How Big was that Quake?
In this earthquake worksheet, students determine the magnitude of an earthquake based on the seismogram reading. This worksheet has 5 problems to solve.
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Methane Hydrates – What's the Big Deal?
Have you ever tried to light ice on fire? With methane hydrate, you can do exactly that. The ice forms with methane inside so it looks like ice, but is able to burn. The lesson uses group research and a hands-on activity to help scholars...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Beginning of Everything—The Big Bang
How can something come from nothing? The Big Bang Theory has an answer to that question. An installment in the Kurzgesagt playlist outlines the theory of the origin of the universe. It includes an explanation of the evidence that...
6 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Why Human Evolution Matters: Crash Course Big History #204
Is the progression of human complexity due to eating meat? The 14th video in a 16-part series attempts to answer this and other thought-provoking questions. It relates the process of human evolution and innovation to our ability to learn...
11 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review How Aspirin Was Discovered
Got a headache? Here's some willow bark! Young scholars discover the origins of aspirin that date back 4,000 years. They see that chewing this willow bark became known for its pain relief properties and was the precursor to the aspirin...
6 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Big is a Mole? (Not the Animal, the Other One)
Who was Lorenzo Romano Amedeo Carlo Avogadro? He was the guy who suggested that equal volumes of gases at the same temperature and pressure should contain equal numbers of molecules. This eventually led to a new quantity for the number...
5 mins 9th - 12th Science
The History of the Barometer (and How It Works)
What started out as a simple experiment about vacuums, turned into one of the most useful tools for predicting weather. Learn about the circumstances surrounding the invention of the barometer and the scientific principals that it...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Learning from Smallpox: How to Eradicate a Disease
Throughout history, humans have been forced to overcome diseases that have threatened the survival of our species. This short instructional video focuses on one such disease—smallpox, the first and only disease to be completely...
6 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable