A post view of an Island build on Kitely at Multiverse Masters and exploring literature presented in virtual worlds.

IT”S TIME FOR LOVE, Family Friendly style. Don’t be afraid to jump in and get your feet wet. Creative expression in the making, This tribute to LOVE is full of original poetry, song and art from Salie. Lovingly packaged inside and around objects beautifully created and shared by the open sim community. Multiverse Masters, is an evolving adventure-based world for education. ***Currently I am fine tuning the Island as an educators resource area filled with examples of uses and tutorial links at http://multiversemasters.blogspot.com , http://WoPoLi.com , and https://multiversemasters.wordpress.com . Explore as you will as I have no idea what ventures lie ahead. I try to remember to make free items I find lying about able to be copied when permitted. If ever you see something that your concerned about please let me know. My goal is to support the opensource community by keeping resources free and shared. Many awesome and inexpensive resources I find on the Kitely market. I HAVE UPLOADED Love Island by Avia Bonne “Love Island About the oar; Selected license Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 International All the free mesh objects I use in my freebie oars are checked at copyrights and are free to use for non-commercial use/personal use. Love Island is a Fantasy-area with lovely spots, sits & dance animations. Some trees are made by Tosha Tyran and Selea Core. The Taoboat is made by Shenn Tao. Idea and developed by Avia Bonne, February 2019. Avia Bonne” I have personalized it for Valentines with a little Easter thrown in. It won’t be around for much longer. Then, the next adventure! Click here to take the video tour.

Animesh (animated mesh) in opensim (open simulator)

Words from a novice. I have little knowledge on how to make animesh, lots of rigging and scripts but here is some simple stuff. Basically if you can borrow it it can be done with minor editing.

So what does this have to do with WOPOLI? WOrkshop of POtential LIterature? Well virtual worlds are great place to write and tell stories. In February I created a poetic love themed Island where you can click on objects instead of turning pages to be “read to” though not in audio, it still popped up in words on the screen. But being able to create an environment that looks real, to control characters and tell infinite stories. That’s POtential!


777 A Palindrome Performance Play, Salie

Author commentary

A Palindrome is read the same way forwards as it is read backwards. Like the central word in this work, Deified. Punctuation is ignored, only the actual letters count.

This Palindrome Performance Play is in Draft Form and is the creation of and copyright to, Salie. It is created for your enjoyment to be read. It is not to be printed, reproduced or performed with out permission.  We welcome critique concerning this work. Please contact us with any comments, questions or concerns. Thank You.

A Palindrome in 777 words

Revoke, ‘tis I, time’s eye.  Finish sin if eyes emit… six a.m.  …
Max is noon… 12, 02, 2021, … 03, 02,2030?
Dias: “Ah!!”
Satan said: “Star-Di, Asa, Dennis, Natasha, Ron, Maori, Ida, Ed, Hannah,
One Dragon, Eva, Sharon, Naomi, Isa, Emos, Deborah, Royal, Rats, Eros,
Tenet, Dogma, Id, Nacina, Paris, Devil …Sinned.”
Tenet: “God…Too far away…Murmur, murmur…”
Rats: “‘Y no mere clay or wonder… Murmur murmur…
Yes! Orders red rum, redder Eh? ‘Twas I? Dog!… Tonsured rum pots!”
Said: “Murder… Red Rose of Sharon!”…. He murders red rose… Y?
Dennis said “sinned?  Did I? Now I won top spot.  Ah… Natasha Dias sees dog star…put it up…” (Sinned)
“…as a god. Fool… A! Wow…, ‘Ave, ‘Ave some red rum too.
Fall apart, Natasha.”
Tenet: “Lives evil!”…
Dennis: “‘Ave some lager?”
Natasha Dias: “Doggy! Dash sin if I deliver Hannah?”
Star-Di: “Did I as I? Was I? I was raw Dog, as a devil, I am god deified.”
Dennis said: “Ha! Ron? He lived as a rat’s god.
Wow, I Liven a mood. I roamed under it…
Revolt, AHA, Live! He said “as a foeman” as I live.”
Natasha said: “Did Nacina play or did moody Ida? So. Ida? Adios!
Hey Dad, are we not drawn onward? ”
Dias said: “Ah…Satan. Rats deliver goddesses, so pay.
Flesh saw a sin, mad, dastard, Hannah, raw as a widened dam.”
Hannah: “I madam, I made fool a poor Dog.”
Natasha Dias:  “I (Moan) go deliver Eh? I saw thee mad!”
Dennis Dias: “Sir appalls Dog…” (stops)
“…sleep repel, Eros eye saw Hannah.”
Said Hannah: “Eva! Can I live on?”
“Hannah, O’ No…  Ah…” Satan: “Live dirt up!”
Mom said: “Ha, Robed!”
God: “Live not on evil, Madam Natasha, Madam Hannah Dias!
Murder Regal Red Rose of Sharon? I name no Devil-Dog as selfless.
A Devil! One Dragon! Pupils pull up! No Garden, O!
Norah, regal red rose… Y? Naomi…? (Moan)… ‘Y doom?”
Sharon Dias: “Mom, Ei! Reverie! Live O’ Devil, never odd or even.
No, it is opposition. ‘Y a period won? Oh!
Who was it I saw, Oh Who? Ha!”
Ron: “I”
Eva: “Revolt lover!”
Id: “Rats gnash teeth!”
Sang Star-Di: “Do… Do Good’s deeds. Live on? Reviled did I live! God saw!
 I, deified, I was Dog. Evil I did deliver.
No! Evil’s deeds do, O God! O! Did Rats gnash teeth?”
Sang Star-Di: “Revolt! Love! Rave I?”
Norah: “Oh who was it I saw, Oh who? Now do I repay?
No, it is opposition.
Never odd or even…Live? Do evil? Ei!!, reverie!”
Mom said: “Norah’s moody.”
Naomi: “(Moan…) Yes, order lager… Ha! Ron.”
One Dragon: “Pull up? Slip up! No Garden? O’, lived as selfless?
A god lived one man! I.”
Norah’s foes order lager, red rum.
Said Hannah: “Madam, Ah!!! Satan! Madam, live not on evil Dog!”
Deborah Dias (Mom): “Putrid evil, Natasha!  O’ No!
Hannah, No evil in a cave…”
Hannah Dias? Hannah was eye sore leper, (peels spots)
God: (SLLap!)
Paris said: “Sinned dame… Eh? ‘Twas I, here vile Dog!” 
Naomi said: “Ah!!! Satan! Go droop aloof. Ed, am I mad?
Am I, Hannah? Madden.
Ed I was… A war.
Hannah: “Drat, sad… Damn!”
Isa: “Wash self, Ya, possessed Dog, reviled Star!”
Natasha Dias said: “…Drawn onward, to new era…
Dad, Yeh. So…
Ida “ Adios A! Di, ‘Y doom, Did Royal panic and Id?”
Dias: “Ah,”
Satan: “Evil is a name of Asa”
Dias: “Eh?, Evil!, a hat lover, tired nude.”
Maori: “Doom an evil I wow Dog Star as a Devil, eh?”
Norah Dias Sinned. 
Deified Dogma: “I lived as a god. War saw I. I saw! I said I did… Rats!”
Hannah: “Reviled, I finish sad. ‘Y “G” God?”
Said: “Ah!! Satan regal?!”
Emos: “Eva… Sinned… lives Evil!”
Tenet: “Ah…”
Satan: “Trap all afoot, murder!”
Emos:  “Eva!”
Eva: “Wow, Aloof Dog as a…!”
Dennis: “Put it up! Rats! God sees.”
Said: “Ah!!!”
Satan: “Ha, top spot. Now I won, I did!  Dennis Dias sinned. Yes! Orders red rum, eh!”
Norah’s foes order red rum.
Dias: “Stop, Murder us not!
God: “I saw the redder murders.”
Red Rose: “Y? Rum, rum, rum, rum red now.”
Royal: “ceremony Star! Rum, rum, rum, rum,
Ya! War a foot. Dog! Tenet!”
Dennis: “Lived Sir? A panic…

and I am god, tenet?
Sore Star lay or…
Ha! robed some, as I… I moan.”
Norah: “Save! No Garden, O!”
Hannah: “Dead, I… I roam.”
Norah: “Satan sinned!”
“A!” said Rats-Dias.
Natasha said: “Dog!”
03, 02, 2030… 12, 02, 2020?  Noon… six a.m. max. Is time’s eye finish’ sin? If eyes emit is it, ek… over?

Instructions for the performance play-

Bold face typecharacters, underlined words are part of the Palindrome, *and are the only words that are heard onstage.*

The names of the characters are spoken by the narrator (the character of Jesus Christ) to draw attention to the actions of the characters or before the specific character speaks. Words sometimes represent actions that are part of the palindrome and are also spoken by the narrator. The only words heard on stage are those that are specific to the palindrome. The story is given detail in actions, in select props, in symbolic wardrobe and in lighting that are all dramatized for effect. The only props needed are pews, pedestals, a cross, a bottle of rum and lager, a small cave and a single chair along with different colored robes, different colored body suits, different colored scarves, which represent various sins (the giving out of such can be simplified according to artistic interpretation), a spotted scarf or one with Velcro attached spots, an identifier for Time, such as a clock or staff and a really big fancy woman’s hat. This play would benefit from music. A musical palindrome would enrich it even more so.

Suggested set up for a one act play-
Initially the stage is dark. (Right and left references are facing the stage.) Pews are at the left of the stage in the mid area of the left side. These hold the Dias family and other church members. These people wear grey robes. Under their grey robes are white body suits or robes. God, dressedin a white robe, is positioned at the left of the stage in the rear area of the left side, on the highest pedestal. God is always represented with a capital “G” just as other characters who try to be idol gods are represented with a lower case “g”.
The Narrator (Jesus Christ) is at the left front, off stage at a podium or on the stage at the left front on a pedestal equal to God. Jesus is also referred to in the play as the Red Rose of Sharon. A cross is set behind him. Jesus is dressed in a white robe. His robe may be trimmed in red at the base and sleeves. A crown of thorns may also be used at this same point in the play in which the crucifixion is represented.
At the center rear of the stage is a set of three low pedestals. The center pedestal of these three is slightly elevated from the ones on either side. This center pedestal is where Star stands. She wears a gold robe.
At the right rear of the stage is another high pedestal, lower than that of God, in which Satan stands. He wears a black robe. The Rats and various Demons are gathered in front of Satan.
The Rats all wear black robes and carry black scarves. The Rats represent the occult members. The Demons all wear body suits. One Dragon wears a red suit with green scarves and represents unrighteous anger and ill temper. Devil wears a green suit with orange scarves and represents confusion and madness. Emos wears a purple suit and blue scarves and represents depression, sadness and being alone. Royal wears a gold suit and purple scarves, representing false rulers, and self appointed power. Eros wears a pink suit with red scarves representing physical desire or empty longing for passion such as the love for drink or other addictions. Tenet wears an orange body suit and silver scarves representing beliefs in a religion that believes in the organization rather than the truth. Dogma wears a silver suit and gold scarves representing authoritative and judgmental doctrine. Id wears a blue suit with pink scarves to represent the instinctual and unconscious nature of sin.
In this same area, out of sight or off to the side, is a chair holding Asa. He wears a nude coloredbody suit and a big fancy ladies hat. The small cave, big enough to fit one crouched person is also somewhere on stage out of sight with the spotted scarf inside or Velcro spots on a scarf.
The character of “Times Eye” represents time.The character should signify Father Time in appearance, with a white robe or, Time, in a white robe wearing or carrying a clock. A spotlight appears to the right of the stage to draw attention Times Eye as the character walks slowly from the right side of the stage to exit the left side of the stage as the character speaks. At the same time a spot lights appear on Jesus and God. From this point the spot lights are ever present on God and Jesus except for one important moment during the play. A red light may illuminate Satan in the same way. This is an artistic representation of their constant and unwavering presence.
Times Eye– “Revoke, ‘tis I, time’s eye.  Finish sin if eyes emit… six a.m.  … Max is noon… 01, 02, 2010… 12, 02, 2021?”
This statement represents an expression concerning the end of time and the end of sin. Note that the dates can be changed to reflect current times, 11, 02, 2011, … 02, 02, 2020 etc., while maintaining the palindrome, as time progresses beyond these dates. This action keeps with the artistic intent that no one knows when time will end while highlighting the possibility it could be soon.
The Demons and Rats begin moving from the right of the stage to the left of the stage, towards the pews following Time. The Rats slink. The Demons walk, skip, jump and dance. A spotlight falls upon Star as Tenet places a silver scarf on Star. The artistic intent is to symbolize false worship. Tenet pulls Eva from the pews.  Id places a pink scarf on her. Royal gives Star a purple scarf. This signifies the idolization of royalty. When scarves are given they are initially seen as beautiful but as they mount in numbers they become a burden to the wearer. Tenet puts Eva on a pedestal next to Star. Tenet places a silver scarf on Eva. The Rats worship Eva and Star. Royal places a purple scarf on Eva. The Rats give Eva and Star black Scarves. The black scarves symbolize the occult.
Jesus Christ– “Reviled, Eva’s dog swept pews!”
Eva, Rats, Star and Demons react at this statement and a spot lights sweeps through the pews. The Rats and Demons whisper to those in the pews. The artistic intent is that this statement and actions symbolize temptation. Id gives all the Rats a pink scarf.
Jesus Christ– “God!”
Jesus makes a hand gesture towards God as if announcing God’s presence. God continues to be ever observant. Every one in pews, Rats, Demons, Star and Eva react.
Jesus Christ– “Dias”
Jesus makes a hand gesture towards the pews. Lighting increases so that the left side of the stage is fully viewable.
Dias family- “Ah!!”
All characters that are members of the Dias Family speak this in awe and fear.
Jesus Christ– “Satan said”
A spotlight shows Satan at the right of the stage. Ideally a light might illuminate each person as their name is spoken or/and as they speak as characters.
Satan- “Star-Di, Asa, Dennis, Natasha, Ron, Maori, Ida, Ed, Hannah,
One Dragon, Eva, Sharon, Naomi, Isa, Emos, Deborah, Royal, Rats, Eros,
Tenet, Dogma, Id, Nacina, Paris, Devil …Sinned.”
As Satan speaks lighting increases to show the full stage, he points to all the characters, accusingly. Each character reacts to its name as they might in the time of judgment.
Jesus Christ– “Tenet”
Tenet gives all the Rats silver scarves then is walking around the pews whispering in the ears of the people. The artistic intent is the temptation to sin under religious doctrine.
Tenet“God…Too far away…Murmur, murmur…”
Tenet draws attention to the center stage with Star on a pedestal as he whispers. Tenet is tempting people with religious doctrine that is not based on truth.
Jesus Christ– “Rats”
The Rats (five in total)are walking around the pews whispering in the ears of the people, tempting them with false rewards for joining the occult.
Rat One“‘Y no mere clay or wonder… Murmur murmur…”
The artistic intent of this statement is the idolization of the self. Royal gives Rat One a purple scarf.  Rat One pulls Ron, Eva’s boyfriend, from the pews. Id puts a pink scarf on him. Rat One places a black scarf on Ron to symbolize his acceptance of the occult and puts him on the other pedestal next to Star. Tenet places a silver scarf on Ron. All the Rats worship Ron, Eva and Star. Royal places a purple scarf on Ron. Eros gives Rat Two a bottle of Rum, and places a red scarf on Rat Two. This symbolizes the empty longing for passion and temptation to fill this with drink. Since Rats are also people, they can receive scarves as well. Eros is whispering to Rat One. Rat Two pulls Dennis Dias from the pews and gives him the bottle of rum and a black scarf. Id places a pink scarf on him. Dennis proceeds to drink. Eros drapes a red scarf on Dennis.
Rat Two-“Yes! Orders red rum, redder Eh?”
Rat Two rejoices atthe drunkenness of Dennis Dias. Dennis Dias pulls Natasha Dias (his daughter) from the pews and gives her the rum. Id places a pink scarf on her. A Rat gives Natasha a black scarf. She drinks and also becomes drunk. She gives the rum back to Dennis. Eros drapes a red scarf on Natasha. They both begin worshipping Star (AKA  Dog Star, Di, Star-Di, Dog, and Doggie), The various names of Star symbolizes the many possibilities for people to find idols, in great objects in the sky, royalty, or leaders, famous people, animals, or trendy concepts and ideas etc. Ron and Eva are also being worshiped. Ron and Eva participate in the drink and are given red scarves from Eros.
Rat Two“ ‘Twas I!”  
Rat Two rejoices in the accomplishments.
Rat Three“ Dog!…”
Rat Three points at and accuses Star. Dogma gives Rat Three a Gold scarf symbolizing false judgment and blame.
Rat Four“Tonsured rum pots!”
Rat Four accuses Dennis, Natasha, Ron and Eva. Dogma gives Rat Four a Gold scarf.
Jesus Christ-“Said”
Rat Five addresses every one including the audience pointing as Dogma places a Gold scarf on him.
Rat Five- “Murder… Red Rose of Sharon!”….
At this statement the cross behind Jesus lights up. Jesus puts his arms out as if hanging on the cross and bows his head. Alllights go out so that the stage and audience is in complete darkness for three seconds. The artistic intent is the three days Jesus spent in Darkness. If this is not desirable by the production then the red light on Satan may remain as Satan rejoices in victory. After three seconds the lights resume as before. The Rats point at God, questioning his allowance of the crucifixion of Jesus. Devil places orange scarves on them.
Rats- “He murders red rose… Y?”
Jesus Christ-“Dennis said”
As Dennis is speaking Natasha gets on her knees in front of Star. Dennis points out her guilt in worshipping Star.
Dennis“sinned?  Did I? Now I won top spot.  Ah… Natasha Dias sees dog star…put it up…”
Dogma places a gold scarf on Dennis symbolizing unrighteous judgment.
Jesus Christ-“Sinned”
Dennis“…as a god. Fool… A! Wow…, ‘Ave, ‘Ave some red rum too.
Fall apart, Natasha.”
Dennis gives Natasha the bottle of rum again. Tenet speaks and all the Rats and Demons jump and dance.
Jesus Christ-“Tenet”
Tenet- “Lives evil!”…
A Rat gives Dennis a bottle of lager. He drinks it then gives the lager to Natasha with his next line.
Jesus Christ-“Dennis”
Dennis- “‘Ave some lager?”
Natasha, suddenly feels repulsed at being drunk, throws the drinks down and turns to Star offering to bring her sister Hannah into the occultin exchange for forgiveness. Tenet gives Natasha a silver scarf.
Jesus Christ-“Natasha Dias”
Natasha Dias“Doggy! Dash sin if I deliver Hannah?”
Natasha pulls Hannah from the pews and brings her to Star, AKA  Star-Di, Dog, Doggy, Di, Dog Star, whois too self absorbed to notice. Id places a pink scarf on her. Hannah is given a black scarf by a Rat and begins worshipping Star. Tenet places a silver scarf on her.
Jesus Christ-“Star-Di”
Star-Di- “Did I as I? Was I? I was raw Dog, as a devil, I am god deified.”
As Star is speaking Devil puts an orange scarf on her symbolizing confusion and madness.
Jesus Christ-“Dennis said”
As Dennis is speaking the Rats are pointing at Ron and Eva and whispering in both his and Natasha’s ears.
Dennis- “Ha! Ron? He lived as a rat’s god.
Wow, I Liven a mood. I roamed under it…
Revolt, AHA, Live!”
While this is being said Tenet is whispering to Dennis who then struggles with Ron and throws Ron off his pedestal. Tenet helps Dennis unto the pedestal and gives him a silver scarf. At the word “revolt” Natasha throws Eva off her pedestal, and takes her place. Royal gives Dennis and Natasha a purple scarf.
Jesus Christ-“He said”
Dennis- “as a “foeman” as I live.”
Naomi and Ed, Ron’s parents,leave the pews to comfort Ron and Eva. Id places pink scarves on Naomi and Ed. A Rat leads Hannah to a stand next to her sister, Natasha’s pedestal. Royal places a purple scarf on her. Both revel in being worshipped by the Rats. As Natasha speaks to Dennis in the next line, Nacina and Ida, friends of Natasha, leave the pews and are given pink scarves by Id.
Jesus Christ-“Natasha said”
Natasha- “Did Nacina play or did moody Ida? So… Ida? Adios!
Hey Dad, are we not drawn onward? ”
As Natasha speaks, The Rats give Nacina and Ida black scarves and they join in the occult of worshipping those on the pedestals. Emos gives Ida a blue scarf symbolizing depression. At the word, “Adios” Ida walks away crying. Tenet gives Nacina a silver scarf. Nacina is whispering to Sharon, who isin the pews and she leaves the pews as well and is given a black scarf by a Rat and a pink scarfby Id. She stands next to her father, Dennis’s pedestal, and is given a purple scarf by Royal.
Jesus Christ-“Dias said”
Dennis is talking to Satan in the following line. He is offering his three daughters to Satan, expecting something in return. He then accuses Hannah just as he had Natasha before.
Dennis–  “Ah! Satan. Rats deliver goddesses, so pay. Flesh saw a sin, mad, dastard, Hannah, raw as a widened dam.”
Devil places an orange scarf on Hannah, symbolizing confusion and madness.
Jesus Christ-“Hannah”
Hannah- “I madam, I made fool a poor Dog.”
Hannah points to herself at the word “fool” and to Star at the word “Dog”. At these statements, Hannah stops worshipping Star and walks away, weeping and distraught. Deborah, Hannah’s mother, leaves the pews to comfort her. Id places a pink scarf on Deborah. Natasha is observing her mother and sister, feeling remorse. Star has also stopped her self absorption to take notice of the events.
Jesus Christ-“ Natasha Dias”
Natasha moans as the narrator, Jesus says the word “moan” and points at Hannah.
Jesus Christ-“moan”
Natasha“ go deliver Eh? I saw thee mad!”
Natasha is mournful; crying as Emos puts a blue scarf on her. Star has become visibly upset by this point.
Jesus Christ-“Dennis Dias”
Dennis is speaking to Satan about his daughters.
Dennis-“Sir, appalls Dog…”
Jesus Christ-“Stops”
Dennis “stops” for a moment then, upset by Star’s upset, he again curses Hannah. One Dragon places a green scarf on Dennis.
Dennis“…sleep repel, Eros eye saw Hannah.”
Eros puts a red scarf on Hannah and she is given drink. She becomes drunk and falls at Eva’s feet.
Jesus Christ-“Said Hannah”
Hannah-“Eva! Can I live on?”
Eva ignores her. Paris, Hannah’s boyfriend, leaves the pews to comfort her. Id places a pink scarf on him.
Satan speaks although not announced expressing pleasure at the situation.
Satan“Hannah, O’ No…  Ah…”
Jesus Christ-“Satan”
Satan continues, encouraging evil and sin.
Satan“Live dirt up!”
Jesus Christ-“Mom said”
Deborah confronts her husband, Dennis, blaming him for their daughter’s predicaments. Dogma places a gold scarf on her.
Deborah-“Ha, Robed!”
Deborah begins to cry. Emos places a blue scarf on her. Norah, Deborah’s mother, leaves the pews to comfort her. Id places a pink scarf on elderly Norah.
Jesus Christ-“God”
God speaks, to Natasha and Hannah, warning them that these things are not from him. Each reacts in fear and weeping. Everyone reacts by cringing. God points to Jesus, Reminding everyone that their sins are what Jesus died for. God warns that the Demons, such as Devil and One Dragon, and those things they worship, such as the Dog Star (AKA, of many names), do not have their interests in mind. The Demons cower at his words, as does Star. God asks the people to repent and warns them of the dangers of losing eternity spent close to God (the Garden). God speaks to the elders of the church, Norah, also known as “Red Rose” symbolic of her pious and close relationship to Jesus as the “Red Rose of Sharon”, and Naomi who consider themselves pillars of the church, warning them of the danger they are also in.
God- “Live not on evil, Madam Natasha, Madam Hannah Dias!
Murder Regal Red Rose of Sharon? I name no Devil-Dog as selfless.
A Devil! One Dragon! Pupils pull up! No Garden, O!
Norah, regal red rose… Y? Naomi…?”
Jesus Christ-“ Moan…”
God moans as Jesus states the word “Moan”, both showing great distress.
God- “ ‘Y doom?”
The Rats are whispering in the ear of Ron while pointing at DennisRon moves towards Dennis but Sharon notices him. Rats also whisper in the ear of Eva, pointing at Natasha.
Jesus Christ-“Sharon Dias”
Sharon calls to her mother, Deborah, as Ron struggles to throw Dennis off the pedestal. She pleads with the demon Devil to help her father; no one is interested in helping. Sharon becomes confused in her excitement. Devil places an orange scarf on her.
Sharon“Mom, Ei! Reverie! Live O’ Devil, never odd or even.
No, it is opposition. ‘Y a period won? Oh!
Who was it I saw, Oh Who? Ha!”
Jesus Christ-“Ron”
Dennis is thrown to the ground and Ron takes his place on the pedestal, hollering triumphantly as he replies to Sharon. Despite this, Sharon remains near the pedestal, being worshipped.
During this same time Eva struggles with Natasha but does not succeed.
Jesus Christ-“Eva”
Eva cries out in triumph for Ron’s success and continues to struggle with Natasha.
Eva-“Revolt lover!”
Jesus Christ-“Id”
The Rats are in fervor.
Id-“Rats gnash teeth!”
Natasha throws Eva to the ground and the struggle stops. Natasha remains on her pedestal.
Jesus Christ-“Sang Star-Di”
Star is still in madness, upset by all the commotion, and sings her words.
Star“Do… Do Good’s deeds. Live on? Reviled did I live! God saw!
 I, deified, I was Dog. Evil I did deliver. No! Evil’s deeds do, O God! O! Did Rats gnash teeth?”
Star is visibly depressed; Emos places a blue scarf on her. She continues dramatically, after a pause…
Jesus Christ-“Sang Star-Di”
Star-“Revolt! Love! Rave I?”
Dennis is attempting to reclaim his position but is continually repelled by Ron. Norah, Dennis’s mother, becomes distraught and confused about what she should do as Ron is the son of her best friend Naomi. Devil places an orange scarf on her.
Jesus Christ-“Norah”
Norah“Oh who was it I saw, Oh who? Now do I repay?
No, it is opposition. Never odd or even…Live? Do evil? Ei!!, reverie!”
Deborah speaks to Norah but she is inconsolable. Emos places a blue scarf on Norah.
Jesus Christ-“Mom said”
Deborah-“Norah’s moody.”
Jesus Christ-“Naomi. (moan)”
Naomi moans when the word is spoken. She asks for and is given lager as Eros places a red scarf on her. She then rejoices, lifting the lager, for her son, Ron. Dennis ends his struggle with Ron.
Naomi- “Yes, order lager… Ha! Ron.”
Jesus Christ-“One Dragon”
One Dragon speaks to everyone, mocking what God has said and declaring Ron as a god, and as himself as he places a green scarf on Ron.
One Dragon“Pull up? Slip up! No Garden? O’, lived as selfless?
A god lived one man! I.”
The Rats all dance with lager and rum around Norah, tormenting her and offering her drink which she keeps refusing.
Jesus Christ– “Norah’s foes order lager, red rum…
Said Hannah”
Hannah makes an appeal to Norah, her grandmother, warning her, then points to and denounces Satan and Star.
Hannah- “Madam, Ah!!! Satan! Madam, live not on evil. Dog!”
Jesus Christ“Deborah Dias (mom)”
Deborah points at Natasha, blaming her. Dogma places a gold scarf on Deborah. Deborah encourages Hannah to go away to a cave that is far back on the stage.
Deborah“Putrid evil, Natasha!  O’ No! Hannah, No evil in a cave…”
In the cave is “spots”, like a cloth with Velcro spots to symbolize leprosy. Hannah goes into the cave and puts on this cloth. As Jesus speaks the next lines Hannah sits at the mouth of the cave “peeling spots” When Jesus states “Sllap” God makes a motion towards Hannah. Hannah is healed and drops the spotted scarf.
Jesus Christ“ Hannah Dias? Hannah was eye sore leper, (peels spots)
God, “SLLap!”… Paris said”
Paris points to Hannah, accusing her of sinning, deserving of leprosy. One Dragon places a green scarf on Paris. Paris denies his own responsibility or sin. Id places a pink scarf on him. Paris points to Star in blame. Dogma places a gold scarf on him.
Paris- “Sinned dame… Eh? ‘Twas I? Here, vile Dog!” 
Hannah rejoins the group, near Naomi and Ed. The Rats continue dancing around Norah who can not get away from them.
Jesus Christ-“Naomi said”
Naomi looks at her friend, Norah, and is sad. Emos places a blue scarf on her. As she speaks, she notices Satan and is afraid. Naomi turns to her husband Ed and then to Hannah, asking if she is mad.
Naomi“Ah!!! Satan! Go droop aloof. Ed, am I mad?
Am I, Hannah? Madden…”
Jesus Christ“Ed”
Ed replies as Devil places an orange scarf on him. Ed exclaims war, symbolizing the war between good and evil.
Ed“I was… A war!”
Jesus Christ“Hannah”
Hannah also replies, still confused. Looking at Norah and Naomi.
Hannah“Drat, sad… Damn!”
Jesus Christ“Isa”
Isa, wife of Asa, leaves the pews; Id places a pink scarf on her. She accuses Star and receives a gold scarf from Dogma.
Isa“Wash self, Ya, possessed Dog, reviled Star!”
Jesus Christ“Natasha Dias said”
Natasha remains enamored with Star, speaking to and idolizing her father, Dennis, encouraging him to regain his position of power.
Natasha“…Drawn onward, to new era…Dad yeh… So…”
Jesus Christ-“Ida”
Natasha’s friend Ida, echoes the same sentiments speaking to Star.
Ida- “Adios A! Di, ‘Y doom, Did Royal panic and Id?”
Jesus Christ-“Dias”
Dennis, Sharon and Natasha all speak in agreement in the next line and continue in unison after Satan speaks.
Dennis, Sharon and Natasha- “Ah,”
Jesus Christ-“Satan”
Satan points to Asa asleep in a chair off to the side of the stage, stating he is evil. Eros places a red scarf on Asa and Id places a pink scarf on him.
Satan-“Evil is a name of Asa”
As Satan speaks, all the Rats except for one leave Norah. One Dragon places a green scarf on Norah. As the Rat One whispers in her ear, she also takes notice of Asa.
Jesus Christ-“Dias”
Dennis, Sharon and Natasha-“Eh?, Evil!, a hat lover, tired nude.”
Maori, a friend of Isa, is drawn from the pews by Isa, receiving a pink scarf from Id.
Jesus Christ-“Maori”
Maori points to Asa while she speaks, and receives a gold scarf from Dogma. She denies her own responsibility and is wowed by the idol worship of Star. She receives a black scarf from a Rat, and a silver scarf form Tenet.
Maori-“Doom an evil! I? wow, Dog Star as a Devil, eh?”
A Rat also begins whispering in the ear of Dennis, pointing to Eva who is worshipping the Star. Dogma places a gold scarf on Norah. Norah “murders” Asa by throwing a black cloth over him.
Jesus Christ-“ Norah Dias Sinned.  Deified Dogma”
Dogma is overjoyed and declares war between God and evil (all the Rats and Demons.)
Dogma“I lived as a god. War saw I. I saw! I said I did… Rats!”
Jesus Christ-“Hannah”
Hannah continues speaking in remorse; she calls out to God, with a capital G, asking “Why”.
Hannah-“Reviled, I finish sad. ‘Y “G” God?”
Jesus Christ-“said”
She again denounces Satan with sarcasm.
Hannah- “Ah!! Satan regal?!”
Jesus Christ-“Emos”
Emos points to Eva, accusing her.
Emos-“Eva… Sinned… lives Evil!”
Jesus Christ-“Tenet”
Tenet is reacting to Dennis approaching Eva from behind.
Devil places an orange scarf on Dennis, symbolizing madness.
Jesus Christ-“Satan”
Satan is speaking to all the Demons and Rats, who react with fervor.
Satan-“Trap all afoot, murder!”
Jesus Christ-“Emos”
As Emos says Eva’s name, Dennis approaches Eva.
Jesus Christ-“Eva”
Dennis “Murders” her, by throwing a black cloth over her as she is speaking and worshipping Star, in mid sentence.
Eva-“Wow, Aloof Dog as a…!”
Jesus Christ-“Dennis”
Dennis takes notice of God and in a revelation, feeling remorse at what he has done, declares to the Rats that God sees.
Dennis-“Put it up! Rats! God sees.”
Jesus Christ-“said”
Dennis cries out in fear and repentance.
Jesus Christ-“Satan”
Satan rejoices over the events.
Satan- “Ha, top spot. Now I won, I did!  Dennis Dias sinned. Yes! Orders red rum, eh!”
Jesus Christ-“ Norah’s foes order red rum… Dias”
All the Rats except for one begin dancing around Norah again, tormenting her with rum. Rat One is whispering in the ear of Dennis and pointing to Natasha and Sharon. Sharon and Natasha have remained in power while Dennis has not. They show fear of their father.
Jesus Christ-“Dias”
Sharon and Natasha appeal to their father as he approaches them.
Sharon and Natasha-“Stop, Murder us not!”
Dennis “Murders” Sharon, tossing a black cloth over her but stops short of murdering Natasha when he hears God speak.
Jesus Christ-“God”
God-“I saw the redder murders.”
Jesus Christ-“Red Rose”
Norah cries out to God, asking why? Norah takes the rum and becomes drunk. Eros places a red scarf on her as she sings.
Norah-“Y? Rum, rum, rum, rum red now.”
Jesus Christ-“Royal”
Royal dances around Star then Norah, back to Star and then dances with Tenet singing.
Royal“ceremony Star! Rum, rum, rum, rum, Ya! War a foot. Dog! Tenet!”
Jesus Christ-“Dennis”
Dennis falls to his knees in confusion and remorse. He denounces his attempts at being worshipped as a god. He realizes that Star is pitiful. He points to others, that they have been robbed of their happiness by him and he himself is in misery.
Dennis“Lived Sir? A panic… and I am god, tenet? Sore Star lay or…
Ha! robed some, as I… I moan.”
Jesus Christ-“Norah”
Norah calls out to God to save, realizing the consequences and the Rats scatter.
Norah-“Save! No Garden, O!”
Jesus Christ-“Hannah”
Hannah is mournful.
Hannah-“Dead, I… I roam.”
Jesus Christ-“Norah”
Norah points at Satan and at herself acknowledging evil and sin, and then to the Rats and everyone else, stating “Dias” as if inviting every one to acknowledge their own sin.
Norah-“Satan!…Sinned, A!”
Jesus Christ-“said”
Norah- “Rats, Dias…?”
At this point some return to the pews, I.E. those that expressed repentance by words or by actions such as Dennis, Hannah, Norah, Naomi…(artistic interpretation can decide who and how many.)
Jesus Christ-“Natasha said”
Natasha, still on her pedestal cries out to the Star to save her.
As Jesus speaks Natasha, Star, Ron and everyone else not in the pews crumple to the ground and scurry/crawl into the darkness towards Satan. This includes the Rats, Demons and all those that have been murdered without repenting, Eva, Sharon, Asa, also move towards Satan with all their burdens in tow. The lights go out except for lights sweeping the pews as the characters sitting there throw off all of their scarves and the grey robes revealing white robes, or body suits at their words “God Save, Deliver!” hands up rejoicing.
Jesus Christ-“ SWEPT PEWS…”
Everyone in pews-  “GOD SAVE! DELIVER!”
As Time speaks the light shines only on one side of the stage, joyful, while the other is in darkness and misery.
Time’s eye- “12, 02, 2021… 01, 02, 2010?  Noon… six a.m. max. Is time’s eye finish’ sin? If eyes emit is it, ek… over?”
This statement again represents an expression concerning the end of time and the end of sin. Note once again that the dates can be changed to reflect current times, 11, 02, 2011, … 02, 02, 2020 etc., while maintaining the palindrome, as time progresses beyond these dates. This action keeps with the artistic intent that no one knows when time will end while highlighting the possibility it could be soon.
End of play.

The Performance Play

Times Eye: “Revoke, ’tis I, time’s eye.  Finish sin if eyes emit… six a.m.  … Max is noon… 01, 02, 2010… 12, 02, 2021?”


PEWS! God! Dias.”

Dias: “Ah!!”

Jesus: “Satan said,”

Satan: “Star-Di, Asa, Dennis, Natasha, Ron, Maori, Ida, Ed, Hannah, One Dragon, Eva, Sharon, Naomi, Isa, Emos, Deborah, Royal, Rats, Eros, Tenet, Dogma, Id, Nacina, Paris, Devil …Sinned.”

Jesus: “Tenet.”

Tenet: “God…Too far away…Murmur, murmur…”

Jesus: “Rats.”

Rat 1: “ ‘Y no mere clay or wonder… Murmur murmur…”

Rat 2: “Yes! Orders red rum, redder Eh?”

Rat 2: “ ‘Twas I!

Rat 3: ” Dog!…”

Rat 4: “Tonsured rum pots!”

Jesus: “Said.”

Rat 5: “Murder… Red Rose of Sharon!”….

Jesus: “Dennis Said.”

Dennis: “sinned? Did I? Now I won top spot. Ah… Natasha Dias sees dog star…put it up…””

Jesus: “Sinned.”

Dennis: “…as a god. Fool… A! Wow…, ‘Ave, ‘Ave some red rum too.

Fall apart, Natasha.”

Jesus: “Tenet.”

Tenet: “Lives evil!…”

Jesus: “Dennis.”

Dennis: “‘Ave some lager?”

Jesus: “Natasha Dias.”

Natasha: “Doggy! Dash sin if I deliver Hannah?”

Jesus: “Star-Di.”

Star-Di: “Did I as I…? Was I…? I was raw Dog, as a devil, I am god deified.”

Jesus: “Dennis Said.”

Dennis: “Ha! Ron? He lived as a rat’s god.

Wow, Liven a mood. I roamed under it…

Revolt, AHA, Live!

Jesus: “He said”

Dennis: “as a “foeman”, as I live.”

Jesus: “Natasha said.”

Natasha: “Did Nacina play or did moody Ida? So… Ida? Adios!

Hey Dad, are we not drawn onward? ”

Jesus: “Dias said.”

Dennis: “Ah…Satan. Rats deliver goddesses, so pay.

Flesh saw a sin, mad, dastard, Hannah.”

Jesus: “Hannah.”

Hannah: “I madam, I made fool a poor Dog.”

Jesus: “Natasha Dias.”

Natasha: “I…”

Jesus: “Moan.”

Natasha: “go deliver Eh? I saw thee mad!”

Jesus: “Dennis Dias”

Dennis: “Sir, Appalls Dog…”

Jesus: “Stops.”

Dennis: “…sleep repel, Eros saw, Hannah.”

Jesus: “Said Hannah.”

Hannah: “Eva! Can I live on?”

Satan: “Hannah, O’ No… Ah…”

Jesus: “Satan!”

Satan: “Live dirt up!”

Jesus; “Mom Said.”

Deborah-Mom: “Ha, Robed!”

Jesus: “God!”

God: “Live not on evil, Madam Natasha, Madam Hannah Dias! Murder Regal Red Rose of Sharon? I name no Devil, Dog as selfless. A Devil! One Dragon! Pupils pull up! No Garden, O! Norah, regal red rose… Y? Naomi…?”

Jesus: “Moan…”

God: “‘Y doom?”

Jesus: “Sharon Dias!”

Sharon: “Mom, Ei! Reverie! Live O’ Devil, never odd or even. No, it is opposition. ‘Y a period won? Oh!  Who was it I saw, Oh Who? Ha!”

Jesus: “Ron!”

Ron: “I.”

Jesus: “Eva!”

Eva: “Revolt lover!”

Jesus: “Id!”

Id: “Rats gnash teeth!”

Jesus: “Sang, Star-Di.”

Star-Di: “Do… Do Good’s deeds. Live on? Reviled did I live! God saw! I, deified, I was Dog. Evil I did deliver. No! Evil’s deeds do, O God! O! Did Rats gnash teeth?”

Jesus: “Sang Star-Di.”

Star-Di: “Revolt! Love! Rave I?”

Jesus: “Norah!”

Norah: “Oh who was it I saw, Oh who? Now do I repay? No, it is opposition. Never odd or even…Live? Do evil? Ei!!, reverie!”

Jesus: “Mom said,”

Deborah-Mom: “Norah’s moody.”

Jesus: “Naomi! Moan…”

Naomi: “Yes, order lager… Ha! Ron.”

Jesus: “One Dragon!”

One Dragon: “Pull up? Slip up! No Garden? O’, lived as selfless? A god lived one man, I.

Jesus: “Norah’s foes order lager, red rum… Said Hannah,”

Hannah: “Madam, Ah!!! Satan! Madam, live not on evil Dog!”

Jesus: “Deborah Dias, Mom.”

Deborah: “Putrid evil, Natasha!  Hannah, No evil in a cave…”

Jesus: “Hannah Dias? Hannah was sore leper, peels spots, God, SLLap!… Paris said,”

Paris: “Sinned dame… Eh? ‘Twas I? Here vile Dog!”

Jesus: “Naomi said,”

Naomi: “Ah!!! Satan! Go droop aloof. Ed, am I mad?

Am I, Hannah? Madden…”

Jesus: “Ed”

Ed: “I was… A War!”

Jesus: “Hannah!”

Hannah: “Drat, sad… Damn!”

Jesus: “Isa!”

Isa: “Wash self, Ya, possessed Dog, reviled Star!”

Jesus: “Natasha Dias said,”

Natasha: “…Drawn onward, to new era…

Dad, Yeh… So…”

Jesus: “Ida”

Ida: “Adios, A! Di, ‘Y doom, Did Royal panic and Id?”

Jesus: “Dias!”

Dennis, Sharon, Natasha: “Ah,”

Jesus: “Satan!”

Satan: “Evil is a name of Asa”

Jesus: “Dias!”

Dennis, Sharon, Natasha: “Eh?, Evil!, a hat lover, tired nude.”

Jesus: “Maori!”

Maori: “Doom an evil!, Wow, Dog Star as a Devil, eh?”

Jesus: “Norah Dias sinned, deified Dogma.”

Dogma: “I lived as a god. War saw I. I saw! I said I did… Rats!”

Jesus: “Hannah!”

Hannah: “Reviled, I finish sad. ‘Y “G” God?”

Jesus: “Said,”

Hannah:“Ah!! Satan regal?!”

Jesus: “Emos!”

Emos: “Eva… Sinned… lives Evil!”

Jesus: “Tenet!”

Tenet: “Ah…”

Jesus: “Satan!”

Satan: “Trap all afoot, murder!”

Jesus: “Emos”

Emos: “Eva!”

Jesus: “Eva!”

Eva: “Wow, Aloof Dog as a…”

Jesus: “Dennis!”

Dennis: “Put it up!…Rats! God sees.”

Jesus: “Said,”

Dennis: “Ah!!!”

Jesus: “Satan!”

Satan: “Ha, top spot, now I won, I did. Dennis Dias sinned.

Yes! Orders red rum eh!”

Jesus: “Norah’s foes order red rum.


Sharon, Natasha: “Stop, Murder us not!”

Jesus: “God!”

God: “I saw the redder murders.”

Jesus: “Red Rose!”

Norah: “Y? Rum, rum, rum, rum red now.”

Jesus: “Royal!”

Royal: “ceremony Star! Rum, rum, rum, rum,

Ya! War a foot. Dog! Tenet!”

Jesus: “Dennis!”

Dennis: “Lived Sir? A panic… and I am god, tenet? Sore Star lay or… Ha! robed some, as I… I moan.”

Jesus: “Norah!”

Norah: “Save! No Garden, O!”

Jesus: “Hannah!”

Hannah: “Dead, I… I roam.”

Jesus: “Norah!”

Norah: “Satan sinned! A!”

Jesus: “Said”

Norah: ” Rats…Dias?”

Jesus: “Natasha said,”

Natasha: “Dog!”


Times Eye: “12, 02, 2021… 01, 02, 2010?  Noon… six a.m. max.

Is time’s eye finish’ sin? If eyes emit is it, ek… over?”

Space and Earth science

Weathering: when rocks and soil are worn down.

Erosion: when the material that is worn down is carried away by wind, water, living beings or gravity.

Deposition: the dropping, or releasing of sediments that have been moved from one and build up in another.

Constructive Forces

Deposition: Deltas and Sand dunes

Sand dunes:

mounds or ridges of sand that the wind forms along coastlines. They may form in long, irregular rows set back from the water.


land forms formed at the mouth of a river where the river flows into the ocean, estuary, lake, or reservoir. Deltas are formed from the deposition of the sediment carried away by the river and dropped as it leaves the mouth of the river.



Earthquakes can be both a constructive and destructive force. When the fault lines move they can cause incredible damage (destructive) and they also can cause new land formations (constructive). Almost always though, they are destructive!

Learn More:


Earthquake faults are caused by the Earth’s crust moving upward, downward, and sideways. Normal faults occur when plates move apart. Reverse faults develop when plates smash together. The San Andreas Fault is a place where plates slip past each other.

Learn More:

Earthquake Faults

Kids Geology – Faults

Destructive Forces


Weathering is the breaking down of rock.

Mechanical (Physical)

Mechanical weathering refers to the physical separation break-up of a material.

When wind blows against a solid surface, it’s pushing against it. The push is small, of course. But, over time, all the pushing adds up. It might chip pieces off of the solid. If they end up blowing far away, we call it wind erosion.

Ocean waves smash into the coast.

Coastlines often have very unique shapes to them. That’s because waves weather them over time. Each new wave digs into the rock a little. Much later, the digging can produce interesting patterns.

Small waves break against coastal rock.

Brain Pop Weathering


The next type of weathering we’re going to look at is a little different. We can’t usually watch it happen. It takes place at the atomic level. But, we can learn from examples of what we know as chemical weathering.


Hydrolysis is when water, chemically known as H₂O, reacts with a rock to form a new material. This can happen when rainwater hits the igneous rock granite. Some of the minerals in granite react with water to form clay. This is an example of weathering because the new clay is much easier to erode.


Leaching is a simple, but important force. It’s when rainwater, which is naturally acidic, dissolves rocks. This happens a lot with limestone (a type of sedimentary rock). If runoff moves through a deposit of limestone, it might create a cave.

A cave. Caves are created by chemical weathering.

Biological :

Our last type is actually quite simple. It’s when a living thing does any sort of weathering. It usually refers to soil: Animals dig through it, and plants grow in it.

Meerkats weather the soil by digging holes through it.

This biological weathering is great for the environment! Organisms evolve to survive in their biomes, not destroy them. Their actions are only inconvenient for us.


Erosion is simply the process by which the earth’s surface gets worn down. This usually happens as a result of water (rain, rivers or oceans) and wind. Erosion is the 2nd part of a cycle. First the earth is worn down through weathering. Then the weathered material erodes as a result of water and wind. Finally, the material that has eroded stops somewhere else in what is known as deposition.

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Impact of Organisms:

One of the main causes of erosion are all the billions of critters that continuously dig up the soil in search of food and homes. Insects, worms, reptiles, and mammals all help to disturb the upper layers of the Earth. Once soil is disturbed, then wind and rain can more easily wash it away. While it’s easy to point our fingers at the other members of the animal kingdom, it’s important to remember that the biggest culprit when it comes to biological erosion is humans. The amount of erosion resulting from one storm hitting an open construction site or a freshly plowed field is often greater than all the erosion caused in the same area by other animals working more than 100 years!

The Dust Bowl of the 1930s was caused by a combination of soil erosion, drought, and high winds. These problems combined to cause great amounts of dust to be blown over many states and killed crops, animals, and people in the process.


Earthquakes can be both a constructive and destructive force. When the fault lines move they can cause incredible damage (destructive) and they also can cause new land formations (constructive). Almost always though, they are destructive!

Learn More:

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.)

Seismological Studies:

Seismographs – Seismographs are used to record and predict earthquakes.

Richter Scale:

Scientists use the information provided by a seismograph to determine the severity of an earthquake. The Richter Scale scores earthquakes from 1 to 10 depending on the amount of movement that the earthquake causes. Every whole number on the scale represents the earthquake being ten times bigger. For example, a 5.0 on the Richter Scale is ten times bigger than an earthquake measuring 4.0. Scientists have recently begun using a newer, more specific scale to measure earthquakes called the Moment Magnitude Scale (MMS).

Flood Forecasting:

Using GIS Maps


Dams help control the flow of water down major rivers. That flow of water is then turned into electricity. The Tennessee Valley Authority, which was created as part of FDR’s New Deal, built many dams in the Southeastern U.S. They still are a major source of hydro-electric power today. You can explore their site to learn more about dams, hydro-electricity and flood prevention


Levees are designed to control the flow of water. Unlike dams, they do not block a river. Instead they make the sides of the river taller to prevent flood damage to nearby cities, houses and businesses.

Storm Drain Management

Heavy rainfall can also lead to large amounts of water running through the city’s storm drain system. As more and more people live in cities, pollution becomes a bigger and bigger problem.

Covid 19 Suddenly home schooling support list.



PBS Kids Daily



99 Math





Design Squad

  1. Read a book together.
  2. Cook dinner together.
  3. Do a jigsaw puzzle.
  4. Take a walk.
  5. Have a family picnic.
  6. Take a bike ride.
  7. Play Frisbee.
  8. Go to the park.
  9. Play a card game.
  10. Look through old family albums together.
  11. Play hide and seek.
  12. Bake cookies together.
  13. Have a family touch football game.
  14. Go outside and take fun family photos.
  15. Make a meal together.

16. Play soccer.

17. Make a chalk picture on your driveway or sidewalk.

18. Make pizza from scratch.

19. Play a board game.

20. Try some food you’ve never had before.

21. Shoot some hoops.

22. Play a game of Charades.

23. Do a family art project.

24. Make a family breakfast.

25. Make a care package for someone in need.

26. Plant some seeds and watch them grow.

27. Build a birdhouse or bird-feeder.

28. Clean house and donate items to non-profit.

29. Have a treasure hunt.

30. Plant trees.

31. Pick seasonal fruit at a local farm.

32. Go to the beach.

33. Create your own fiction story.

34. Choreograph a dance routine.

35. Create your own STEM challenge with items around the house.

36. Create a Bucket list of places to go on family vacation.

37. Draw or Paint

38. Think of a new skill/hobby you would each like to learn and work on the new skill/hobby.

39. Exercise together.

40. Teach each other something new.

41. Start a new healthy habit.

42. Write thank you notes to people in your life.

43. Have a camp out in the back yard or in the living room!

44. Host a movie night. Make your own movie tickets, pop popcorn, and set up the living room like a cinema.

45. Build with Legos.

46. Get Crafty – Make friendship bracelets, key chains, slime, origami, etc.

47. Rearrange your room.

48. Scrapbook/Journal about the year so far or about what you would like to do in the future.

49. Complete household chores.

50. Make a photo collage.

Information gathered from:www.georgiastandards.org http://www.jonathanfeicht.com

Helpful Reading Programs & Websites

1. Think Central (Journey’s Reading):

Username: 5-digit lunch number + @lowndes

Password: last name (all lowercase)

2. iStation:

Username: 5-digit lunch number

Password: last name (lowercase letters)

3. Accelerated Reader (AR)/Renaissance Place:

Username: 5-digit lunch number

Password: last name (all lowercase)

Helpful Math Programs & Websites

1. XtraMath: (Math Fact Fluency Games)

3. Zearn: (Math How-To Instructional Videos)

Website: www.zearn.org

http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/  This is a community sight for companies helping parents who are homeschooling during closures and other free supports

opics: activities, enrichment

This is another Google Doc list of ideas and websites for enrichment activities when working from home/kids stuck at home. We don’t maintain this resource. Someone else does.


How to access the videos: 

Note: Each lesson comes with questions on the right side

Arts (Visual)

  • The Amazing Math in Da Vinci’s ‘Vitruvian Man’
  • Andy Warhol, Campbell’s Soup Cans: Why Is This Art?
  • Brief History of Graffiti
  • Brief History of Religion in Art
  • Bringing a Pop-up Book to Life
  • The Case for Andy Warhol
  • Cave Paintings
  • The Chaotic Brilliance of Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
  • Complex Geometry and Islamic Design
  • The Dawn of Art
  • Doodlers Unite
  • Eye vs. Camera
  • Frida Kahlo: The Woman Behind the Legend
  • Gyotaku: The Ancient Japanese Art of Printing Fish
  • The History of Graffiti
  • The History of Tattoos
  • How Ancient Art Influenced Modern Art
  • How Art Can Help You Analyze
  • How One French Poet Combined Poetry and Visual Art
  • Inside a Cartoonist’s World
  • Is There a Difference Between Art and Craft
  • The Many Meanings of Michelangelo’s Statue of David
  • Math and Van Gogh
  • The Mathematics of Sidewalk Illusions
  • My Cat Could Make That (What Is Abstract Expressionism?)
  • Taking Imagination Seriously
  • What Color is Tuesday? Exploring Synesthesia
  • What Is Color?
  • What Is Minimalist Art and Why Does It Matter?
  • Who Decided What Art Means
  • Why Babies in Medieval Paintings Look Like Ugly Old Men
  • Why Is This Painting So Captivating? (Girl with the Pearl Earring)
  • Why Is This Painting So Captivating? (Las Meninas)
  • Why Is This Painting So Shocking? (Guernica)

Arts (Music)

  • A Different Way to Visualize Rhythm
  • Animation Basics: The Art of Timing and Spacing
  • A-rhythm-etic. The Math Behind the Beats
  • Beatboxing 101
  • A Brief History of Goths
  • Earworms: Those Songs That Get Stuck in Your Head
  • From Aaliyah to Jay-Z: Captured Moments in Hip-Hop History
  • How Bass Instruments Work
  • How Playing an Instrument Benefits Your Brain
  • How to Practice Effectively
  • How to Read Music
  • Johann Sebastian Bach’ Life
  • Music and Creativity in Ancient Greece
  • Music and Emotion Through Time
  • Music and Math: The Genius of Beethoven
  • Music as a Language
  • The Physics of Playing a Guitar
  • The Secrets of Mozart’s Magic Flute
  • Why You Should Listen to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
  • Why We Love Repetition in Music

Arts (Theatre)

  • Development of English Drama
  • Did Shakespeare Write His Plays?
  • Does the Wonderful Wizard of Oz Have a Hidden Message?
  • The History of Social Dance
  • In on a Secret? That’s Dramatic Irony
  • Shakespeare’s Best Insults
  • Kabuki: The People’s Dramatic Art
  • Poetry, Pentameter, Pirates (Shakespeare & Iambic Pentameter)
  • The Science of Stage Fright (and How to Overcome It)
  • Shakespearean Dating Tips
  • Slowing Down Time (in Writing & Film)
  • What’s the Definition of Comedy?
  • Why Is Aristophanes Called the Father of Comedy?
  • Why Is This Painting So Captivating? (Las Meninas)
  • Why Shakespeare Loved Iambic Pentameter
  • Why Tragedies Are Alluring?

Community Service

  • Recycling Styrofoam


    • Addiction
    • Are You a Giver or a Taker?
    • Are You a Good Listener?
    • The Distracted Mind
    • Does School Prepare Students for the Real World
    • Debunking the Myths of OCD
    • The Equation for Reaching Your Dreams
    • Five Tips to Improve Critical Thinking
    • Five Ways Social Media Is Changing Your Brain Right Now
    • Five Ways You Can Help a Friend Suffering from Depression
    • Friendships and Vulnerability
    • Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
    • Good and Bad Childhoods
    • Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset: An Introduction
    • How Does Stress Affect the Brain?
    • How I Learned to Organize My Scatterbrain
    • How Miscommunication Happens (and How to Avoid It)
    • How to Be Confident
    • How to Be More Empathetic
    • How to Manage Your Time More Effectively
    • How to Practice Effectively
    • How to Stay Calm Under Pressure
    • How to Stop Being Bored and Start Being Bold
    • How to Talk to People You Disagree With
    • Is Binge-Watching Bad for You?
    • J.K. Rowling on the Importance of Failing
    • Learning to Listen
    • Manners
    • Overcoming Obstacles
  • The Science of Decision-Making
  • Seven Healthy Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep
  • A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit
  • Stay in–or Leave–a Relationship?
  • The Surprising Link Between Stress and Memory
  • Teach Girls Bravery Not Perfection
  • Three Quick Tips to Boost Your Confidence
  • What Causes Addiction
  • What Is Bipolar Disorder?
  • What Is Depression?
  • What Is Empathy?
  • What Trying to Help My Friend Taught Me About Mental Health
  • What You Can Do When Friendship Becomes Harmful
  • Why Do People Join Cults?
  • Why Do We Make Irrational Decisions?
  • Why Perfect Grades Don’t Matter
  • Why We Fear the Wrong Things


  • Are Boys Smarter Than Girls?
  • Is There a Limit to Technological Progress?
  • The Lost Art of Democratic Debate
  • Private School vs. Public School
  • The Pros and Cons of Pesticides
  • Should We Get Rid of Standardized Testing?
  • Should We Look for Life Elsewhere in the Universe?
  • Would You Sacrifice One Person to Save Five?


  • Animal Architects
  • Animation Basics: Homemade Special Effects
  • Animation Basics: The Optical Illusion of Motion
  • A Brief History of Video Games (Part I)
  • Building the Brooklyn Bridge
  • Can Machines Read Your Emotions?
  • Can a Robot be Creative?
  • How a Bendy Straw Was Invented
  • How an Igloo Keeps You Warm
  • How Blue Jeans Were Invented
  • How Cars Went from Boxy to Curvy
  • How Computer Memory Works
  • How Computers Translate Human Language
  • How Do Hard Drives Work?
  • How Do Self-Driving Cars See?
  • How Do Touchscreens Work?
  • How Fan Films Shaped the Lego Movie
  • How Far Can We Go?
  • How the Band-Aid was invented?
  • How the Popsicle Was Invented
  • How the Romans Flooded the Colosseum for Sea Battles
  • How the Rubber Glove was Invented
  • How the Sandwich Was Invented
  • How Smudge-proof Lipstick Was Invented
  • How Superglue Was Invented
  • How a TV Works in Slow Motion
  • How Was the First Metro System Built?
  • Inside Your Computer
  • Is Google Killing Your Memory?
  • Is It Possible to Create a Perfect Vacuum?
  • A Life-Saving Device That Detects Heart Attacks
  • Magnetic Slime
  • Meet a 12-year-old App Developer
  • Nine Futuristic Materials
  • The Power of Creative Constraints
  • Teaching Design for Change
  • Ten Dangerous Fashion Trends
  • Think Like a Coder (Series)
  • This One Weird Trick Will Help You Spot Clickbait
  • What Are Mini Brains?
  • What If Cracks in Concrete Could Fix Themselves?
  • What Is the Internet of Things?
  • What Is a Smartphone Made of?
  • What Is the World Wide Web?
  • What’s So Special About Viking Ships?
  • Will We Ever Be Able to Teleport?
  • Will There Ever Be a Mile-High Skyscraper?


  • History vs. Napoleon Bonaparte
  • What Caused the French Revolution?

Language & Literature

Note: There are several poems from the “There’s a Poem for That” series in this list. They all are identified with the series’ name in parentheses after the title.

  • Accents (There’s A Poem for That series)
  • All the World Is a Stage (There’s a Poem for That series)
  • An Antihero of One’s Own
  • Animal Farm – Context and Background
  • The Art of the Metaphor
  • The Assassination of Julius Caesar
  • The Aztec Myth of the Unluckiest Sun God
  • Become a Slam Poet in Five Steps
  • Beware of Nominalizations (AKA Zombie Nouns)
  • A Brief History of Plural Word
  • The Cambodian Myth of Thunder, Lightning, and Rain
  • The Case of a Misplaced Modifier
  • The Chinese Myth of the Immortal White Snake I & 2
  • Comma Story
  • The Clues to a Great Story
  • Dare to Educate Afghan Girls
  • Does Grammar Matter?
  • Does the Wonderful World of Oz Have a Hidden Message?
  • Everything You Need to Know to Read The Canterbury Tales
  • Everything You Need to Know to Read Frankenstein
  • Everything You Need to Know to Read The Odyssey
  • The Evolution of the Book
  • First Kiss (There’s A Poem for That series)
  • Five Myths from Around the World
  • For Estefani, Third Grade, Who Made Me a Card (There’s A Poem for That series)
  • Francine’s Interview – Holocaust Survivor
  • A Global Culture to Fight Extremism
  • Grammar’s Great Divide: The Oxford Comma
  • Harry Potter and the Translator’s Nightmare
  • Hero: A Lesson from a Volunteer Firefighter
  • A Host of Heroes
  • How Can You Change Someone’s Mind?
  • How Did English Evolve?
  • How Did Hitler Rise to Power?
  • How Do Languages Evolve?
  • How False News Can Spread
  • How Fiction Can Change Reality
  • How the Heart Actually Pumps Blood
  • How Many Verb Tenses Are There in English?
  • How Miscommunication Happens
  • How Misused Modifiers Can Hurt Your Writing
  • How to Build a Fictional World
  • How to Make Your Writing Suspenseful
  • How Many Verb Tenses Are There in English?
  • How to Recognize a Dystopia
  • How Thor Got His Hammer
  • How to Use Rhetoric to Get What You Want
  • How to Use a Semicolon
  • How to Write Fiction That Comes Alive
  • Insults by Shakespeare
  • The Irish Myth of the Giant’s Causeway
  • Is There Any Truth to King Arthur’s Legends?
  • The Key to Media’s Hidden Codes
  • Lessons from Auschwitz: The Power of Our Words
  • The Magic, Mathematical Fictions of Jorge Luis Borges
  • To Make Use of Water (There’s a Poem for That series)
  • Making Sense of Spelling
  • Mining Literature for Deeper Meanings
  • Misleading Headlines
  • The Myth of Arachne
  • The Myth of Cupid and Psyche
  • The Myth of Hercules
  • The Myth of Icarus and Daedalus
  • The Myth of Jason & the Argonauts
  • The Myth of King Midas and His Golden Touch
  • The Myth of Oisin and the Land of Eternal Youth
  • The Myth of Pandora’s Box
  • The Myth of Prometheus
  • The Myth of Sisyphus
  • The New Colossus (There’s a Poem for That series)
  • The Nutritionist There’s a Poem for That series)
  • Ode to the Only Black Kid in Class (There’s a Poem for That series)
  • The Opposites Game (from There’s a Poem for That series)
  • Plato’s Allegory of a Cave
  • Plato’s Best and Worst Ideas
  • A Poetic Experiment: Walt Whitman Interpreted by Three Animators
  • The Poetry of Emily Dickenson
  • The Poet Who Painted with Words
  • The Power of a Great Introduction
  • The Power of Simple Words
  • The Punishable Perils of Plagiarism
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Beauty of the Everyday
  • A Refresher on Edgar Allan Poe
  • The Road Not Taken (There’s a Poem for That series)
  • The Science Behind the Myth: Homer’s “Odyssey”
  • The Secret Student Resistance to Hitler
  • The Second Coming (There’s a Poem for That series)
  • Situational Irony: The Opposite of What You Think
  • Speech Acts: Constative and Performative (Power of Words)
  • Thor’s Journey to the Land of Giants
  • Three Anti-Social Skills to Improve Your Writing
  • Three Months After (There’s a Poem for That series)
  • Titan of Terror: The Dark Imagination of H.P. Lovecraft
  • To Make use of Water (There’s a Poem for That series)
  • The Tragic Myth of Orpheus and Eurydice
  • Vampires: Folklore, Fantasy and Fact
  • What Aristotle and Joshua Bell Can Teach Us About Persuasion
  • What Is an Antihero?
  • What Is the Definition of Comedy?
  • What Is Verbal Irony?
  • What Makes a Hero?
  • What Makes a Poem a Poem?
  • What Makes Something Kafkaesque?
  • What “Orwellian” Really Means
  • http://www.ted.com/playlists/75/what_s_wrong_with_what_we_eat (This playlist comprises regular TED videos that you may find useful for the Chew on This unit.)
  • When to Use Apostrophes
  • When to Use Me, Myself, and I?
  • Where Do New Words Come From?
  • Who Am I?
  • Who Is Sherlock Holmes?
  • Who Were the Vestal Virgins?
  • Why Facts Don’t Convince People
  • Why Should You Read Charles Dickens?
  • Why Should You Read Crime and Punishment?
  • Why Should you Read Don Quixote?
  • Why Should You Read Edgar Allan Poe?
  • Why Should You Read Fahrenheit 451?
  • Why Should You Read the Handmaid’s Tale?
  • Why Should You Read Kurt Vonnegut?
  • Why Should You Read Macbeth?
  • Why Should You Read A Midsummer’s Night Dream?
  • Why Should You Read One Hundred Years of Solitude?
  • Why Should You Read Sylvia Plath?
  • Why Should You Read The Tempest?
  • Why Should You Read Waiting for Godot?
  • Why Should You Read War and Peace?
  • Why Should You Read Sci-Fi Superstar Octavia F. Butler?
  • The Wicked Wit of Jane Austen
  • Will the Real Sherlock Holmes Please Stand Up?
  • The World According to James Baldwin
  • The World’s Most Mysterious Book

Logic & Reasoning (Riddles)

  • Can You Find the Next Number in This Sequence?
  • Can You Outsmart This Logical Fallacy?
  • Can You Solve the Airplane Riddle?
  • Can You Solve the Alien Probe Riddle?
  • Can You Solve the Bridge Riddle?
  • Can You Solve the Buried Treasure Riddle?
  • Can You Solve the Control Room Riddle?
  • Can You Solve the Counterfeit Coin Riddle?
  • Can You Solve the Cuddly, Duddly, Fuddly, Wuddly Riddle?
  • Can You Solve the Dark Coin Riddle?
  • Can You Solve the Egg Drop Riddle?
  • Can You Solve Einstein’s Riddle?
  • Can You Solve the False Positive Riddle?
  • Can You Solve the Fish Riddle?
  • Can You Solve the Frog Riddle?
  • Can You Solve the Giant Cat Army Riddle?
  • Can You Solve the Giant Iron Riddle?
  • Can You Solve the Jail Break Riddle?
  • Can You Solve the Killer Robo-Ants Riddle?
  • Can You Solve the Leonardo da Vinci Riddle?
  • Can You Solve the Locker Riddle?
  • Can You Solve the Mondrian Squares Riddle?
  • Can You Solve the Multiplying Rabbits Riddle?
  • Can You Solve the Multiverse Rescue Mission Riddle?
  • Can You Solve the Passcode Riddle?
  • Can You Solve the Penniless Pilgrim Riddle?
  • Can You Solve the Pirate Riddle?
  • Can You Solve the Prisoner Box Riddle?
  • Can You Solve the Prisoner Hat Riddle?
  • Can You Solve the Rebel Supplies Riddle?
  • Can You Solve the River Crossing Riddle?
  • Can You Solve the Rogue AI Riddle?
  • Can You Solve the Secret Werewolf Riddle?
  • Can You Solve the Seven Planets Riddle?
  • Can You Solve the Stolen Rubies Riddle?
  • Can You Solve the Temple Riddle? 
  • Can You Solve the Three Gods Riddle?
  • Can You Solve the Time Travel Riddle?
  • Can You Solve the Troll’s Paradox Riddle?
  • Can You Solve the Unstoppable Blob Riddle?
  • Can You Solve the Vampire Hunter’s Riddle?
  • Can You Solve the Wizard Standoff Riddle?
  • Fire Crystal Riddle
  • Winning at Rock, Paper, Scissors


  • A-rhythm-etic. The Math Behind the Beats
  • A Brief History of Banned Numbers
  • A Brief History of Numerical Systems
  • Can You Solve This?
  • The Case of the Missing Fractals
  • Check Your Intuition: The Birthday Problem
  • The Complex Geometry of Islamic Design
  • The Coin Flip Conundrum
  • Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man of Math
  • The Famously Difficult Green-Eyed Logic Puzzle
  • A Faster Way to Add and Multiply in Your Head
  • The Fundamentals of Probability
  • How Big Is Infinity?
    • How High Can You Count on Your Fingers?
    • How the Konigsberg Bridge Problem Changed Mathematics
    • How Many Ways Are There to Prove the Pythagorean Theorem?
    • How Many Ways Can You Arrange a Deck of Cards?
    • How Statistics Can Be Misleading
    • How to Make a Hexaflexagon
    • How to Prove the Pythagorean Theory
    • How to Spot a Misleading Graph
    • How to Visualize One Part Per Million
    • The Infinite Hotel Paradox
    • The Infinite Life of Pi
    • Is Math Discovered or Invented?
    • Is Our Climate Headed for Mathematical Chaos?
    • The Last Banana: A Thought Experiment in Probability
    • Making Sense of Irrational Numbers
    • The Math Behind Michael Jordan’s Legendary Hang Time
    • The Mathematical Secrets of Pascual’s Triangle
    • The Mathematics of Sidewalk Illusions
    • Mile of Pi – Numberphile
  • Music and Math: The Genius of Beethoven
  • Mysteries of Vernacular: Zero
  • Pixar: The Math Behind the Movies
  • Population Pyramids: Powerful Predictors of the Future
  • Riemann’s Paradox: Pi Equals Infinity Minus Infinity
  • Should I Stay or Should I Switch Doors?
  • SpongeBob’s house is not a pineapple (Fibonacci Numbers)
  • A Trip Through Space to Calculate Distance
  • The Unexpected Math Behind Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”
  • Welcome to the Virus Riddle
  • What Are Vectors?
  • What’s an Algorithm?
  • What’s the Difference Between Accuracy and Precision?
  • Where Do Math Symbols Come From?
  • Why Are Manhole Covers Round?
  • Why Can’t You Divide by Zero?
  • Why Does Math Make So Many People Anxious?
  • Why Do People Get So Anxious About Math?
  • Why Do Honeybees Love Hexagons?
  • Why the Metric System Matters
  • Why You Can’t Divided by Zero


  • Are We Living in a Simulation?
  • Are You a Mind with a Body or a Body with a Mind?
  • Does Time Exist?
  • The Philosophy of Stoicism

Physical & Health Education

  • An Athlete Uses Physics to Shatter World Records
  • Are Food Preservatives Bad for You?
  • The Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep
  • The Benefits of Good Posture
  • The Complicated History of Surfing
  • Could We Cure Aging During Your Lifetime?
  • The Different Types of Fats
  • Does Stress Cause Pimples?
  • Do Fad Diets Work?
  • The Effects of Sleep Deprivation
  • Eradicating HIV
  • The Fascinating Science of Phantom Limbs
  • Five Ways Social Media Is Changing Your Brain
  • Five Weird Involuntary Reflexes Explained!
  • The Heartbreaking Text That Inspired a Crisis Help Line
  • The History of the Black Fives Era in Basketball
  • How Anesthesia Works
  • How Aspirin Was Discovered?
  • How Blood Pressure Works
  • How Close Are We to Eradicating HIV?
  • How Concussions Work
  • How Do Blood Transfusions Works?
  • How Do Cigarettes Affect the Body?
  • How Does Asthma Work?
  • How Does Caffeine Keep Us Awake?
  • How Does Sugar Affect the Brain?
  • How Does Your Body Know You’re Full?
  • How Does Your Body Process Medicine?
  • How Does Your Digestive System Work?
  • How Does Your Heart Pump Blood?
  • How Does Your Liver Work?
  • How Does Your Pancreas Work?
  • How Does Your Thyroid Manage Your Metabolism?
  • How Do Drugs Affect the Brain?
  • How Do Glasses Help You See?
  • How Do Vaccines Work?
  • How Do Viruses Jump from Animals to Humans?
  • How Do Vitamins Work?
  • How Do We Study Living Brains?
  • How Do Wounds Heal?
  • How Do You Get Rid of Acne?
  • How Do Your Kidneys Work?
  • How Do Your Lungs Work?
  • How Fast Can Humans Go?
  • How the Food You Eat Affects Your Brain
  • How the Food You Eat Affects Your Gut
  • How Hormones Work
  • How Microbes Form Communities
  • How Much Water Do We Need to Drink?
  • How Mucus Keeps Us Healthy
  • How Old Are Your Ears? (This is a hearing test that requires earphones connected to a computer set at 1080p.)
  • How One Scientist Averted a National Health Crisis
  • How Oxygen Travels Through the Body
  • How Playing Sports Benefits Your Body and Brain
  • How Old Is Your Body Really?
  • How to Practice Effectively
  • How Stress Affects the Brain
  • How Sugar Affects the Brain
  • How to Biohack Your Cells to Fight Cancer
  • How to Choose a Sunscreen
  • How to Eradicate a Disease
  • How to Help a Friend Suffering from Depression
  • How X-rays See Through Your Skin
  • How to Grow a Bone
  • How to Practice Effectively
  • How Your Immune System Works
  • How Your Muscular System Works
  • Is It Bad to Hold Your Pee?
  • Is Marijuana Bad for Your Brain?
  • Is Radiation Dangerous?
  • Lead and the Brain
  • The Mysterious Science of Pain
  • The Neuroscience of Pokemon Go
  • Protecting the Brain Against Concussion
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • The Surprising Cause of Stomach Ulcers
  • The Surprising Reason Muscles Get Tired
  • The Surprising Reason You Feel Awful When You’re Sick
  • The Tortuous History of the Treadmill
  • 23 and 1/2 Hours
  • Your Body vs. Implants
  • What Are Carbohydrates?
  • What Are Those Floaty Things in Your Eyes?
  • What Causes Addiction
  • What Causes Antibiotic Resistance?
  • What Causes Bad Breath?
  • What Causes Baldness?
  • What Causes Body Odor?
  • What Causes Cavities?
  • What Causes Headaches?
  • What Causes Kidney Stones?
  • What Causes Memory Loss?
  • What Did Dogs Teach Humans About Diabetes?
  • What Does Your Thyroid Do?
  • What Happens During a Heart Attack?
  • What Happens During a Stroke?
  • What Happens When You Get Heat Stroke?
  • What Happens When You Have a Concussion?
  • What Herpes Can Do to Your Brain
  • What Is a Calorie?
  • What Is Alzheimer’s Disease?
  • What Is Depression? 
  • What is Ebola?
  • What Is Fat?
  • What Is It Like to Have Tourette’s—and How Music Gives Me Back Control?
  • What’s the Big Deal with Gluten?
  • What Is the Menstrual Cycle?
  • What Is Narcissism?
  • What Is Obesity?
  • What Makes Muscles Grow
  • What Would Happen If You Didn’t Drink Water?
  • What Would Happen If You Didn’t Sleep?
  • Why Do Blood Types Matter?
  • Why Do Our Joints Pop?
  • Why Do We Age?
  • Why Do We Dream?
  • Why Do We Hiccup?
  • Why Do We Itch?
  • Who Do We Make Irrational Decisions?
  • Why Do We Pass Gas?
  • Why Do We Sweat?
  • Why Do Women Have Periods?
  • Why Do You Need to Get a Flu Shot Every Year?
  • Why Is Being Scared So Fun?
  • Why Is the Human Body Asymmetrical?
  • Why Is Meningitis So Dangerous?
  • Why Is It So Hard to Cure ALS?
  • Why Is It So Hard to Cure Cancer?
  • Why It’s So Hard to Cure HIV/AIDS
  • Why Sitting Is Bad for You
  • Why Some People Have Seasonal Allergies
  • The World’s Most Infectious Killer
  • Your Body vs. Implants


  • Do Politics Make Us Irrational?


Note: They have many videos for the individual elements of the periodic table. I did not list them here. To find them, enter the name of the element in the search box to see if one has been made or go to this link http://ed.ted.com/periodic-videos

  • The 2,400-year Search for the Atom (History of Atomic Theory)
  • ABCs of Gas
  • The Accident That Changed the World (Discovery of Penicillin)
  • Activation Energy: Kickstarting Chemical Reactions
  • The Amazing Ways Plants Defend Themselves
  • Atoms from A to Easy!
  • An Athlete Uses Physics to Shatter World Records
  • Are GMOs Good or Bad?
  • Are Naked Mole Rats the Strangest Mammals?
  • Are We Running Out of Clean Water?
  • Attack of the Killer Algae
  • At What Moment Are You Dead?
  • A Baffling Balloon Behavior
  • Biodiesel: The Afterlife of Oil
  • Biofuels and Bioprospecting for Beginners
  • Birth of the Lightsaber
  • The Brilliance of Bioluminescence
  • Calculating the Odds of Intelligent Alien Life
  • Can Animals Adapt to Climate Change?
  • Can a Black Hole Be Destroyed?
  • The Cancer Gene We All Have
  • Can 100% Renewable Energy Power the World?
  • Cannibalism in the Animal Kingdom
  • Can Plants Communicate?
  • Can You Survive Nuclear Fallout?
  • The Carbon Cycle
  • Carl Sagan on the Existence of Extraterrestrials
  • The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees
  • Cell Membranes: Are They More Complicated Than You Think?
  • Cell vs. Virus: A Battle for Health
  • The Challenges of Nuclear Power
  • Climate Change: Earth’s Giant Game of Tetris
  • Cloudy Climate Change: How Clouds affect Earth’s Temperature
  • The Coelacanth: A Living Fossil of a Fish
  • The Colossal Consequences of Supervolcanoes
  • The Complicated Journey of Marine Plastic Pollution
  • Conserving Our Spectacular, Vulnerable Coral Reefs
  • Coral Reefs Aren’t as Doomed as You Think
  • Could a Blind Eye Regenerate?
  • Could the Earth Be Swallowed by a Back Hole?
  • Could Human Civilization Spread Across the Whole Galaxy?
  • Could You Survive 2.5 Million Years Ago?
  • Could Underwater Farms Help Fight Climate Change?
  • Could We Create Dark Matter?
  • Could We Survive in Outer Space?
  • Crazy Pool Vortex
  • Creatures of the Deep
  • Dark Matter: The Matter We Can’t See
  • Dead Stuff: The Secret Ingredient in Our Food Chain
  • The Death of Bees Explained
  • The Death of the Universe
  • Describing the Invisible Properties of Gas
  • Diagnosing a Zombie: Brain and Behavior
  • Diagnosing a Zombie: Brain and Body
  • Disappearing Frogs
  • DNA: The Book of You
  • The Dramatic Origins of Germ Theory
  • The Dust Bunnies That Built Our Planet
  • Einstein’s Brilliant Mistake: Entangled States
  • Einstein’s Twin Paradox Explained
  • Einstein’s Miracle Year
  • Electric Vocabulary
  • Eli the Eel: A Mysterious Migration
  • Endocrine System – Part 1 (How Hormones Work)
  • The Fascinating Science of Phantom Limbs
  • Finding Habitable Worlds
  • The First Asteroid Ever Discovered
  • Five Ways Social Media Is Changing Your Brain
  • Football Physics: The “Impossible” Free Kick
  • Four Ways to Understand the Earth’s Age
  • A 40-year Plan for Energy
  • Free Falling in Outer Space
  • Fresh Water Scarcity: An Introduction to the Problem
  • From DNA to Silly Putty, the Diverse World of Polymers
  • From Outer Space to Under Our Skin: A Look at the Universe
  • From the Top of the Food Chain Down: Rewilding Our World
  • The Fundamentals of Space-time: Part 1
  • The Fundamentals of Space-time: Part 2
  • The Fundamentals of Space-time: Part 3
  • The Genius of Marie Curie
  • The Genius of Mendeleev’s Periodic Table
  • Gravity and the Human Body
  • A Guide to the Energy of the Earth
  • Hawking’s Black Hole Paradox Explained
  • The Hidden Beauty of Pollination
  • The Higgs Field, Explained
  • The History of the Barometer
  • How Bacteria “Talk”
  • How Batteries Work
  • How Big Is the Ocean?
  • How Brain Parasites Change Their Host’s Behavior
  • How Breathing Works
  • How the Choices You Make Affect Your Genes
  • How Clouds Were Named
  • How Cosmic Rays Help Us Understand the Universe
  • How CRISPR Lets You Edit DNA
  • How Deep Is the Ocean?
  • How Did Feathers Evolve?
  • How Do Animals See in the Dark?
  • How Do Cancer Cells Behave Differently from Healthy Ones?
  • How Do Crystals Work?
  • How Does an Atom-smashing Particle Accelerator Work?
  • How Does Cancer Spread?
  • How Does Fracking Work?
  • How Does Hibernation Work?
  • How Does Work . . . Work?
  • How Does Your Brain Respond to Pain?
  • How Do Fish Make Electricity?
  • How Do Germs Spread (and Why Do They Make Us Sick)?
  • How Do Nerves Work?
  • How Do Schools of Fish Swim in Harmony?
  • How Do Solar Panels Work?
  • How Do Tornadoes Form?
  • How Do We Extract Raw Materials from Nature?
  • How Do We Separate the Seemingly Inseparable?
  • How Do We Smell?
  • How Do We Study Living Brains?
  • How Do We Study the Stars?
  • How Do Wounds Heal?
  • How Far Would You Have to Go to Escape Gravity?
  • How Fast Are You Moving Right Now?
  • How Folding a Paper Can Get You to the Moon
  • How Giant Sea Creatures Eat Tiny Sea Creatures
  • How Heavy Is Air?
  • How Inventions Change History (for Better and for Worse)
  • How I Teach Kids to Love Science
  • How Levers Work
  • How Life Begins in the Deep Ocean
  • How Long Will Human Impacts Last?
  • How Many Universes Are There?
  • How Memories Form and Why We Lose Them
  • How Mendel’s Pea Plants Helped Us Understand Genetics
  • How Microbes Form Communities
  • How Oceanographers Found the Titanic
  • How Oxygen Travels Through Your Body
  • How Optical Illusions Trick Your Brain
  • How Small Are We in the Scale of the Universe?
  • How Smart Are Dolphins?
  • How Pandemics Spread
  • How Plants Tell Time
  • How Simple Ideas Lead to Scientific Discoveries
  • How Small Are We in the Scale of the Universe?
  • How Smart Are Orangutans?
  • How Spontaneous Brain Activity Keeps You Alive
  • How Squids Outsmart Their Predators
  • How Sugar Affects the Brain
  • How to Biohack Your Cells and Fight Cancer
  • How to Build a Dark Matter Detector
  • How to Create Cleaner Coal
  • How to Detect a Supernova
  • How to Eradicate a Disease
  • How to Fly Around the World Without Fuel
  • How to Grow a Glacier
  • How to Sequence the Human Genome
  • How to Speed Up Chemical Reactions (and Get a Date)
  • How to Squeeze Electricity Out of Crystals
  • How Squids Outsmart their Predators
  • How Tornadoes Form
  • How to Track a Tornado
  • How Tsunamis Work
  • How Turtle Shells Evolved
  • How We See Color
  • How Whales Breathe, Communicate . . . and Fart with Their Faces
  • How X-rays See Through Your Skin
  • Humans Are More See-Through Than They Look
  • If Matter Falls Down, Does Antimatter Fall Up?
  • If Molecules Were People
  • If Superpowers Were Real: Body Mass
  • If Superpowers Were Real: Flight
  • If Superpowers Were Real: Immortality
  • If Superpowers Were Real: Invisibility
  • If Superpowers Were Real: Super Speed
  • If Superpowers Were Real: Super Strength
  • The Immortal Cells of Henrietta Lacks
  • The Incredible Collaboration Behind the International Space Station
  • The Insanely Painful Sting of the Bullet Ant
  • Inside the Amazing Octopus Brain
  • Inside the Ant Colony
  • Inside the Minds of Animals
  • Insights into Cell Membranes Via Dish Detergent
  • Invasive Species
  • The Invisible Motion of Still Objects
  • Is DNA the Future of Data Storage?
  • Is Fire a Solid, Liquid, or Gas?
  • Is Light a Particle or a Wave?
  • Is Space Trying to Kill Us?
  • Is Telekinesis Real?
  • Is There a Center of the Universe?
  • Is Time Travel Possible?
  • The Journey to Pluto, the Farthest World Ever Explored
  • Just How Small Is an Atom?
  • The Life Cycle of a Neutron Star
  • The Life Cycle of a Plastic Bottle
  • Light Seconds, Light Years, Light Centuries: How to Measure Extreme Distances
  • Light Waves, Visible and Invisible
  • Living with Less Water
  • The Loathsome, Lethal Mosquito
  • The Lovable (and Lethal) Sea Lion
  • Magical Metals, How Shape Memory Alloys Work
  • Mammoths vs. Mastodons
  • Meet the Frog That Barfs Up Its Babies
  • Meet the Tardigrade, the Toughest Animal on Earth
  • The Moon Illusion
  • The Most Groundbreaking Scientist You’ve Never Heard of
  • The Most Lightening-Struck Place on Earth
  • The Most Astounding Fact – Neil deGrasse
  • The Most Lightning Struck Place on Earth
  • The Most Radioactive Places on Earth
  • My Glacier Cave Discoveries
  • Nature’s Smallest Factory: The Calvin Cycle
  • A Needle in Countless Haystacks: Finding Habitable Worlds
  • The Neuroscience of Pokemon Go
  • Newton’s 3 Laws, with a Bicycle
  • The Nurdles’ Quest for Ocean Domination (Plastics in the Ocean)
  • Origins of Gold
  • The Pangaea Pop-up
  • Parasite Tales: The Jewel Wasp’s Zombie Slave
  • Pavlovian Reactions Aren’t Just for Dogs
  • Penguins: Popularity, Peril and Poop
  • The Physics of the “Hardest Move” in Ballet
  • The Physics of Surfing
  • Poison vs. Venom: What’s the Difference?
  • Proof of Evolution That You Can Find on the Body
  • The Race to Sequence the Human Genome
  • Radioactivity: Expect the Unexpected 
  • A Rare, Spectacular Total Eclipse of the Sun
  • Reasons for the Seasons
  • RNAi: Slicing, Dicing and Serving Your Cells
  • Rosalind Franklin: DNAs Unsung Hero
  • Sally Ride on Dumb Questions
  • The Science of Skin
  • The Science of Skin Color
  • The Science of Smog
  • The Science of Symmetry
  • The Secret Language of Trees
  • The Secret Life of Plankton
  • The Secret Powers of Jellyfish
  • The Secrets of the X Chromosome
  • The Secret to Rising Sea Levels
  • Separation Techniques and Why They Matter
  • Seven Ocean Mysteries
  • Sex Determination: More Complicated Than You Thought
  • Should We Eat Bugs?
  • Should We Look for Life Elsewhere in the Universe?
  • The Single-Celled Organism That Almost Wiped Out Life on Earth
  • The Standard Model of Particle Physics
  • Solving the Puzzle of the Periodic Table
  • The Sonic Boom Problem
  • The Strengths and Weaknesses of Acids and Bases
  • Sunlight Is Way Older Than You Think
  • The Sun’s Surprising Movement Across the Sky
  • The Surprising Effects of Rewilding
  • The Surprising (and Invisible) Signatures of Sea Creatures
  • The Surprising Reasons Animals Play Dead
  • The Survival of the Sea Turtle
  • Symbiosis: A Surprising Tale of Species Cooperation
  • Synesthesia (Note: It’s the combination of two or more senses.)
  • Theory vs. Law: What’s the Difference
  • Three Different Ways Mammals Give Birth
  • Three Planets That Shouldn’t Exist
  • This Is Your Brain on Pain
  • Three Different Ways Animals Give Birth
  • Three Ways to Destroy the Universe
  • Turbulence: One of the Greatest Unsolved Mysteries of Physics
  • Twisting Tale of DNA
  • A Vanishing Island off the Louisiana Coast (Climate Change)
  • Visualizing Hidden Worlds Inside Your Body
  • Vultures: Heroes of the Ecosystem
  • The Wacky Story of Cell Theory
  • The Weird and Wonderful Metamorphosis of a Butterfly
  • The Weird, Wonderful World of Bioluminescence
  • What Is Dark Matter
  • What Are Gravitational Waves
  • What Are Meteors?
  • What Are Mini Brains?
  • What Are the Odds of Finding Intelligent Alien Life?
  • What Causes a Solar Eclipse?
  • What Happened to Antimatter?
  • What Happens When Continents Collide?
  • What If the Earth Stopped Spinning?
  • What If We Could Look Inside Human Brains?
  • What Is an Aurora?
  • What Is the Biggest Single-Celled Organism?
  • What Is the Coldest Thing in the World?
  • What Is Einstein’s Theory of Relativity?
  • What Is Entropy?
  • What Is a Fungus?
  • What Is the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle?
  • What Is Invisible? More Than You Think
  • What Is Metallic Glass?
  • What Is Plasma?
  • What Is the Shape of a Molecule? 
  • What Is the Universe Made of?
  • What Is Work? (Understanding Physical Laws)
  • What Light Can Teach Us About the Universe
  • What Outer Space Does to Your Body
  • What Percentage of Your Brain Do You Use?
  • What Would Happen If Every Human Suddenly Disappeared?
  • What Would Happen If the World Went Vegetarian?
  • What Would It Be Like to Live on the Moon?
  • What’s Wrong with Our Food System
  • What You Can Learn from an Ancient Skeleton
  • When Is Water Safe to Drink?
  • When Will the Next Ice Age Happen?
  • When Will the Next Mass Extinction Occur?
  • Where Does Gold Come From?
  • Where Do Genes Come From?
  • Where Have All the Honeybees Gone?
  • Where We Get Our Fresh Water
  • Which Came First: The Chicken or the Egg?
  • Who Won the Space Race?
  • Why Are Blue Whales So Enormous?
  • Why Are Earthquakes So Hard to Predict?
  • Why Are Fish Fish-Shaped?
  • Why Aren’t We Only Using Solar Power?
  • Why Are Sharks So Awesome?
  • Why Are Sloths So Slow?
  • Why Are Some People Left-handed?
  • Why Are There So Many Insects?
  • Why Be Skeptical? (of Scientific Studies)
  • Why Can’t We See Evidence of Alien Life?
  • Why Do Animals Form Swarms?
  • Why Doesn’t Anything Stick to Teflon?
  • Why Does the Sun Really Shine?
  • Why Do Humans Have a Third Eyelid?
  • Why Do Mirrors Flip Vertically but Not Horizontally?
  • Why Don’t Ants Get Stuck in Traffic?
  • Why Don’t Perpetual Motion Machines Ever Work?
  • Why Do We Age?
  • Why Do We Cry? The Three Types of Tears
  • Why Do We Harvest Horseshoe Crab Blood?
  • Why Do We Pass Gas?
  • Why Do We Wrinkle When Wet?
  • Why Do Whales Sing?
  • Why Is Cotton in Everything?
  • Why Is Glass Transparent?
  • Why Is NASA Sending a Spacecraft to a Metal World?
  • Why Total Solar Eclipse Is Such a Big Deal?
  • Will Future Spacecraft Fit in Our Pockets?
  • Will the Ocean Ever Run Out of Fish?
  • Will We Ever Be Able to Teleport?
  • Would You Move to Mars?
  • Would You Weigh Less in an Elevator?
  • You Are Your Microbes

Social Studies/World Cultures

  • Actually, the World Isn’t Flat
  • The Ancient Origins of the Olympics
  • The Arctic vs. the Antarctic
  • Are Ghost Ships Real?
  • The City of Walls: Constantinople
  • The Dangerous Race to the South Pole
  • A Day in the Life of an Ancient Athenian
  • A Day in the Life of a Roman Solider
  • Democracy: A Short Introduction
  • Did the Amazons Really Exist?
  • Did Ancient Troy Really Exist?
  • The Difference Between the United Kingdom, Great Britain, and England Explained
  • The Egyptian Book of the Dead: A Guide to the Underworld
  • The Fascinating History of Cemeteries
  • The Five Major World Religions
  • From Slave to Rebel Gladiator: The Life of Spartacus
  • A Glimpse of Teenage Life in Ancient Rome
  • Greeting the World in Peace
  • The Hidden Meanings of Yin and Yang
  • The History and Genghis Khan
  • The History of Japan
  • The History of Marriage
  • The History of Saint Patrick
  • History vs. Augustus
  • History vs. Che Guevara
  • History vs. Christopher Columbus
  • History vs. Cleopatra
  • History vs. Henry VIII
  • History vs. Napoleon Bonaparte
  • History vs. Vladimir Lenin
  • How Did Dracula Become the World’s Most Famous Vampire?
  • How Did Polynesian Wayfinders Navigate the Pacific Ocean?
  • How Do You Decide Where to Go in a Zombie Apocalypse? (Geography)
  • How Magellan Circumnavigated the Globe
  • How Much Food Can You Buy for $5 Around the World?
  • How the Normans Changed the History of Europe
  • How North America Got Its Shape
  • How to Make a Mummy
  • Incredible History of China’s Terracotta Warriors
  • Islam, the Quran, and the Five Pillars
  • It’s a Church. It’s a Mosque. It’s Hagia Sophia
  • Learn to Read Chinese with Ease
  • Legend of Annapurna
  • The Life of an African Revolutionary
  • The Most Successful Pirate of All Time
  • The Murder of Ancient Alexandria’s Greatest Scholar
  • The Myth Behind the Chinese Zodiac
  • The Origins of Russia
  • Overpopulation: The Human Explosion Explained
  • The Paradox of Value
  • The Past, Present, and Future of the Bubonic Plague
  • The Pharaoh That Wouldn’t Be Forgotten
  • The Philosophy of the Buddha
  • The Population Pyramid
  • The Rise and Fall of the Assyrian Empire
  • The Rise and Fall of the Byzantine Empire
  • The Rise and Fall of the Inca Empire
  • The Secret Messages of Viking Runestones
  • The Secret Student Resistance to Hitler
  • The Silk Road: Connecting the Ancient World Through Trade
  • The Tale of Sunken Cities
  • Terra Cotta Warriors
  • This Is Sparta
  • The United Nations
  • Urbanization and the Evolution of Cities Across 10,000 years
  • The Wars That Inspired Games of Thrones
  • What Are the Universal Human Rights?
  • What Can You Learn from an Ancient Skeleton?
  • What Determines the Value of Money?
  • What Did Democracy Really Mean in Athens?
  • What Does It Mean to Be a Refugee?
  • What Gives a Dollar Bill Its Value?
  • What Happens When Continents Collide?
  • What History Lies Beneath the Sea?
  • What Is Power?
  • What Is the Tragedy of Commons?
  • What Makes the Great Wall of China So Extraordinary?
  • What Really Happened to the Library of Alexandria?
  • What’s So Great about the Great Lakes?
  • What’s So Special About Viking Ships?
  • Where Do Superstitions Come From?
  • Where Did Russia Come From?
  • Who Built Great Zimbabwe and Why?
  • Who Built the Pyramids?
  • Who Was Confucius?
  • Who Was Voltaire?
  • Why All World Maps Are Wrong
  • Why Can’t We Just Print More Money to Pay Off Debt?
  • Why Cultural Exchange Matters
  • William the Conqueror
  • World War II: Why It’s So Important 70 Years Later


  • The Psychology of Accents
  • The Real History of Cinco de Mayo

Special Education

  • ADHD: Finding What Works for Me
  • Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity
  • The Fascinating Reason That Children Write Letters Backwards (blog post)
  • How Braille Was Invented
  • A New Way to Diagnose Autism
  • The Psychology of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Toward a New Understanding of Mental Illness
  • What Does This Symbol Actually Mean?
  • What Is Bipolar Disorder?
  • What Is Dyslexia?
  • What Is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?
  • Was Leonardo da Vinci Dyslexic?

U.S. History/Government

  • America’s Native Prisoners of War
  • Bad Romance Parody: Women’s Suffrage
  • The Breathtaking Courage of Harriet Tubman
  • The Contributions of Female Explorers
  • The Courage of Harriet Tubman
  • Democracy: A Short Introduction
  • A Digital Reimagining of Gettysburg
  • Does Your Vote Count? The Electoral College Explained
  • The Exceptional Life of Benjamin Banneker
  • The Fight for the Right to Vote in the United States
  • Gerrymandering: How Drawing Jagged Lines Can Impact an Election
  • The Historical Audacity of the Louisiana Purchase
  • The Historic Women’s Suffrage March in Washington
  • Historical Role Models
  • History of the Cuban Missile Crisis
  • History vs. Andrew Jackson
  • History vs. Christopher Columbus
  • How the Berlin Wall Fell
  • How Does Impeachment Work?
  • How Do U.S. Supreme Court Justices Get Appointed?
  • How One Piece of Legislation Divided a Nation (Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854)
  • How to Turn Protest into Powerful Change
  • How to Understand Power
  • How We Conquered the Deadly Smallpox Virus
  • The Infamous and Ingenious Ho Chi Minh Trail
  • Inventing the American Presidency
  • The Liberties Originally Omitted from the Constitution (The Missing Bill of Rights)
  • The Oddities of the First American Election
  • The Making of the American Constitution
  • The Missing Plague That Could Have Changed History (New World Colonization)
  • The Moral Dangers of Non-lethal Weapons
  • Neil DeGrasse Replies to Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
  • The Oddities of the First American Election
  • The Past, Present and Future of the Bubonic Plague
  • The Story Behind the Boston Tea Party
  • A Three-Minute Guide to the Bill of Rights
  • The True Story of Sacajawea
  • Ugly History: The 1937 Haitian Massacre
  • Ugly History: Witch Hunts
  • An Unsung Hero of the Civil Rights Movement
  • The Upside of Isolated Civilizations
  • The Watergate Scandal: United States vs. Nixon
  • What Happened to Trial by Jury?
  • What Is McCarthyism? And How Did It Happen?
  • What Is an Executive Order?
  • What Is Power?
  • What You Might Not Know About the Declaration of Independence
  • Why Is the Constitution So Hard to Amend?
  • Why Wasn’t the Bill of Rights Originally in the Constitution?
  • World War II: Why Is It So Important 70 Years Later?

Grades 1-2 👉 http://bit.ly/grades1-2packet

Grades 3-4 👉 http://bit.ly/grades3-4packet

Grades 5-8 👉http://bit.ly/grades5-8packet

Over 30 Virtual Field Trips with Links


(Click on colored text for links. Safe Travels!)

San Diego Zoo The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour! 
Yellowstone National Park Virtual Field Trip Mud Volcano, Mammoth Hot Springs, and so much more. 

Tour Yellowstone National Park

MARS!!! Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover. 

They are updating from WEBVR to WEBXR now, but 360 Mode offers a digital view! 

Animal Cameras  Live Cams at the San Diego Zoo

Monterey Bay Aquarium live cams

Panda Cam at Zoo Atlanta

6 Animal Cams at Houston Zoo

Georgia Aquarium has Jellyfish, Beluga Whales, and more

Virtual Farm


This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 

11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs. 

U.S. Space and Rocket Museum in Huntsville, AL See the Saturn 5 Rocket on YouTube and more on this tour thanks to a real father/son outing.
Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips A few of the field trip topics include

 Polar Bears and the Tundra

 Social Emotional Skills



The Louvre Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip. 
The Great Wall of China This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life.
Boston Children’s Museum Walk through the Boston Children’s Museum thanks to Google Maps! 

This virtual tour allows kids to explore 3 floors of fun. 

Have fun learning at home!

Activities to do at Home



Time for Kids (K-6)

PBS Kids

Ideas for Activities During School Closings

Stuck at Home? These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch (Video)

ByrdseedTV (Educational Videos)

Reading Eggs

Epic! Digital Book Library (for kids 12 and under) (there is a cost – $7.99/month)

Storyline – Streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations

Best Music Apps and Games for Kids

New Kids’ TV Shows

50 Books All Kids Should Read Before They’re 12

Best Family Movies

Common Sense Selections highlighting the best movies and TV shows

Sibling Watch-Together TV

Best Documentaries for Kids and Families

Common Sense Media (reviews for what your kids want to watch before they watch it)

Write notes, letters, draw pictures to send or drop off at local nursing homes – the elderly in nursing homes aren’t allowed to have visitors right now and it will brighten their day!


For Teachers

Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closings

Khan Academy Student Schedules for School Closures

Penguin Classics Classroom

Scholastic Learn at Home: Teaching Remotely for Grades K-12

Scholastic Learn at Home: Free Resources for School Closures

Zoom – free sign up for teachers and students & relevant article


17 Apps to Help Kids Stay Focused

Apps That Act Like Math and Science Tutors for Homework Help

Free Educational Apps, Games, and Websites

Top Time-Management Apps

Common Sense Media Education Resources

Sumdog Math



Temporary School Closure Support Group for Educators

Designing for Online Learning Online Course – a free course that runs from March 16-20. Registration ends at 7pm on Sunday March 15. The course requires about 45 minutes of your time per day.

Global Online Academy COVID-19 Resources

International Educator Shared Resources Google Doc

Google Hangouts – Google has extended Hangouts Meet premium features to all G Suite customers through July 1, 2020

EdPuzzle Pro

Book Creator – giving 90 days free so you can collaborate on writing books with your students

Kahoot Premium – offering free access to all features to support distance learning in schools affected by the coronavirus outbreak

BoomWriter – a free writing app

BrainPOP – free access

Buncee Classroom – as per this tweet email info@buncee.com for free access

Discovery Education – comprehensive response to the worldwide coronavirus outbreak

Pear Deck – allows you to request individual or district-wide access if you’re impacted by closures

Tynker – will let you apply to receive their entire curriculum free if you’re impacted by closures

Adobe Spark – project based learning

Free Tools for Schools Dealing with Corona

Amazing Educational Resources

Grades 6-9

Time Activity
8am – 9am Wake up, make your bed, eat breakfast and get ready for an awesome day! And yes, change out of PJs 🙂
9am – 9:40am Let’s start strong with some serious math brain training. Remember your brain is like a muscle, the more you use it the stronger it gets!
Khan Academy math practice. Depending on level, one of the following courses are likely appropriate:

Course challenges and unit tests can be used to accelerate through material. If you don’t have too many gaps, you should be able to get through a previous year’s content in 1-3 hours. If you do have gaps, it may take a bit longer, but that is good!  This is your chance to fill in those gaps that might otherwise hold you back in the future.

9:40am – 10am Go for walk/run or do a GoNoodle!
10am – 11am Reading time.
Sora, I-Ready lessons, Reading Plus, or just a book you love.
11am – 11:20am Break. Walk/run outside if possible.
11:20am – 12pm 15 mins Khan Academy Grammar: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar
Recommend starting by taking the course challenge a few times to figure out what you know and don’t know.
35 mins Journaling/WritingThings to write about/prompts:

  • What would you do? Research how the virus spreads and different plans that leaders have made to slow it or stop it. Then imagine you are an elected official. Write a plan of your own to slow or stop the virus in your own town. 
  • What are you excited or worried about?
  • Write a letter to yourself 10 years in the future. What do you want to tell your future self?
  • How do you think the world will be different after the novel coronavirus?
  • What part would you play? People in many, many different jobs play a role in managing this outbreak. Make a list of jobs that can contribute to a solution, and write about which job you’d want and why. 
12pm – 1pm Lunch – Listen to an educational podcast! Try RadioLab If you like science, Forever Ago if you like history, or Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls if you like biographies
1pm – 2pm Science and social studies. Newsela or Brainpop
2pm-2:30pm Walk/break
2:30pm-3:30pm Enrichment: Khan Academy computer programming Khan Academy computer programming
3:30pm-9pm relax, go outside, work on passions, time with family.
9-10pm Lights out, time to sleep!

Usually reserved for conference guests only, I’ve made a page of free printables that I would like to share with everyone. I’m putting links to more free printables in comments.


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This is a completely free online reading program for kindergarten through Grade 6.


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At-Home Learning  

Schedule, Resources, and Guidance for At-Home Learning Experiences

Recommended for Upper Elementary and Middle Grades 

Time  Recommended Learning Experiences Resources 
8:00-8:30  Morning Mindfulness 
  • Morning Pages / Journal: Write 1-3 pages without stopping. What are you thinking about this morning? How are you feeling? Write down anything that comes to mind! (Do NOT collect or share)
  • Meditation  / Mindful Breathing Exercises: Using the resources (which include apps and recordings), provide time for mindful breathing, visualization, etc. as an entry point to their day. 
8:30-9:30  Current Events / Non-Fiction Reading 
  • Have kids locate 1-2 current events articles that they would like to read and think about for the day. 
    • Key questions & prompts (use for discussion and/or writing): 
  • Summarize the article’s central idea in 3-5 sentences. 
  • What is the significance or importance of this topic? 
  • What questions does the article raise for you? How might you begin to answer those questions? 
  • What did you notice about the writer’s craft? Were there particular words, phrases, or text features that stood out to you? Why did they stand out? What is their effect? 
  • Recommended Outputs: 
  • Answer the above questions in writing 
  • Compose an email to a friend, family member, teacher – attach the article and share your thinking 
  • Email the article’s author! They would likely love to hear from you. What key ideas did you take away from their piece? What questions linger? 
NewsELA is a fantastic resource with leveled nonfiction texts; consider using standard news outlets (NY Times, CNN) as well.


9:30-9:45 Brain Break 
  • Break time! Snack, jump around, play, check social media… 
9:45-10:45 Math 
  • Dedicate this hour to math problem-solving and skills practice. There are an abundance of online resources here. 
  • I recommend committing to at least one high-quality math task daily, grounded in these key questions and prompts: 
      • Before solving: 
        • What do you notice about the problem? 
  • What are your initial ideas about solving? 
  • What are examples of reasonable / unreasonable responses? What might be a range of reasonable responses? 
      • While solving: 
  • Model and represent your thinking so that I (or anyone!) can follow your train of thought. 
  • Strive to solve with at least two strategies. 
      • After solving / Recommended output: 
  • Present your solution pathway(s) – record a short video explaining the problem and your solution. Share the video with a friend, family member, or teacher! 
  • For fluency practice, invite kids to set goals for themselves: 
    • Which skill would you like to focus on today? (Can also provide a menu of options). 
    • Which platform / resource would you like to use to work on that skill? 
    • What goals will you work toward? This can include # of problems completed, % correct, amount of time spent… 
For Word Problems / Tasks: 

For Fluency 

10:45-11:00 Brain Break 
  • Break time! Snack, jump around, play, check social media… 
11:00-12:00 Elective 
  • Invite kids to design their own elective experiences as part of their day. These can include individual mini-projects / explorations or ongoing engagements (i.e., practicing a musical instrument, art project, research project…) 
  • You may want to spend some time at the beginning of the week discussing and planning out longer-term projects / engagements. 
    • Ground the elective experience in these questions: 
  • What do you hope to learn more about during this elective block? 
  • How will you go about learning it (i.e., what will you do?)? 
  • What will you produce today? What can we look at together at the end of this block to discuss what you have learned? 
  • Do you think this elective will last for one day, or will you keep working on it? If you keep working on it, what might your long-term work product be? 
  • Recommended Outputs: 
    • Keep a journal / log of your elective experience. 
    • Select an “elective buddy” – friend, family member, etc. – send them a quick email each day to discuss what you worked on, what you learned, what you plan to do tomorrow. 
12:00-1:00  Lunch 
  • Yum! 
  • This might also be a nice time to reach out to friends and family members on your mind. 
    • Who are you thinking about / missing today?
    • Share some updates from your life! 
    • Inquire how they are
    • Voice gratitude for them! Remind them why they are great 🙂 
1:00-2:00 Science 
  • Ideally, kids continue a blend of hands-on, investigations / experiments and learning the content of their present science courses. There are great resources for both online (see right). 
  • For experiments, ground in the following questions:
    • What question are you exploring in this investigation / experiment?  
    • What are your hypotheses? What do you expect might happen, and why? 
    • What data are you collecting throughout? How are you recording / organizing that data? 
    • What does the data suggest about your investigation and hypothesis? 
    • Recommended output: create a written summary, video, or presentation explaining your experiment and its results to a friend or family member! 


  • For content study / review, ground in the following questions: 
    • What scientific topics / ideas are you learning about today? 
    • How will you learn about / practice those topics? 
    • Recommended output: create a short video or presentation explaining the target science topic to a friend or family member. If you can explain it to someone else, you understand it! 
Experiments / Investigations

Content Review 

2:00-2:30  Fitness 
  • Get up and move! 
  • Lots of youtube videos will serve as great guides here – and of course, if kids have their own preferred form of exercise, lean into that! 
2:30-3:15 Writing 
  • Dedicate time for kids to write in response to meaningful and engaging prompts. They may have writing assignments for school, but if not, consider the prompts in the linked resources, which range from creative to expository. 
  • Recommended output: 
    • Share an excerpt from your daily writing friend, family member, or teacher. Choose one of which you are especially proud and/or one for which you are eager to get feedback. 
3:15-3:30  Brain Break 
  • Break time! Snack, jump around, play, check social media… 
3:30-4:00 Choice Reading 
  • Dedicate time for kids to read books of choice
  • Resources to the right can be used to access texts! 
  • Recommended Outputs: 
    • Log minutes spent reading and pages read 
    • Quick check-in with a reading buddy (parent, sibling, friend): 
      • If fiction: 
        • How did the plot of your novel progress today?
        • What do you think might happen next? 
        • Did you notice anything interesting about the author’s style? Did any words / phrases / images stand out? 
        • What ideas are you having in response to the text? 
      • If non-fiction 
        • What did you learn about while reading today? 
        • Did you notice anything interesting about the author’s style? Did any words / phrases / images stand out? 
        • What ideas are you having in response to the text? 

Additional Content / Experience Ideas (DRAFT): 

With school closures around the country due to #coronavirus, please use our FREE children’s literacy resource featuring the world’s best storytellers reading books aloud. Each video includes an activity guide with lessons for K-5 students to do at home. https://www.storylineonline.net/

Set up a grid of options so that students have choices about what they do and when. Don’t try and structure their whole day! As long as it is all done by your due dates.
When considering your options, look for transdisciplinary links to cover more of your topics.

Ensure that there are some tasks that everyone can easily achieve and some optional tasks that open-ended.

If you can think of low-floor, high-ceiling activities, they are the ticket!

Elementary teachers, I don’t recommend demanding an essay. Writing at home can lead to minimum quality and tears depending on your students. I’ve been prompting for paragraphs that could be combined into a good-copy written piece at a later time.

Have copies of all students logins readily accessible if you’re using online programs. And prepare yourself for claims that things didn’t work, couldn’t logon or glitched.

If you have that rubric of activities or at least a checklist, it makes keeping track of student progress too.

If you are getting students to do personal reading, I recommend have a follow-up activity a book review or writing the definition of 5 challenging words, so you have evidence.

math sessions on SeeSaw now with these puzzles


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Some ideas from SEEDS on how to do church at home.



This year we want to help make it easy for your family to memorize scripture verses together by offering a new devotional series, 20 verses in 2020!


Other Helpful Educational Programs &Websites (All subjects)

1. Commoncoresheets.com (Extra practice worksheets in all subject areas & answer keys)

2. Study Island:

Username: 5-digit lunch number + @lowndes

Password: last name (lowercase letters)

3. Brainpopjr.com & Brainpop.com (Short Videos)

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learning sites

Discovery K12 provides a complete online curriculum for pre-k to 12th grade. All main subjects are covered, plus extra curriculum courses.


All of the curriculum if free to use and it is available worldwide.

Doodles Academy is a free art curriculum that is available virtually. It provides art projects that offer authentic art experiences for students — every student makes their own artistic decisions and walks away from the project with an artwork unique to them. Each project includes video tutorials and thorough lesson plans so that anyone can feel comfortable teaching art, regardless of their background or experience level. More, the art projects are aligned to topics and themes found in literacy, math, social studies, and science, so while students work through an art project they are building knowledge and context around other subjects.


art curriculum, virtually available, with lesson plans and video demos


Engaging reading game for grades K-2,3-5,6-8 that combines strategy, engagement, and imaginative reading passages to create a fun, curriculum-aligned literacy game.


Always free


Foreign languages


Always free (paid options, but base content always free)

Collisons Chemistry


Collisions is a system of digital games, grounded in the rules of chemistry, that can be used to introduce, teach, and review key concepts in chemistry.


Always free.

Reading passages for grades 3-5,6-8,9-12, with reading comprehension and discussion questions. Also has highlighting and notes tools embedded on its passages, as well as most passages have a read aloud function. Once students are signed up on here you can track which students have completed the assignments, and what they are having trouble on. Can easily link to Google Classroom.


Always free!

Curriki revolutionized the way digital learning content is distributed and shared. For over 10 years we have made the best curriculum, lessons and on-demand content free, open, and accessible to all.


Always Free


Each lesson has a reading passage, videos, optional review questions, and self-graded practice questions. The lessons can be assigned to Google Classroom and it puts the grade in that students got on the practice questions (students must get 10 practice questions correct to get 100%).


Always Free

An free online STE(A)M club for kids!


We always free. We offer free STE(A)M classes, projects, and teaching resources for families and educators.

Boost student engagement & fact fluency with our free multiplayer educational games, math games, language arts games, and more!


Always Free.


Interactive videos meant to stimulate creativity and a hands-on activity at home.

Belouga is a digital platform providing K-2,3-5,6-8,9-12 teachers and students with a personalized learning journey through connection, communication and collaboration with peers around the world.


Always Free.

Harness the curiosity and creativity of your middle and high school students with a supercharged social studies curriculum that gets beyond facts. Big History Project is a free, online social studies course that emphasizes skill development as students draw mind-blowing connections between past, present and future. What can you expect to see? Amazing gains in student writing and critical thinking.

BHP delivers a big picture look at the world, and helps students develop a framework to organize what they’re learning both in and out of school. After they leave your class, students will have a better understanding of how we got here, where we’re going, and how they fit in. It’s a place that was 13.8 billion years in the making.


Always Free.

Biology Simulations


Simulations and virtual labs for biology topics including evolution, ecology, and cellular energetics.


All materials are free

American Archive of Public Broadcasting


The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) is a collaboration between the Library of Congress and the WGBH Educational Foundation to coordinate a national effort to preserve at-risk public media before its content is lost to posterity and provide a central web portal for access to the unique programming that public stations have aired over the past 70 years. To date, over 110,000 digital files of television and radio programming contributed by more than 130 public media organizations and archives across the United States have been preserved and made accessible for long-term preservation and access. The entire collection is available on location at the Library of Congress and WGBH, and more than 52,000 files are available online at americanarchive.org.


Access to thousands of historic public television and radio programs.











Create Magic in your Classroom – MetaverseApp – Medium



Ethics Statement

Wopoli.com is a public website. For the sake of transparency please be aware that all comments, once accepted are also made public. This site may be viewed by children. All posts will be monitored and content that is not family-friendly will be blocked. No personal information is collected by myself or shared with others unless you or a child of yours is a student I am working with. Please be aware if you choose to sign into WordPress as a registered member, they have their own policies and it is your responsibility to research these policies. Viewing the site does not require a WordPress subscription.

Wopoli.com has been designed as a learning resource environment. When I make available research-based methodology, proper citations will be included. It is my goal to adhere to copyright and attribute material to the original authors. Please respect copyright and attribute any resources you post to the author as well.

I have been teaching for over twenty years as a parent and for private institutions. I am not currently certified in any state as a teacher. I have an associate degree in Creative Marketing and a bachelor’s degree in Media Communications. Many posts were created to fulfill educational requirements for my master’s degree in Learning in Emerging Technologies, and my certificate for Teaching in Emerging Technologies through Empire State College, part of the SUNY network. Much of my work is also based on personal experience and exploration and serves as examples to guide others.

Wopoli.com is an access point for my student(s) and is made public to specifically provide examples and resources for other parents and educators. Wopoli.com has curriculum examples that have self-guided as well as guided activities. The lessons are intended to be adaptable or serve as examples and may not be appropriate for all ages or students. This environment maps out expectations in the formulation of achievable goals and motivational rewards through participation in virtual environments.

It is my goal when using technology as a teaching and learning tool to help students and educators understand how emerging technologies can enrich the learning experience for younger students and help achieve future student success in the real world of higher education, employment, or life goals. It is also essential to educate on the risks and best practices for online safety by exploring and sharing resources. It is also important to educate other adults within my network to the process involved as well as the reasoning behind the methodologies that I am incorporating on this site and companion sites. Please use the resources provided as well as your own inquiries to educate yourself concerning the benefits and risks involved with new technologies, especially when working with children.

Examples of companion sites and resources are included in the site such as YouTube, virtual world viewers, other blog sites and other educational websites. My use and recommendations of these sites are based upon my own research, experience and opinion. Please independently research these sites, their privacy policies and security practices before using them with your students.

My mission statement


Throughout my varied careers and experiences is a thread of commonality, the desire to see others achieve their goals. This desire has manifested itself in my pursuit of leadership and teaching opportunities in my careers, personal pursuits, and in volunteer work. Removing barriers such as the limits poverty and distance have on individuals is a focus of mine as these are personal barriers I have faced. Technology and distance learning as well as virtual employment have been beneficial in this. I myself have achieved my education only do to the availability of distance education. In addition, my virtual employment has overcome the barrier of limited local resources in employment.

Through self-reflection and analysis of my experiences key words that express my personal goals, how I wish to impact others are: to uplift and inspire, broaden horizons, deepen understanding, enlighten, strengthen and support, inform, increase awareness, protect human dignity, share beauty and joy, challenge people to think – to examine their beliefs and the effect these have on themselves and others, and to minister on a spiritual level of truth. This is likely why my future goals fall into a desire to teach and to express myself in creative fields through technology.

Testimonial: Our God who can move mountains…

God has brought to mind a specific memory, repeatedly, that he calls to be shared.  It is the day that Jesus gave me a hug. It started weeks before the actual event…. In a time when euthanasia was being pushed in the medical field and legal arena in our country, I went to a seminar, back when I specialized with the elderly and those impacted by Alzheimer disease. In this seminar the speakers were pro ending the life of elderly patients in nursing homes. The social worker from our site also joined me and sat with me in the audience. She casually glanced over as I wrote notes and thoughts on the conversation. At the end of the presentation I stood up and countered with the risks and ethical implications, not religion based, very respectful. I was proud to have offered the counter aspect. It wasn’t easy and was not received well however I thought it to be my ethical responsibility to offer another perspective on a one sided seminar discussion. The next day at work I was called into the social workers office. I was reprimanded for speaking publicly at the conference in opposition to euthanasia. I was told I was “suffering from belief system syndrome” as if I had a mental illness. The social worker convinced the administration I needed additional exposure to alternative beliefs and I was required to attend an 8 hour seminar on spirituality in the health care field. Out of all the presenters that day only one was “christian” but it focused on the power of prayer as the power positivity and belief has on healing, not the power of God to heal. The others were about other religions, meditations, and controversial beliefs and practices. Driving home that day I felt I had just left a war zone and would be expected to report back “what i had learned” All the way home I spoke with God, my faith had not been shaken, I knew what i believed, I understood and accepted others have different views, but it was still upsetting realizing that I was expected not to have an open discussion and to condone all beliefs and practices, even euthanasia, in the least by simply remaining silent and that my own professional concerns and personal ethical beliefs were not respected. This was something I did not feel I should be asked to do ethically. Morality is a much deeper level, however even on the surface of professional ethics I felt this was not appropriate. As I neared my village I was no longer talking to God I was yelling. Tears streaming down my face. (I really should not have been driving at this point.) I wasn’t yelling at God. I was not angry at God. I was just hurt and wanted God to take the pain away. He spoke in soft thoughts in my mind and I snapped back. That wasn’t good enough. I needed more. I could envision Jesus in my mind sitting in the car with me. I knew God was with me and listening and I felt his love but I yelled back still…. No! I need more. I don’t want thoughts in my mind to sooth me, I do not want visions in my mind to comfort… I want a hug. I said to Jesus directly, you are God and nothing is impossible for you. I know it is not reasonable for me to expect you to appear in the flesh and give me a hug but that is what I need. I need a hug NOW. My God who can move mountains and bring nations to their knees. My God who loves me as a daughter, I needed a hug from my father. It didn’t matter how ridiculous my request sounded. I was like an inconsolable child. I was hurt. At this point I was driving into my home village. The village was empty on a Tuesday evening with everyone at supper. Then I saw them at the little church that was only occupied a few hours a week on Sunday morning and occasionally on a Wednesday evening. There was no reason for them to be there, on the sidewalk with their car doors open, about to get in and drive away, at the exact moment as I approached…. If the car had been there without seeing them, I would not have stopped, and a moment later they would have been on their way home, far outside of the village…. but there they were, on the sidewalk. I pulled over to the side of the road and literally jumped out of my car, I didn’t even have time to think about it. It was automatic. I think, by the looks on their faces I scared the dickens out of them with tears on my cheeks and stuttering as I approached them. I don’t even remember what I said but I told them I was there for hug and I got one. They offered to speak with me, they hadn’t even eaten supper yet, I tried to decline but they insisted. They had only stopped by the church on chance, a last minute thought as they were driving home, past the village church for some quick cleaning… I don’t even remember what we talked about. What I do remember is that I asked God for a miracle of a Hug that day. That is all I wanted but everything I needed and God moved a mountain just for me…..