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Cotton Science and Sustainability


Grades: 4-6 and 5-8
Subject Area: STEM, Environmental Science, Math

Take your students on a surprising journey from fashion to farm to the science lab with standards-based activities that start with something literally close to their hearts — their clothing — and end with a look at agricultural and recycling practices that help sustain the environment. Includes a video-based digital whiteboard activity students can also explore on a home computer

On Our Sleeves: Teaching
Children about Mental Health


Grades: Elementary (3-5)
Subject Area: Health & Wellness, Social Skills

One in five children today is living with a mental illness. That's why it's time to start talking about children's mental health. Use these resources to help your students explore their feelings and discover strategies for coping with stressful feelings. Help On Our Sleeves™ break the stigma of silence so we can transform children's mental health.

Building Your Future


Grades: High School
Subject Area: Financial Literacy, Math

Give your students the financial know-how they need with interactive lesson plans that provide hands-on experience in all phases of money management. Along the way, students practice the math skills essential for a financially healthy life, including the use of modern math technologies such as spreadsheets and online calculators.

Into the Cloud:
Adventures in Online Safety!


Grades: Elementary (K-3)
Subject Area: Language Arts, Technology, Cyber Citizenship

Prepare your students for safe adventures online with Into the Cloud, the new NetSmartz® web-series that takes kids on an exciting journey through the internet to learn about online safety and cyber citizenship. Make Into the Cloud part of your language arts curriculum with standards-based classroom activities, detailed episode guides, and a take-home letter for parents.

Dairy Recyclers


Grades: Elementary (2-4)
Subject Area: STEM, Environmental Science

Get your students excited about sustainability by exploring the many ways dairy farmers recycle to protect and preserve the environment. Students learn why dairy cows are natural recyclers and use recycled dairy containers for desktop farming. Special Offer: The first 100 teachers who provide feedback will receive 36 free CowPots – biodegradable pots made from recycled cow manure – and a packet of seeds for their students.

Potatoes for Peak Performance


Grades: High School
Subject Area: Sports Performance, Nutrition

Empower your students both in the classroom and on the field with these high performance handouts from Potatoes USA. Students learn how potatoes promote recovery of important nutrients after a workout, and how the carbohydrates in potatoes can help power up their muscles and minds.

Lost in Space


Grades: Middle School (6-8)
Subject Area: Language Arts, Science

Take your students on an exciting science fiction writing adventure with the Lost in Space Science Fiction Contest. One grand prize winner will attend the Netflix Season 2 premiere of Lost in Space at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum with a parent and his/her teacher. Plus, the first 50 teachers who submit contest entries will receive a Netflix $50 gift card! Click here for details.

Take Care of Each Other:
A Campus Safety Initiative


Grades: College/University
Subject Area: Safety, Crime Prevention

The Take Care of Each Other campus safety initiative focuses on ridesharing safety, sexual assault prevention, and personal safety both on and off campus. Download these resources to educate your students about best practices for keeping themselves and everyone on your campus safe this school year.

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