Getting the Message: What Did You Say?
Students listen to and compare the first sentence of the Gettysburg Address spoken in different languages. They also compare frequency readings for each and discuss how the brain interprets spoken words.
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Pre-Assessment Activity: What Do You Know About Microbes?
In an introductory lesson plan, youngsters take a pre-assessment quiz, get a grasp of a gram of mass, and then estimate the mass of microorganisms that live within a human body. Using Glo Germ™, a material that allows you to simulate the...
5th - 8th Science
DemDebate Secret Video: What the US Promised in Paris
What did the US say we would accomplish to reduce greenhouse gases during the Paris Climate Agreement? Pupils watch a short video, one of two made to debut during the 2016 Democratic Presidential Candidate debate. The video summarizes...
2 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Avoid Electric Shock Getting Out of a Car!
Can you avoid static shocks? As part of a larger physics series, an electric video explains what a static shock is and why it happens. Then, the narrator offers an idea for reducing your shock when exiting a car. She also includes a few...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Poison vs. Venom: What's the Difference?
Did you know that poison and venom are not the same? Both are toxic, but poison must be inhaled, ingested, or absorbed, while venom must be injected into a wound. The narrator explains that some toxic compounds may be used for good, as...
4 mins 4th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
What Did Dogs Teach Humans About Diabetes? diseases
For thousands of years people recognized the symptoms of diabetes, but it wasn't until the early twentieth century that a treatment was finally discovered. This video explores the Nobel Prize winning scientists' whose work with canines...
4 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Did Clouds Get Their Names?
Have you ever wondered how clouds float in the sky, or why they seem to change so much in just a few minutes. Watch a short video about the way clouds are identified and named, and how they are affected by the Earth's conditions.
5 mins 5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Where We Get Our Fresh Water
This fresh resource explores the world's fresh water: where it can be found, and how humans use it. You might be surprised at the variety of domestic uses! Short, but sweet, this feature can be followed by a class discussion using the...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable