Student Resources

Student resources are interactive activities collected from around the Web. They can be used to support related lesson plans or as standalone activities in the classroom. Browse our library of student resources by grade level or subject area below.

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Art & Culture

Launchpad: Full Spectrum (Teacher)

In this launchpad, teachers will introduce students to the basics of the color wheel, as well as the ways in which artists use color to guide the viewer's attention through a painting's composition.

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: Galileo and His "Starry Messenger"

In this Launchpad, students explore a section of Galileo’s booklet, Starry Messenger, in which he describes his observations of the solar system and stars through a telescope that he made. This telescope allowed him to see the distant objects in the sky in ways that no one had ever seen them before.

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: Getting to Know the First Amendment! (6–12)

Review the features of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: Getting to Know the First Amendment! (K–5)

Review the features of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Art & Culture

Launchpad: Hammurabi’s Code

How does Hammurabi's code reflect Babylonian society?

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: Having Fun: The Economics of Leisure

By 1900, there were more than 29 million people in the American workforce including men, women, and children. Americans worked an average of 59 hours per week and usually received Saturday afternoons and Sundays off. Many companies provided unpaid leave to their employees. How do you think Americans might have spent their leisure time a century ago?