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Dreamvention Challenge Contest

Grades: 2-10
Subject Area: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

The Dreamvention Challenge Contest encourages students to think outside the box and dream up their own amazing inventions. One budding inventor will receive a $250,000 grand prize, and the ten schools with the most contest entries will each receive $5,000 for their science programs. The contest deadline is April 24, 2017, so get started today!

Breakfast in the Classroom —
A Smart Start

Grades: Elementary (2-4)
Subject Area: Health, Nutrition

Celebrate National School Breakfast Week with these free, fun learning activities your students can enjoy as they share breakfast in your classroom. Students learn why eating breakfast is a smart start, and there is a take-home letter for families that explains the positive role breakfast plays in school performance and long-term success.


Grades: High School & College
Subject Area: History, African American Studies

Enhance your Black History Month class plans with this study guide for Season 2 of the acclaimed WGN America Original Series UNDERGROUND, the gripping saga of a group of slaves who escaped on the Underground Railroad, and the abolitionists who joined them in defiance of the law. Meet the heroes – including Harriet Tubman – who rose up to fight for freedom for all. Premieres Wednesday, March 8, at 10/9c.


Grades: Elementary & Middle School
Subject Area: Science, Geography, Safety

Explore one of nature’s most fearsome weather phenomena with this companion study guide to the film Hurricane, which combines footage collected over five years to tell the story of a fictitious storm, Lucy, and its far-ranging impact on our ecosystem. Includes separate standards-aligned activity sets for grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8, with hands-on experiments and internet-based research projects.

Greener Gadgets

Grades: Elementary (4-6)
Subject Area: Science

Teach students how “ecycling” — recycling outdated electronics and packaging — can help reduce the environmental impact of their technology choices and promote a more sustainable future for planet Earth. A bilingual program in English and Spanish with a take-home letter for parents.

Join the Consumer Protection Safety All-Stars!

Grades: Elementary & Middle School
Subject Area: Safety, Consumer Education, Language Arts

Kids can become heroes in their own homes and communities with this Consumer Product Recall Effectiveness Program that teaches children how they can help protect themselves, their families, and friends by identifying product safety warnings and keeping a sharp eye out for recalled products as identified by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Avocado — The Super Fruit!

Grades: Elementary (K-3)
Subject Area: Health & Nutrition, Language Arts

Brighten your wellness curriculum with these standards-based lessons about a favorite fruit — Avocados from Mexico. The activities feature the beloved characters from Sesame Street who are part of the eat brighter!™ campaign to encourage kids to eat more fruits and vegetables, and teach important lessons about nutrition and making good food choices while reinforcing language arts skills.

National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

Grades: Middle & High School
Subject Area: Safety, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts

Your students can take the lead in helping your community reduce the risks of wildfire by planning a wildfire safety project for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on May 6, 2017. And to help make your project a success, the NFPA is partnering with State Farm to provide up to 150 project awards of $500 each. Deadline: March 3, 2017.

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