Think Like an Engineer

The engineering design process is critical to the success of any project whether building a skyscraper or manufacturing a pair of sneakers. Find out how the process works from people who use it everyday.

Black History Month

The historic March on Washington descended on the Nation's capital in 1963. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the day.

The Makers Collection

This dynamic collection is packed with hands-on, "DIY" activities that let students roll up their sleeves and take an active role in the learning process.

The Life of Percy Julian

Percy Julian struggled to get ahead in a racially hostile world. Discover how he became one of the most important chemists of the 20th century.

Crash Course: Civil Rights

Take a crash course on the lives of prominent figures in U.S. and world history including Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Rosa Parks, and Earl Warren.

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  • The Cost of Water!

    This slideshow visually compares the costs of bottled water to tap water. The up-front bottle costs run high, but the post-costs to the environment are even more expensive.

    Grades 6-8

  • What is an Aquifer?

    Aquifers are bodies of saturated rock and sediment through which water can move, and they provide 99% of our groundwater. Humans rely on aquifers for most of our drinking water. However, we are not only depleting this supply but are its biggest polluters as well. This infographic provides facts and illustrations to explain the process.

    Grades 6-8

  • The Groundwater Term Game

    This Groundwater Game tests your knowledge of major terms used to describe parts of the aquifer systems, from groundwater to permeability to saturated zone. Drag and drop the correct term into a sentence to make it accurate and to match the illustration. Can you score 12 out of 12?

    Grades 6-8

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