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Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions: Make Your Own Plastic
5th - 12th
When you hear Leonardo da Vinci mentioned, chances are that you think of the Mona Lisa, or flying machines—but what about plastic? Learners blend heavy cream and vinegar over heat to replicate da Vinci's early organic plastic recipe.
How Computers Work: What Makes a Computer, a Computer?
5 mins 6th - 12th
You see computers all the time, but do you really know how a computer works? The first installment of a five-part playlist explains the essential functions of a computer. The video describes, in detail, each of the functions: input,...
Thomas Edison: The Wizard of Menlo Park
1st - 6th CCSS: Designed
What would change in your daily life due to a power outage? Here, learners explore the inventions brought to us by the one and only, Thomas Edison, and imagine a day without them. Scholars take part in a grand conversation and write a...
Wright Brothers Didn't Invent Flight
2 mins 10th - Higher Ed
If you thought the Wright brothers invented flight, you'd be wrong. Scholars learn how Otto Lilienthal used gliders to simulate flight before the Wright brothers. The Real Engineering video then explains how the Wright brothers perfected...
Transistors—The Invention That Changed the World
8 mins 10th - Higher Ed
When you think about the greatest inventions in the world, transistors probably don't come to mind. Scholars learn about how transistors have had a huge impact on computing. The video also explains aspects of computing from vacuum tubes...
The Power of Creative Constraints
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Lucky you has been assigned with a creative task. There are no limitations, no rules, just endless possibilities. But where do you start? If such a project leaves you feeling paralyzed, watch a video that demonstrates the power of...
You Can Be an Innovator ... Like Henry Ford
3rd - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
Why did Henry Ford want to invent a car for the masses? Why did Henry Ford locate his factory in Detroit? Why did Henry Ford encourage the idea of a 5-day work week? Young innovators find the answers to these and other question in a unit...
How the Bendy Straw Was Invented
2 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Sitting in a soda parlor, Joseph Freedman notices the difficulty his young daughter has trying to drink from the paper straw in her milkshake. This sparks the invention of a bendy straw. Watch to learn more about this small but widely...