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Classroom Projects

108 Stitches: The Physics in Baseball
This new PBS 45 & 49 multimedia project offers a science-based curriculum that uses the game of baseball to demonstrate basic principles of physics as set forth by the National Science Education Standards and the Ohio Science Academic Content Standards.

Act of Duty
A tribute to our local veterans.

Ama-Zone! The Rain Forest Project
Are you ready for an adventure in the jungle?

Antarctica: 90 Degrees South
This PBS 45 & 49 series goes south -- so far south that it's almost north! -- to discover the little-understood continent of Antarctica.

A Day in the Life of Coventry Local School District
On April 23, 2004, 17 eighth and ninth graders from Coventry Junior High School, Akron, Ohio, set out to capture a day in the life of their community through digital photography.

Dirty Little Secrets: Foundations From the Past
Geological findings of CSU, UA researchers.

Floating on Air
Lighter-than-air enthusiasts share the fond memories and fascinating history of Akrons unofficial mascot of the skies.

Hale Farm & Village Virtual Tour
Take a virtual tour of Hale Farm & Village in Bath, Ohio, just west of Akron.

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Integrating Technology
Lesson plans that combine curriculum with the Internet.

It’s a Gas! Math & Science of the Blimp
The workings of the blimp provide the framework for teachers to illustrate the concepts students must understand to pass Ohio’s proficiency tests.

Last G.A.S.P. Bicycle Tour
Gary Nero follows his dream by traveling 20,140 miles on a bicycle around the United States to visit all of the National Parks in the contiguous U.S. This web-based curriculum project integrates the study of social studies, math and language arts for students in grades 3-10. Online activities are based on Garys real-life needs and experiences as he rides his bike around the U.S.

Main Street America
Is downtown Akron worth saving? Do "revitalization" plans actually work? Jody Miller of NewsNight.akron looks at revitalization projects in four U.S. cities, including Akron, to see once-decayed Main Streets in various stages of revitaization.

Masters of Gravity: Soap Box Derby Math & Science
The Soap Box Derby, an activity that students find fun and interesting, will provide the framework for teachers to facilitate the application of concepts needed to prepare for Ohio’s proficiency tests.

Media Moments / Media Literacy
Students can find out what goes into making the nightly news and learn critical thinking skills in interacting with the media.

One State-Many Nations: Native Americans of Ohio
PBS 45 & 49 presents a new multimedia project that studies the rich cultural and historical heritage of the Native American nations that have populated Ohio since prehistoric times. Using the print and Web resources that support the series, students will meet the nations and their leaders through a fun and interactive collection of exercises.

Sharing Art
There are artists among us who actually make a living making art!

A Simple Life
Explore Amish country in Holmes County. Visit the people and the places that populate the beautiful rolling hills and farms of this rural northeastern Ohio county to find out what draws the millions of visitors each year.

Speaking of History & Doing Oral History Projects
Collecting and archiving oral histories is a wonderful way to build community, present proficiency skills in a real-life setting, preserve histories that may soon be gone forever and make these collections available to the entire community.

Spelling for Success
Improve and expand your students spelling and vocabulary skills quick as a click!

Teacher-made WebQuests
Discover projects in language arts, math, science, social studies and more.

Television Production Tips
Getting started on and improving your classroom productions.

Test Quest
Welcome to Test Quest, where you can set forth on an adventure to pass the Ultimate Challenge the Proficiency Test.

Find out how local news works.

Using the Stock Market with Your Students
Open your students up to the world of finance. Give the stock market a try.

Video on Demand
Video clips that illustrate math and science concepts (proficiency correlations are outdated).

WebQuest Resources
Learn how to design your own WebQuest!

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