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The Most Groundbreaking Scientist You've Never Heard Of
5 mins 8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
When presenting the history of science to your class, include this scientist who is rarely mentioned, yet he made tremendous contributions. Nicolas Steno invented stratigraphy, compared the anatomy of various animals, broke ground for...
History of Evolutionary Thought
2 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace jointly created the theory of evolution by natural selection. The video explains the scientists that came before and after this pivotal moment. Many still debate why we often forget about Wallace...
What Caused Life's Major Evolutionary Transitions?
9 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Scientists regularly observe evolution, but what are the major transitions? A short, engaging video explains the transition from genes to genomes, and then highlights the move from simple cells to complex cells. Finally, the narrator...
How Many Species Are There?
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Scientists discover over 15,000 new species each year. Despite studying life on our planet for all of human history, we still don't know how many species exist on Earth. An informative video from a biology playlist presents the dilemma,...
Who is Alexander von Humboldt?
4 mins 9th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
Never heard of Alexander von Humboldt? Don't miss the opportunity to tell your class about "the most important forgotten man of science." The narrator describes an array of Humboldt's scientific accomplishments in his five-year journey...
The Presocratics: Crash Course History of Science #2
13 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How did early scientists arrive at the notion that everything was made of atoms? Meet the Presocratics during the second installment in an engaging History of Science series. Viewers discover how these pioneers developed a model for...
Biologists! Scientists Who Love Life!
4 mins K - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
Life is everywhere in many different forms, and biology is the study of life. From marine biologists to plant biologists to microbiologists, there are many types of careers in the field of biology. Discover a living world of science with...
Measurement of Pressure and Temperature
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
We all have standards and scientists are no exception. Presentation covers standard temperature, standard pressure, temperature conversions, and absolute zero. It explains pressure using pascals, mm of mercury, atmosphere, and torr, then...
Earth Science: Crash Course History of Science #20
14 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewHow old is Earth and how do scientists know the answer? Throughout history, many researchers, scholars, and leaders answered this question with varying degrees of accuracy. The 20th episode of Crash Course History of Science introduces...