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High-Adventure Science: Free Earth Science Lesson Plans

High-Adventure Science screenshot: The future of Earth's climate.
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Highly relevant site teaches how to construct arguments, defend claims

Pros: Marvelous, free critical-thinking activities; simple setup for teachers; interesting interactive models; covers relevant, current scientific questions.

Cons: Might be challenging to use the curriculum offline.

Bottom Line: Provides a crucial and timely earth science backdrop to lessons on analysis, data, and modeling that are important for all students to grasp.

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App of the Day picks are selected from the top edtech tools reviewed by Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly. 

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