GCSS Enrichment Activities for the Week of May 25

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 Pre-K Daniel Tiger: Life's Little Lessons
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: TV
Episode/Streaming
Daniel and Katerina are playing "train" at school, but things aren't going Katerina's way. Katerina learns that others will not be able to help her if they don't understand why she is upset. With Teacher Harriet's help, Katerina and Daniel learn to use their words to tell each other how they feel.
Skill: The child will use increasingly complex spoken language.
Georgia Standard: CLL4 Expressive Lang

Patterns Repeat / Everyday Learning
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
This original KET video uses a fun poem about shapes, colors, and animals to help preschool children remember that a pattern repeats. As the video closes, children are asked to complete a final pattern themselves.
Skill: The child will sort, seriate, classify, and create patterns.
Georgia Standard: CD-MA4

All about Water: Teacher Guide | Ready Jet Go!
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Teach your students about the properties of water and other liquids, and the differences between solids and liquids by using this set of Teacher Guides from the PBS KIDS show Ready Jet Go! What makes liquid water different from frozen, solid water? How does temperature affect the state of water? With a little help from Jet and his friends Sidney, Sean, and Mindy, your students will explore the various properties of water in both its liquid and solid forms. From finding the best tool to carry water to dissolving a homemade comet, your classroom will engage in fun activities to broaden their understanding of material properties. In this guide, videos from Ready Jet Go! are used to demonstrate these concepts, and make your students' scientific inquiry truly out of this world! "
Skill: The child will demonstrate knowledge related to the dynamic properties of earth and sky.
Georgia Standard: CD-SC2

Job Song | Sesame Street
Source: PBS Learning Media
A melody about different types of jobs, like farmer and teacher. This resource introduces the concept of work and some of the jobs people can do to earn money.
Skill: The child will demonstrate an awareness of the economics of his/her community.
Georgia Standard: CD-SS4

 Kindergarten Between the Lions: Pigs, Pigs, Pigs! & The Three Little Pigs
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: TV Episode/Streaming
In this video segment from Between the Lions, an animated stick figure dances against a green background and sings about the joys of the "op" sound and different words that can be read "if you can read op." As words with "op" in them are sung, illustrations pop onto screen to match the words: hop, pop chop, flop, stop, mop, top, crop, drop, shop, opting, slop, plop, and bop. This video segment provides a resource for Fluency, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Letter Knowledge Awareness, and Phonological Awareness.
Skill: Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
Georgia Standard: Reading Foundational - PA ELAGSEKRF4

Deep Sea Follow Me - The Cat in the Hat
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Interactive Game

Use this game resource to help children describe, name, and interpret relative positions in space using position words such as under, over, next to, and behind. Head to the bottom of the Swirly Whirly Ocean with Sally, Nick, and the Cat in the Hat to help Gari Garibaldi search a very unusual coral reef for a new place to live. The player follows directional clues to find just the right reef homes for Gari and his fish friends.
Skill: Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.
Georgia Standard: MGSEK.G.1

Water, Water Everywhere - Episode | Ready Jet Go!
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video

Water? Wa-ter. Such a funny Earth word. But life here literally wouldn't exist without this amazing substance. Luckily, you can find it all around: Lakes, rainforests, and even in Antarctica! But does water exist in the same form... or can it change? And if it can... how?
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe the physical attributes of earth materials (soil, rocks, water, and air).
GA Standard: SKE2

Holiday Facts and Fun: Memorial Day
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Sign in with Classlink)
Resource Type: Video
Explains how families around the nation celebrate Memorial Day. The program reviews the origin of the day and the importance of remembering the fallen heroes and heroines of the past.
Skill: Identify the national holidays and describe the people and/or events celebrated.
Georgia Standard: SSKH1

 First Grade Common Core 1st Grade Reading: Volume 01: Sight Words 1-22
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Sign in with Classlink & then open the link)
Resource Type: Video

Introduces sight words, which are commonly used words that appear and are repeated in books and writing. Students are provided with 22 sight words and given examples of how they are used in a sentence. The program also provides opportunities to practice and review the words.
Skill:ELAGSE1L6 - Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using frequently occurring conjunctions to signal simple relationships (e.g., I named my hamster Nibblet because she nibbles too much because she likes that).
Measuring Length (First Grade) Teaching Tips
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Lesson Plans

Use these teaching tips from the PBS Kids LAB to help children understand that the length measurement of an object is the number of same-size length units that span it with no gaps or overlaps, and measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tape. Together with a collection of fun games and activities featuring PBS KIDS characters from Odd Squad, these resources make elementary math more fun within and outside of the classroom!
Skill: Express the length of an object as a whole number of length units, by laying multiple copies of a shorter object (the length unit) end to end; understand that the length measurement of an object is the number of same-size length units that span it with no gaps or overlaps.
Georgia Standard: MGSE1.MD.2

Peep and the Big, Wide World
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video

Students can make observations of weather conditions on a rainy, snowy day in this animated video from PEEP and the Big Wide World.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate weather data to identify weather patterns.
Georgia Standard: S1E1

60 Second Presidents: Thomas Jefferson
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video

Thomas Jefferson influenced the landscape of America, both politically and geographically. Discover more about the third president of the U.S. and why he's such a big deal. After all, you don't get your face printed on the two-dollar bill for nothing!
Skill: Read about and describe the life of historical figures in American history. Describe how each historic figure in SS1H1a was influenced by his or her time and place. Describe how the historical figures in SS1H1a display positive character traits such as: fairness, respect for others, respect for the environment, courage, equality, tolerance, perseverance, and commitment.
Georgia Standard: SS1H1 SS1G1 SS1CG1

 Second Grade Finbo
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: E-Book

In this online book from the International Children's Digital Library, Finbo the whale is sad when he finds he cannot play hide and seek with his friends because he is too big to hide. His mother tells him not to be ashamed of his differences. Finbo and his friends soon learn to appreciate Finbo's size when they get into danger and Finbo saves the day.
Skill: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
Georgia Standard: Language - Knowledge of Language - ELAGSE2L3

Interpreting Data in Bar Graphs
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Sign in with Classlink)
Resource Type: Video
This short video introduces bar graphs, and how data can be interpreted from them.
Skill: Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple put-together, take-apart, and compare problems using information presented in a bar graph.
Georgia Standard: MGSE2.MD.10

Environment: Paws and Effect
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video

In this MARTHA SPEAKS video, Martha discovers the painful effects of littering.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about how weather, plants, animals, and humans cause changes to the environment.
Georgia Standard: S2E3

Jackie Robinson Swinging Bat
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Sign in with Classlink)
Resource Type: Primary Source Photo
Black and white photo shows Jackie Robinson getting ready to swing a bat while other players warm up behind him.
Skill: Describe the lives and contributions of historical figures in Georgia history. (Focus on Jackie Robinson, MLK, Jr., Juliette Gordon Low, and Jimmy Carter in Unit 5 and Unit 6 of curriculum guide)
Georgia Standard: SS2H1

 Third Grade What's Good: Dance
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video

Harness the science of movement as you learn about the physics of rotation with break-dancers Tori Torsion, B-Girl Eren and B-Boy Evol; make time to dance, twirl, climb, run, jump, or slide with your kids, as these early experiences with forces and motion will ignite their curiosity and provide a foundation for future science study.
Skill: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific vocabulary, including words and phrases that signal spatial and temporal relationships.
Georgia Standard: Language - Vocabulary Acquisition and Use - ELAGSE2L6

Measuring Length Precisely | Cyberchase
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video and Activity

In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad must remove a voice box from a giant statue of Hacker. The CyberSquad prepares to lower Digit down on a rope that will reach the voice box, but they need an exact measurement of the distance to the voice box so that Digit won’t touch the laser alarms which protect it. They try to figure out how long the rope must be by using what they know about other measurements and the relationships among them.
Skill: Generate measurement data by measuring lengths using rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch. Show the data by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in appropriate units – whole numbers, halves, or quarters.
Georgia Standard: MGSE3.MD.4

Paleo Sleuths
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Lesson
Plan Collection
The Great Plains have been the source of rich contributions to the study of paleontology, thanks to the work of paleo sleuths like these working to discover and uncover the fossil record that tells us about the pre-history of the Great Plains. The Lesson Plans and activities allow the educator and student to understand and interpret the study of Paleontology as it uncovers the book of time on earth.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information on how fossils provide evidence of past organisms.
Georgia Standard: S3E2

History Kids: Native Americans of the Northeast
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Sign in with Classlink)
Resource Type: Video
Describes the culture, lifestyle, and history of three of the major Native American tribes of the Northeast: the Iroquois, the Pequot, and the Shawnee. The program discusses where the tribes were located, their history and livelihoods, and how the British settlers and the Revolutionary War impacted their lives and land. Native American clothing and culture are also described.
Skill: Describe early American Indian cultures and their development in North America. a. Locate the regions where American Indians settled in North America: Arctic, Northwest Southwest, Plains, Northeast, and Southeast. b. Compare and contrast how American Indians in each region used their environment to obtain food, clothing, and shelter. c. Discuss how American Indians continue to contribute to American life (e.g., arts, literature).
Georgia Standard: SS3H1

 Fourth Grade Dog Fight
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video with support materials

You can use this video for Session 9 of the MARTHA SPEAKS Reading Buddies program. Students watch the video, in which Martha and Skits can’t find a way to share a toy, and then T.D. and Alice start bickering. After watching, buddy pairs talk about the episode, play a Truce! game, read a children’s book together, and write in their journal. Prior to using this resource for Reading Buddies, be sure you have read the complete introductory materials in the MARTHA SPEAKS Reading Buddies Program Guide.
Skill: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Georgia Standard: Speaking and Listening - Comp and Collab - ELAGSE4SL1

Multiply whole numbers: Cans of Tuna
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Sign in with Classlink)
Resource Type: Activity
In this constructed response task, students will multiply two digit numbers and convert ounces to pounds.
Skill: Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, including problems involving simple fractions or decimals, and problems that require expressing measurements given in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Represent measurement quantities using diagrams such as number line diagrams that feature a measurement scale
Georgia Standard: MGSE4.MD.2

This Is How I See It
Source: Siemens STEM Day
Resource Type: Activity

In this activity, students will construct interactive lunar cycle models to illustrate the phases of the Moon in 3 dimensions. They will demonstrate how the orientation of the Sun, Moon and Earth at certain points in the lunar cycle causes the phases as observed from Earth. *Users can scroll down to any of the Resource Titles or search them at the top right*
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to compare and contrast the physical attributes of stars and planets.
Georgia Standard: S4E1

Benjamin Franklin: Ambassador to France
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Primary
source images
This media gallery contains resources on Benjamin Franklin when he served as Ambassador to France from 1776-1785.
Skill: Explain the causes, events, and results of the American Revolution.
Georgia Standard: SS4H1

 Fifth Grade Dog Fight
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video

You can use this video for Session 9 of the MARTHA SPEAKS Reading Buddies program. Students watch the video, in which Martha and Skits can’t find a way to share a toy, and then T.D. and Alice start bickering. After watching, buddy pairs talk about the episode, play a Truce! game, read a children’s book together, and write in their journal. Prior to using this resource for Reading Buddies, be sure you have read the complete introductory materials in the MARTHA SPEAKS Reading Buddies Program Guide.
Skill: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Georgia Standard: Speaking and Listening - Comp and Collab - ELAGSE5SL1
Constructing Quadrilaterals
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Interactive

Attempt to build a variety of different quadrilaterals using virtual linkage strips. This interactive exercise focuses on the appearance and manipulation of quadrilaterals.
Skill: Understand that attributes belonging to a category of two-dimensional figures also belong to all subcategories of that category. For example, all rectangles have four right angles and squares are rectangles, so all squares have four right angles.
Georgia Standard: MGSE5.G.3

Usable Water
Source: Georgia Aquarium
Resource Type: Lesson Plan

Students will investigate the concept that water is a limited resource.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to identify surface features on the Earth caused by constructive and/or destructive processes. a. Construct an argument supported by scientific evidence to identify surface features (examples could include deltas, sand dunes, mountains, volcanoes) as being caused by constructive and/or destructive processes (Examples could include deposition, weathering, erosion, and impact of organisms). b. Develop simple interactive models to collect data that illustrate how changes in surface features are/were caused by constructive and/or destructive processes. c. Ask questions to obtain information on how technology is used to limit and/or predict the impact of constructive and destructive processes. (Clarification statement: Examples could include seismological studies, flood forecasting (GIS maps), engineering/construction methods and materials, and infrared/satellite imagery.)
Georgia Standard: S5E1

Inventors and Inventions: Identify and Describe Scientific Contributions
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Sign in with Classlink)
Resource Type: Video
Showcases the advances, discoveries, and inventions of American inventors Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, the Wright Brothers, and Henry Ford.
Skill: Describe how life changed in America at the turn of the century. Describe how consumers and producers interact in the U. S. economy.
Georgia Standard: SS5H1, SS5E3

Special Opportunity from Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The AJC invites children ages 13 and under to share drawings that salute, thank and celebrate metro Atlanta's front-line workers. The AJC will publish these pieces in a special keepsake newspaper section later in the summer.
AJC's Art from the Heart

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 Grade Level ELA Math Science Social Studies
Sixth Grade Using Varied Sentence Types | No Nonsense Grammar
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video With Support Material

While they aren't wrong, overusing simple sentences can be dull and boring. Make use of compound or complex sentences!
Skill: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
Georgia Standard: ELAGSE6L3

Determining Surface Area
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video

Use your spatial reasoning skills to calculate the surface area when given a 3D figure. This video focuses on a right rectangular prism and shows you how unit blocks can help you visualize, then calculate the surface area.
Skill: Represent three-dimensional figures using nets made up of rectangles and triangles, and use the nets to find the surface area of these figures. Apply these techniques in the context of solving realworld and mathematical problems.
Georgia Standard: MGSE6.G.4

