Looking Back, Up and Ahead
Learners explore how scientists have forecasted the 2002 Leonid meteor shower. They pose their own predictions for peak meteor rates per hour during the 2002 shower and compare their results with actual observed rates.
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A Classroom Demonstration of Protein Folding
Does the mention of proteins and polypeptide relationships in your classroom result in mass confusion? Does the attempt to teach this important concept generate multiple questions and, at times, lead to a room filled with blank stares?...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Water Purification by Evaporation and Condensation
This easy-to-perform demonstration shows students how the water cycle, specifically the processes of condensation and evaporation, purifies Earth's water supply. Just mix up some water, dirt, and gravel in a glass bowl, place a cup in...
4th - 7th Science
New Review The Science of Six Degrees of Separation
The concept of everyone on earth being separated by only six degrees of social connections originated more than 100 years ago. Connect the dots using an installment from an engaging video series that takes a look at various social...
9 mins 9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
High-Fructose Corn Syrup: The "Dark Lord" of Nutrition
High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) can be found in many of the things people consume—yogurts, baked goods, canned goods, condiments, and beverages. An enlightening video explores high fructose corn syrup and its bad reputation. The narrator...
4 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Double-Crossing Ants to Whom Friendship Means Nothing
I'll scratch your back, if you'll scratch mine—unless someone else comes along that is a better scratcher! Examine the fickle nature of rainforest insects using a captivating video. The narrator describes the mutualistic relationship...
3 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Everyday Chemicals (Ages 11-14)
Caustic soda helps break up clogs in drains in many homes. Scholars match 10 chemical names to their everyday names; for example, caustic soda is sodium hydroxide. Then, they complete three different grid puzzles practicing this skill.
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable