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The Chemistry of Cookies

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Here is a delicious lesson! While a good portion of the processes presented is more apt for a chemistry class, younger physical scientists will still benefit from, and thoroughly enjoy, viewing this film about what happens when cookies...
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Study Jams! The Senses: Seeing

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
What will viewers see when they watch this video about vision? They will observe RJ and Sam hanging out during a power outage with Rookie, the dog. The boys discuss the structure of the eye (pupil, iris, cornea, lens, retina, optic...
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How We Conquered the Deadly Smallpox Virus

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The deadly smallpox virus, which killed between 300-500 million people in the twentieth century alone, is a feature player in modern world history. Discover how this disease spread across the globe by and through various nations...
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Essential Skeleton 2

For Students 6th - Higher Ed
Bone-up on the anatomy of the human skeletal system with this richly detailed application. From stapes to femur, and every bone in-between, find its anatomical position and read about its function and physical characteristics.
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What's Cooking? Bacteria

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
There's no need for bacteria hysteria! With this flashy, gourmet-cooking-show-style video, young bacteriologists find that there are tremendous amounts of microbes in different foods that we eat and inside our bodies. Kitchen instruction...
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TV 411 What's Cooking? Salt

For Students 5th - 12th
Here is a recipe for a practical cross-curricular lesson! Cover unit conversions and ratios for math, the periodic table of elements for science, the difference between sodium and salt and its relation to high blood pressure for...
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What's Cooking? Photosynthesis

For Students 5th - 9th
Who would expect to learn about photosynthesis during a cooking demonstration? That is exactly what happens when you view this film, one of the best photosynthesis videos you will find! Because the lesson is deliciously delivered through...
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What's Cooking? Water

For Students 4th - 8th
What a fresh approach to learning about water! Chef Jamika Pessoa explains the chemical composition of this vital compound, what happens when heat is added or removed, and how much water is contained in different organs and...
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Lesson 3: Confronting Climate Change: Acting

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
In the third and final lesson in the series on the impacts of climate change, learners synthesize the knowledge they have accumulated by identifying potential areas of concern for their school due to effects of drought and/or flooding,...
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STEM: Lou-Vee Air Car

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A comprehensive lesson on acceleration awaits your physicists and engineers! Two YouTube videos pique their interest, then sample F=ma problems are worked and graphed. The highlight of the lesson is the building of a Lou-Vee air car!...
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Ship the Chip

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Engineers face a variety of challenges to solve; help your future engineers practice designing a solution to a simple, yet common issue: shipping items without damage. Teams will work together to design and test a shipping system for a...
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Model a Moving Glacier

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Glaciologists in your class make models of glaciers to simulate how they move down a valley, and then they use it to test any aspect of glacier movement. Not only is this a vivid visual of how these monsters of ice flow, but it is also...
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CO2: How Much Do You Spew?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Split your earth science or environmental studies class into groups and give each a scenario card. Scenario cards describe the lifestyles of 10 different fictitious families, focusing on their energy usage. Carbon dioxide emissions are...
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Looking Into Surface Albedo

For Teachers 5th - 10th
How does the color of a surface affect the heating of the earth? Middle school science classes experiment with color and surface albedo to determine the relationship. The website has tabs for an overview, teacher's instructions,...
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Plugged In To CO2

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Watt is going on here? Middle schoolers are learning about energy use and carbon dioxide emissions! In the first part of this instructional activity, learners measure how much energy different appliances consume and calculate the amount...
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Investigating the Climate

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What do graphs of atmospheric gases over time show us? Do they indicate that carbon sources and carbon sinks are not in balance? Up-and-coming meteorologists watch video clips, read information, and analyze data from the HIPPO (HIAPER...