Finding and Measuring What You Can't See
Students determine how scientists measure pollutants in food and the environment. Students discover how scientists remove one material based on its physical properties. Students figure out how much of a pollutant is present after identifying it.
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New Review Measure the Solar Diameter
Scientists could measure the diameter of the sun before they knew its distance. Scholars construct a simple mirror box to measure the diameter for themselves. They compare this measurement with the official size, listed in a textbook,...
7th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
You Are What You Eat: Testing for Organic Compounds in Foods
We have all heard that we are what you eat, but what are we eating? An informative lesson opens with a discussion of the foods pupils have recently eaten. Then, young scientists perform four experiments on seven different foods to...
8th - 11th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Naked Eye Observations
For thousands of years, humans observed the night sky without the help of a telescope. The video explains the many amazing discoveries they made and how we still rely on them today. It details the constellations, various colors of the...
11 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Dark Matter: The Matter We Can't See
It's looking like the dark side is bigger than we thought! Physicists speculate that perhaps 96% of the universe consists of invisible dark matter and dark energy, while only 4% is what we can view with the aided eye. This flabbergasting...
6 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
What Are Those Floaty Things in Your Eye?
Ever find yourself looking at a clear blue sky and notice something that seems to be floating across your eye? Well, you're not alone. Watch this short video to find out exactly what causes this and other common visual phenomenon.
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable