How High Does the Atmosphere Go?
Students explain how relatively thin the atmosphere is, compared to the size of the planet, and determine the relative extent of the four major atmospheric layers.
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Layers of the Atmosphere
The air you breathe at sea level is different from the air you breathe at the top of a 14,000 foot mountain and is also different than the air an airplane flies through at 28,000 feet. In the activity, learners research the layers of our...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Do Sharks and Rays Use Electricity to Find Hidden Prey?
Sharks and stingrays use their sense of electricity to find prey. The video explains their tiny organs that detect electric fields produced by living creatures. It ends by highlighting the benefits of this sense and how much scientists...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review 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 Much Does a Video Weigh?
No question is a silly question! Vsauce is a website that investigates strange questions. Founder and science educator, Michael Stevens, explains the value of the such questions to an audience and demonstrates by working through the...
7 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