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3/17/2020 15:58:28
Exploratorium Learning Toolbox
Public/families
The Exploratorium has created the Learning Toolbox, featuring free science activities and materials addressing timely topics around coronavirus, as well as general science support for virtual classrooms and at-home learning. The Covid-19 Science section answers questions about viruses and public health recommendations with supporting hands-on activities and videos. The Learning at Home section provides curated collections of Exploratorium online resources that support science learning wherever you are. We believe that learning through evidence and experience can give people the tools to understand natural phenomena, whether it’s a viral pandemic or science around their city.
https://www.exploratorium.edu/learn
Lesson PlansEither
Science at Home, COVID-19
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3/17/2020 16:07:57
Building Towards NGSS Classrooms (Teaching Channel)
Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teachers
The Teaching Channel offers videos that highlight teachers enacting NGSS instruction that could be used directly or in conjunction with GoReact to help students analyze teaching in a methods course or look for evidence of particular science practices/student ideas.
https://learn.teachingchannel.com/video/claims-evidence-science-lesson-achieve
VideoEither
NGSS, Elementary, Videos
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3/17/2020 16:15:46
Virtual Science Ed Resources for Phenomena
Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teachers, Graduate Students, Faculty
K-12 Resources for including fun, meaningful, and engaging phenomena while a lot of students are being asked to do science on a device. There is a TON of science around us and we aim to highlight that.
https://www.ngssphenomena.com/virtual-science-education
multiple mediums Asynchronous
phenomena, science, NGSS
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3/17/2020 16:26:20Elementary STEM FlipgridPreservice Teachers
Practicing teachers upload < 3 min videos sharing insights into teaching elementary STEM topics. It can provide some insight into classroom teaching for preservice teachers who can't be in the classroom.
https://flipgrid.com/elementarystem
VideoAsynchronous
elementary; teacher education
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3/17/2020 16:53:37ViSTA Plus
Preservice Teachers, Faculty
ViSTA Plus is a full-semester online course designed to enhance preservice elementary teachers’ science content knowledge and instructional practices. ViSTA Plus users explore the powerful STeLLA® approach, learning to apply high-leverage teaching strategies through video-based lesson analysis.
https://bscs.org/resources/educator-resource-center/vista-plus
Online course
elementary, teacher, video-based
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3/17/2020 16:57:48ViSTA
Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teachers, Faculty
ViSTA is designed to help preservice and inservice teachers enhance their science content knowledge and instructional practices. ViSTA users explore the powerful STeLLA® approach, learning to apply high-leverage teaching strategies through video-based lesson analysis. With access to five content-specific modules—Plants, Electricity, Water Cycle, Force and Motion, and Inquiry—ViSTA users will discover a range of K-8 classroom videos, assignments, and guided in-class exercises that are relevant to their specific contexts.
https://bscs.org/resources/educator-resource-center/vista
Online professional learning resource, videos, assignments, and guided in-class exercises
K-8, video, online
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3/18/2020 6:15:43Minds of our own
Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teachers
Learn about misconceptions about how children learn and how they affect teaching practices in this video for K-12 educators and parents.
https://www.learner.org/series/minds-of-our-own/
VideoAsynchronous
Children's misconceptions
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3/18/2020 6:17:53A private universe
Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teachers
Discover why even Ivy League graduates don't really grasp basic science concepts in this video documentary for grade 5-12 educators.
https://www.learner.org/series/a-private-universe/
VideoAsynchronous
Science misconceptions of adults
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3/18/2020 6:20:37
Essential science for teachers: Life science
Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teachers
Elementary school teachers can use this life science video course to review concepts needed to teach today's standard-based curricula.
https://www.learner.org/series/essential-science-for-teachers-life-science/
VideoAsynchronous
Science content, children's misconceptions about life science
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3/18/2020 6:21:57
Essential science for teachers: physical science
Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teachers
Review the physical science concepts needed to teach today's standards-based curricula in this video course for elementary school teachers.
https://www.learner.org/series/essential-science-for-teachers-physical-science/
VideoAsynchronous
Science content, children's misconceptions about physical science
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3/18/2020 6:23:12
Essential science for teachers: Earth and space science
Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teachers
This video course for elementary school teachers covers Earth and space science concepts needed to teach today's standards-based curricula.
https://www.learner.org/series/essential-science-for-teachers-earth-and-space-science/
VideoAsynchronous
Science content, children's misconceptions about earth and space
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3/18/2020 6:29:36The inquiry project
Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teachers
Talk Science is a web-based, video-rich program to help teachers lead more productive science discussions.
https://inquiryproject.terc.edu/
VideoAsynchronous
Examples of curricula, videos of teaching focused on discourse
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3/18/2020 6:33:13Big ideas in literacy-science
Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teachers
Watch Teaching Content Through Literacy to see how an 8th-grade science teacher has embraced literacy when teaching science content and has enjoyed collaborating with colleagues in language arts.
https://www.learner.org/series/reading-writing-in-the-disciplines/big-ideas-in-literacy-science/
VideoAsynchronous
science disciplinary literacy
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3/18/2020 12:07:50
The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers
Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teachers, Graduate Students
This is a great site to expose students to profiles of real people engaged in science, and to highilight the diversity of people and diversity of fields of study. I use it in conjunction with the Draw-A-Scientist Test and Karen Sullenger's article in Science & Children "How do you know science is going on?" that emphasizes the need to highlight the work of scientists when teaching science.
