Homology: Where Does The Evidence Lead
High schoolers are introduced to the topic of homology. In groups, they read a case study and compare different drawings of early vertebrate emryos. They work together to answer discussion questions and label the various parts of each embryo.
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Does the Theory of Evolution Really Matter?
Without the theory of evolution, we wouldn't understand the origins of HIV. The video explains three mysteries solved using the theory of evolution. It opens with shrinking fish, then the origins of HIV, and finally why grasslands turn...
10 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Does Cough Medicine Really Work?
There is no good evidence supporting the effectiveness of cough medicine. Although marketing and consumerism leads to a billion dollar industry, research does not show consistent results. An episode of the ACS Reaction series explores...
4 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Why Does Earth Have Deserts?
Deserts make up 33 percent of the land surface area on the earth, so why does Earth have them? The video explains the wind and weather patterns that lead to deserts as well as rain forests. It details how this is related to the ocean...
2 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Where Do Trees Get Their Mass From?
From stately oaks to towering pines, trees are the largest members of the plant kingdom that most people see. But how do trees get so big? Find out where the mass of a tree comes from with a short video. The narrator presents the topic...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science
New Review Water on the Moon?
The surface of the moon routinely reaches 253 degrees Fahrenheit. Scientists around the world believed these high temperatures made water on the moon impossible—but they were wrong! Enlightening videos in the Veritasium playlist explore...
6 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable