How Distant is the Moon?--2
Students explore total eclipses of the Sun. They use trigonometry to compare the path of the eclipse if the sun was overhead or at the equator.
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New Review What Is the "Greenhouse Effect"?
Enough talk about the Greenhouse Effect—let's actually look at it! Junior climatologists engage in a simple thermodynamics experiment on a cold winter's day to examine global warming. The activity simulates rising carbon dioxide levels...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Investigating How Electricity is Generated
What is the real cost of electricity? The real cost is not just the price you pay, but the environmental and economic costs as well. Scholars build, use, and judge the effectiveness of a turbine. They also investigate the environmental...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review How Big is the Moon?
How many football fields would fit on the moon? Although it appears small in the night sky, the distance from Earth makes its size misleading. A quick video lesson from the Kurzgesagt playlist helps scholars understand the size of the...
2 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Tidal Locking—Why Do We Only See One Side of the Moon?
Turn to the dark side ... of the moon, that is! Young space explorers learn why the dark side of the moon is never visible here on Earth in an animated video. The resource shows how the moon formed, its dizzying early orbiting pattern,...
2 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review What Causes The Phases Of The Moon?
Discover how the movement of the moon creates different views from Earth. An expert in the field explains that when the moon orbits, different parts become illuminated. The installment of the Veritasium playlist films right after a lunar...
5 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Chemistry: Ionic Bonds vs Covalent Bonds (Which is Stronger?)
Both ionic and covalent bonds present as strong bonds, but which is stronger? Socratica presents a video from its chemistry playlist that attempts to answer this question. It addresses how strength is measured and the range of strengths...
6 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Far Away is the Moon? (The Scale of the Universe)
Is the moon relatively close? Relatively far away? Examine some images of Earth and the moon together ... and answers will vary. The narrator examines the problem of scale in an eye-opening video. He uses a basketball and a tennis ball...
2 mins 6th - 12th Science