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/brand/secret-life/
Video, TextEither
Scientists, Engineers, Profiles
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3/18/2020 15:32:32
CSSS Guidance for Supporting Science during COVID-19
Anyone in education
Resources compiled by CSSS in a Google Drive (viewable only)
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1xL_Of7-ddFFubFaasGuqsK4dacl17ebI
Google DriveEither
resources, science, families, education
any
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3/18/2020 17:22:33
Active Learning: Physical Science and Everyday Thinking
Preservice Teachers
There are different modules pertaining to elementary science topics, modules have various activities (which have videos/simulations embedded).
https://nextgenpet.activatelearning.com/
Video, Text, Interactive/Simulation
Asynchronous
Physical Science, Elementary content, videos in modules
Elementary, Middle/Secondary
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3/19/2020 10:16:56
Thinking Routine to use with current events
Preservice Teachers, Faculty
Science is in the news everyday. Prepare a one paragraph (10 sentences or more) summary of a current event related to science AND a completed Thinking Routine template to share with the class via our ZOOM meeting and post to the course online assignment folder for credit. Your current event should include a reference or a URL
http://www.rcsthinkfromthemiddle.com/thinking-routines.html
Text, Graphic/ImagesEitherScience Current EventsElementary
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3/19/2020 10:18:10Virtual Field Trip assignment
Preservice Teachers, Graduate Students, Faculty
Prepare a bulleted scouting report describing: The site or event, location, cost, human and other resources (restrooms, bus parking, picnic tables etc), operating times, and ways the experience could enhance classroom learning of science content and skills. Align the experience with at least 3 science standards – include specific learning experiences and explain how they are aligned with the specific science standard.
https://adventuresinfamilyhood.com/20-virtual-field-trips-to-take-with-your-kids.html?fbclid=IwAR0R_3FEQfT0AABiaB6KXVYoKH4DZ8gINu75Jv7ArbQsZz9Ts7xSJwAnhvo
Video, Text, Graphic/Images
EitherVirtual Field Trips
Elementary, Middle/Secondary
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3/19/2020 10:20:05How Science Works
Preservice Teachers, Graduate Students
How Science Works – Web Site Scavenger Hunt: To successfully complete this scavenger hunt, explore the How Science Works website http://undsci.berkeley.edu/article/howscienceworks_01 and create a bulleted list that includes 3 things you learned, 2 things you found interesting, 1 question you still have, and 1 surprise.
http://undsci.berkeley.edu/article/howscienceworks_01
Text, Graphic/Images, Interactive/Simulation
Either
Web Site Scavenger Hunt
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle/Secondary
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3/19/2020 10:21:19
Children’s Literature Integration project
Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teachers, Graduate Students
Select three children’s books (fiction or non-fiction). Digital books are fine. Align each book with a science standard and provide details that support the alignment. Describe where you would use each book in a 5E science lesson. Select a literacy strategy included in the article and explain how you would use that strategy with each book
https://www.nsta.org/store/product_detail.aspx?id=10.2505/4/sc18_056_02_80
Video, Audio, Text, Graphic/Images
Either
Children’s Literature Integration
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle/Secondary
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3/19/2020 10:29:14
Understanding How Science Works
Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teachers, Graduate Students, Faculty
Awesome resource that discusses how science actually works and implications for teaching science at all levels. Includes suggested teaching ideas as well.
https://undsci.berkeley.edu/
Video, Text, Graphic/Images, Interactive/Simulation
Either
nature of science, science practice, real science
Elementary, Middle/Secondary, College/University
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3/19/2020 12:06:18
Supporting at home children COVID-19
families
Health Advocate has provided a list of programs and learning courses for parents with children at home. These activities range from no-cost short-term to long-term programs at cost.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1TC1oqjUW2_xhp_zXuP-1CeYVInuKaZD-
varies/list of resourcesEitherparent family any
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3/19/2020 12:38:13
Space Grant Consortium STEM Resources
Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teachers, Faculty, K - 12 students, faculty of science methods courses
Activities using household materials and video links to explore space studies.
https://tinyurl.com/NDSGCwix
Includes multiple types of resources
AsynchronousNASA, STEM
Elementary, Middle/Secondary
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3/21/2020 15:58:00
Coronavirus Resources for Children and Parents
Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teachers, Graduate Students, Faculty, children
Online resources and at-home activities you can use for teaching about coronavirus
https://www.nanogirllive.co.nz/coronavirus-soap-experiment
Video, Interactive/Simulation
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coronavirus, experiments, videos
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle/Secondary, College/University
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3/22/2020 9:04:20Bozeman science
Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teachers
This video series covers the concepts contained within the K-12 Science Framework. It contains 8 practices, 7 crosscutting concepts, and 44 disciplinary core ideas.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLllVwaZQkS2rtZG_L7ho89oFsaYL3kUWq
VideoAsynchronous
NGSS practices, DCIs, and crosscutting concepts
Elementary, Middle/Secondary
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3/22/2020 9:09:03Science Friday
Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teachers
Science Friday partners with educators and scientists to create free STEM activities, lessons, and resources for all learners.
https://www.sciencefriday.com/educate/
Video, Audio, TextAsynchronous
Science lessons at home
Elementary, Middle/Secondary
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3/22/2020 9:16:28NGSS phenomena
Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teachers
List of phenomena brainstormed by teachers who did PD with Paul Bozeman, many virtual examples (videos, images)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fY6wqeQlvT_-JxlMgftNebwGJ3qz_W0MDwMlWnUMTuI/edit?usp=sharing
TextAsynchronousExample phenomena
Elementary, Middle/Secondary
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3/22/2020 12:27:01Scientific Literacy
Preservice Teachers, Graduate Students
Scientific Literacy
An outbreak of measles that started at Disneyland has turned a spotlight on those who choose not to vaccinate their children. A COVID – 19 press conference highlighted the difference between evidence and feelings.
How did we get to a point where personal beliefs can triumph over science?
Thinking Routine Tug of War http://www.rcsthinkfromthemiddle.com/tug-of-war.html
NYTimes Measles Video link
http://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000003485198/vaccines-an-unhealthy-skepticism.html

NYTimes Coronavirus article link
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/20/health/coronavirus-chloroquine-trump.html?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=Homepage
http://www.rcsthinkfromthemiddle.com/tug-of-war.html
Video, TextEither
Scientific Literacy Measles and Covid-19
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle/Secondary, College/University
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3/22/2020 20:23:11Explore.org
Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teachers, Graduate Students, Faculty, Anyone interested
Explore has free live cams so you can watch just about any and everything : brown bears, pandas, eagles, sharks, dogs, cats, African safari, tigers, aurora borealis.... their education department also offers free lesson plans that connect students with nature
https://www.explore.org/livecams
Video, Audio, TextEitherlive nature resource
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle/Secondary, College/University, Everyone
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3/23/2020 13:06:06Project Learning Tree
Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teachers, Graduate Students
Lessons and activities using the outdoorshttps://www.plt.org/
Text, Several free lessons are on the website
AsynchronousOutdoor learning
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle/Secondary
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3/24/2020 9:59:34Crash Course Kids
Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teachers, students
This video series for kids is a great content-focused supplement and resource that can be used with elementary teachers as well, who might not be familiar with all topics or need a refresher.
https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
VideoEither
videos, science content, kid-friendly
Elementary
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3/25/2020 11:37:21
Mr. Mead's Quarantine Collection of Cool Science Stuff
Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teachers, Graduate Students, Faculty
My happily random collection of online science stuff for teachers & students to enjoy & explore during the "Great Quarantine" Please feel free to suggest things to add via my email in the Wakelet.
https://wke.lt/w/s/kP68Ti
Video, Audio, Text, Graphic/Images
AsynchronousScience,links,resources
Middle/Secondary, College/University
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3/25/2020 20:28:39Newsela
Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teachers
Newsela offers current articles in five different reading levels.
https://newsela.com/TextAsynchronous
News, readings, reading levels
Middle/Secondary
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3/26/2020 15:35:27
Learning Nature of Science in the context of Coronavirus
Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teachers, Graduate Students
This is an educational video regarding how science works
https://youtu.be/Fq3GaOT70xA
VideoAsynchronousnature of science
Middle/Secondary, College/University
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3/26/2020 16:10:50
Microteaching rubric for peer feedback
Preservice Teachers
This rubric was developed for an elementary science methods class and used for to support peer feedback.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TlBpEgcjLBVKLtGBC2tTKMEtO89PVp5wLGxlmYxrJ3Q/edit?usp=sharing
TextAsynchronous
5E microteaching, peer feedback rubric
Elementary
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3/27/2020 5:04:37
Teaching with trade books assignment
Preservice Teachers
This assignment was developed for an elementary methods course. Students identify lesson ideas using a science trade book aligned with the 5E framework.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UNNy4JTabUvLP-DVIF3I9cN2tjk2NnGAJB5xSAovDLU/edit?usp=sharing
TextAsynchronous
trade books, 5E lesson ideas
Elementary
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3/27/2020 5:11:16
Ambitious science teaching videos
Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teachers
A series of videos that demonstrate effective science teaching.