Science Kids: All About the Moon
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Sign in with Classlink)
Resource Type: Video
Analyzes how the relationships between the moon, sun, and Earth determine the eight phases of the moon, and reveals how many days it takes for the moon to orbit around the Earth and to return to the same location in the sky. The program also teaches how the moon causes the ocean tides (GSE S6E3), and contains a three-question video quiz for each segment.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the effects of the relative positions of the sun, Earth, and moon.
Georgia Standard: S6E2

Types of Government
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Sign in with Classlink)
Resource Type: Video
Provides an overview of different types of governments across the world and compares democratic and authoritarian states. The program also addresses the daily life of citizens in totalitarian states.
Skill: Compare and contrast various forms of government.
Georgia Standard: SS6CG
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Seventh Grade Stepping Up: Youth Media Challenge
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video

Inspired by the Stepping Up video series featuring four young people working for real change in their communities, support students who are passionate about an issue and have taken action to share their stories to inspire others. Use the following activity to encourage students to submit video, audio or written pieces to KQED Youth Media Challenge.
Skills: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with others, including linking to and citing sources.
Georgia Standards: ELAGSE7.L.3, ELAGSE7.W.2, ELAGSE7.W.4, ELAGSE7.W.6

Scaling
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Interactive

Observe what happens to an image when the scale changes. This interactive exercise focuses on visually comparing multiplicative and additive relationships.
Skill: Solve problems involving scale drawings of geometric figures, including computing actual lengths and areas from a scale drawing and reproducing a scale drawing at a different scale.
Georgia Standard: 7.G.1

Science kids: All about animal cells and plant cells
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Sign in with Classlink)
Resource Type: Video
Explores cells, which are the smallest living part of any organism. All life is composed of cells. The program discusses the features, characteristics, and similarities and differences between animal cells and plant cells. It describes the composition of a cell, cellular functions and division, and ways cells come together to form tissue and organs.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe how cell structures, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems interact to maintain the basic needs of organisms
Georgia Standard: S7L2

Parliamentary and Presidential Democracies
Source: Discovery Education (Login required. Sign in with Classlink)
Resource Type: Video
Illustrates the differences between parliamentary and presidential governments. The segment also explains how country leaders are selected in parliamentary and presidential formats.
Skills: Compare and contrast different forms of citizen participation in government.
Compare and contrast various forms of government.
Georgia Standards: SS7CG1, SS7CG3, SS7CG4

Eighth Grade Literary Elements and Techniques | Tone and Mood
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video

Explore the difference between tone and mood in this animated video from WNET through definitions and examples from poetry and prose. Discussion questions below help students to further apply their understanding before analyzing a text.
Skills: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words or phrases based on grade 8 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts and analyze how the differing structure of each text contributes to its meaning and style.
Georgia Standards: ELAGSE8L4, ELAGSE8L5, ELAGSE8RL5

Bivariate Data and Analysis: Anthropological Studies
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video & Activity Document

Students will Investigate how skeletal populations can help determine the impact of slavery on the height and health of African American males. This video focuses on the measurements and equations Mark Mack is using to explore relationships between the length of the bones in the leg and height while discussing how statistics is a useful tool to analyze data and make inferences taking math out of the classroom and into real world problem solving.
Skills: Graph proportional relationships, interpreting the unit rate as the slope of the graph. Compare two different proportional relationships represented in different ways. For example, compare a distance-time graph to a distance-time equation to determine which of two moving objects has greater speed.
Know that straight lines are widely used to model relationships between two quantitative variables. For scatter plots that suggest a linear association, informally fit a straight line, and informally assess the model fit by judging the closeness of the data points to the line.
Use the equation of a linear model to solve problems in the context of bivariate measurement data, interpreting the slope and intercept. For example, in a linear model for a biology experiment, interpret a slope of 1.5 cm/hr as meaning that an additional hour of sunlight each day is associated with an additional 1.5 cm in mature plant height.
Georgia Standards: MGSE8.EE.5, MGSE8.SP.2, MGSE8.SP.3

Mixtures | Chemistry Matters
Source: Georgia Public Broadcasting
Resource Type: Video and Lab *see lab in Toolkit*

Homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures are the focus of this segment as well as solutions and alloys.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the structure and properties of matter.
Georgia Standard: S8P1

Georgia's Executive Branch
Source: GPB Education
Resource Type: Video

The executive branch is the largest of Georgia’s three branches of state government. The Georgia constitution names eight officers that are elected by all Georgia voters to serve in the executive branch. They lead agencies responsible for enforcing state laws and carrying out programs like education, elections, and law enforcement.
Skill: Describe the foundations of Georgia’s government.
Georgia Standard: SS8CG1

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