Students examine how aluminum is recycled. In this recycling lesson, students participate in a field trip to a local recycling center to observe the process of recycling aluminum. Students take notes and report their findings.
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New Review How Much Information?
How much information can we process? How much information is stored inside us? These questions, and many more, inspired an inquisitive installment from a larger video series. From verbal and written language to DNA and computers,...
6 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Why Black Holes Could Delete The Universe—The Information Paradox
The holographic principle of black holes derives from string theory. An out-of-this-world video explains black holes, the holographic principle, and the information paradox. It takes difficult and abstract ideas and explains them through...
10 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Part 2: How Does New Genetic Information Evolve? Gene Duplications
An engaging video explains the mechanisms that cause changes to occur in genetic code. The narrator explains how duplication lengthens the genetic code and then highlights three examples of gene duplications and their resulting new traits.
9 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Interpreting Data, Facts and Ideas from Informational Texts - A Different King of Fuel
Why do we need renewable energy resources? Discuss the energy crisis with your middle and high school classes through interpreting informational texts. An engaging video and a worksheet accompany this plan.
8th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Analyzing Information - Can Pigs be Pets?
Engage your scholars in a discussion about pigs! Scholars analyze information about keeping pigs as pets and write a persuasive paragraph. An informational text and video are included for research. While examining these materials, class...
4th - 7th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Cicadas: The Dormant Army Beneath Your Feet
What's the buzz that happens every 13 or 17 years? The emergence of the cicadas! This quick and flashy animation explains the lifecycle of these unusual insects and ponders the timing. On the host site, you will also find comprehension...
3 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Does Stress Cause Pimples?
After this video, make sure to give a pop quiz on pimples! The question that is answered is whether or not pimples are caused by stress. Stress hormones give our bodies what we need for a fight or flight, but what happens if we don't do...
4 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Free Willy? An Argument Analysis of the Controversy over Captive Killer Whale Populations
An abused captive or a treasured performer? Class members conduct an analysis of arguments presented by both sides regarding the captive killer whale population, labeling those claims that can be supported and those that need additional...
11th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed