dictionary.com: Free Online Dictionary

Dictionary.com: Free Online Dictionary | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

The world's most popular free online dictionary with definitions, spell check, word origins, example sentences, audio pronunciations, Word of the Day and more!

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Encyclopedia of Life - Animals - Plants - Pictures & Information

Encyclopedia of Life - Animals - Plants - Pictures & Information | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
The Encyclopedia of Life is an unprecedented effort to gather scientific knowledge about all animal and plant life where pictures, information, facts, and mo...
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Global Access to Knowledge about Life on Earth

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Chicago History Museum | Abraham Lincoln Lesson Plans

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This group of four lessons examines key subjects and events in Lincoln’s lifetime: slavery; his election in 1860; the Emancipation Proclamation and black soldiers in the Union army; and his assassination.

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NY Times: Celebrate Black History Month

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In recognition of Black History Month, here is a collection of New York Times and Learning Network materials for teaching and learning about African-American history.

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African American History Month Resources

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Resources for Students and Teachers from the University of Illinois Extension
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IXL Math | Online math practice and lessons

IXL Math | Online math practice and lessons | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
IXL is the Web's most comprehensive math practice site. Popular among educators and families, IXL provides unlimited questions in more than 2,000 topics. An adaptive learning system, featuring games and awards, inspires students to achieve.
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Valentine's Day by the Numbers

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Are you among the 62% of adults who say they celebrate Valentine's Day? Explore the Valentine's Day facts infographic to discover the numbers behind the most romantic day.

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History.com

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January 31: Today in Science History

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In 1961, the U.S. launched a 4-year-old male chimpanzee named Ham on a Mercury-Redstone 2 rocket into suborbital flight to test the capabilities of the Mercury capsule.

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BuiLD YouR WiLD SeLF

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Have fun building a wild self by selecting tails, mouths, bodies, hair and find out about the animals in the New York Zoos and Aquarium!

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American Myths: Benjamin Franklin’s Turkey and the Presidential Seal

American Myths: Benjamin Franklin’s Turkey and the Presidential Seal | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
How the New Yorker and the West Wing botched the history of the icon
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Education World: Winter Wonderland: Lessons for Frosty Days

Education World: Winter Wonderland: Lessons for Frosty Days | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Celebrate the season with five winter-themed lessons that span subjects and grades.

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Sesame Street Workshop

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Welcome to Sesame Street! Play games and watch videos to engage children with fun educational activities.
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