Just How Cold is It?
Young scholars measure and record daily temperatures over a period of two weeks. They graph temperatures according to time and location and interpret the represented information.
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New Review What Is the "Greenhouse Effect"?
Enough talk about the Greenhouse Effect—let's actually look at it! Junior climatologists engage in a simple thermodynamics experiment on a cold winter's day to examine global warming. The activity simulates rising carbon dioxide levels...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Investigating How Electricity is Generated
What is the real cost of electricity? The real cost is not just the price you pay, but the environmental and economic costs as well. Scholars build, use, and judge the effectiveness of a turbine. They also investigate the environmental...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Small Is An Atom? Spoiler: Very Small
The hydrogen in your body is exactly the same as the hydrogen in the sun. The video explains just how small an atom is and offers comparisons, such as the one above, to help facilitate understanding. It also presents the current model of...
5 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review When Is It Winter On Other Planets?
Bundle up for a trip through the climates of the solar system. An informative video explains the seasons of each planet. The presenter demonstrates how the location and tilt of each planet determine the climate patterns.
6 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Just How Small Is an Atom?
Using a massive cartoon blueberry as an atom model, an animated astronaut describes an atom's anatomy and the density of its nucleus. After showing this featurette, you can have young physical scientists construct atom models. Also, be...
5 mins 5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable