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Chimps, Humans, Thumbs, and Tools
Students focus on tool use by primates, examining in particular the tools chimpanzees use. They create similar tools themselves, and think critically about the differences and similarities between human and other primate tool use.
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New Review Lesson 4: Back to School
Based on your current level of human capital, how long would it take you to earn $1,000,000? What about your potential human capital? Learners explore the importance of education and experience when entering the workforce, and compare...
7th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
New Review Why Are Some People Left-Handed?
Most animals that show a paw preference are split 50/50 with half of the population preferring one side and the other half preferring the other, yet in humans only 10 percent are left-handed. The video explains what part of the brain...
6 mins 6th - 12th Science
Sonic the Hedgehog Is Why You Have Thumbs!
Do you know what Sonic hedgehog is? Yes, it is a video game character, but it is also a protein that controls how your fingers develop. A paleontologist discusses the development of the arm and hand, beginning with fish and ending with...
7 mins 6th - 12th Science
An Inflated Impression of Mars
Help your class understand the magnitude of the distance between Earth and Mars with an activity that asks small groups to use balloons to create scale models of the Earth, Moon, and Mars. Class members figure out the distances between...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
Changing Planet: Adaptation of Species (Birds and Butterflies)
A video about the impact of climate change on butterfly populations and a PowerPoint about butterfly and bird adaptations warm science learners up for the activity to follow. Using a variety of tools that reprsent unique styles of bird...
5th - 9th Science