A Tale of Two Reactors
Tenth graders role-play as members of the food chain. Sticky tables acting as polluting factors are introduced and members of different trophic levels suffer varying degrees of damage due to those pollutants.
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Deep-Sea Ecosystems – A Tale of Deep Corals
Many have debated which came first, the chicken or the egg, but this lesson debates which came first, the hydrocarbons or the carbonate reef. After a discussion on deep-sea corals, scholars receive a set of questions to research and...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Are These Butterflies The Same?
A descriptive video lesson explains the history of the white admiral and red-spotted purple butterfly. As the butterflies' habitats overlap, scientists discovered a specimen with characteristics of both butterflies. The narrator...
3 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
3 Reasons Why Nuclear Energy Is Terrible!—Part 2
Many people argue nuclear energy destroys countries and should not be used. An enlightening video offers the three biggest reasons to stop nuclear energy usage. From nuclear weapons to nuclear waste, more than 70 years of nuclear...
4 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
The World's First Human-Made Nuclear Reactor
Many consider nuclear reactors to be big and scary, yet the first human-made nuclear reactor as described by this video was neither of these things. Built on a squash court in Chicago, the reactor was powerful enough to turn on a lamp....
3 mins 9th - 12th Science