How High Does the Atmosphere Go?
Young scholars 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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Thermal Energy Flow in Materials
The sun sends the earth 35,000 times the amount of energy required by all of us on the entire planet, every day. The fourth lesson plan in the 10-part series looks at how light energy from the sun transfers into thermal energy. Scholars...
6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Our Atmosphere is Escaping!
Our atmosphere keeps us from the extreme temperatures experienced on the moon. The video explains that our atmosphere actually leaks. It describes exactly which molecules escape and the multiple factors that contribute.
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 Sugar Affects the Brain
Attention, sugar addicts! Here's why you can't quit the habit. Sweet taste receptors send a signal to the brain, which activates a reward system that responds by telling you to eat again. Over activating this reward system results in a...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable