Conservation of Mass and Energy in Living Systems

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    Subject Area(s): Mathematics

    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

  • Stop the Zombie Virus by Interpreting Graphs

    Help scientists find the most effective vaccine for Zombie Virus vaccine by effectively analyzing and summarizing experimental data. In this

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    Subject Area(s): Science, English Language Arts

    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

  • Science Research: Developing a Hypothesis

    Learn how to write an effective hypothesis with sharks as a focus in this interactive tutorial. A hypothesis should be testable and falsifiable.

    Subject Area(s): Science

    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

  • Exploring the Periodic Table, Part 2: Groups

    Explore the organization of elements into groups on the periodic table and what the group location indicates about an element's atomic structure.

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    Subject Area(s): Science

    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

  • Exploring the Periodic Table Part 1: Periods

    Explore the organization of elements on the Periodic Table and pay special attention to energy levels of elements that share periods in this

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    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

  • The Notion of Motion, Part 3 - Average Velocity

    Describe the average velocity of a dune buggy using kinematics in this interactive tutorial. You'll calculate displacement and average velocity,

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    Subject Area(s): Science

    Grade Level(s): 6, 7, 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

  • Science Research: Writing a Conclusion

    Learn how to write a valid conclusion from a scientific investigation. In this interactive tutorial, you'll also learn how toanswer questions using

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    Subject Area(s): Science

    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

  • Energy and Cellular Respiration

    Learn how food is broken down to produce energy for cells in the in the form of ATP in thisinteractive tutorial.

    Subject Area(s): Science

    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

  • Star Properties

    Discover how scientists classify stars according to their brightness, temperature, color, and size in this interactive tutorial.

    Subject Area(s): Science

    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

  • Challenges of Space Travel

    Explore the challenges related to space travel in this interactive tutorial.

    Subject Area(s): Science

    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

  • The Law of Universal Gravitation

    Learn about Isaac Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation. This law helps calculate the force of gravity dependent on the mass of the objects and the

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    Subject Area(s): Science

    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

  • Scientist's Next Top Model

    Come with me as we select Scientist's Next Top Model! When does an abstract idea become a real scientific model? When the model appears in

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    Subject Area(s): Science

    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

  • The Universe

    Explore the universe and identify key facts about galaxies and stars, how scientists learn about the universe, and contemplate the massive size of

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    Subject Area(s): Science

    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

  • Characteristics of the Electromagnetic Spectrum

    Examine the electromagnetic spectrum and characteristics associated with different portions of the spectrum in this interactive tutorial.

    Subject Area(s): Science

    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

  • The Truth About Sugar?

    Analyzemultiple texts in which authors disagree about the harmfulness of sugar in thisinteractive tutorial.

    Subject Area(s): English Language Arts

    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

  • Sunny with a Side of Photons: How to Build a Sun

    Explore the Sun and how energy goes from the Sun's core to our Earth in this interactive tutorial.

    Subject Area(s): Science

    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

  • Mixtures and Pure Substances

    Mixtures and Pure substances are often confused, but if you complete this tutorial, you'll know the difference!

    Subject Area(s): Science

    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

  • Its all about Mood: Bradbury's "Zero Hour"

    Learn how authors create mood in a story through this interactive tutorial. You'll read a science fiction short story by author Ray Bradbury and

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    Subject Area(s): English Language Arts

    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

  • Vocabulary Mastery

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    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

  • The Notion of Motion, Part 2 - Position vs Time

    Continuean explorationof kinematics to describe linear motion by focusing on position-time measurements from the motion trial in part

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    Subject Area(s): Science, Mathematics

    Grade Level(s): 6, 7, 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

  • The Notion of Motion, Part 1 - Time Measurements

    Begin an explorationof kinematics to describe linear motion. You'll observe a motorized dune buggy, describe its motion qualitatively, and identify

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    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

  • Scatterplots Part 6: Using Linear Models

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    Subject Area(s): Mathematics

    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

  • Scatterplots Part 5: Interpreting the Equation of

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    Explore how to interpret the slope and y-intercept of a linear trend line when bivariatedata is graphed on a scatterplotin this interactive

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    Subject Area(s): Mathematics

    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

  • Scatterplots Part 4: Equation of the Trend Line

    Learn how to write the equation of a linear trend line when fitted to bivariate data in a scatterplotin this online tutorial.

    Subject Area(s): Mathematics

    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

  • It's all about Mood: Creating a Found Poem

    Learn how to create a Found Poem with changing moods in this interactive tutorial. This tutorial is part two of a two-part series. In part one,

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    Subject Area(s): English Language Arts

    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

  • Scatterplots Part 3: Trend Lines

    Explore informally fitting a trend line to data graphed in a scatter plot in this interactive online tutorial.

    Subject Area(s): Mathematics

    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

  • Scatterplots Part 2 Associations

    Explore the different types of associations that can exist between bivariate data in this interactive tutorial.

    Subject Area(s): Mathematics

    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

  • Happy Halloween! Textual Evidence and Inferences

    Cite text evidence and make inferencesin thistutorial that will teach you all about the "real"historyof Halloween!

    Subject Area(s): English Language Arts

    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

  • Vocabulary in Action

    Learn 12 new academicvocabularytermsin thisinteractivetutorial! You'll practice the words' synonyms, antonyms, parts of speech, andcontext clues in

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    Grade Level(s): 8

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  • Vocabulary Power

    Learn 12 new academicvocabularytermsin thisinteractivetutorial! You'll practice the words' synonyms, antonyms, parts of speech, andcontext clues in

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    Grade Level(s): 8

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  • Scatterplots Part 1: Graphing

    Learn how to graph bivariatedata in a scatterplot in this interactivetutorial.

    Subject Area(s): Mathematics

    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

  • Abraham the Amazing

    Follow the story of a circus elephant named Abraham as he embarks on an eventful and surprising journey. In this tutorial, you will also review

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    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

  • The Magic of Allusion and Themes

    Learn to define and explain the term allusion in this interactive tutorial. You will also be able to identify allusions in stories and myths.

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    Subject Area(s): English Language Arts

    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

  • Read Between the Lines: Understanding Analogies

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    This tutorial focuses on allusions and analogies. It will help you understand these two literary devices and how authors use figurative language in

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    Subject Area(s): English Language Arts

    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

  • To Change a Heart: The Transformation of Ebenezer

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    Analyze how specific events and particular lines of dialogue help reveal aspects of a character, a character named Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge from Charles

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    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

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    Practice citing evidence and drawing inferences using an informational text about hacking and cyberwarfare!

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    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

  • Go For the Gold: Writing Evidence & Using Claims

    Learn how to define and identify claims being made within a text. To accomplish this interactive tutorial profiles a number of famous Olympians and

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    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

  • Alien Invasion! Or Not?

    Learn about puns, a type of figurative language. Using a science fiction short story called "The Eyes Have It" you will practice identifying puns

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    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

  • Home Transformations

    By the end of this tutorial, you should be able to describe a sequence of transformations that will produce similar figures.

    Subject Area(s): Mathematics

    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

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    Join Chef Ragu as he learns about acids, bases, and salts while he cooks up something special. By helping Chef Ragu throughout this tutorial, you

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    Grade Level(s): 8

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  • Structures and Skeletons

    In this interactive tutorial, you'll read about dinosaurs like Spinosaurus and Tyrannosaurus rex in order to learn about the text structures of

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    Grade Level(s): 8

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    Subject Area(s): English Language Arts

    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

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    In this interactive tutorial, you'll be a VSI detective investigating the case of a jewel theft! You'll help solve the case by learning how to

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    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

  • Changing the Driving Age?

    In this interactive tutorial, you'll learn how to evaluate the soundness of several speakers' arguments as they debate whether or not the driving

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    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

  • Metaphors: The Ultimate Transformers!

    Learn the differencebetweenmetaphorsand similesand unpack the meanings of several extendedmetaphorsin poems like Robert Frost's "The Road Not

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    Subject Area(s): English Language Arts

    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

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    Investigate how temperature affects the rate of chemical reactions.

    Subject Area(s): Science, English Language Arts

    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

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    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

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    In this interactive tutorial, you'll take a "punctuation vacation" to learn how commas, dashes, and ellipses can be used to indicate breaks or

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    Learn how to find thecentral ideas ofinformational texts that are all about train travel! "Ride the rails" and learn about topics, central ideas,

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    Grade Level(s): 8

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    Read Jack London's short story "To Build a Fire" and gain experience using text evidence in your descriptive writing in this interactive tutorial.

    Subject Area(s): English Language Arts

    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

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    Learn about text evidence using excerptsfrom Carl Hiaasen's novel Hoot in this interactive tutorial. You'll learn how to find explicitand implicit

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    Subject Area(s): English Language Arts

    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

  • Mass and Weight, What's the Difference

    Differentiate between weight and mass, recognizing that weight is the amount of gravitational pull on an object and is distinct though proportional

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    Subject Area(s): Science

    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

  • Knights of the Round and Round Table-The Carbon

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    Follow our quest to learn how carbon is cycled on earth.

    Subject Area(s): Science

    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

  • Story Structure: Many Paths

    This interactive tutorial will teach you about the different kinds of structure a story can have. From linear and nonlinear structures to open and

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    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

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    Learn to demonstrate that there are a finite number of elements that combine to form all existing compounds, whether living or non-living, and in

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    Subject Area(s): Science

    Grade Level(s): 8

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    Learnto find the density (how many g/cm3) of three different objects, and explain what that number means.

    Subject Area(s): Science

    Grade Level(s): 6, 7, 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

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    Learn how to compare and contrast the heliocentric and geocentric models of the Solar System. By this, we mean that you will see how some people

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    Subject Area(s): Science

    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

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    Understand and demonstrate that mass is conserved when substances undergo physical and chemical changes in a closed system.

    Subject Area(s): Science

    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

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    Learn about the process of photosynthesis and ways that plants convert energy from the sun into glucose.

    Subject Area(s): Science

    Grade Level(s): 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial

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    Subject Area(s): Science

    Grade Level(s): 6, 7, 8

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  • Physical and Chemical Changes

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    Subject Area(s): Science

    Grade Level(s): 6, 7, 8

    Primary Resource Type: Original Tutorial



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Learn how to identify explicit evidence and understand implicit meaning in a text. You should be able to describe how matter and energy are continuously transferred within and between organisms and their physical environment; and cite evidence that living systems follow the Laws of Conservation of Mass and Energy.


Subject(s): Science

Grade Level(s): 8