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Let's Go to the Video Tape!
Students examine biological diversity and see how it relates to the concepts of variety and relative abundance. In this investigative lesson students view a video on biodiversity and complete an activity.
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Unit 2: Global to Local: Understanding My Place in the Hydrosphere
What does the ground around your home have to do with water pollution? Young ecologists learn about their local watershed and create their own cause-and-effect models of the hydrosphere.
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
What are Wind Shear and Turbulence?
Let's go fly a kite. By flying a kite, class members observe the difference in air flow. The class notices the characteristics of banners tied to the kite string to determine where wind turbulence stops. Adding an anemometer to measure...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
When is a Wind Farm a Good Investment?
When will a wind farm pay for itself? Individuals calculate the anticipated annual revenue for two proposed wind farms. By comparing the number of years it takes to pay back the initial investment, they determine which site makes the...
6th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Biological Oceanographic Investigations – I, Robot, Can Do That!
How do you decide the best person for each job? Would it be easier if you didn't have to consider their feelings? The lesson begins with a discussion of underwater robots. Then groups research one of these robots and present their...
7th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
From Mach-20 Glider to Humming Bird Drone
"What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?" This question guides Regina Dugan's exploration of amazing achievements in science and engineering that push the boundary of impossibility. From robotic hummingbirds and...
25 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
Sunlight Is Way Older than You Think
Light travels fast... really fast. But that doesn't mean it moves instantly from its source to whatever object it hits. After watching this video students will understand that once generated in the sun's core, light takes thousands of...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable