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138 resources with the concept scientists

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History of the Atom

For Teachers 8th - 12th
This is a tremendous overview of the tiny atom. Journey through the history of human understanding of this basic building block of matter. Examine each of the sub-atomic particles in detail: neutrons, protons, electrons, quarks. Peruse...
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On the Trail of the Hudson's Migratory Fish

For Students 3rd - 5th
Ever wonder how scientists track fish underwater? Your class can learn how with this informative instructional activity. First, they will read a paragraph about androgynous fish, tagging, and data analysis. Then, your scientists must...
5:00
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Women in Chemistry: Heroes of the Periodic Table

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Although Dimitri Mendeleev developed the periodic table in 1871, there have been many changes and discoveries since. A video lesson presents the contributions of two prominent women chemists: Maire Curie and Ida Tacke. The narrator...
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Designing Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do you convey someone’s creativity? Individuals answer the question as they design exhibitions to showcase the intellect and genius of Benjamin Franklin. After conducting research, classmates work in groups to try to capture and...
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Intro to History of Science: Crash Course History of Science #1

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How, and where, did the scientific process as we know it begin? Journey back through time with the introductory video from Crash Course's History of Science series. The resource highlights what people do and don't know about the world,...
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97% of Climate Scientists Really Do Agree

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why do some people still question climate change? Discover the components of consensus with a video from a well-written science playlist. The narrator guides viewers through the process of reviewing climate publications, how exclusive...
1 In 1 Collection 4:41
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What Do Astronauts Do?

For Students Pre-K - 6th Standards
Discover why astronauts go to space and what they do there with an entertaining video equipped with captivating graphics and an energetic host.
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Unsung Heroes of Science

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Scholars research scientific heroes who haven't been given enough credit for their discoveries. While many are women, there are also men to whom credit is overdue.
1 In 1 Collection 4:36
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Material World

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
We are living in a material world. But how do we improve materials that have already been invented? Watch material scientists make current materials better and see how cell phone glass evolved from its once easy-to-break form to the...
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Meet a Naturalist: Researching, Writing, Interviewing

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Young scholars reach out into the community and learn about different environmental science careers in this inquiry-based instructional activity. Beginning with a short research assignment, children gain background knowledge about...
5:13
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Oceanographic Scientist

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Dive into this great video! An oceanographic scientist shares what she does as a scientist. She tells viewers what they can do to also prepare for a job in the ocean.
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Who is Alexander von Humboldt?

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
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...
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Leading Scientist of the Scientific Revolution

For Students 6th - 8th
Quiz your class on how well they know the leading scientist of the scientific revolution. They answer seven multiple choice questions that require them to know each major contribution of each of the following scientists: Galileo, Newton,...
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Community Helpers

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Differentiate instruction with a unit focused on community helpers. A pre-assessment levels scholars into three groups. Learning contracts offer participants the choice of activities to complete and show what they know about specific...
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Think Like a Scientist

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
New ReviewScholars watch a video and meet a scientist who is studying sharks as she explains her observations about the sharks and provides her hypothesis to explain their behavior. Learners then act like a scientist as they watch an aquarium...
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Ocean Exploration

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Sea explorers and scientists have found that because of temperatures being two to three degrees Celsius at the bottom of the ocean, most animals are lethargic in order to conserve energy. In this web quest, pairs of learners read about...
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Concept Mapping: Discovery of DNA Structure

For Students 9th - 12th
Sometimes a graphic organizer really helps learners grasp related concepts. On this short and simple worksheet, biology learners complete a concept map that encompasses the history of our understanding of DNA structure as well as the...
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The Geniacs-Biographies of Genetics Researchers

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students examine the lives and contributions of people who have worked in the fields of genetics and biotechnology. Students work in small groups and read a biography of a person associated with genetics. After filling out a comparison...
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Light - Stop Faking It!

For Teachers 5th - 8th
This well-designed presentation covers many important aspects of the science behind light. In it, pupils view slides that have a lot of the important vocabulary associated with science, slides of famous scientists who made important...
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How Scientists Work

For Teachers 4th - 6th
The arsenal of tools a scientist uses to observe the world are varied. This great presentation gives students a look at some of the strategies they should use when looking at the world around them. The information can be used as a...
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Quantum Mechanics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Mostly what you will find here is a history of quantum mechanics. Influential scientists are introduced (along with some of their recorded quotes), the progression of atomic models is reviewed, and finally experssions and equations are...
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Elements

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the periodic table. In this Chemistry lesson plan, students will review how Mendeleyev predicted the missing elements in the periodic table. The students will then be assigned one of the missing elements to research...
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Scientists and Their Work

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders study the work of scientists and the processes that they use.  In this scientific inquiry lesson students view a video and do their own scientific investigation. 
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The History of the Theory of Evolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars investigate Charles Darwin and his contributions to evolutionary science.  In this theory of evolution lesson students create a timeline of events and examine scientific advances that contributed to evolutionary science.