How to Design an Experiment
Students work together to develop and implement an experiment. They investigate the properties of nylon and construct a mobile of organic materials. They share their experiments with the class.
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Design Challenge: How to Keep Items Cool in Boiling Water
Keeping items cool in boiling water... what? This engaging activity challenges high school learners to build a container that keeps butter in a solid state when placing the container in boiling water. Groups use previous knowledge and...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Engineering Design for Human Exploration
What would it take to live on the lunar surface? Small groups build model rockets in order to simulate launching a habitat into space and rebuilding it. Divide the class into groups to design and build a model of a lunar habitat. The...
10th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review How to Pin an Insect
Have you ever tried to pinpoint the exact type of insect captured? Scientists collect insects and pin them for future study to do just that. The video explains how to properly pin an insect to display the unique body parts and features....
7 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How to Think About Gravity
What goes up must come down, but there is more to the phenomenon than meets the eye! As it turns out, any two objects attract to each other. The formula for Newton's law of universal gravitation is introduced in the explanation. A touch...
5 mins 6th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How to Create Cleaner Coal
It's easy to take for granted the the importance of electricity in modern society, and even easier to overlook the environmental cost that is paid for all that energy. Watch as this video explores the detrimental impact burning coal has...
6 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How to Squeeze Electricity Out of Crystals
It is possible to generate electricity by squeezing a single sugar crystal. A short video explains how this is possible and the way this knowledge has changed our society. From sonar devices to renewable energy, generations rely on this...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
A Call to Invention: DIY Speaker Edition
What if I said that you can build a homemade speaker out of a potato chip? Bestselling author and do-it-yourself expert William Gurstelle shows you how in his brief presentation at TEDYouth 2012. He encourages young people to be creative...
7 mins 4th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable