How Big and How Far
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Sixth graders investigate how far the Earth is from the Sun. They study the relative sizes of the planets to each other by measuring and making models.
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How Light Pollution Affects the Stars: Magnitude Readers
Did you know light can decrease visibility? Light pollution absolutely makes it more difficult to see stars. Scholars build a simple magnitude reader to determine the magnitude of stars. They use these data to estimate the impact of...
5th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Bill Nye: How Not to Get Lost in Space
Can we use the stars to navigate if we're actually among them? Space-age scholars explore the precise planning that goes into long-distance exploratory missions using a video from THNKR's Why with Bill Nye! playlist. Bill Nye explains...
2 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Different Are Different Types of Dogs?
The American Kennel Club currently recognizes 167 dog breeds while the Federation Cynologique Internationale recognizes 340. The video explains the three main categories of dogs and how closely those dogs are related. It offers...
3 mins 6th - 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