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Enjoy the Dr. Seuss tale “The Sneetches” from Oceanhouse Media, learn language with Spanish Fun Adventure, explore the gastrointestinal system with Mind Your Microbes, and see the lines of communication and travel across the globe in Connected Earth. Plus, resources for the upcoming solar eclipse, and great images of crown shyness in trees.
The Sneetches – Read & Play – Dr. Seuss
by Oceanhouse Media
The best-selling Dr. Seuss classic “The Sneetches” comes to life with playful interactivity, delightful animations and fun activities!
Spanish Fun Adventure
Spanish Fun Adventure App (SFA) is a tool for kids to learn Spanish through exciting story games. It teaches basic grammar structures, vocabulary, and verbs offering an immersive environment of mysteries and adventures. Complete the entire game to earn a “Diploma de Superaventurero”!
Mind Your Microbes
Mind Your Microbes is a free app that allows you to explore the Gastrointestinal System and Microbiome. The Human Microbiome is the collective term used to describe the trillions of different microbes (bacteria, viruses, bacteriophages) that reside in and upon all human beings. They are essential for our overall health and well-being, and affect our immune system, digestion, mood, weight, brain activity and many other functions such as defense and immune response.
by Celestial Dynamics AG
(Free) Planet Earth is connected by many ways. Experience connectedness from a global perspective. Overlay roads, railways, navigable rivers, shipping lanes and flight routes to find out how we move across the globe. See the relationships between nodes of transport and communication. Activate the internet connection layer to see the submarine cables and how the populated areas of the world interact with each other.
Teaching Students About the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
McGraw-Hill Education has put up a short video and links to resources on the solar eclipse happening on August 21st. See more on Medium.
The Phenomenon Of “Crown Shyness” Where Trees Avoid Touching
Here are a couple of amazing images of tree canopies looking like puzzle pieces as they try to avoid touching each other. See more at Currents in Biology.
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