https://ambitiousscienceteaching.org/video-series/?fbclid=IwAR2afmGJJPvWjuvq5pKCC7B6KXz2PnsjCincvi1h21fT0bqmBIAUrKxUsls
VideoAsynchronous
Science teaching videos, elementary, secondary
Elementary, Middle/Secondary
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3/27/2020 5:18:49NSTA NGSS videos
Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teachers
This resource provides videos of elementary and secondary teachers enacting the NGSS.
https://ngss.nsta.org/ngss-videos.aspx
VideoAsynchronous
NGSS, videos of teaching
Elementary, Middle/Secondary
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3/29/2020 23:06:25
ELLISA English Language and Literacy Integration in Subject Areas
Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teachers, Faculty
Multiple case study videos of teacher and students interacting in elementary classrooms (2nd, 2/3, and 5th), typically using FOSS lessons.
https://education.ucsc.edu/ellisa/case_studies/index.html
Video, TextEitherIntegration Case StudyElementary
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3/29/2020 23:09:37ATLAS
Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teachers, Graduate Students, Faculty
1,300 cases submitted by National Board Certified Teachers, vetted using National Board Standards. 30 day free trial
https://www.nbpts.org/atlas/
VideoEither
NBPTS Video Case Study
Elementary, Middle/Secondary
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3/30/2020 7:25:41ATLAS
Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teachers
ATLAS is a library of authentic video cases showing National Board Certified Teachers at work in the classroom.
https://www.nbpts.org/atlas/?fbclid=IwAR2y0x0qfeRwqo_xIVl5NxjeMPo53xwNHkjbu008Qm_oymRBJce2Ad7QgPk
VideoAsynchronousTeaching videos
Elementary, Middle/Secondary
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4/2/2020 8:20:17
Biology and Life Science Resources
Inservice Teachers, Parents
This resource includes: videos, handouts, and google forms that you can copy and paste and use immediately.
https://theorganizedscienceteacher.com/2020/03/18/digital-biology-resources/
Video, Text, Google Forms
AsynchronousBiology, Life Science
Middle/Secondary, College/University
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4/2/2020 8:21:14Google Form Directions
Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teachers, Graduate Students, Faculty
Step by step directions with pictures to make your own google forms
https://theorganizedscienceteacher.com/2020/03/19/making-your-own-google-forms-for-distance-digital-learning/
Interactive/SimulationAsynchronous
Google Form, Directions
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle/Secondary, College/University
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4/2/2020 8:22:15
How to make your own Nearpod Directions
Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teachers, Graduate Students, Faculty
Nearpod is a great tool for both live sessions and student paced sessions to have students interact with powerpoint through questions, collaboration, visuals, and more.
https://theorganizedscienceteacher.com/2020/03/19/making-your-own-nearpods-for-distance-digital-learning/
Text, Interactive/Simulation
EitherNearpod, Directions
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle/Secondary, College/University
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4/10/2020 11:10:07
BSCS Science Teaching Video Library
Preservice Teachers
Preservice teacher educators have an urgent need for high quality science classroom videos. To respond as rapidly as possible, BSCS Science Learning has made some of our best K-12 videos available for free streaming. In this collection, you’ll find 19 videos featuring elementary physics and Earth science. We also provide transcripts, lesson plans, and other supporting documents.
https://www.bscsvideolib.org/
Videoelementary, videoElementary
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4/15/2020 9:46:35
Sources of Short Science Online Instructional Videos (free)
Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teachers
This is an extensive list of sources of short science videos compiled by Dr. Thomas O’Brien, Binghamton University.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kNkIp1Xf6mZwBqvbNv9QbRe7LzzeqI2yss6MkpSWpHY/edit?usp=sharing
VideoAsynchronousShort science videos
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle/Secondary, College/University
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5/8/2020 8:23:40
Investigation beyond the classroom
Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teachers
For teachers: Investigations Beyond the Classroom can provide guidance for teachers as they work to engage students in science investigations and engineering design beyond the traditional classroom environment that align to the Next Generation Science Standards.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VOcfbIJOhOnHBtQfz7p4BnfiF3il5c-2tr0DpHX2Z4U/edit?usp=sharing
TextAsynchronous
Science investigations, assessment
Elementary, Middle/Secondary
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6/8/2020 22:23:13Ms. Riaz Academy
Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teachers, Students
Due to school closure, I am converting my lessons into videos. Secondary science.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD-ulJBejl2CqMU10TQNh9g
VideoEitherScience video lessons Middle/Secondary
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