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To Science or Not To Science? Opposing Viewpoints on Genetically Modified Food

April 6, 2022

Genetically Modified Organisms, or GMOs, are plants and animals that have had their DNA artificially altered with genetic engineering techniques such as gene splicing. A more natural or “organic” version of this process is called selective breeding. Humans have been practicing selective breeding for thousands of years in livestock, pets, … Read more

Prattle about Cattle: Learn about Farm Animals

April 5, 2022

We invite you to celebrate National Farm Animal day with Scholastic Go! by learning all about your favorite farm animals! Livestock have played an important role in human survival by providing food, shelter, fuel, fertilizer and other products and services for Farms and Farming. After generations by our side, these animals have evolved to … Read more

Will Eisner: Comic Legend and Sequential Art Pioneer

March 1, 2022

Will Eisner is considered “the father of modern comics” by many within the graphic novel and sequential art communities. Many of his famous works support anti-fascists ideals and highlight the lived experiences of Jewish immigrant communities. The term sequential art which is used to describe “art form that uses images … Read more

CultureGrams: Knead to Know International Recipes!

February 3, 2022

CultureGrams contains a variety of information that can help you learn more about cultures throughout the world. Whether through photos, interviews, or biographies, you can dive deep to learn about any culture in the world! One of the unique features available in this resource is the cultural recipe collection. These … Read more

Poems that Stanza Test of Time

February 1, 2022

Granger’s World of Poetry is a robust tool for discovering and analyzing poetry, containing over 300,000 poems in full text and 450,000 citations. Granger offers complete coverage of the works of several famous poets, including the complete poems of Mary Shelley, William Blake, Edgar Allen Poe, and much more. You … Read more

LEAP into the new year with Brainfuse

January 5, 2022

Brainfuse is your one-stop-shop for Homework Assistance. From supplemental flash cards to live tutoring with experts, Brainfuse has the resources you need to improve your learning experience. Get homework help on any subject with an online tutor any day of the week. Spanish tutors are also available. The LEAP Learning … Read more

Atomic bombs and the Nuclear Age

December 7, 2021

The history of nuclear power in the United States began with the controversial Manhattan Project, the secret World War II project that led to the creation of the first nuclear weapons. As fears grew of a Nazi-controlled super weapon, America began enlisting the greatest known physicists to develop a super weapon of their … Read more

National Geographic Kids: Our Extreme Planet!

December 7, 2021

If you could visit any place on Earth, where would you go? Perhaps you would like to see Mount Stromboli, a volcano in Italy which erupts at least once a year. Maybe instead of seeing the fiery lava, you would like to cool off in the deep caverns of the … Read more