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teacher's guide

Download the Teacher’s Guide for innovative instruction that connects each article to the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

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interactive edition

Experience a whole new Explorer with the interactive edition. This edition features video, additional visuals, and more. Learn more about this edition and how to subscribe here.

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projectable edition

Use the projectable version of the print edition to lead whole-class instruction.

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interactive whiteboard lesson

Extend instruction with focused interactive whiteboard lessons. Explore one free lesson per issue. IWB subscribers, access your IWB lesson for all three articles.

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Use the Interactive Edition on your MAC desktop or laptop! New Users: All Subscribers:
  • Look for the email with the link to download the current issue. Or, click on the link below. Follow the link to download the issue.
  • Once the issue is downloaded, double-click the file to open it.
  • You will then be prompted for your username and password.
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Use the Interactive Edition on your PC desktop or laptop!
Note: If you used the PC Viewer in the 2012-2013 school year, Explorer is happy to announce an upgrade. You may wish to upgrade your viewing experience by following the instructions below. New Users:
  • Visit http://downloads.araloc.com/downloads/linkpages/natgeo.html to download the PC viewer.
  • You will be prompted to enter your username and password. Be sure to look for the Welcome email with a link to set your password. If you did not receive the email, please call customer service at 1-888-915-3276.
All Subscribers:
  • Once you sign into the app, you will see the issues available for you to download.
  • Click on an issue to download it into the app.
  • Click a downloaded issue to view it.

Download Instructions

Use the Interactive Edition on your iPad!
New Users:
  • Visit the iPad App Store or http://downloads.araloc.com/downloads/linkpages/natgeo.html to download the National Geographic Explorer for Schools app.
  • Once the app is installed, you will be prompted to enter your username and password. Be sure to look for the Welcome email with a link to set your password. If you did not receive the email, please call customer service at 1-888-915-3276.
All Subscribers:
  • Once you sign into the app, you will see the issues available for you to download in the Available Issues screen.
  • Click on an issue to download it into the app.
  • Click a downloaded issue to view it.

Download Instructions

Use the Interactive Edition on your Android-based Tablet!
New Users:
  • Visit the Google Play Store or http://downloads.araloc.com/downloads/linkpages/natgeo.html to download the National Geographic Explorer for Schools app.
  • Once the app is installed, you will be prompted to enter your username and password.
    Be sure to look for the Welcome email with a link to set your password. If you did not receive the email, please call customer service at 1-888-915-3276.
All Subscribers:
  • Once you sign into the app, you will see the issues available for you to download in the Available Issues screen.
  • Click on an issue to download it into the app.
  • Click a downloaded issue to view it.

Download Instructions

Use the Interactive Whiteboard Lesson on your MAC desktop or laptop!
Explorer Interactive Whiteboard lessons are now platform-neutral. Just download the app and connect your device to your IWB. New Users: All Users:
  • Look for the email with the link to download the lesson for the current issue. Or, click on the link below. Follow the link to download the lesson.
  • Once the lesson is downloaded, double-click the file to open it.
Subscribers:
  • You will then be prompted to enter your username and password. Be sure to look for the Welcome email with a link to set your password. If you did not receive the email, please call customer service at 1-888-915-3276. If you also subscribe to the Interactive Edition, you may use the same login credentials.
Free Lesson:
  • If you subscribe to the Interactive Edition, you may use the same login credentials. All other users, enter the username and password: exploreriwb

Download the 2013-2014 Explorer Lessons:

Download Instructions

Use the Interactive Whiteboard Lesson on your PC desktop or laptop!
Explorer Interactive Whiteboard lessons are now platform-neutral. Just download the app and connect your device to your IWB. New Users: Subscribers:
  • You will then be prompted to enter your username and password. Be sure to look for the Welcome email with a link to set your password. If you did not receive the email, please call customer service at 1-888-915-3276. If you also subscribe to the Interactive Edition, you may use the same login credentials.
Free Lesson:
  • If you subscribe to the Interactive Edition, you may use the same login credentials. All other users, enter the username and password: exploreriwb
All Users:
  • Once you sign into the app, you will see the lessons available for you to download.
  • Click on a lesson to download it into the app.
  • Click a downloaded lesson to view it.

Download Instructions

Use the Interactive Whiteboard Lesson on your iPad!
Explorer Interactive Whiteboard lessons are now platform-neutral. Just download the app and connect your device to your IWB. New Users: Subscribers:
  • You will then be prompted to enter your username and password. Be sure to look for the Welcome email with a link to set your password. If you did not receive the email, please call customer service at 1-888-915-3276. If you also subscribe to the Interactive Edition, you may use the same login credentials.
Free Lesson:
  • If you subscribe to the Interactive Edition, you may use the same login credentials. All other users, enter the username and password: exploreriwb
All Users:
  • Once you sign into the app, you will see the lessons available for you to download.
  • Click on a lesson to download it into the app.
  • Click a downloaded lesson to view it.

Download Instructions

Use the Interactive Whiteboard Lesson on your Android-based Tablet!
Explorer Interactive Whiteboard lessons are now platform-neutral. Just download the app and connect your device to your IWB. New Users: Subscribers:
  • You will then be prompted to enter your username and password. Be sure to look for the Welcome email with a link to set your password. If you did not receive the email, please call customer service at 1-888-915-3276. If you also subscribe to the Interactive Edition, you may use the same login credentials.
Free Lesson:
  • If you subscribe to the Interactive Edition, you may use the same login credentials. All other users, enter the username and password: exploreriwb
All Users:
  • Once you sign into the app, you will see the lessons available for you to download in the Available Issues screen.
  • Click on a lesson to download it into the app.
  • Click a downloaded lesson to view it.

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