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Competitions for Students
Design a Bandage and Help Cure Kids' Cancer
Bandages are known for bringing comfort, healing and smiles to children with cuts and scrapes. Now, thanks to a new program being launched by Ouchies Bandages, your bandage design might also bring something much more to the many children affected by pediatric cancer ...money to help move them closer to a cure!
Nov 7, 2012, 03:07 PST

Coloring Pages
The Scrub Club Coloring Pages Pack
With the rise of the Swine Flu, it is more important than ever for your students to be careful about washing their hands. Download this set of coloring pages that teach kids how important it is to wash their hands.

Oct 19, 2012, 12:44 PST

Helpful Lists
One Way Kids Cheat on Tests
Kids are smart, and with today's technology it's easier to find ways to cheat. This is a low tech cheat found on a high tech site.

Oct 9, 2012, 05:23 PST

Teaching Materials
FedEx' Academic Edge Program
FedEx has a program to save educators money whenever they print materials for their students and classrooms.
Sep 1, 2012, 23:37 PST

Free Classroom Posters
Free World of Pollinators Poster
If you're teaching kids about pollination and the life sciences, this pollinator poster is a great addition to your classroom, and it's free!
Apr 26, 2012, 11:58 PST

Coloring Pages
Martin Luther King Coloring Page
Let your students use their imaginations to customize this coloring page of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mar 3, 2011, 16:17 PST

ClassBrain's Top 10 Lists
ClassBrain's Top 10 Super Bowl XLV Websites
The 2008 Super Bowl battle between the NFC and AFC champs will be held on February 3, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona.

Jan 22, 2011, 14:02 PST

Great Teaching Tools
Watch The 2009 Presidential Inauguration
Watch the Presidential Inauguration live from the US Senate.
Jan 20, 2009, 05:52 PST

Great Teaching Tools
Listen To The Presidential Inauguration
Liaten to the Presidential Inauguration live.
Jan 20, 2009, 05:44 PST

Lesson Plans
The Our White House Kids' Inauguration Celebration Kit!
The The National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance has put together a wonderful online kit for teachers to use to celebrate the inauguration of our new President of the United States of America.
Jan 13, 2009, 17:29 PST

Lesson Plans
High School Math Lesson Plans from the Port of Long Beach
Using real-world Port of Long Beach examples, students will put their geometry and algebra skills to work. Problems include analyzing charts and graphs about the Port's environmental achievements, calculating how long it will take a cargo ship to sail from China to Long Beach, and determining how the Port can build a higher bridge to accommodate larger cargo ships.
Oct 17, 2008, 18:40 PST

Lesson Plans
Middle School Math Lesson Plans from the Port of Long Beach
This set of lesson plans for middle school math classes has been designed by the Port of Long Beach using real world situations. One of the first questions I often see when students ask for help with an equation, is "When am I ever going to use this in real life?" These lesson plans let students do math with real world problems.
Oct 15, 2008, 08:51 PST

Lesson Plans
Economics Lesson Plan from the Port of Long Beach
The Port of Long Beach in California has put together an excellent lesson plan that aligns with the 12th grade requirements for economics.

Sep 19, 2008, 08:15 PST

Teaching Materials
Playful Chef- Review
Learn what we think of the Playful Chef cooking set for kids age 6 and up.

Sep 18, 2008, 18:32 PST

Competitions for Students
ClassBrain's Kit Kittredge® Hometown Reporter Competition
Learn how your students can become published writers in The Kit Kittredge® Hometown Reporter Competition sponsored by ClassBrain® and Picturehouse®, and win cool prizes in celebration of the new American Girl®, Kit Kittredge® movie.

Sep 17, 2008, 11:02 PST

Teaching Materials
Maran Algebra Bootcamp Solutions
ClassBrain has set up a new math section with the help of Rob Maran of Maran Books called Maran Algebra Bootcamp. Each of the individual sections covers a different essential algebra concept.
Jun 29, 2008, 07:18 PST

Teaching Materials
KidZui - Proceed with Caution
There are constantly sites appearing and disappearing online, dedicated to children, families, and other specialized groups. When it comes to children, however, we must be more careful.
Jun 3, 2008, 11:32 PST

ClassBrain's Top 10 Lists
ClassBrain's Top 10 Insect Sites
If you get warm fuzzies when you think about caterpillars and other small creatures that creep, slither, and crawl, then we have the websites for you! The following websites all have one thing in common; they have excellent resources available for anyone interested in insects, butterflies, and bugs of all types.

May 26, 2008, 14:44 PST

Teaching Games
Immune Attack - Free Biology Game for Instructors
Immune Attack is a free game from the Federation of American Scientists to teach students about biology with an engaging computer game. It's free for teachers to download.
May 26, 2008, 13:36 PST

Great Teaching Tools
The NARA Pathways Challenge
The Pathways Challenge is one of the very cool resources that are part of the National Archives Experience and the Digital Vault.

May 26, 2008, 09:45 PST

Lesson Plans
BKFK Gives Teachers Tools to Help Students Create in Advertising, Animal Welfare, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainability
By Kids For Kids (BKFK), the youth empowerment company, today announced the launch of four concurrent youth innovation Competitions: The Advertise Your Cause Media Challenge, The Akitas to Zebras (A2Z) Animal Challenge, The CosmoGIRL! Mind Your Own Business Challenge, and The Design Squad Trash To Treasure Competition and lesson plans to help teachers with each one.
Apr 6, 2008, 13:07 PST

Lesson Plans
Global Water Supply Lesson Plans
These excellent cross-curriculum lesson plans on the global water supply crisis are available for elementary through high school. There are vocabulary sheets, games, art and writing projects, geography sheets, math projects, and more.

Mar 25, 2008, 06:01 PST

Lesson Plans
Free Driving Skills Materials for Teachers
As many schools have eliminated any sort of driver's education, teens driving deaths have climbed. A 16 year old is 10 times more likely to be in an accident than an adult, according to Driving Skills for Life.

Oct 17, 2007, 18:59 PST

Great Teaching Tools
A Great Reading Game for Kids
We recently came across this interactive online reading program and took it for a test drive. ClickN READ takes kids through a thorough phonics course and makes them think they are having fun along the way.
Aug 22, 2007, 12:15 PST

Teaching Materials
Butterflies in the Classroom
Have you wanted to show your students more information on butterflies? The Live Monarch Foundation has a program that will give you materials to share the wonder of these insects and their amazing yearly journey.

Aug 18, 2007, 07:04 PST

Teaching Materials
Grow Basil Space Seeds in Your Classroom
NASA just sent millions of basil seeds into orbit and subjected them to radiation, the vacuum of space, and everything else they could think of in order to make an interesting experiment for your classroom.
Aug 16, 2007, 16:09 PST

Philanthrophic Projects for Students
PlayPump System Helps Bring Clean Water To The World
Who would have thought that children playing on a merry-go-round would be an integral part of bringing clean water to underdeveloped communities? Apparently PlayPump did, and they have created an effective water pump on that very premise.
Apr 11, 2007, 06:59 PST

Teaching Materials
Online Math Books
This great collection of math textbooks, available free online, allows teachers, schools, and districts to rethink their use of expensive hard copy mathematic textbooks.

Feb 27, 2007, 17:10 PST

Free Classroom Posters
Free Electricity and Power Posters
All of these cool posters on electricity and power are available as downloadable posters or as full sized posters from The Institution of Engineering and Technology in the UK.

Feb 26, 2007, 14:29 PST

Free Classroom Posters
Earth - Mars Comparison Poster
NASA has created a cool comparison chart of Earth and Mars along with a number of classroom materials for science teachers.

Feb 26, 2007, 14:04 PST

Free Classroom Posters
Estuaries: Scenes of Transition Poster
Learn about the rich wildlife environments of the estuaries with this great classroom poster - FREE!

Feb 26, 2007, 13:42 PST

Free Classroom Posters
Human Genome Landmarks - Free Poster
This poster on Human Genome Landmarks: Selected Genes, Traits, and Disorders shows 24 human chromosomes and their traits.

Feb 26, 2007, 13:03 PST

Teaching Materials
State Reports Parent Flyer
Time for your student state reports? Send this print out home with your students as a reminder that ClassBrain is a great starting place for their report.
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Feb 25, 2007, 09:34 PST

ClassBrain's Top 10 Lists
ClassBrain's Top 10 Groundhog Day Websites
The tradition of Groundhog Day originates on Candlemas Day. Germans added to this tradition by designating the hedgehog as the official means by which the weather was predicted. If it came out and saw it's shadow, then you could expect six more weeks of winter. If it didn't, you could expect an early spring.


Jan 29, 2007, 08:54 PST

Books - Teacher's Guides
Carolina's Story Teacher's Guide
This teacher's guide for Carolina's Story helps teachers put together creative classroom activites for their students to do after reading the book.

Jan 25, 2007, 07:41 PST

Awards & Certificates
Certificate of Achievement
Here's a great little certificate for you to give a student when they have achieved something special in your class. Suggested for Prek through 2nd grade.
Nov 10, 2006, 21:30 PST

Helpful Lists
State Tourism Boards - Mailing List
If your class is sending letters to the state tourism boards, you'll find this list comes in very handy.
Nov 8, 2006, 19:47 PST

Great Teaching Tools
This Day In History
Use This Day in History to teach your students a little bit of history each day. This is a great conversation starter for history class.
Nov 5, 2006, 19:02 PST

Teaching Games
Match Up Daily Vocabulary Game
Match up allows your students to take a daily vocabulary quiz in the form of a quick little game.
Nov 5, 2006, 18:44 PST

Lesson Plans
Where Does It Come From?
A Lesson Plan for Agriculture in the 50 States

This lesson plan takes a look at the agricultual products in the 50 US states.
Oct 27, 2006, 19:11 PST

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