CRUSH THE CAN DISCREPANT EVENT
Students focus their attention on phase changes and pressure as this discrepant event creates cognitive dissonance. They explain the result of placing a hot can in cool water using their knowledge of phase changes and air pressure.
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Indicator Sponge A Discrepant Event Demonstration
Students explore the use of acid and base pH indicators. The teacher saturates an indicator sponge with congo red solution. Afterwards, the sponge is placed in a blue base solution. Students observe that the blue sponge actually turns...
5th - 8th Science
Things Are Not Always What They Seem
Science is magic that works. Magical color-changing beads and a coffee can that follows voice commands are just two examples of magic tricks that rely on science. After completing a hands-on activity and an experiment investigating the...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Polar Detectives: Using Ice Core Data to Decode Past Climate Mysteries
How does examining an ice core tell us about weather? Learners set up and explore fake ice cores made of sugar, salt, and ash to represent historical snowfall and volcanic eruptions. From their setups, scholars determine what caused the...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
More on Conduction and Convection
Why do some items feel colder when they are the same temperature? How should you keep your soda cold? What makes the wind blow? These are just some of the things middle schoolers discover when completing a lesson on conduction and...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Black Holes Explained—From Birth to Death
If a black hole suddenly replaced our sun, would we be sucked into it? The video answers this question and many others about black holes. It details the life cycle of a black hole and what would happen if you went into one.
6 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable