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Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Science of Ice

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Chemistry concepts come alive against the backdrop of the Sochi Olympic Winter Games! Here is a captivating clip to share with your chemistry kids. It teaches how the bonds in a water molecule contribute to the formation of a lattice...
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Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Alpine Skiing and Vibration Damping

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Alpine skiers have engineers looking out for their safety and for their performance. Physics and materials engineers consider how to dampen the vibrations that can be caused by bumps in the snow, vibrations that can cause the athletes to...
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Figure Skating Physics—Science of the Winter Olympic Games

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Learn about the center of mass and projectiles by examining the movement of Olympic figure skaters! Physics and skating fans will be delighted as they watch super athletes perform unbelievable feats. Arrows and text appear to highlight...
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Study Jams! Sound

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Listen in as Mia and Sam expound on sound. It is caused by vibrations and travels in waves. It has the qualities of pitch, frequency, and volume. This hip animation displays a graph to depict the frequency and amplitude of sound waves....
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Study Jams! Properties of Matter

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Does matter really matter? Properties of matter are discussed by Sam and RJ: mass, volume, and density. They differentiate between mass and weight. They explain how to measure these properties. Make sure to teach your class about other...
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Study Jams! Solids, Liquids, Gases

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Your physical science class learns that there are three states of matter, and that adding or removing heat can cause it to change from one state to another. By the animations, printed information, and discussion between RJ and Zoe, they...
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Protecting the Brain Against Concussion

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
"When kids sustain a concussion, we talk about them getting dinged or getting their bell rung...but what is it that we're really talking about?" This is a video that every adult and child should watch, as it details the real consequences...
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How Sugar Affects the Brain

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Attention, sugar addicts! Here's why you can't quit the habit. Sweet taste receptors send a signal to the brain, which activates a reward system that responds by telling you to eat again. Over activating this reward system results in a...
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How to Fossilize Yourself

For Students 4th - 9th Standards
Here is an unusual question: How can I become a famous fossil for future generations to examine and adore? It is from this comical perspective that viewers learn how fossilization occurs. Show this for your middle school paleontologists...
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Should We Eat Bugs?

For Students 5th - 10th Standards
Cricket cookies? Mealworm mac and cheese? Bugs are super nutritious! Why don't we eat them? Viewers discover the history of entomophagy, that is, the practice of eating insects and spiders, by viewing a fascinating video that explores...
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Study Jams! Periodic Table

For Students 4th - 9th Standards
In a friendly, casual conversation on the beach, two animated teens discuss the periodic table. Assign this video to be viewed at home by physical science fans. After viewing, they can write definitions for key vocabulary terms and take...
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Study Jams! Energy & Matter

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
After Sam knocks a glass off the lunchroom table, he uses it as a springboard for explaining kinetic and potential energy. He mentions that sound is a type of kinetic energy and introduces the different forms of energy: thermal,...
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Study Jams! Physical & Chemical Changes of Matter

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Poor Sam! His graham crackers have undergone a physical change, so he can't make his s'mores! Mia explains that their molecules haven't changed, therefore they are still graham crackers. The two teens then discuss clues that would...
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Study Jams! Mixtures

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Mix it up at a party as Sam and Zoe discuss heterogeneous and homogenous mixtures and solutions. Follow this film by allowing your class to put together individual snack foods to make their own mixture!
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Study Jams! Acids and Bases

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
This video about pH will not leave a sour taste in your mouth! Through clear explanations and a little humor, upcoming chemists will learn the definitions and properties of acids and bases, as well as how pH is measured. This would make...
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Study Jams! Elements & Compounds

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Compound class members' knowledge of elements and compounds with this delightful video clip! As the animated characters work on baking a birthday cake, they reveal that elements are simple substances that can be combined to form...
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How the Body Works—Tongue

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Nurb is selling tongues. He pitches his product by showing all of the amazing tasks it can perform. Cute cartoon characters, colorful animation, and preteen-appealing humor make this clip a "terrific tool for tasteful teaching." (How's...
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How the Body Works—Teeth

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
In the setting of a variety show, Nurb sings onstage about human teeth. He goes through the progression of how they grow, when they are lost, and when wisdom teeth come in. He chirps about the different types of teeth and what roles they...
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How the Body Works—Hair

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Standing in a forest of hair, Chloe and Nurb discuss how hair grows, why it doesn't hurt to cut it, why it shines, and more! Pair this with the skin video for full coverage of external features of the human body! 
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How the Body Works—Skin

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Take an elevator down under the surface of the skin! Animations show that new skin cells are formed and the old ones are shed in the epidermis, how melanin provides color and nerves and blood vessels reside in the dermis, and what the...
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How the Body Works: Muscles

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Viewers visit the gym where two kids and a body-building adult are working out. The characters discuss three types of muscles: smooth, cardiac, and skeletal. With middle school humor, colorful animation, and clear information, viewers...
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How the Body Works: Immune Cells

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Nate is learning about human body systems, and in this episode he finds out about how important the immune system is. The leucocyte army explains that bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites can pose a threat. The nose serves as the...
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Study Jams! The Nervous System

For Students 5th - 10th Standards
Get your class thinking with animations of neurons in action and explanations of how stimuli is transported and processed. This film makes an ideal introduction or review of the nervous system. The parts of the brain and what they...
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Study Jams! The Senses: Hearing

For Students 4th - 9th Standards
How does this sound? It's a rockin' video starring two teenage girls talking about music, hearing, and the ear. Listeners hear that the ear does not only gather sound waves, but also helps us maintain balance. They also will get an...