History of the Current
Young scholars, in groups, collect information from the Internet about historical events surrounding the effects of the Gulf Stream current on ship travel. They compile a chart and answer assessment questions.
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How Do Plate Tectonics and Ocean Currents Affect Global Climate?
What do plate tectonics and ocean currents have to do with global climate? This fourth installment in a six-part series focuses on how plate tectonics and ocean currents affect global climate, both now and in the past, outlines an...
7th - 12th Science
A Quick Look at the History of Life on Earth Part 2 - The Phanerozoic Eon
Three eras of the current Phanerozoic geological eon are broken down for your pupils. Biological features of the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic eras are listed, along with the possible causes of mass extinctions. Plenty of diagrams,...
6th - 12th Science
Why the Evolutionary Epic Matters: Crash Course Big History #203
Imagine a world where the only animals roaming the earth are domesticated. One day, we might not have to imagine the scenario of no wild animals—and that day approaches faster than predicted. A video explains the evolution from...
12 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Why Cosmic Evolution Matters: Crash Course Big History #201
Does reality exist, or are we just a part of a larger virtual reality game someone is playing? A mind-bending video explains why we study cosmic history. It presents details about the start of the universe and more accurate predictions...
11 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Sun and The Earth: Crash Course Big History #3
Amaze your class with the fact that more than 1,000 confirmed planets exist. The video explains the formation and development of planets, especially the earth. It covers the solar nebula, birth of the sun, and the development of the...
15 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Hidden Worlds within Natural History Museams
Behind the closed doors of natural history museums lies a hidden world of scientific research and discovery that goes unseen for visitors. Follow along as this short video explores different scientific mysteries that have been solved...
4 mins 5th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Solving the Puzzle of the Periodic Table
Did you know that the first time someone isolated a pure element was when Henning Brand boiled down his own urine in 1669 and unknowingly discovered phosphorus? The history of our current periodic table of elements is entertainingly...
4 mins 8th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable