How To Keep Gelatin From Melting
Students investigate the concept of heating and prevention of temperature increase while they design a platform made to hold gelatin that is exposed to heat from melting. Students make observations and rate the effectiveness of their designs.
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Design Challenge: How to Keep Gelatin from Melting
The inside of the spacecraft Messenger, which explores Mercury, will experience temperatures from 32 to 91 degrees Fahrenheit. In the final installment of a series of four space-related activities, groups spend time discussing and...
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Using Chemical Change to Identify an Unknown
If you discover an unknown powder, how do you determine if it is safe? Lesson uses four different tests to identify the properties of various powders that appear the same. Then scholars get an unknown powder and have to determine which...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
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
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
How to Fossilize Yourself
Here is an unusual question: How can I become a famous fossil for future generations to examine and adore? It is from this comical perspective that viewers learn how fossilization occurs. Show this for your middle school paleontologists...
5 mins 4th - 9th 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
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