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Educational Resources - Water and Dust

Laura Ingalls Wilder Books

Episode Guide

Things To Do

1. Watch Water and Dust.

2. Complete Episode Quiz individually or as a group. (Note: The quiz has additional information and related video.)

3. Student Glossary (PDF)

- Print Crossword Puzzle, (answers), and distribute to the class.

 4. Discussion Cards (PDF)

 5. Class Activity - Inquiry: Heat Transfer Activity

Episode Script

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