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Do you ever have those students who procratinate getting their science project turned in?  Well here is a relevant comic about an alien that needs a human for its science project, but procrastinated its deadline.  Might be a fun comic to show during your science fair time.  You can find more comics at Speedbump.com

Alien Science Project
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This math comic depicts a librarian finding school math books filed under the "Horror" section of the library.  

Math in the Horror Sectio
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Here is a great image from the Awkwardyeti that depicts a funny possible reason for the dinosaur extinction.  The image depicts two T-rexes that have arms too small to pass the food at the dinner table.

Dinosaur Extinction comic
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This is a great activity/demonstration that middle school math teachers could use to demonstrate the commutative property using skittles.  You can either demonstrate the concept in front of the class, or you can give yours students a chance to demonstrate it to the class using different configurations of individual and bags of skittles.  They can also see how combining like terms actually works.

Commutative Property of Addition using Skittles
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This TEDEd video discusses five parasites and how they affect the hosts brain.  The parasites it discusses are the Gordian Worm, Rabies Virus, Ophio-Cordyceps, Plasmodium, and Toxoplasma.  Each one of the parasites has a unique way of getting the host to help it reproduce.

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This SciShow video discusses what Demodex mites are, how we get them on our skin and why they would choose our faces to live.  This video teaches that students are never alone.  Millions of creatures depend on them for survival.

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This MinuteEarth video does a great job exploring the history and science behind spoiled foods such cheese, wine, coffe, and breads.  It discusses how bacteria help to make our food healthy and good to eat as well as some of the dangers behind certain bacteria such as salmonella.

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This is a really good video about plate tectonics.  It discusses all of the forces involved.  Convergent, Divergent, plates are discussed as well as rates of movement.  

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During a leap year, this video would be great to show your students when the question arises, "Why do we have a leap year?"  This video discusses the calendar that was developed by the Romans and the Egyptians.  Lunar and Solar calendars are discussed.

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This is a great site for information about the Civil War. It provides examples, videos, maps, and extra information on people, battles, events, and even everyday life.

Civil War A-Z
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