Are You Related?
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High schoolers study microsatellite markers and explain how they might be used to identify populations. They use data to make inferences about the populations of deep-sea corals.
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New Review Are We All Related?
All humans alive today descended from the same woman who lived just 150,000 years ago. A thought-provoking video explains this concept as part of a larger biology playlist. It lists the location where the woman lived as well as where our...
6 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Risky Are Vaccines?
Are vaccines protection from infection — or are they risky business? Learners weigh the pros and cons in a short, animated video. The narrator discusses the many illnesses eradicated through world-wide use of vaccines and sheds light on...
3 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Relativity Isn't Relative
Discuss relativity as it relates to objects, science, and famous relativity theories. It offers ideas of why scientists don't use relative terms if they can avoid them. It even covers the concepts scientists once thought weren't relative...
3 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Einstein and The Special Theory of Relativity
Einstein's best-known work not only demonstrates that time itself is relative, but also shows how matter moves. An animated video illustrates the problem of motion, the concept of perspective, and the breakthrough idea that time is not a...
2 mins 9th - 12th Science
New Review We Are Made of "Star Stuff"
Explore the validity of a famous quote by Carl Sagan, "We are made of star stuff." An episode of the ACS Reactions playlist explains how deteriorating stars became the origin of all the elements in our world. Learners consider different...
4 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
GPS, Relativity, and Nuclear Detection
When will we need to know Einstein's Theory of Relativity in real life? Every single time you use a cell phone, GPS, or watch satellite TV. When a satellite is sent into space without accounting for relativity, problems immediately arise...
2 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Fast are You Moving Right Now?
Did you know that when you are sitting in your easy chair, you may be moving up to 1000 miles per hour depending on what part of the planet you are sitting on? Consider relative speed by watching this moving video. Boggle brains in your...
6 mins 6th - 12th Science
Not all Scientific Studies are Created Equal
Sample size and controls are features of the scientific inquiry process that are discussed in this quick-paced quip. A comparison is made between randomized clinical trials and epidemiological studies. Terms such as placebo, cohort,...
4 mins 8th - 12th Science